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Federal (USV)


Robert McAlona

(c. 1841 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 35th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

In 1860 he was a 20 year old farm worker in Theresa, Jefferson Count, NY. He enlisted on 25 May 1861 in Redwood, NY to serve 2 years and mustered as a Private in Company I, 35th New York Infantry on 11 June. He was detailed to Battery B, 4th United States Artillery by June 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded while serving with Battery B in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was listed as absent in the hospital when his Company mustered out in June 1863. He enlisted again, as a Private in Company F, 20th New York Cavalry on 10 October 1863 at Sackett's Harbor. He was promoted to Corporal on 23 November and mustered out on 31 July 1865.

References & notes

His service from the Adjutant General1 with his detail to Battery B from Buell,2 as Robert McAlone. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860.


c. 1841; Rossie, NY


1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, For the Year 1900, Ser. No. 22, pg. 367; 1894, V5, pg. 137  [AotW citation 27466]

2   Buell, Augustus, The Cannoneer: Recollections of Service in the Army of the Potomac, Washington: The National Tribune Company, 1890, pg. 19  [AotW citation 27467]