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Federal (USV)


Joseph McCloy

(c. 1840 - 1924)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 51st New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 21, he enlisted on 10 August 1861 in New York City and mustered as a Private in Company B, 51st New York Infantry on 18 October. He was promoted to Corporal in 1862 and Sergeant on 1 July.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was not present with the 51st Infantry again after Antietam and was discharged for disability in Washington, DC on 30 April 1864.

He enlisted again, at Kingston, NY, and mustered as a Private in Company G, 56th New York Infantry on 3 October 1864. He mustered out with his Company at Charleston, SC on 17 October 1865.

After the War

He was admitted to the Soldiers' Home in Bath, NY on 19 November 1910 and was discharged on 17 August 1920. He was briefly in Bowmanville, Erie County, NY, but was re-admitted to the Home on 22 October 1920.

References & notes

His service from the Adjutant General1 and the Muster Roll abstract, online from fold3, also as Joseph McClelly. He is on a casualty list in the New York Herald of 23 September 1862. Personal details from Historical Registers of National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1840


03/30/1924; burial in Bath National Cemetery, Bath, 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. 25, p. 142  [AotW citation 30311]