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Federal (USV)


John Dunn

(c. 1830 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 51st New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 31, he enlisted in Brooklyn and mustered as a Private in Company C, 51st New York Infantry on 9 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by a gunshot to his thigh in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to the US Army General Hospital (GH) at Camp A in Frederick, MD on 2 October, transferred to GH#1 there on 6 March 1863, and sent back to his unit on 1 May. He was discharged to enlist in the US (Regular) Army on 23 August 1863.

References & notes

His service from the Adjutant General,1 who does not mention his wound. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.2 His wounding also on a casualty list in the New York Herald of 23 September 1862. He's not found under John Dunn in the US Army's Register of Enlistments.


c. 1830


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. 66  [AotW citation 30334]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #4  [AotW citation 30335]