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Federal (USV)


John Deegan

(c. 1836 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 51st New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 25, he enlisted on 14 August 1861 in New York City and mustered as a Private in Company C, 51st New York Infantry on 10 September.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Locust Spring field hospital on the Geeting farm near Keedysville, and was at various other hospitals to about December 1863. He was discharged in or before January 1864 from the Convalescent Camp at Alexandria, VA.

References & notes

His service from the Adjutant General,1 who does not mention his wounding, also as John Dugan. Wound and hospital details from Nelson.2 His wounding also on a casualty list in the New York Herald of 23 September 1862.


c. 1836


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. 55  [AotW citation 30339]

2   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, p. 185  [AotW citation 30340]