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Federal (USV)


Walter Fitzgerald

(c. 1823 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 51st New York Infantry

Before Antietam

A 38 year old laborer, he enlisted in Buffalo, NY and mustered as a Private in Company D, 51st New York Infantry on 27 July 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by a gunshot in the chest through his left lung in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to US Army General Hospital #3 in Frederick, MD on 1 October and was transferred to Baltimore on 31 October. He was discharged for disability from wounds on 25 January 1863 at Baltimore.

References & notes

His service and other details from the Adjutant General1 and his Muster Roll Abstract, online from fold3. Hospital detail from the Patient List,2 as M. Fitzgerald, Co. G.


c. 1823 in IRELAND


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. 76  [AotW citation 30360]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #317  [AotW citation 30361]