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Federal (USV)


Edward Conlon

(c. 1816 - 1893)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 51st New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Giving his age as 35 (probably 45), he enlisted on 2 August 1861 in New York City and mustered as a Private in Company H, 51st New York Infantry on 3 August.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was admitted to US Army General Hospital #4 in Frederick, MD on 2 October and discharged there on 11 January 1863 for disability from wounds.

After the War

He was admitted to the US Home for Disabled Veterans in Dayton, OH on 3 May 1871 and was a resident there to September 1871. He was re-admitted on 22 September 1873 and stayed to 29 January 1875, when he requested to "support himself." By 1890 he was in the NY State Soldiers & Sailors Home in Bath, Steuben County, NY, still suffering from his Antietam wound. He died there at about 77 years of age in 1893.

References & notes

His service from the Adjutant General,1 as Edward Conlan. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List,2 as E. Conlin. Personal details from the Registers 3 and the 1890 US Census of Union Veterans and Widows of Union Veterans of the Civil War. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1816 in IRELAND


03/13/1893; Bath, NY; 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. 42  [AotW citation 30378]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #576  [AotW citation 30379]

3   US Department of Veterans Affairs, Registers of the United States National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers 1866-1938, Washington, DC: US National Archives and Records Administration, 1938, Roll 30 (Central Branch), p. 2714  [AotW citation 30380]