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Federal (USV)


John O'Riley

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 63rd New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 22 years at enlistment, he mustered in as private, Company C, on August 21, 1861.

On the Campaign

Wounded in action, severely, leg, on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

Transferred to Company B on June 12, 1863. Transferred to Company B, First Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps, no date. Transferred back to Company B, 63rd New York, on February 10, 1864. Wounded in action on May 5, 1864, at the Wilderness, Va. Mustered out on August 21, 1864, at Petersburg, Va.

References & notes

Basic information from McLernon1.


1   McLernon, Robert, Casualty List, 63rd New York Volunteer Infantry, Meagher's Irish Brigade, Antietam, Maryland; September 17, 1862, Springfield (Va): R. McLernon, 2001  [AotW citation 2318]