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Federal (USV)


John Dolan

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 63rd New York Infantry

Before Antietam

He was in Company D.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862.

References & notes

Basic information from McLernon1. Age 32 at enlistment. Mustered in as private, Company F, on September 19, 1861. Transferred to Company D on November 1, 1861. Wounded in action, face and shoulder, on September 17, 1862. Discharged for disability, from hospital, Smoketown, Md. MSHWR says "Conoidal ball fractured the head of the left humerus, also fracture of upper jaw. Intermediate excision of the head and two inches of the shaft of humerus, date intermediate. Discharged on December 20, 1862; pensioned. September, 1867, arm atrophied, paralyzed, and almost useless. He died on March 8, 1872."


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 2345]