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Federal (USV)


John Dillon

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 63rd New York Infantry

Before Antietam

He was in Company F.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862.

References & notes

Basic information from McLernon1. Age 26 at enlistment. Mustered in as private, Company F, on September 19, 1861. Wounded in action on September 17, 1862. Promoted to sergeant on January 28, 1863. Transferred to Company B on June 12, 1863. He re-enlisted as a veteran on December 21, 1863. Promoted to first sergeant, no date. Mustered in as second lieutenant, Company D, on January 9, 1865. Discharged on April 27, 1865. Commissioned second lieutenant on November 15, 1864, with rank from September 22, 1864, vice James McQuade, promoted. Commiss- ioned first lieutenant, not mustered, no date, with rank from January 13, 1865, vice William Herbert, not mustered. Conyngham, page 571 says "Lieutenant John Dillon, a native of Dungarvan, County Waterford, joined the regiment as a private, and was mustered in with Company F, September, 1861; served as color-sergeant with distinction in many battles. Promoted for planting our flag on the enemy's works at Cold Harbor, January, 1865, to second-lieutenant; participated in all the engagements with his regiment; a brave soldier. Mustered out a short time before the regiment came home."


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 2370]