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Federal (USV)


James Riley

(? - 1864)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 63rd New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 22 at enlistment. Mustered in as private, Company G, on September 24, 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action, thigh, on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

Transferred to Company A on June 12, 1863. He re-enlisted as a veteran on December 21, 1863. Promoted to Corporal, no date. Killed in action on May 5, 1864, at the Wilderness, Va.

References & notes

Basic information from McLernon1. His name is also borne as Reilly, and Riely.


05/095/1864; Wilderness, VA


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 2401]