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Federal (USV)


Michael Byrns

(c. 1839 - 1864)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 63rd New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 23, he enlisted in New York City on 1 April 1862 and mustered in as Private, Company G, 63rd New York Infantry on 11 April.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the thigh in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He transferred to Company A on 12 June 1863 and died of disease on 20 February 1864 at Douglas Hospital, Washington, DC.

References & notes

Service information from McLernon1 and the Adjutant General.2 His name is also listed as Michael Burns, and he is buried under that name in Arlington National Cemetery in Section 13 Grave Number 7999. He has a new marker: the original is being absorbed by a tree.


c. 1839


02/20/1864; Washington, DC; burial in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, 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 2404]

2   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 1901, Ser. No. 27, pg. 16  [AotW citation 25872]