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Federal (USV)


Michael Coogan

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 63rd New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 23 at enlistment. Mustered in as first sergeant, Company H, on October 19, 1861. Returned to ranks, and promoted to corporal, no dates.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action, slightly, leg, on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

Transferred to Company B on June 12, 1863. He re-enlisted as a veteran on December 21, 1863. He deserted on February 5, 1864, on expiration of furlough.

References & notes

Basic information from McLernon1. He appears as private in the Antietam casualty list.


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 2449]