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Federal (USV)


Michael B. Horan

(? - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 63rd New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 27 at enlistment, he mustered in as private, Company I, on January 16, 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of his wounds on October 22, 1862, at Frederick, Md.

The MSHWR says

"Case 621. Private M. B. Horan F 63 NY, was wounded at Antietam, September 17, 1862, entered Frederick Hospital one week afterwards. Surgeon H. S. Hewit, U. S. V., contributed the pathological specimen (cat. Surg. Sect., 1866, p. 290, Spec. 445), and reported the case as a "partial resection of the knee joint, performed, October 4th, for a shot injury of the condyles of the femur, and followed by death October 14, 1862." The specimen consists of thirteen minute fragments of dead bone."

References & notes

Basic information from McLernon1. His name appears in a Roll of Honor for Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick, Md., Area O, southern corner of the cemetery (October 16). Michael B. Horan is buried in Antietam National Cemetery, Section: New York Grave Number 271.


10/22/1862; Frederick, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


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 2452]