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Federal (USV)


Michael Ledden

(? - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 63rd New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Mustered in as private, Company K, on November 4, 1861.

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.

MSHWR has "M. Laden Pvt K 63 NY Shot fracture of left humerus. Excision of the head and four inches of humerus, by Surg. J. N. Lyman, 57 Pa., on September 17th. He died on October 22, 1862."

References & notes

Basic information from McLernon1. Listed as Michael McLoughlin in the Antietam casualty list. His name is also borne as Laden and Layden. His name appears in a Roll of Honor for Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick, Md., Area O, southern corner of the cemetery, as Michael Layden (October 23). Michael Ledden is buried in Antietam National Cemetery as Michael Layden or Leyden October 23, 1862 Section: New York Grave Number 253.


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 2462]