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J. Donohue

J. Donohue

Federal (USV)


James Donohue

(1833 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 34th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

He spent the 6 years before the war working as a teamster in Tennessee and Pennslyvania as the main family bread-winner, and returned to his family home in West Troy, NY in 1861. At age 28 he enlisted 16 June 1861 in Albany in Company A, 34th New York Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was reinterred from his original burial on the Antietam battlefield to the National Cemetery during or before 1867.

References & notes

Service information from the Antietam Cemetery History1 and the State of New York, who have him as James Donohoe. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

More on the Web

See much more about Donohue and his family in a fine post on Irish in the American Civil War by Damian Shiels, source of details here and of his faint photograph, from his pension records at the US National Archives.


08/13/1833; Windsor, Vermont


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 3433]

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 1900, Issue 22, pg. 186  [AotW citation 21065]