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Federal (USV)


Thomas Gibney

(c. 1837 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 69th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 24 years, he enrolled at New York City to serve three years, and mustered in as Private, Company G, 69th New York Infantry on 7 September 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

His right leg was amputated on the field near Sharpsburg, and he was then treated in a hospital in Frederick, MD. He died there of his wounds on 22 December 1862. He was originally buried in Frederick, probably at the Mt. Olivet Cemetery, and later reinterred in the new National Cemetery.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History1. Service details from the Roster.2 Amputation, death, and burial details from the Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, published by McClernon.3


c. 1837


12/22/1862; Frederick, 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 3548]

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. 28, pg. 128  [AotW citation 17968]

3   McLernon, Robert, Casualty List, 69th New York Volunteer Infantry, Meagher's Irish Brigade, Bloody Lane, Antietam, Maryland, September 17, 1862, Springfield (Va): R. McLernon, 2014, pg. 9  [AotW citation 17969]