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Federal (USV)


James McLay

(c. 1844 - 1862)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A painter from Boston, he enlisted in Company C, 2nd Massachusetts Infantry at age 18 on 5 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He died of disease at Frederick, MD on 5 October 1862.

After the War

Reinterred to the National Cemetery in about 1867 from his original burial in Frederick, MD.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History1. Details from Soldiers2.


c. 1844


10/05/1862; 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 3894]

2   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 1, pg. 90  [AotW citation 14395]