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D.J. Nevin

D.J. Nevin

Federal (USV)


David J. Nevin

(1828 - 1880)

Home State: New York

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 62nd New York Infantry

Before Antietam

A 30 year old coal dealer in New York City, he enrolled there on 27 April 1861 and mustered as Captain, Company D, 62nd New York Infantry on 30 June. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel on 1 October 1861 and Colonel on 31 May 1862 after Colonel Riker was killed at Fair Oaks, VA. He was court-martialled in late 1862, charges not known, and sentenced to be cashiered, but the verdict was rejected by Secretary of War Stanton in April 1863 and Colonel Nevin was restored to command.

On the Campaign

He commanded the regiment in Maryland. They arrived on the battlefield of Antietam about 8 a.m. on 18 September 1862 and were not engaged.

The rest of the War

He briefly commanded the Brigade at Gettysburg, PA in July 1863 and mustered out on 29 June 1864 at Petersburg, VA.

References & notes

His service from the Adjutant General1 with further details from research by John Tierney. His picture from a photograph in the collection of the US Army Heritage and Education Center, Carlisle Barracks. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


1828; York, PA


10/24/1880; New York City, NY; burial in Rosedale Cemetery, Orange, NJ


1   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, Ser. No. 26, pg. 1239  [AotW citation 26161]