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Federal (USV)


James McQueen

(c. 1826 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 69th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 35 years, he enrolled in Buffalo to serve three years, and mustered in as Private, Company K, 69th New York Infantry on 20 December 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the neck and shoulder in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was sent to a hospital in Frederick, MD.

A conoidal ball fractured the neck and lodged in the head of the left humerus. The head and three inches of the shaft of the humerus were removed, on October 9th, by Surgeon S. Hewit, U. S. V. Died on October 17, 1862, of irritative fever.
He was originally buried in Frederick, MD, probably in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, and was later reinterred in the National Cemetery.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History1. Service information from the Roster,2 which says he was killed in action on 17 September. The quote above from McLernon,3 citing the Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion (1870). His gravesite is on Findagrave.

More on the Web

There is a memorial on Findagrave for a burial in Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY for "Pvt James McQueen" noted with "Pvt., U.S. Army, Civil War. (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs)." This may be the same man, but may also be Capt. James McQueen (1831-61), Co. B, 15th New York Engineers, who died on 18 September 1861, either from an accidental injury or a bayonet wound. See more about him in an exhibit online from the Green-Wood Cemetery.


c. 1826


10/17/1862; 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 3908]

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. 238  [AotW citation 17984]

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. 10  [AotW citation 17985]