(c. 1826 - 1862)
Home State: New York
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 69th New York Infantry
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
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.
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]