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Federal (USV)


Michael Murray

(c. 1833 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 69th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 22 years, he mustered as Private 10 October 1861 in Company B, 69th New York Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by gunshot to the left arm and side, which fractured his radius and ulna (lower arm bones) and penetrated into his lungs, in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated in a hospital in Frederick, MD, and died there on 29 September 1862. He was reinterred from his original burial in Frederick to the new National Cemetery probably in about 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History1, which has him as Michael Muny. Service details from the Roster,2 which says he died of disease. Hospital, wound and death details from the Frederick Patient List 3 and Nelson.4 His gravestone is on Findagrave.


c. 1833


09/29/1862; 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 3961]

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. 261  [AotW citation 17950]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #4.643  [AotW citation 18262]

4   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 333  [AotW citation 18263]