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Federal (USV)


Patrick O'Reilly

(c. 1842 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 42nd New York Infantry

Before Antietam

He was 19 years old when he enlisted at Long Island, and he mustered in as Sergeant, Oompany E, 42nd New York Infantry on 22 June 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds at Frederick, MD on 7 October 1862.

References & notes

Death and burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History1, which lists him as Private Patrick Oakley. Service data from the State of New York2, which notes has his last name also seen as Reilly.


c. 1842


10/07/1862; 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 3998]

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, Issue 23 (for the year 1900), pg. 1059  [AotW citation 8484]