site logo
[no picture yet]

[no picture yet]

Federal (USA)


John Shaughnessy

(c. 1835 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: Companies A, D, F, & G, 8th United States Infantry

Before Antietam

A 26 year old laborer, he enlisted on 7 March 1861 in New York City as Private, Company G, 8th United States Infantry. He was promoted to Corporal, date not given.

On the Campaign

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 12 September 1862 and died there, probably of disease, on 13 October 1862.

After the War

He was originally buried in Frederick but was reinterred in the new Antietam National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History,1 as A. Shanghasey. His service from the Register,2 which also has him as John Shaughnassy. Hospital details from the Patient List,3 which says he was admitted with a gunshot wound (?).


c. 1835; Albany, NY


10/13/1862; 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 4149]

2   US Army, Registers of Enlistments in the United States Army, 1798-1914, Washington, DC: National Archives, 1956, Vol. 142, pg. 149  [AotW citation 25335]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #2.805  [AotW citation 25336]