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Federal (USV)


Patrick McTague

(c. 1837 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th Pennsylvania Reserves

Before Antietam

He mustered as a Private in Company I, 6th Pennsylvania Reserve Infantry on 29 July 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the buttocks or genitals in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Stone House field hospital on the Samuel Poffenberger farm near the battlefield, but died of wounds on 27 September 1862.

References & notes

Death and burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History,1 which lists him as Patrick Vantigue. His service from Bates,2 who says he died in Washington, DC, which is unlikely given his final burial place. Wound and hospital details from Nelson.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1837


09/27/1862; Sharpsburg, 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 4297]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 11986]

3   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. 318  [AotW citation 22765]