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F.T. Brennan

F.T. Brennan

Federal (USV)


Francis T. Brennan

(1839 - 1864)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 97th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 22, and a member of the Fenian Brotherhood, he enlisted in Florence to serve three years, and mustered as Private, Company B, 97th New York Infantry on 14 December 1861. He was promoted to First Sergeant, Company H on 28 February 1862.

On the Campaign

He was acting Adjutant when he was severely wounded in the leg in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He was commissioned First Lieutenant on 7 January 1863 (to date from 15 November 1862) and was mortally wounded - his left arm "blown off" - in action on 6 May 1864 in the Wilderness, where he died of wounds in a hospital on 10 May 1864.

References & notes

Basic information from State of New York1. His gravesite is on Findagrave, source also of further details in an obituary from the Irishman of 18 June 1864. His picture here with the kind permission of Joseph Maghe, from a hand-colored CDV in his collection.


1839; Kenmare, County Kerry, IRELAND


05/10/1864; The WIlderness, VA; burial in Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, Queens, NY


1   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 1902, Ser. No. 32, pg. 762  [AotW citation 7040]