(c. 1821 - 1862)
Home State: New York
Branch of Service: Infantry
A married 40 year old porter in Manhattan, he enlisted on 18 April 1861 in Company E of the 2nd New York State Milita, which mustered into Federal service as the 82nd New York Infantry. Donnelly mustered as First Sergeant, but was reduced to to Private, date not known. He was promoted again to Sergeant on 1 July 1862 and to First Sergeant, date not given.
On the Campaign
He was mortally wounded in the right leg/groin and arm in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was treated at the US Army field hospital on the Hoffman Farm at Sharpsburg then sent on to the Carver Hospital in Washington, DC. He died there of wounds on 10 October 1862.
References & notes
c. 1821 in IRELAND
10/10/1862; Washington, DC; burial in US Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery, Washington, DC
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, Serial 30 (for the year 1901), pg. 304 [AotW citation 8408]
2 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. 191 [AotW citation 20975]