site logo
[no picture yet]

[no picture yet]

Federal (USV)


William F. Byrne

(c. 1838 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 42nd New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 23 years, he enlisted 17 June 1861 at Boston, MA to serve three years, mustered in as Private, Company C on 22 June 22, and transferred to Company H on 28 June.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Hoffman Farm and Smoketown Hospitals, Sharpsburg, and had a resection (probably amputation) of his left humerus (upper arm bone). He was discharged for disability on 20 December at Smoketown, MD.

References & notes

Basic information from State of New York1. Casualty details from Nelson.1


c. 1838


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, Issue 23 (for the year 1900), pg. 911  [AotW citation 8519]

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. 149  [AotW citation 17012]