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Federal (USV)


John Fitzgerald

(c. 1820 - 1902)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 42nd New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Giving his age as 27 (he was probably closer to 40), he enlisted on Long Island, NY, and mustered as a Private in Company I, 42nd New York Infantry on 22 June 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated in US Army hospitals in Frederick, MD and He was discharged for disability at the Convalescent Camp, Alexandria, VA on 14 March 1863.

After the War

He was admitted to the Soldier's Home in Togus, ME on 4 September 1889, then a 69 years old widower, and formerly a laborer in New York City. He died there of cerebral hemorrhage on 2 November 1902.

References & notes

His service from the State of New York,1 as Fiterald. Details from the Register of United States National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938, online from FamilySearch. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1820 in IRELAND


11/02/1902; burial in Togus National Cemetery, Chelsea, ME


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)  [AotW citation 8537]