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Federal (USV)


John Gallagher

(c. 1833 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 42nd New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 28, he enlisted on 3 June 1861 on Long Island, NY and mustered in as a Private in Company C, 42nd New York Infantry on 22 June. He was promoted to Sergeant, date not given.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by a gunshot to his left hip and thigh in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated in a field hospital on the Susan Hoffman farm at Sharpsburg, then admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 3 October. He was sent on to Baltimore, date not given. He transferred to Company C, 2nd Battalion, Veteran Reserve Corps on 27 July 1863.

References & notes

His service from the State of New York.1 Wound and hospital details from Nelson2 and the Patient List.3


c. 1833


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 8539]

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, p. 218  [AotW citation 30093]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #206  [AotW citation 30094]