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Federal (USV)


Jeremiah McCarty


(c. 1839 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 42nd New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 22, he enlisted on Long Island, NY and mustered in as a Private in Company A, 42nd New York Infantry on 22 June 1861. He was promoted to Corporal on 6 August 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was discharged for disability on 6 December 1862 at Philadelphia, PA.

References & notes

His service from the State of New York1 and his Muster Roll Extract in the NY State Archives, via fold3. His nickname from a casualty list in the New York Daily Herald of 25 September 1862.


c. 1839


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 8553]