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Federal (USV)


James McConvill

(c. 1841 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 42nd New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 20, he enlisted on Long Island, NY, and mustered in as a Sergeant in Company E, 42nd New York Infantry on 22 June 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by a gunshot to his back in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 24 September and transferred out on the 29th, place not given. He mustered out with his Company on 13 July 1864 in New York City.

References & notes

His service from the State of New York.1 Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.2


c. 1841


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 8556]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #4.467  [AotW citation 30111]