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Federal (USV)


Michael McDonogh

(c. 1838 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 42nd New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 23, he enlisted on 5 June 1861 on Long Island, NY, and mustered in as a Private in Company E, 42nd New York Infantry on 22 June.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the left shoulder and arm in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was initially treated in a field hospital on the Susan Hoffman farm at Sharpsburg. He was absent in hospitals to at least 13 August 1863 with no later military record.

References & notes

His service from the State of New York,1 also as Michael McDonough. Wound and hospital details from Nelson.2


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)  [AotW citation 8558]

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. 310  [AotW citation 30112]