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Federal (USV)


John McLaughlin

(c. 1841 - 1912)

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 Private in Company D, 42nd New York Infantry on 22 June 1861 and transferred to Company G the next day.

On the Campaign

He was wounded 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 with a fracture and sent on to Baltimore on 21 April 1863. He was in a hospital recovering to at least August 1863. He was transferred Company C of the 82nd New York Infantry on 28 June 1864 while still absent, wounded. He was in Company D, 10th Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps 1 July to 1 October 1865.

References & notes

His service from the State of New York,1 with details from his Muster Roll Extract in the NY State Archives, and his pension index cards, the latter sources via fold3. Hospital detail from the Patient List.2


c. 1841


01/15/1912; New York City, NY


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 8561]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #4.468  [AotW citation 30097]