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Federal (USV)


Patrick Ryan

(c. 1840 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 42nd New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 21, he enlisted on Long Island, NY, and mustered as a Private in Company I, 42nd New York Infantry on 22 June 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by gunshots to his right ankle, and both hips ("nates") 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 and admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 24 September. He was discharged there for disability on 31 December 1862 (or 1 January 1863).

References & notes

His service from the State of New York.1 Wound and hospital details from the Patient List 2 and Nelson.3


c. 1840


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 8579]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #372  [AotW citation 30127]

3   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. 374  [AotW citation 30128]