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Federal (USV)


James McVay

(? - 1862)

Home State: Connecticut

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 14th Connecticut Infantry

Before Antietam

From Norwich, he enlisted in Company K, 14th Connecticut Infantry on 14 July 1862.

On the Campaign

An "old man", he died of "exhaustion on the march" in Maryland and was buried in blankets on a hillside near Rockville, MD. His was probably the first death in the rookie regiment.

References & notes

Death and burial details from Goddard1, who calls him Michael. His service from the Record 2 and Page.3 His sons Michael and Francis were also in the Company and present for his burial.

More on the Web

His name is one of those on the Norwich Soldier's Monument (1875, via Waymarking).


09/09/1862; Rockville, MD


1   Goddard, Henry Perkins, and Calvin Goddard Zon, editor, The Good Fight That Didn't End, Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2008, pp. 52 - 58  [AotW citation 9331]

2   State of Connecticut, Adjutant General's Office, and AGs Smith, Camp, and Barbour, and AAG White, Record of Service of Connecticut Men in the Army and Navy of the United States during the War of the Rebellion, Hartford: Press of the Case, Lockwood, and Brainard Company, 1889, pg. 585  [AotW citation 25127]

3   Page, Charles D., History of the Fourteenth Regiment, Connecticut Vol. Infantry, Meriden (CT): The Horton Printing Co., 1906, pp. 26, 505  [AotW citation 25131]