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Federal (USA)


Andrew McBride

(c. 1837 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: 4th United States Artillery, Battery B

Before Antietam

An 18 year old tailor, he enlisted on 1 June 1855 in New York City as a Private in Battery B of the 4th United States Artillery. He reenlisted on 1 April 1860 at Camp Floyd, Utah Territory, and in July 1860 he was with the Battery in Ruby Valley, UT. He was promoted to Sergeant by September 1862.

On the Campaign

He was cited for bravery at Antietam on 17 September 1862 by battery commander Lieutenant Stewart in his Report.

The rest of the War

He reenlisted on 16 July 1864 at Petersburg, VA.

After the War

He was discharged on 16 July 1867, then First Sergeant, at Fort Riley, KS.

References & notes

His service from the ORs 1 and the Registers.2 Details from the US Census of 1860.


c. 1837; County Antrim, IRELAND


1   US War Department, The War of the Rebellion: a Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (OR), 128 vols., Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1880-1901, Series 1, Vol 19, Part 1 (Serial 27), pp. 229 - 231  [AotW citation 10487]

2   US Army, Registers of Enlistments in the United States Army, 1798-1914, Washington, DC: National Archives, 1956, Vol. 051, pg. 159; Vol. 142, pg. 564; Vol. 60, pg. 194  [AotW citation 27451]