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This biography is from HEROES OF ALBANY, by Rufus W. Clark, D. D.

Lieut. Henry McConnell

This officer was a native of Ireland, and at the time of tne breaking out of the late civil war, a resident of Albany, where he had lived many years. He had a family, and was a carpenter by trade. He followed that occupation till his entrance into the service of the United States, as Second Lieutenant of Company K, Sixty-third Regiment New York Volunteers, in September, 1861. His regiment at once joined Gen. Thomas F. Meagher's Brigade.

He passed with the regiment through the Peninsula campaign, in 1862, and fought in many of the battles against Richmond, escaping without a wound.

At the battle of Antietam, on the 17th of September, 1862, he fell mortally wounded, and expired on the field. He was about thirty-five years of age. He was a man of good character, modest and unassuming, but brave. He left a wife and one child.

These are the only facts, of interest to the reader, known, in reference to this gallant patriot, whose life was sacrificed on the altar of his adopted country.

"I only know, I only care to know,
You died for me—for me and country bled;
A thousand springs, and wild December snows
Will weep for each of all our Northern dead."

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