McCarty, Timothy

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Timothy McCarty was born between 1835 and 1840 in Berne to James McCarty.[1] Unfortunately little is known about the family.

Military Service

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Residence: Berne
Enlistment Date: 23 August 1862[2]
Enlistment Place: Berne[2]
Enlistment Rank: Private[2]
State Served: New York
Regiment: 61st Regiment[2]
Company: I
Date of Death: 21 Sept. 1862[2]
Place of Death: West Troy, NY
Cause of Death: Accidental Drowning[2]
Additional Remarks:Enlisted at the age of 21 to serve three years [2] He and his friend from Berne, Joseph B. Northrup, who had enlisted with him a week earlier both drowned in West Troy (now Watervliet), Albany Co.

Born in Ireland, Age 21, Single,Farmer, Gray eyes, Black hair, Dark complexion, 5'6" tall.[3]

Sources Used: Heroes of Albany County; Howell, George Rogers, History of the County of Albany, NY from 1609-1886, W. W. Munsell & Co., 1886, page 817, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York


Timothy McCarty and his friend Joseph B. Northrup both drowned at West Troy, September 21, 1862, and Timothy was buried in Berne.[4]

Additional Research Notes

Heroes of Albany

TIMOTHY McCARTY, enlisted in Company I, Sixty-first Regiment, September 15, 1862, and was drowned at West Troy, September 21, 1862. Buried in Bern.

Note: Joseph B. Northup, with whom he enlisted a week earlier, drowned with him.


  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Annual Report of the Adjutant General or the State of New York
  3. NY Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, Military databases
  4. Clark, Rufus Wheelwright, "Heroes of Albany; A memorial of the Patriot-martyrs of the City and County", 1867