Isaac Sweeney

1843 to November 2, 1880

 In 1860, he was a laborer living in York Borough. He stood 5′ 8″ tall and had dark hair and dark eyes.

A Civil War veteran, he enlisted in York August 24, 1861, with Co. K, 87th Pa Inf, at the rank of private. Captured at the battle of Carter’s Woods June 15, 1863, and incarcerated on Belle Isle in Richmond. Following his parole, he was sent to Camp Parole in Annapolis, Maryland, to await formal exchange but deserted with a few hundred of his comrades. Returned to active duty with the regiment on October 20, 1863, and was honorably discharged in York with his company on October 13, 1864. He then enlisted in Carlisle March 16, 1865, as a substitute with Co. C, 99th Pa Inf. Deserted June 17, 1865, and did not return.