McDonald, John

Rank: Corporal

Unit: D Co, 2d Dragoons

Enlisted: October 15, 1857 in New York, New York. He was 23.

Hometown: Fermanagh, Ireland

Occupation prior to enlistment: Laborer

Campaign: Plains Indian War (pre Civil War)

Died: 18 September 1858

Cause of death: Poisoned by eating wild parsnips

Location of fatality: Cheyenne Georgiap, Nebraska Territory