Michael Moriarty, Civil War Soldier


Michael Moriarty
Born in Ireland_Son of Morris Moriarty_By occupation a Laborer_At the age of 19 on March 28, 1864, enlisted for one (1) year in the U.S. Navy_Unmarried.
Was sent on board receiving ship “North Carolina”, from which he was drafted to the Brooklyn, a first class sloop of war. On this vessel he did duty for six (6) months, after which was transferred to the second class ship of was “{Ossipie}”, on board of which he served about seven months. He took part in the siege of Ft. Morgan, one of the defences ofMobile, while on the “Brooklyn”. This vessel having been disabled during this siege, she was sent to Charlestown Navy Yard for repairs. During Moriarty’s service in the “{Ossipie}” he was on duty in the West Gulf Blockading Squadron. Nothing of note while on this service {transcribed} in his history.
He was discharged on or about 24 May, 1865, after which he returned to Chicopee.


ca. 1861-1865


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“Michael Moriarty, Civil War Soldier,” Chicopee Archives Online, accessed January 23, 2018, http://www.chicopeepubliclibrary.org/archives/items/show/2450.