John Houlihan, Civil War Soldier


John Houlihan
Born in Ireland_Son of William Houlihan_By occupation a Laborer_Married_At the age of 29 years, at the time of the formation fo the Reg. he enlisted for Nine (9) months in the 52d Reg. Massachusetts Vol Infantry. Company unknown.
He participated on the several operations of this Reg. till its discharge from the service.
On July 28, 1864, he reenlisted, for three (3) years, in the 57th Reg. Massachusetts Vol. Infantry, Company “J”. Rank Private, with no subsequent changes. He served with his Reg. in all its operations in the wilderness and till his capture May 9, 1864.
No account of his captivity could be obtained. It was supposed that he was paroled {since} he finally appeared at Annapolis Md. There he died of disease on March 20, 1865, and was buried at the Soldiers’ Cemetery, between Annapolis and Camp Parole, about 2 miles from the former place.


ca. 1861-1865


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