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John Houlihan, Civil War Soldier

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Title

John Houlihan, Civil War Soldier

Subject

United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

Description

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.

Source

Soldier's Record, Town of Chicopee

Date

ca. 1861-1865

Rights

Public Domain

Type

Text

Identifier

SR-419.0

Coverage

Chicopee (Mass.)

Files

SR-419.0.jpg

Citation

“John Houlihan, Civil War Soldier,” Chicopee Archives Online, accessed December 5, 2016, http://www.chicopeepubliclibrary.org/archives/items/show/2453.