William McGrath, Civil War Soldier


William McGrath
Born in Ireland_Son of John McGrath_By occupation a Plasterer and Whitewasher_Married_At the age of 44 years in 30 Aug. 1864, enlisted for one (1) year in the 2d Reg. Massachusetts Heavy Artillery. Mustered same date and assigned to Company “H”. Rank Private.
He served with the 2d Reg. for five (5) months. During that time he took part in {???} (21 reconnoissances), the first to {Rainboro} Bluff, the second to {???}, both in North Carolina. When he joined his Reg. it lay in camp at Ft. {Totter}, Newbern, N.C. Feb. 17, 1865, he was transferred to the 17th Mass. Vol. Inf. And assigned to Company “G”. He fought at Kinston, N.C., in March 1865.
He was mustered out and discharged July 22, 1865, and returned to Chicopee July 23.
Died in Chicopee November 4 1881.


ca. 1861-1865


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“William McGrath, Civil War Soldier,” Chicopee Archives Online, accessed February 19, 2018, http://www.chicopeepubliclibrary.org/archives/items/show/2458.