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Patrick McCarty, Civil War Soldier

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Patrick McCarty
Born in Ireland,_Son of John McCarty,_by occupation a Laborer,_Unmarried,_at the age of 18 enlisted for three years in the 5th Regiment of Cavalry, N.Y. Vols._Company D.
Enlisted September, 14, 1861, and was sent to the regimental rendezvous on Staten Island. Rank Private.
In November following the regiment went from camp to Annapolis, Md. In April, 1862, ordered to Harper’s Ferry to join the forces under Gen. Banks.
McCarty was soon afterwards taken with typhoid fever, and carried to hospital at Strasburg, Va.
Died in hospital May 19, 1862._
It is reported by his comrades to have been a good soldier. Promoted Corporal, which rank he held at his death.

Date

ca. 1861-1865

Rights

Public Domain

Files

SR-394.1.jpg

Citation

“Patrick McCarty, Civil War Soldier,” Chicopee Archives Online, accessed May 25, 2016, http://www.chicopeepubliclibrary.org/archives/items/show/2482.