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James Nelligan, Civil War Soldier

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James Nelligan
Born in Ireland_Son of {Jau} Nelligan_By occupation a Laborer_Unmarried_At the age of 19, on 7 Octo, 1861, enlisted for 3 years in the 28th Reg. Massachusetts Infantry Vol’s_Mustered 13 {Dcr} 1861_Assigned to Company “H”_Rank Private with no subsequent changes.
Took part in the engagements of James Island S.C., 2d Bull Run, Chantilly, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburgh. In the latter battle was wounded through the right shoulder necessitating amputation. Confined in Mt. Pleasant Hospital, Washington. Rec’d no furlough while in army. Discharged because of wounds 4 April, 1863


ca. 1861-1865


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