John A. Finnegan, Civil War Soldier


John A. Finnegan
Born in Ireland,_Son of Thomas Finnegan,_by occupation a Mechanic,_Unmarried,_at the age of 19 enlisted for nine months in the 46th Regiment of Infantry, Mass. Vols. Company D._Mustered into service September 25th 1862.
He performed his part in every movement,_Goldsboro Expedition, Trent Road reconnoissances, at Plymouth, Gum Swamp affair, and the Maryland Campaign,_from the formation of the company until their return to Chicopee, on the 21st of July, 1863.
After the return from Gum Swamp, Finnegan was sick in the regimental hospital three or four days.
Mustered out of service, July 29th, 1863, at Springfield, Mass. Died in Chicopee Feb. 10, 1884.


ca. 1861-1865


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“John A. Finnegan, Civil War Soldier,” Chicopee Archives Online, accessed February 19, 2018,