Patrick Hanrahan, Civil War Soldier


Patrick Hanrahan
Born in Ireland,___ Son of John Hanrahan,___ by occupation an Operative,___ Unmarried,___ at the age of 18 enlisted May 19, 1862, at Springfield, Mass. for three years service, as a recruit in the 27th Regiment of Infantry, Mass. Vols.
Awaited transportation with others in Boston some three weeks, and then sailed from New York for Newbern, NC ___ On arrival there was assigned to Company G.
July 25th 1862, accompanied the regiment on the Trenton reconnaissance. September 9th, went with five companies of the regiment to Newport Barracks, where they remained till October 30th, 1862, when they were ordered to join in the expedition to Williamston and Hamilton.
Hanrahan was not able to participate in the Goldsboro expedition by reason of an attack of fever and ague.
Returned to duty with the Company afterward, and remained with them till the first of June, 1863. He was then taken to Foster General Hospital, at Newbern, on account of bad cough.
Became convalescent, and was transferred to the regimental hospital.___ Discharged on the 23rd of June, 1863, and arrived in Chicopee on the 27th.


ca. 1861-1865


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