Michael Kavanagh, Civil War Soldier


Michael Kavanagh

Born in Ireland,___Son of Thos. Kavanagh___By occupation a Laborer___Single___At the age of 22, on 9th Octo., 1861, Enlisted for 3 years in the 27th Reg. Massachusetts Infantry Vols. and assigned to Company "G"__Ranks Private with no subsequent changes.
He served faithfully with his Regiment, and participated in all its operations till taken prisoner at the battle of Drewry's Bluff in May. 1864. From that date no reliable information could be obtained, {unreadable} that he died, Nov. 5, 1864, in the prison at Millen, Ga. Doubtless cruel treatment occasioned his death.
Kavanagh was mustered day of enlistment.


ca. 1861-1865


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“Michael Kavanagh, Civil War Soldier,” Chicopee Archives Online, accessed February 19, 2018, http://www.chicopeepubliclibrary.org/archives/items/show/2793.