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Through the s and s he had various stints in the Central Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Veterans before returning to Ireland.


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He died on 25th April Right leg amputated at the thigh following the Battle of Jonesboro, Georgia, 1st September Louis suffered his wound in the same regiment and at the same battle as George Wilson of Blackpool. Louis was a year-old printer with blue eyes, dark hair and a fair complexion and was 5 feet 5 inches in height. The bullet at Jonesboro had struck him in the thigh.

He returned to Ireland in the late s or early s, and died in North Dublin on 7th December After his death, his widow claimed a pension based on his service.

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Destruction following the fall of Atlanta in Rathangar [Rathangan? Left arm amputated following the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia, 13th December Patrick enlisted in Company G of the th on 29th August His amputation did not end his service, as he was transferred to the nd Company, 2nd Battalion, Veteran Reserve Corps on 15th January and remained with them until his discharge on 29th August John was a year-old blacksmith when he enlisted in Worcester in Company A of the 11th on 13th June His military career did not last long— he was wounded and captured at First Bull Run after which his right arm was amputated.

The limb was taken off at the shoulder joint following a gun shot wound. He afterwards served in the Veteran Reserve Corps. John spent various times in the s and s in the Eastern, Roseburg and Northwestern Branches of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Veterans, listing his brothers Frank and Charles in Worcester as his next of kin.

John enlisted in Company D from Roxbury on 15th August After his amputation he was transferred to 93rd Company, 2nd Battalion of the Veteran Reserve Corps in March and then to the 20th Company in August His final discharge from the army came on 8th March Loss of part of right index finger, cause to be established. A private in the 4th New York Heavy Artillery, he had been struck by a bullet in the left leg during the assault on the Confederate works at Cold Harbor on 3rd June As a result the lower-third of his limb was removed. By he was an old soldier— he had spent the first two years of the war in Florida and Louisiana with the 6th New York Infantry, a unit in which he rose to Sergeant.

At different times of his life Thomas had worked as a carman, boiler-maker and laborer. He spent some time in U. He seems to have returned to Ireland in the s. Cloughatanny, Clara: Thomas Leap, U. Military Detachment West Point. Left foot amputated following fracture to leg. Thomas was an American military amputee, but did not receive his injury in the Civil War.

He was born around and was a career soldier, serving in the s and s. The cause of his fracture is unknown, but was likely accidental. Left leg amputated following an action with guerrillas at Meridian, Mississippi, February James enlisted as a private in Company H on 17th August After his amputation he was discharged from Central Park U. General Hospital in New York on 4th June He died on 11th November , possibly in Clonerfield, Mountbellew, Co.

His widow afterwards successfully claimed a pension. A Union field hospital in operation during the Chancellorsville Campaign in Library of Congress. Castlecaulfield, Co. Hugh was born around His leg was amputated at the foot following his wounding. Hugh spent time in Albany after the war and later was admitted to the Northwestern Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Veterans before his return to Ireland. Patrick had enlisted on 20th April from Newark, New Jersey. He was shot through the left ankle joint at the Battle of Kettle Run, Virginia on 27th August and was discharged on 13th August It is unclear when they returned to Ireland.

His widow Sarah received a pension after his death. Loss of right arm due to accident. Mathew enlisted in Philadelphia on 9th January as a Landsman. The injury he sustained occurred when he was in the act of lowering a boat off Callao, Peru.

He was discharged in January Married in his local Presbyterian Church, Mathew and his wife went on to have seven children. An unidentified Union soldier with an amputated arm Library of Congress. Left leg amputated at the knee following an attempted escape attempt, Columbia, South Carolina, April He was captured on Murrells Inlet, South Carolina while part of a shore party sent to burn a schooner.

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Confined to the Richland County Jail in Columbia, South Carolina, he was shot during an escape attempt and his left leg was amputated at the knee joint by Confederate surgeons. He lived in Albany in , but before long had returned to Ireland.

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Peter died on 8th January in Corlohan, Co. The Brig Perry left in a pre-war sketch.

Born in Co. The unit was part of the famed Excelsior Brigade. During the Battle of Fair Oaks, Virginia in the summer of he was struck by a shell, and at the Battle of Fredericksburg that December he was hit by a bullet. As a result of his injuries his right thumb was amputated. Richard served out the remainder of his term in the Veteran Reserve Corps, but his disability did not prevent further military service. He spent a period in a number of National Veteran Homes, but seems to have had a somewhat troubled time.

A member of Company C, his injury was a gunshot wound to the right arm. After amputation which was at the shoulder joint he was discharged on 5th June Thomas, who characterised himself as a single farmer living in Pittsburgh where his brother lived , spent time in the Central and Eastern Branches of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Veterans in Ohio and Maine during the late s and s, as he was unable to support himself.

He appears to have returned to Ireland at some point in the late s or early s. Thomas appears to have lost his limb in the same action as William Cockburn. If you have enjoyed this and other posts and resources on the website, please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Email Address. October 10 - Jefferson Davis asks Virginia to draft 4, blacks to complete fortifications at Richmond.


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December 7 - Battle of Prairie Grove, Arkansas. December 11 to 15 - The Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia. January 1 - Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation goes into effect. President Lincoln also calls for regulation of the national currency. March 3 - Abraham Lincoln signs the Conscription Act, creating the first national military draft in American history.

The ship's crew scuttles the vessel in order to keep it from falling into Confederate hands. March 17 - Engagement at Kelly's Ford, Virginia. March 26 - West Virginia votes for gradual emancipation in the state. May 10 - Death of Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson. May 19 - First assault on Vicksburg, Mississippi. May 22 - Siege of Port Hudson, Louisiana begins. June 7 - Battle of Milliken's Bend, Louisiana. June 23 - Tullahoma Campaign begins in Middle Tennessee. Meade replaces Joseph Hooker as head of the Army of the Potomac.

July 1 - Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania begins.

July 4 - Confederates surrender Vicksburg, Mississippi. July 18 - Assault on Battery Wagner, led by the 54th Massachusetts. October 14 - Battle of Bristoe Station, Virginia. October 19 - Cavalry engagement known as the Buckland Races, Virginia. October 28 - Engagement at Wauhatchie, Tennessee. November 4 - Knoxville Campaign begins. November 7 - Battle of Rappahannock Station, Virginia.

Timeline of events leading to the American Civil War

November 19 - President Lincoln delivers the "Gettysburg Address". November 24 - Battle of Lookout Mountain, Tennessee. November 25 - Battle of Missionary Ridge, Tennessee. February 2 - Southern navy captures U. February 17 - Confederate submarine H. Hunley sinks the USS Housatonic. February 29 - George Custer's cavalry fights skirmishes during a raid on Albermarle County, Virginia. March 5 - Confederate government orders all vessels to give half freight capacity to government shipments.

March 12 - Red River Expedition begins in Louisiana. May 8 - Battle of Spotsylvania, Virginia. June 11 - Battle of Trevilian Station, Virginia. June 15 - First attack on Petersburg, Virginia. July 14 - Battle of Tupelo Harrisburg , Mississippi. July 17 - Confederate General J.

Hood replaces J. Johnston as commander of the Army of Tennessee. August 31 - Union Gen.