Naming Over 800 Union Soldiers Who Supported the Poor of Ireland

A previous post examined the large sums of money that were collected from Union military personnel in 1862 and 1863 for the relief of the poor in Ireland. Despite the horrors of the ongoing war, the potential crisis in Ireland saw Irish Relief Funds emerge across the war-stricken North. Thousands of men in uniform took the time to make a contribution to save the vulnerable across the Atlantic, despite the fact that they themselves faced a potentially imminent death. I have created a database of the names of 871 of these donors, and have attempted to explore their fate. What became of these good samaritans in the final years of the war?

The majority of the military donors handed over anything between $1 and $5 for the Relief of the Irish Poor, with officers generally contributing greater amounts. All would have been forgiven for concentrating on their own situation, rather than concerning themselves with the plight of those still in Ireland. The desire for units to have their contribution recorded in newspapers such as the Irish-American allows us to examine the profile of some of these men, and explore what became of them during the war. This is an undertaking not without limitations; for example further work is required to discover what became of those men of the 4th United State Infantry and the sailors of the USS Kennebec.

Thousands of military personnel gave funds to assist the destitute poor of Ireland during the American Civil War (Image via Wikipedia)

Thousands of military personnel gave funds to assist the destitute poor of Ireland during the American Civil War (Image via Wikipedia)

The men recorded here predominantly served in the Eastern Theater, with notable exceptions being units such as the 10th Ohio and the telegraph builders from the Army of the Cumberland. It also highlights the high numbers of Irish in non-Irish formations, such as the regulars of the 4th U.S. Infantry, although traditional Irish regiments such as the 63rd and 88th New York of the Irish Brigade are also present. The Fenians clearly played a major part in organising some of these fund raising efforts, particularly those that took place in 1862 (such as the collection among the 10th Ohio Infantry). Elsewhere the drive appears to have been taken up at Company level, and it may be the case that in such situations almost everyone was expected to contribute something. The fact that a number of non-Irish names are included among the contributors demonstrates that it was not only emigrants from Ireland who felt a need to help out those they perceived as less fortunate.

The table below looks at 871 of the donations made by serving military in 1862 and 1863. Together they made a contribution to the Irish poor well in excess of $2,500. Although far from a complete list of those who contributed, it does provide a snapshot of some of the men who put their hands in their pockets to help hungry people across the Atlantic.

By attempting to cross-reference each name with available unit rosters, it has been possible to uncover some further detail of the service of many of the men listed. At least 78 did not survive the war- some fell on battlefields such as Gettysburg and Petersburg, while others perished in prison camps like Andersonville. Given the difficulty of tracking information on units like the 4th United States Infantry, the mortality rate amongst the donors is certainly much higher. Of those who did survive, more than 120 were wounded at some point during the conflict. At least 62 of the men saw desertion as their only escape from the carnage. More than fifty of them experienced life in Rebel hands, having been captured at some point during the war.

The majority of the money was collected only a few short weeks before the Chancellorsville and Gettysburg Campaigns. It is likely that the funds had not even arrived in Ireland before those two great battles had wounded 39 of the men, caused 14 to become prisoners, left a further two missing, and ended the lives of 29. Of the 182 men of the 42nd New York Infantry (Tammany Regiment) who made contributions, at least 35 subsequently died during the war- 13 of them as a result of the Battle of Gettysburg.

Two of the donors would go on to receive the Medal of Honor. Second Lieutenant Edward M. Knox of the 15th Independent New York Light Artillery, who contributed $20 for the Irish poor, earned his award for his actions at Gettysburg on 2nd July 1863. Private Michael Madden of the 42nd New York, who had given $5, would receive his award in recognition of the gallantry he had displayed at Mason’s Island, Maryland, on 3rd September 1861.

The contributions made by these men undoubtedly made a difference in the efforts to assist the destitute in Ireland. Many of them ended up in early graves, victims of a fate that through financial aid they had sought to spare others. Today the contributions they made in 1862 and 1863 are virtually forgotten. These men deserve to have their names remembered, and to be recognised for the help they provided at a time of great need.

Name Regiment Donation Fate
Campbell, Peter 10th Ohio $1.00
Cody, William 10th Ohio $2.00 Perryville (W)
Coughlan, Matthew 10th Ohio $1.00
Dolan, Thomas 10th Ohio $1.00
Donovan, William 10th Ohio $1.00
Fitzgerald, James W. 10th Ohio $5.00
Fitzgerald, William 10th Ohio $1.00
Foley, Francis 10th Ohio $1.00 Nashville (D)
Hartigan, Edward 10th Ohio $1.00
Hickey, James T. 10th Ohio $5.00
Kelly, Thomas J. 10th Ohio £24 5s 5d
O’Connor, J 10th Ohio $2.50
O’Higgins, William F 10th Ohio $5.00
O’Neill, Daniel 10th Ohio $1.00
O’Shea, Thomas F 10th Ohio $5.00
Riordan, James P 10th Ohio $1.00 Disability
Sullivan, Denis 10th Ohio $1.00
Sweeney, Terence 10th Ohio $1.00 Disability
Ward, W.W. 10th Ohio $5.00
Wood, R.W. 10th Ohio $5.00
A Soldier 17th Massachusetts $1.00
Maguire, James T. 37th New York $25.00 Williamsburg (W)
Allen, Richard 42nd New York $1.00 Gettysburg (W)
Banon, Thomas 42nd New York $2.00 Gettysburg (KIA)
Barrett, Daniel 42nd New York $1.00 Gettysburg (MW)
Baxendale, W 42nd New York $1.00 Wilderness (MIA)
Beck, Charles 42nd New York $0.50
Bennett, Joseph 42nd New York $1.00
Bird, Henry 42nd New York $1.00
Blackburn, Cornelius 42nd New York $2.00
Blake, Edward 42nd New York $1.00
Bourke, John 42nd New York $2.00 Gettysburg (W)
Boyce, James 42nd New York $1.00
Boyd, John 42nd New York $1.00
Brandt, Albert 42nd New York $1.00
Brice, Edward 42nd New York $1.00
Burns, John 42nd New York $5.00
Burns, Luke 42nd New York $5.00 Weldon Railroad (POW)
Bushell, William 42nd New York $5.00
Byrne, William 42nd New York $1.00 Gettysburg (MW)
Byron, James 42nd New York $1.00 Petersburg (POW)
Calahan, Denis 42nd New York $1.00
Campbell, Francis 42nd New York $1.00 Deserted
Caren, John 42nd New York $2.00 Weldon Railroad (POW)
Carey, William 42nd New York $2.00
Casey, James 42nd New York $7.00 Gettysburg (W)
Cheesman, Michael 42nd New York $1.00
Church, William 42nd New York $1.00 Petersburg (POW)
Clines, Andrew 42nd New York $2.00
Coffey, John 42nd New York $7.00 Spotsylvania (KIA)
Colligan, Dennis 42nd New York $5.00
Connelly, Felix 42nd New York $2.00 Disability
Connelly, Francis 42nd New York $1.00
Cosgrove, Arthur 42nd New York $2.00
Craig, Hugh 42nd New York $1.00
Craighton, Philip 42nd New York $1.00 Bristoe Station (KIA)
Creely, Francis 42nd New York $1.00 Petersburg (POW)
Crosby, Patrick 42nd New York $1.00
Cuddy, Michael 42nd New York $5.00 Gettysburg (KIA)
Cullen, James 42nd New York $5.00 Gettysburg (KIA)
Cunningham, Michael 42nd New York $5.00
Curly, Thomas 42nd New York $1.00 Gettysburg (KIA)
Curran, William 42nd New York $1.00 Andersonville (DD)
Curry, Francis 42nd New York $1.00
Daley, James P 42nd New York $2.00 (POW)
Desmond, William 42nd New York $2.00
Dolan, Bernard J 42nd New York $2.50
Donovan, Michael 42nd New York $1.00
Dougherty, James H 42nd New York $5.00 Farmville (KIA)
Downing, Patrick J. 42nd New York $25.00
Downs, John 42nd New York $1.00
Doyle, John 42nd New York $1.00 (POW)
Dunkinson, William 42nd New York $5.00
Dunnigan, Thomas 42nd New York $1.00
Edwards, Joseph 42nd New York $1.00 Wilderness (W)
Fallon, John 42nd New York $1.00 Gettysburg (W)
Fennessey, James 42nd New York $5.00
Fitzgerald, John 42nd New York $4.00
Fitzgerald, Patrick 42nd New York $1.00 Spotsylvania (KIA)
Fitzharris, Maurice 42nd New York $10.00 Gettysburg (W)
Fitzpatrick, P 42nd New York $2.00
Fitzpatrick, Patrick 42nd New York $5.00
Flaherty, Patrick 42nd New York $2.00 Deserted
Flinn, William 42nd New York $2.50 Gettysburg (KIA)
Flood, Michael 42nd New York $1.00 (W)
Flynn, Peter 42nd New York $5.00
Gaffney, Francis 42nd New York $2.00
Gerrin, Jeremiah 42nd New York $5.00
Gillen, John 42nd New York $5.00
Gorman, Patrick 42nd New York $1.00
Griffin, Thomas 42nd New York $1.00 Petersburg (POW)
Hanlon, Bernard 42nd New York $2.00
Hayes, Michael 42nd New York $1.00 (POW)
Hickey, Michael 42nd New York $1.00 Deserted
Horogan, Timothy 42nd New York $1.00 (DD)
Hudson, John 42nd New York $5.00
Hyde, Garrett 42nd New York $1.00 Andersonville (DD)
Hydenhoff, Adam 42nd New York $1.00
James, Thomas 42nd New York $2.00 Gettysburg (KIA)
Jameson, William 42nd New York $1.00 Disability
Kane, James 42nd New York $5.00 Spotsylvania (W)
Kane, Patrick 42nd New York $1.00 Disability
Kehoe, Patrick 42nd New York $5.00
Kelley, John P 42nd New York $2.00
Kelly, Daniel 42nd New York $1.00 (POW)
Kelly, Edward 42nd New York $2.00
Kelly, Edward 42nd New York $5.00 Spotsylvania (W)
Kennedy, Francis 42nd New York $2.00
Kenney, Arthur 42nd New York $5.00
Kenney, Michael 42nd New York $1.00 Andersonville (DD)
Kenny, Lawrence 42nd New York $2.00 Deserted
Kepple, Thomas 42nd New York $5.00 Deserted
Kernen, Luke 42nd New York $1.00
Kilduff, James 42nd New York $2.00 Fredericksburg (W)
Leddy, Daniel 42nd New York $2.00
Lippincott, Hiram 42nd New York $2.00
Long, Edward 42nd New York $1.00 Spotsylvania (MW)
Lynch, Michael 42nd New York $1.00
Lynch, Michael 42nd New York $2.00 Weldon Railroad (MW)
Lynch, William 42nd New York $1.00
Lynch, William A. 42nd New York $20.00 Cold Harbor (W)
Madden, Michael 42nd New York $5.00 Medal of Honor
Maher, John 42nd New York $2.00
Maley, G 42nd New York $2.00
Mallon, James E. 42nd New York $25.00 Bristoe Station (KIA)
Manton, Hiram 42nd New York $2.00
McAuliffe, Richard 42nd New York $1.00 Gettysburg (W)
McCarthy, Jeremiah 42nd New York $1.50 Gettysburg (W)
McCormack, Michael 42nd New York $1.00
McDermott, Edward 42nd New York $1.00 Disability
McDermott, Owen 42nd New York $8.00 Chancellorsville? (MW)
McDonnell, Michael 42nd New York $1.00 Disability
McDonough, John 42nd New York $2.00 (POW)
McDonough, Michael 42nd New York $5.00 Antietam (W)
McGeever, James 42nd New York $5.00
McGreal, Richard 42nd New York $2.00
McIvor, Neil 42nd New York $2.00
McKiheny, William 42nd New York $1.00
McLoughlan, Andrew 42nd New York $2.00
McManus, Patrick 42nd New York $1.00
McNally, Edward 42nd New York $1.00
McNally, Matthew 42nd New York $1.00 Fredericksburg (W)
McNamara, James 42nd New York $3.00 Cold Harbor (KIA)
McNamara, Patrick 42nd New York $1.00
McNeills, James 42nd New York $1.00
Menton, Bernard 42nd New York $2.00 Petersburg (POW)
Merrick, James 42nd New York $1.00
Molloy, Charles 42nd New York $2.00
Molloy, John 42nd New York $1.00
Molloy, John 42nd New York $1.00
Moore, Charles 42nd New York $1.00 (DD)
Moran, James 42nd New York $2.00
Moriarty, John 42nd New York $1.00
Mulcahy, William 42nd New York $3.00 Andersonville (DD)
Mulholland, Charles 42nd New York $2.00
Mullin, John 42nd New York $2.00
Murphy 42nd New York $1.00
Murphy, Francis 42nd New York $1.00 Disability
Murphy, Hugh 42nd New York $2.00 Gettysburg (KIA)
Murphy, Joseph 42nd New York $2.00 Cold Harbor (W)
Murray, Richard 42nd New York $2.00 Gettysburg (W)
Murray, Thomas 42nd New York $1.00
Nash, John 42nd New York $1.00
Nevill, John 42nd New York $2.00 Disability
Nilan, Patrick 42nd New York $1.00 Weldon Railroad (POW)
Noonan, John 42nd New York $2.00 Gettysburg (W)
Nugent, John 42nd New York $2.50 Disability
O’Shea, William 42nd New York $20.00 Spotsylvania (KIA)
O’Meara, Michael 42nd New York $2.00
O’Neill, William 42nd New York $1.00 Petersburg (POW)
O’Shea, Daniel 42nd New York $5.00 Gettysburg (MW)
Peters, Lewis 42nd New York $1.00 1864 (W)
Quinan, Richard 42nd New York $1.00
Quinn, Bernard 42nd New York $1.00 Gettysburg (W)
Quinn, Michael 42nd New York $1.00
Quirke, John 42nd New York $2.00 Spotsylvania (KIA)
Raap, John 42nd New York $1.00 Deserted
Ramsden, Thomas 42nd New York $1.00
Reedy, Michael 42nd New York $1.00
Reilly, Hugh 42nd New York $1.00
Reynold, Bernard 42nd New York $1.00
Reynolds, Francis F. 42nd New York $5.00 Fredericksburg (W), Spotsylvania (W)
Ritter, John 42nd New York $1.50
Ruddy, George B. 42nd New York $5.00 May 1864 (KIA)
Rutledge, William 42nd New York $1.00 Antietam (W), Gettysburg (W)
Ryan, Thomas 42nd New York $2.00
Sawer, Peter 42nd New York $1.00
Scanlon, John 42nd New York $5.00 Disability
Scott, James 42nd New York $1.00
Shilton, James 42nd New York $2.00
Smith, John 42nd New York $1.00 Gettysburg (KIA)
Smithwick, John 42nd New York $1.00 Petersburg (POW)
Smyth, John 42nd New York $2.00 Deserted
Somerville, Thomas 42nd New York $1.00 Petersburg (W)(POW)
Standford, Stuart 42nd New York $1.00
Stone, Christopher 42nd New York $1.00 Gettysburg (KIA)
Strip, William 42nd New York $1.00 Andersonville (DD)
Sullivan, Eugene 42nd New York $5.00 (POW)
Wallace, William 42nd New York $1.00 (DD)
Walsh, James H 42nd New York $2.00
Walsh, Michael 42nd New York $2.00
West, Peter 42nd New York $5.00 Gettysburg (MW)
Wright, Robert C. 42nd New York $10.00 Spotsylvania (W)
Wright, Thomas 42nd New York $10.00 Antietam (W)
Ahern, C 4th United States $2.00
Aldardice, Mr. 4th United States $5.00
Allshouse 4th United States $1.00
Atkinson 4th United States $2.00
Bagnell 4th United States $2.00
Balliol 4th United States $3.00
Bamford 4th United States $1.00
Becker, W 4th United States $1.00
Boyle 4th United States $1.00
Boyle, J.G. 4th United States $3.00
Brady 4th United States $1.00
Brophy, J 4th United States $5.00
Brosnahan, F 4th United States $1.00
Brown 4th United States $1.00
Carroll, M 4th United States $1.00
Chambers, J 4th United States $3.00
Clarke 4th United States $4.00
Clarke 4th United States $2.00
Connan, Herod 4th United States $2.00
Connell 4th United States $2.00
Corrigan 4th United States $2.00
Cribbens, M 4th United States $5.00
Davis 4th United States $1.00
Dempsey, M 4th United States $10.00
Doolan 4th United States $2.00
Drewry 4th United States $1.00
Dunne 4th United States $1.00
Dunne 4th United States $1.00
Engers, C 4th United States $1.00
Farrell, J 4th United States $5.00
Flynn 4th United States $1.00
Flynn 4th United States $1.00
Forman 4th United States $1.00
Frey, G 4th United States $1.00
Fry 4th United States $1.00
Gillis 4th United States $2.00
Gordon, John 4th United States $5.00
Hall 4th United States $1.00
Hall, Thomas 4th United States $2.00
Hamil 4th United States $2.00
Handle 4th United States $1.00
Hodgson 4th United States $1.00
Hogan 4th United States $1.00
Howard, J 4th United States $1.00
Hughes 4th United States $1.00
Ingalls 4th United States $2.00
Kelly 4th United States $3.00
Kelly, Daniel 4th United States $5.00
Kenear 4th United States $2.00
Kenna, M. 4th United States $5.00
Krebbs 4th United States $1.00
Larkin 4th United States $1.00
Laverty 4th United States $1.00
Leistner 4th United States $1.00
Leonouar 4th United States $1.00
Lynn, J 4th United States $1.50
McBride, B 4th United States $3.00
McCarthy, PH 4th United States $5.00
McDonnell, J 4th United States $5.00
McGarraghy, P 4th United States $10.00
McGarry, M 4th United States $5.00
McGovern 4th United States $2.00
McGuire 4th United States $1.00
McKenna, J 4th United States $5.00
McKibbin, Mr. 4th United States $5.00
McLaughlin 4th United States $5.00
McMasters, J 4th United States $2.00
McMurphy 4th United States $1.00
McNeill 4th United States $1.00
McSweegan 4th United States $1.00
Meagher 4th United States $1.00
Miller 4th United States $2.00
Mills 4th United States $1.00
Monaghan, T 4th United States $5.00
Murphy, Joseph 4th United States $1.00
Needham 4th United States $2.00
Newman 4th United States $1.00
Nicholson, R 4th United States $1.00
O’Connell 4th United States $5.00
O’Kelly 4th United States $1.00
O’Kieff 4th United States $2.00
O’Neill 4th United States $1.00
O’Neill 4th United States $2.00
O’Neill 4th United States $5.00
Phillips 4th United States $1.00
Progue, J 4th United States $5.00
Quinn, Thomas F 4th United States $5.00
Quirman 4th United States $1.00
Randolph 4th United States $1.00
Regan 4th United States $5.00
Reily, John 4th United States $5.00
Rice 4th United States $2.00
Robinson 4th United States $1.00
Rodgerson 4th United States $1.00
Rolands, J. 4th United States $5.00
Rooney, Simon 4th United States $1.00
Rupp 4th United States $1.00
Russell, John 4th United States $5.00
Sheedy 4th United States $2.00
Shoal 4th United States $1.00
Simpson 4th United States $1.00
Smith 4th United States $1.00
Smith 4th United States $2.00
Sullivan 4th United States $2.00
Sullivan, T 4th United States $1.00
Swartz 4th United States $1.00
Tectar 4th United States $2.00
Van Roe 4th United States $1.00
Van Valkenberg 4th United States $1.00
Welsh 4th United States $1.00
Widdows, F 4th United States $1.00
Wilkes 4th United States $2.00
Williams, J.D. 4th United States $5.00
Yeoman 4th United States $1.00
Flaherty, Nicholas 9th Massachusetts Organised $100 Wilderness (KIA)
A Soldier Camp Sickles $2.00
Kelly, Cornelius Fort Pulaski Garrison Organised $231.75
Black, J. USS Kennebec $5.00
Briney, A. USS Kennebec $2.00
Burnet, C.L. USS Kennebec $5.00
Butler, J.J. USS Kennebec $3.00
Buttimore, R. USS Kennebec $2.00
Campbell, P. USS Kennebec $5.00
Carney, J. USS Kennebec $2.00
Cogin, J. USS Kennebec $5.00
Coleman, John USS Kennebec $5.00
Cook, F. USS Kennebec $5.00
Emerson, A.L. USS Kennebec $3.00
Emile, F. USS Kennebec $1.00
Faber, J. USS Kennebec $3.00
Fearon, G. USS Kennebec $5.00
Feneran, Thomas USS Kennebec $5.00
Fielden, A. USS Kennebec $5.00
Fields, C.A. USS Kennebec $5.00
Francis, J. USS Kennebec $3.00
Gallagher, J.C. USS Kennebec $5.00
Gallagher, P. USS Kennebec $5.00
Gilgan, J. USS Kennebec $3.00
Griffin, L. USS Kennebec $2.00
Hennessy, J. USS Kennebec $5.00
Herring, R. USS Kennebec $2.00
Higgins, J.P. USS Kennebec $5.00
Hogan, J. USS Kennebec $5.00
Holland, J.E. USS Kennebec $5.00
J.H.R. USS Kennebec $10.00
Latham, D.H. USS Kennebec $2.00
Levye, T. USS Kennebec $1.00
Locke, L. USS Kennebec $3.00
Lovering, G.P. USS Kennebec $3.00
Mahar, M. USS Kennebec $1.00
Martin, J. USS Kennebec $3.00
Milligan, O. USS Kennebec $3.00
Murray, J. USS Kennebec $3.00
Nields, H.C. USS Kennebec $3.00
Noonan, J. USS Kennebec $1.00
O’Keeffe, D. USS Kennebec $5.00
Oryen, John USS Kennebec $1.00
Robinson, L.W. USS Kennebec $3.00
Shea, D. USS Kennebec $4.00
Shea, J. USS Kennebec $3.00
Sinclair, C USS Kennebec $5.00
Smith, J.W.B. USS Kennebec $1.00
Spaulding, S.B. USS Kennebec $1.00
Todd, G. USS Kennebec $1.00
Wade, H.C. USS Kennebec $5.00
Welsh, J. USS Kennebec $2.00
Wiles, R. USS Kennebec $2.00
“Scribbler”, The 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $3.00
Ballantyne, James 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $1.00 Globe Tavern (KIA)
Barry, James 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $5.00 Disability
Battle, Thomas 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $1.00
Beatty, John B. 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $2.00
Brady, Dennis 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $2.00 Gettysburg (KIA)
Brash, James 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $1.00
Brennan, Michael 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $5.00
Butler, Michael 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $1.00 Cold Harbor (MW)
Byrne, Joseph 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $5.00
Carr, Michael 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $2.00
Clark, James 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $2.00
Comerford, James 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $1.00
Connors, Thomas 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $2.00 Deserted
Corr, Patrick 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $5.00 Cold Harbor (KIA)
Crane, Henry 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $5.00 Weldon Railroad (W)
Daly, John 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $1.00
Delany, Martin 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $20.00
Delany, Martin 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $2.00
Donahue, Alexander 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $2.00
Donnelly, Michael 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $5.00
Dowling, John 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $5.00 Weldon Railroad (W)
Downey, Patrick 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $1.00
Derbeau, Narcisse 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $2.00
Duggan, Michael 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $1.00
Dyer, Arthur 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $1.00 Deserted
Edwards, Patrick 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $3.00 Petersburg (KIA)
Elliot, William 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $2.00
Ellworth, Paul 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $4.00
Feehan, Patrick 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $2.00
Fitzgerald, Thomas 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $5.00 Gettysburg (W)
Flanagan, Michael 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $1.00
Fox, Henry 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $20.00
Fulton, Edward 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $2.00
Gannon, Farrell 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $5.00 Deserted
Girdler, Charles A. 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $2.00 Petersburg (W)
Grant, Daniel 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $5.00
Halloran, Thomas 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $1.00
Hardy, Sam 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $2.00 Deserted
Hassinger, Christopher 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $2.00 (POW)
Hayes, William 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $2.00 Bethesda Church (W)
Healy, Joseph 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $1.00
Heany, Robert 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $1.00
Hickey, William 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $1.00 Deserted
Higgins, John 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $1.00
Hogan, Michael 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $2.00
Hourigan, John 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $3.00
Howard, Walter 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $5.00 Gettysburg (W)
Hutton, Richard 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $2.00
Jeffrey, Alex 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $3.00
Kelly, Michael 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $1.00
King, John 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $2.00
Knox, Edward M. 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $20.00 Gettysburg (W), Medal of Honor
Leary, Timothy 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $1.00
McCaffery, James 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $2.00 Deserted
McCutcheon, Andrew 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $1.00
McDonough, Michael 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $2.00 Deserted
McFarland, Charles 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $2.00
McGinty, Peter 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $1.00 Gettysburg (W)
McGouldrick, Patrick 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $1.00
McGowan, John 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $5.00 Deserted
McLoughlin, John 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $5.00 Deserted
McMahon, Andrew R. 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $20.00
McNally, William 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $1.00 Bethesda Church (W)
McWilliams, David 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $2.00
Molloy, William 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $1.00 Gettysburg (W)
Molony, Thomas 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $4.00
Montgomery, Robert J. 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $2.00
Moran, Patrick 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $5.00
Mulcahy, Roger 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $2.00
Mulligan, James 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $1.00
Murphy, James 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $5.00
Murphy, James 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $1.00 (DD)
Neeson, Charles 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $2.00 Gettysburg (MW)
O’Brien, James 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $10.00
O’Connor, Patrick 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $1.00 Deserted
O’Donnell, Michael 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $1.00
O’Neill, Patrick 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $2.00 Gettysburg (KIA)
O’Rourke, Bernard 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $5.00 Weldon Railroad (W)
Parling, Philip 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $4.00
Peyton, James 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $1.00
Private 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $2.00
Private 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $1.00
Punch, John 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $1.00 (DD)
Reardon, William 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $3.00
Reynolds, William 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $2.00
Robertson, Alexander L. 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $2.00
Rooney, Andrew 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $2.00 Weldon Railroad (W)
Sheehy, Edmund 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $5.00 Gettysburg (W)
Sheehy, James 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $5.00
Sheehy, John 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $5.00
Sheehy, Michael 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $5.00 Weldon Railroad (W)
Sheehy, William 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $5.00
Smith, Robert G. 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $2.00
Sneky, William 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $1.00
Sullivan, William 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $10.00 Petersburg (W)
Sullivan, William H. 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $2.00
Trainor, James 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $2.00 Deserted
Welsh, Patrick 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $1.00
Wood, Thomas 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $1.00
Woods, Hugh 15th Ind. NY Light Battery $1.00
Bentley, Richard C. 63rd New York $10.00 Gettysburg (W)
Caldwell, John 63rd New York $1.00 Fredericksburg (W)
Carreher, Bernard 63rd New York $5.00
Carroll, Edward B. 63rd New York $10.00 Sutherland (KIA)
Casey, J. 63rd New York $1.00
Church, Henry C. 63rd New York $2.00
Cochlan, John 63rd New York $5.00
Coleman, James 63rd New York $25.00
Cullen, William 63rd New York $5.00 Antietam (W)
Dacey, John 63rd New York $1.00 Bristoe Station (POW)
Dadd, Charles 63rd New York $2.00
Daly, Michael 63rd New York $1.00
Darby, Peter 63rd New York $1.00
Dorgan, J 63rd New York $2.00
Duffy, Thomas 63rd New York $1.00 Antietam (W)
Duncan, Peter 63rd New York $5.00
Dwyer, James 63rd New York $1.00
Dwyer, John 63rd New York $10.00 Antietam (W)
Elliot, Joseph J. 63rd New York $3.00
Gallagher, Edward 63rd New York $1.00
Garry, James 63rd New York $1.00 Petersburg (W)
Gleason, John H. 63rd New York $10.00
Granfield, John 63rd New York $1.00 POW, Augusta (DD)
Halley, William 63rd New York $5.00
Hanlon, Michael 63rd New York $5.00
Hannon, Thomas 63rd New York $2.00
Harris, John 63rd New York $2.00 Bristoe Station (POW), Andersonville (DD)
Hart, Matthew 63rd New York $12.00
Hayes, John 63rd New York $2.00
Hayes, William 63rd New York $2.00 (DD)
Hodgins, William 63rd New York $1.00
Healy, J. 63rd New York $1.00
Hickman, Patrick 63rd New York $1.00
Hughes, Thomas 63rd New York $5.00 Deserted
Hurley, John J. 63rd New York $10.00 (MIA)
Joyce, Thomas 63rd New York $5.00
Kelly, Michael 63rd New York $1.00
Kelly, Thomas 63rd New York $1.00
Kelly, Thomas 63rd New York $5.00
Kenny, Patrick 63rd New York $5.00 Gettysburg (KIA)
Lellers, John J. 63rd New York $5.00
Linn, A. 63rd New York $1.00
Looney, Daniel E. 63rd New York $2.00 Malvern Hill (POW), Antietam (W), Gettysburg (POW), DD
Lynch, Daniel 63rd New York $2.00 Wilderness (MW)
Madden, Christopher 63rd New York $5.00 Petersburg (DD)
Martin, J. 63rd New York $1.00
McCarthy, Patrick 63rd New York $1.00
McCormick, James 63rd New York $10.00
McDonough, Joseph 63rd New York $10.00
McGeehan, Patrick 63rd New York $5.00 Gettysburg (MIA)
McGahan, Patrick 63rd New York $2.00 Deserted
McGrane, Michael 63rd New York $1.00 Deserted
McMichael, James 63rd New York $1.00
McQuade, James 63rd New York $5.00 (POW)
Meagher, Jeremiah 63rd New York $5.00
Meehan, Hugh 63rd New York $1.00 Wilderness (W)
Moore, Michael 63rd New York $3.00 Deserted
Murray, John 63rd New York $3.00
O’Brien, Edward 63rd New York $5.00 Spotsylvania (W)
O’Brien, John 63rd New York $5.00 Gettysburg (MW)
O’Connell, Michael 63rd New York $5.00
O’Connor, J. 63rd New York $1.00
O’Meara, James 63rd New York $1.00
O’Neil, Timothy 63rd New York $5.00
Quirk, William 63rd New York $20.00 Fredericksburg (W)
Rattigan, John 63rd New York $1.00 Wilderness (MW)
Reynolds, James 63rd New York $5.00
Roach, Richard 63rd New York $5.00
Roddy, Michael 63rd New York $10.00
Root, Albert 63rd New York $10.00
Rutledge, Thomas 63rd New York $2.00 Deserted
Ryan, Thomas 63rd New York $2.00
Sheehan, Michael 63rd New York $2.00 Gettysburg (MIA)
Shehan, Michael 63rd New York $2.00
Sheridan, Patrick 63rd New York $5.00
Smart, John 63rd New York $2.00 Petersburg (W)
Smith, James 63rd New York $2.00
Sullivan, Denis 63rd New York $2.00
Tansey, Bartley 63rd New York $1.00 James River (POW), Chancellorsville (POW)
Terry, William C. 63rd New York $3.00
Tumalty, Owen 63rd New York $2.00
Tuohy, Thomas 63rd New York $10.00 Wilderness (MW)
Watson, William 63rd New York $2.00
Ahearn, John 88th New York $1.00 Chancellorsville (POW)
Ahern, Cornelius 88th New York $2.00
Alton, Dewitt 88th New York $2.00
Berry, Thomas 88th New York $5.00 Antietam (W), Petersburg (POW)
Birmingham, James 88th New York $2.00
Blake, Henry 88th New York $1.00 Chancellorsville (POW), Bristoe Station (POW)
Boyer, Elias 148th Pennsylvania $5.00
Brady, John 88th New York $3.00
Brown, William J. 88th New York $2.00
Buckley, Lawrence 88th New York $2.00
Burke Denis F. 88th New York $20.00
Burke, Edward 88th New York $1.00
Burke, William 88th New York $3.00 Disability
Burns, Hugh 88th New York $1.00 Deserted
Butler, Pierce 88th New York $3.00 Deserted
Cade, John 88th New York $3.00 Malvern Hill (W), Deserted
Cahill, Thomas 88th New York $1.00 Fredericksburg (W), Cold Harbor (KIA)
Callaghan, John 88th New York $2.00 Chancellorsville (POW)
Canton, John 88th New York $5.00
Carr, James 88th New York $5.00 Deserted
Carroll, Michael 88th New York $1.00
Carroll, Nielly 88th New York $1.00
Carver, John 88th New York $2.00 Fredericksburg (W)
Clark. Andrew 88th New York $3.00 Gettysburg (W)
Cleary, James 88th New York $5.00 New York (D)
Coleman, John 88th New York $2.00
Comey, James 12th New York $5.00
Concannon, Martin 88th New York $5.00
Condron, Patrick 88th New York $1.00 Chancellorsville (W)
Conolly, Patrick 88th New York $2.00 Antietam (W)
Coyle, William 88th New York $2.00
Croghan, Patrick 88th New York $2.00
Crowley, Jeremiah 88th New York $1.00 Chancellorsville (MW)
Crystal, T. 88th New York $1.00
Curran, John 88th New York $5.00 Deserted
Curry, Hugh 88th New York $2.00
Cusick, John 88th New York $5.00
Daily, Joseph 88th New York $1.00
Dalton, John 88th New York $2.00 Savage Station (W)
Daly, Michael 88th New York $5.00 Fredericksburg (W)
Dean, Patrick 88th New York $2.00 Deserted
Desmond, John 88th New York $5.00
Devereaux, Joseph 88th New York $2.00
Dillon, James 88th New York $2.00 Deserted
Discoll, Benedict J. 88th New York $5.00 Petersburg (W)
Doheny, Timothy 88th New York $5.00 Wilderness (W)
Dowdall, Richard 88th New York $10.00
Drew, Patrick 88th New York $2.00
Egan, Michael 88th New York $10.00
Egan, Patrick 88th New York $1.00 Gettysburg (W), (DD)
English, Matthew 88th New York $1.00 Antietam (W)
Everson, Austin 88th New York $1.00
Fallon, Martin 88th New York $1.00
Finen, Richard 88th New York $5.00
Fantry, James 88th New York $5.00
Farmer, John 88th New York $1.00
Farrell, J. 88th New York $2.00
Ferry, John 88th New York $2.00 Gettysburg (KIA)
Fitzgibbon, John 88th New York $2.00 Antietam (W), Deserted
Flannigan, William 88th New York $1.00 Deserted
Foley, John 88th New York $2.00 Deserted
Foley, William 88th New York $5.00
Ford, George 88th New York $5.00
Fox, James 88th New York $1.00
Friend, A 88th New York $20.00
Friend, A 88th New York $1.00
Friery, Lawrence 88th New York $3.00 Fredericksburg (W)
Funk, George 88th New York $1.00
Gallagher, Michael 88th New York $10.00
Gardiner, Joseph 88th New York $1.00
Geary, Michael 88th New York $3.00 Fredericksburg (W), Chancellorsville (POW)
Geoghegan, George 88th New York $5.00
Gordon, Robert W. 88th New York $5.00 Deep Bottom (KIA)
Graham, Michael 88th New York $2.00 Disability
Green, James 88th New York $1.00 Deserted
Groves, John 88th New York $1.00
Gunnity, James 88th New York $1.00
Hamilton, George 88th New York $2.00 Fredericksburg (W)
Hardyman, John 88th New York $2.00
Harrison, Richard S. 88th New York $1.00 Antietam (W)
Hayden, Michael 88th New York $1.00 Antietam (W)
Hastings, William 88th New York $5.00
Hatton, James 28th Massachusetts Organised 31 2nd Bull Run (W), Gettysburg (MW)
Healy, Patrick 88th New York $5.00
Henry, William 88th New York $5.00 Cold Harbor (W)
Herr, Thomas 88th New York $1.00
Hoey, Patrick 88th New York $1.00
Hogan, Mathew 88th New York $1.00 Fredericksburg (W), Po River (W)
Hogan, Patrick 88th New York $5.00 Malvern Hill (W)
Hughes, Owen 88th New York $5.00 Disability
Hyde, Michael 88th New York $2.00 Fair Oaks (W)
Hyland, Joseph 88th New York $3.00 North Anna (W)
Johnston, Edward 88th New York $2.00 Fredericksburg (W)
Joyce, Charles 88th New York $5.00 Gettysburg (W)
Kane, James 88th New York $10.00
Kane, John 88th New York $1.00
Keating, William 88th New York $2.00 Fredericksburg (W), Gettysburg (W), Petersburg (W)
Keegan, John 88th New York $5.00 Fredericksburg (W), Chancellorsville (W)
Keifer, Jacob 88th New York $1.00 Totopotomoy (W)
Kellegher, P. 88th New York $2.00
Kelly, Denis 88th New York $3.00 Bristoe Station (W)
Kelly, Patrick 88th New York $20.00 Petersburg (KIA)
Kennedy, John 88th New York $2.00 Chancellorsville (POW), Deserted
Kilcoyne, John 88th New York $3.00 Fair Oaks (W), Petersburg (W)
Kiernan, Francis 88th New York $1.00
Larkin, Michael 88th New York $1.00
Leahy, Hugh 88th New York $1.00 Disability
Leary, Daniel 88th New York $1.00 Weldon Railroad (POW)
Ledwich, James 88th New York $1.00 Deserted
Lenehan, Francis 88th New York $2.00 Gettysburg (W)
Lenihan, Daniel 88th New York $1.00 Fredericksburg (W)
Leonard, Dennis 88th New York $5.00 Cold Harbor (W)
Linehan, Michael 88th New York $1.00
Lynch, Thomas 88th New York $5.00 Deserted
Lynn, Michael 88th New York $1.00 (W)
Madigan, John 88th New York $10.00
Maher, James 88th New York $2.00 Deserted
Maher, William 88th New York $2.00 Deserted
Marion, James 88th New York $3.00
Martin, James 88th New York $5.00
McAuliffe, Lawrence 88th New York $1.00 Antietam (W)
McBride, J. 88th New York $2.00 Gettysburg (KIA)
McCain, Alex 88th New York $2.00
McCarthy, James 88th New York $1.00 Gettysburg (W)
McConnell, John 88th New York $1.00
McCormick, Hugh 88th New York $1.00
McDonald, Michael 88th New York $2.00 Chancellorsville (KIA)
McDonald, Thomas 88th New York $5.00
McDonnald, Ross 88th New York $2.00 Fredericksburg (W), Spotsylvania (KIA)
McDonnell, John 88th New York $1.00
McFadden, John 88th New York $1.00 Antietam (W), Deserted
McGlynn, Timothy 88th New York $3.00
McGowan, John 88th New York $1.00 Deep Bottom (W), Deserted
McGowan, John 88th New York $1.00
McGrane, Michael 88th New York $5.00
McKenna, Alexander 88th New York $1.00 Deserted
McKenna, Patrick 88th New York $1.00 Disability
McNally, Bernard 88th New York $1.00
McNally, John 88th New York $3.00 Antietam (W)
McNamara, Patrick 88th New York $3.00 Chancellorsville (W)
Meehan, Patrick 88th New York $1.00 Antietam (W), Chancellorsville (W)
Meighan, John 88th New York $5.00
Mitchell, Samuel 88th New York $1.00 Fredericksburg (W), Deserted
Monahan, John 88th New York $1.00 Deserted
Morton, John 88th New York $2.00 Antietam (W)
Murphy, Patrick 88th New York $1.00 Savage Station (W)
Murray, Patrick 88th New York $2.00
Murray, Timothy J. 88th New York $10.00 Gettysburg (W), Deserted
Nevin, James 88th New York $1.00
Noonan, John 88th New York $1.00 Fredericksburg (W), Gettysburg (W)
O’Brien, Cornelius 88th New York $5.00
O’Brien, Patrick 88th New York $1.00
O’Brien, Thomas H. 88th New York $20.00 Fredericksburg (W)
O’Brien, William McMahon 88th New York $20.00
O’Connor, John 88th New York $3.00 Deserted
O’Connor, James 9th NY State Militia
O’Connor, William 88th New York $10.00 (W)
O’Connor, William J. 88th New York $10.00 Fredericksburg (W), Spotsylvania (W)
O’Donnell, John 88th New York $1.00
O’Dowyer, Joseph 88th New York $1.00
O’Hara, Joseph 88th New York $2.00 Fredericksburg (W), Deserted
O’Keefe, David 88th New York $1.00
O’Neill, Patrick 88th New York $5.00 Fredericksburg (W), Deserted
O’Neill, William 88th New York $1.00 Deserted
Philbin, Owen 88th New York $1.00
Polester, Herman 88th New York $2.00 Deserted
Powell, Richard 88th New York $20.00
Quinlan, Patrick 88th New York $2.00 Gettysburg (W)(POW), Disability
Radford, Thomas 88th New York $2.00
Reilly, Thomas 88th New York $1.00 Gettysburg (W)
Reilly, Thomas 88th New York $2.00 Gettysburg (POW), Spotsylvania (KIA)
Renshaw, D. 88th New York $10.00
Reynolds, Michael 88th New York $10.00 Deserted
Reilly, Owen 88th New York $1.00 Deserted
Roach, Garrett 88th New York $2.00 Petersburg (POW)
Roach, Thomas 88th New York $1.00
Rodgers, William 88th New York $5.00
Roe, James 88th New York $13.00 Deserted
Roland, James 88th New York $5.00
Ryan, John 88th New York $3.00 Chancellorsville (KIA)
Ryan, Patrick 88th New York $1.00 Chancellorsville (W)
Ryder, Patrick 88th New York $20.00 Fredericksburg (W), Wilderness (KIA)
Salmon, Charles 88th New York $5.00
Scott, Joseph 88th New York $1.00
Sexton, Patrick 88th New York $2.00 Fredericksburg (W), Chancellorsville (POW)
Shanley, Michael 88th New York $3.00
Shea, James 88th New York $2.00
Shea, John 88th New York $10.00 Petersburg (W)
Sheridan, Thomas 88th New York $2.00 Chancellorsville (POW)
Skehan, Patrick 88th New York $2.00 Deserted
Small, John 88th New York $2.00 Gettysburg (KIA)
Smith, Hugh 88th New York $1.00 Disability
Smith, Patrick 88th New York $5.00 Chancellorsville (W), Gettysburg (W)
Smith, Thomas 88th New York $5.00
Southwell, Henry 88th New York $5.00
Sparks, John 88th New York $10.00 Savage Station (W)
Sullivan, Michael 88th New York $1.00 Deserted
Sweeney, James 88th New York $3.00 Fredericksburg (W)
Tevnan, Mark 88th New York $1.00 Antietam (W), Gettysburg (W)
Tighe, William H. 88th New York $1.00 Glendale (W), Disability
Tobin, James 88th New York $1.00
Tracey, Patrick 88th New York $1.00 Fredericksburg (W), Chancellorsville (W)(POW)
Trainor, Thomas 88th New York $1.00
Tuomy, Thomas 88th New York $3.00 Stevensburg (D)
Walker, Eneas 88th New York $5.00 Weldon Railroad (POW)
Wall, Maurice W. 88th New York $20.00
Wallace, John 88th New York $1.00 Petersburg (POW)
Walsh, John 88th New York $2.00
Walsh, William J. 88th New York $2.00
Webster, John 88th New York $5.00
White, James 88th New York $1.00
Woods, Bernard 88th New York $1.00 Gettysburg (POW)
Allen, Thomas 94th New York $1.00 June 1864 (POW)
Ball, John 94th New York $1.00 Five Forks (KIA)
Barry, John 94th New York $1.00
Bates, Jacob 94th New York $1.00
Boyce, Richard 94th New York $1.00
Boyne, Richard 94th New York $2.00 Five Forks (KIA)
Brennan, Edward 94th New York $1.00 Deserted
Burns, James H. 94th New York $1.00
Calvin, John 94th New York $0.50 Disability
Canty, James 94th New York $1.00 Weldon Railroad (POW)
Carey, Calvin G. 94th New York $1.00 Gettysburg (W)
Carroll, Peter 94th New York $1.00 Weldon Railroad (POW), Salisbury (DD)
Chamberlain, David C. 94th New York $2.00
Clemens, William 94th New York $0.50 Weldon Railroad (POW)
Congor, Edward 94th New York $0.50
Connors, Patrick 94th New York $1.00
Curtain, Jefferson 94th New York $2.00
Coyle, Patrick 94th New York $2.00 Petersburg (W)
Croaker, Albert 94th New York $2.00 Weldon Railroad (POW)
Creelie, Thomas 94th New York $1.00
Daly, Charles 90th Pennsylvania $1.00
Delaney, Michael 94th New York $1.00
Donohue, Michael 94th New York $1.00
Donovan, William 94th New York $2.00 Deserted
Fitzgerald, John R. 94th New York $5.00 Weldon Railroad (POW), Point Lookout (D)
French, George 94th New York $5.00 1864 (POW), Five Forks (KIA)
Friend, A 94th New York $1.00
Galvin, Michael 94th New York $1.00 Weldon Railroad (POW)
Graham, Owen 94th New York $1.00
Haggerty, John 94th New York $1.00
Hayes, E. 94th New York $1.00
Heary, Matthew 94th New York $1.00
Hickey, M. 94th New York $5.00
Howell, John 94th New York $1.00
Jacobs, Michael 94th New York $1.00 Deserted
Johnson, John 94th New York $3.00 Court-martialled
Keefe, Thomas 12th Massachusetts $2.00 Wilderness (POW)
Kerns, James 94th New York $2.00
King, John 94th New York $2.00
Kinsella, William 94th New York $1.00 Gettysburg (W)
Mackey, Alexander 94th New York $1.00 Deserted
Mangan, James 94th New York $1.00
Mapey, William 94th New York $1.00
McArdle, James 94th New York $1.00 Weldon Railroad (POW)
McCullagh, P. 94th New York $1.00
McDonald, Robert 94th New York $1.00 Weldon Railroad (POW)
McGlinn, Francis 94th New York $1.00
McGuire, John 94th New York $1.00
McKee, Robert 94th New York $1.00 Deserted
McKendry, William 94th New York $2.00 Gettysburg (KIA)
McKenna, Charles 94th New York $2.00 Gettysburg (W)
McLarney, John 94th New York $1.00 June 1864 (W)
McMahon, John 94th New York $10.00 Gettysburg (POW)
McMaster, Charles 94th New York $1.00 Petersburg (W)
McMackin, James 94th New York $1.00
McQuickin, H. 94th New York $1.00
Mulligan, Patrick 94th New York $1.00 Deserted
Nichols, Alexander 94th New York $0.50
O’Donnell, John 94th New York $1.00
O’Donoghue, Florence 94th New York $1.00
Pringle, George 94th New York $1.00
Rattigan, James 94th New York $1.00 Gettysburg (KIA)
Rogers, J.H. 94th New York $1.00
Rooney, James 94th New York $1.00
Sard, Thomas P. 94th New York $1.00
Slattery, Michael 94th New York $2.00 Weldon Railroad (W), Disability
Sullivan, John 94th New York $1.00
Sullivan, Patrick 94th New York $2.00
Sunman, Thomas 94th New York $1.00
Taylor, Steadman 94th New York $1.00
Thrasher, George 94th New York $1.00 Deserted
Turim, Daniel 94th New York $1.00
Whalen, Daniel 94th New York $1.00
Winn, Patrick 94th New York $1.00
Galvin, James Rosecrans’ Telegraph Builders $5.00
Walsh, Patrick K. Rosecrans’ Telegraph Builders $5.00
Gilmore, John Rosecrans’ Telegraph Builders $5.00
Molony, John Rosecrans’ Telegraph Builders $3.00
Quigley, Thomas Rosecrans’ Telegraph Builders $3.00
Glennan, Edward Rosecrans’ Telegraph Builders $3.00
Finnegan, John Rosecrans’ Telegraph Builders $3.00
Healy, Patrick Rosecrans’ Telegraph Builders $2.50
Higgins, John Rosecrans’ Telegraph Builders $2.00
Falvey, Tim Rosecrans’ Telegraph Builders $2.00
Sullivan, Michael Rosecrans’ Telegraph Builders $2.00
Lynch, Patrick Rosecrans’ Telegraph Builders $2.00
Dirr, Michael Rosecrans’ Telegraph Builders $2.00
Noon, Michael Rosecrans’ Telegraph Builders $2.00
Shaughnessy, Robert Rosecrans’ Telegraph Builders $2.00
O’Neill, Thomas Rosecrans’ Telegraph Builders $2.00
Burke, John Rosecrans’ Telegraph Builders $2.00
Lynch, Hugh Rosecrans’ Telegraph Builders $2.00
Dolan, John Rosecrans’ Telegraph Builders $2.00
Lee, Garrett Rosecrans’ Telegraph Builders $2.00
Gately, Thomas Rosecrans’ Telegraph Builders $2.00
Lynch, Lawrence Rosecrans’ Telegraph Builders $2.00
Conroy, William Rosecrans’ Telegraph Builders $2.00
Otis, Thomas Rosecrans’ Telegraph Builders $2.00
Otis, Michael Rosecrans’ Telegraph Builders $2.00
Myers, Thomas Rosecrans’ Telegraph Builders $2.00
Finn, John Rosecrans’ Telegraph Builders $1.00
Lynch, James Rosecrans’ Telegraph Builders $1.00
Cuddy, John Rosecrans’ Telegraph Builders $1.00
Private Donation Rosecrans’ Telegraph Builders $12.00

Key: (W)- Wounded; (D)- Died; Disability- Discharged for Disability; (KIA)- Killed in Action; (MW)- Mortally Wounded; (POW)- Prisoner of War; (MIA)- Missing in Action; (DD)- Died of Disease.

References

Rosters of New York, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania

Irish American Weekly 2nd August 1862 ‘Aid for Father Lavelle’

Irish American Weekly 14th February 1863 ‘Impending Famine in Ireland’

Daily National Intelligencer 9th April 1863 ‘The Suffering Poor of Ireland. Relief Meeting- Speech of Gen McClellan’

New York Herald 29th April 1863 ‘The Irish Relief Fund’

Irish American Weekly 2nd May 1863 ‘Relief for Ireland from the Army of Rosecranz’

Irish American Weekly 2nd May 1863 ‘Relief from the Irish Brigade’

New York Irish American 9th May 1863 ‘Relief From the Tammany Regiment’

Irish American Weekly 9th May 1863 ‘Irish Relief Fund. Charity in the Camp’

Freeman’s Journal 15th May 1863 ‘American Sympathy for Irish Distress’

Irish American Weekly 23rd May 1863 ‘Irish Relief Fund’

Irish American Weekly 23rd May 1863 ‘Fourth United States Infantry’

Irish American Weekly 6th June 1863 ‘Relief for Ireland, from the Irish Brigade and 94th N.Y. Vols.’

Irish American Weekly 27th June 1863 ‘The Central Relief Committee’

Boston Herald 5th August 1863 ‘Soldiers’ Contribution for the Relief of Ireland’

Irish American Weekly 1st August 1863 ‘Relief for Ireland’

Irish American Weekly 8th August 1863 ‘Contributions in the Diocese of Boston’

Irish American Weekly 29th August 1863 ‘Irish Central Relief Committee. Full and Final Report of Its Operations’

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32 Comments on “Naming Over 800 Union Soldiers Who Supported the Poor of Ireland”

  1. March 15, 2013 at 7:38 pm #

    Interesting data. I have always considered the 42nd NY INF to be an Irish regiment even though it is seldom listed as such. It was known as the Tammany Regiment and was formed in the spring of 1861. It’s first test was at Balls Bluff — not a good experience.

    • March 17, 2013 at 11:38 am #

      Thanks Jim!

      I am in agreement with you about the 42nd. They are quickly becoming one of the units I am most interested in. They say they were 50% Irish but from looking at the rosters I suspect it is much greater than that, and they had a very strong Fenian contingent. I think they are going to be featuring more and more on the site!

      Kind Regards,

      Damian.

  2. March 15, 2013 at 10:41 pm #

    Of course you seem some Lynches in there. Good people, the Lynches.
    Eamon Loingsigh (Lynch)

    • March 17, 2013 at 11:38 am #

      Thanks for comment Eamon- thats what I hear about the Lynches alright!

  3. Donald Humphreys
    March 16, 2013 at 5:31 am #

    Nothing from the career Irish soldiers in the 2d U.S. Infantry?

  4. March 18, 2013 at 4:59 pm #

    One of the donors in the list, was my great grandfather William Hodgins who served in the 63rd NY. He was born in Liverpool England o/a 1834 He enlisted on August 21 1861 in New York City, He re-enlisted at Stevensburgh Virginia in 1863 and served until he was mustered out at Alexandria Virginia June 30 1865. He returned home to Brooklyn New York
    He became Quartermaster of the Louis Hamilton Post 152 Grand Army of the Republic. He died February 18, 1900.

    • March 20, 2013 at 2:26 pm #

      Hi Bob,

      Many thanks for the comment. I am delighted you were able to find him on it- were you aware he had contributed?

      Kind Regards,

      Damian.

      • March 25, 2013 at 8:50 pm #

        I had no idea that he had contributed to this cause. One of the eternal mysteries about my great grandfather, William Hodgins, is the fact that he was born in Liverpool England and not in Ireland. Unfortunately. I have not been able to trace his ancestry beyond his mother and father and I am unsure where they were born. No doubt, though he must have had a strong tie to the Irish in order to volunteer for the 63rd NY Irish Brigade, and to contribute a dollar (no small sum, back then) to the Irish cause. Many thanks for the list you compiled. It was a thrill to see his name on the list of contributors.

      • March 26, 2013 at 12:52 pm #

        Hi Bob,

        It is something I have seen quite a bit with Irish regiments, where soldiers were born in England. In the majority of cases (based solely on inferring their heritage from their surname, which is not without pitfalls) they appear to be from Irish families who emigrated to England and from there went on to the US, which might explain William’s story. Liverpool has always had strong ties to Ireland, particularly Dublin and it would especially have been the case during this period. It would be interesting to find out more to see if that could be confirmed!

        Kind Regards,

        Damian.

    • Joan Gill (nee) Hughes
      September 2, 2013 at 7:29 pm #

      Hello Bob…I am completely new to researching my ancestry and all I know is that my paternal grandmother was related to the Hodgins family and in fact her family cut her own mother off for marrying a policeman…This possibly links with William Hammersley Hodgins..His father was a policeman as was he…. I know these searches take up an enormous amount of time…..and require maximum effort…but I am intrigued. There is a link with Liverpool, and Ireland…and my own grandmother who passed away when I was about 6 years old…in 1960..left her husband and went to New York on the Mauretania in 1907 with her young daughter (for what reason?) and then came back a few years later when the Pinkerton Detectives found her. I have vague memories of a link to someone who was a bishop and there was mention of the Pilkington Glass company but these stories were from my childhood. My grandmother subsequently had two other children by her husband when she was brought back to her home in Saltney(I think), Chester one of which was my father. I would love to be in touch with my distant relatives and look forward to your reply.

      • Bob Mickert
        September 9, 2013 at 5:32 pm #

        Dear Joan,
        I received your comment re William Hodgins, my great grandfather, but I am afraid I cannot establish a connection with your family. None of the information you provided is familiar to me. Did any of your relatives live in Brooklyn, NY? My great grandfather returned to Brooklyn after the Civil War, and is buried along with his wife and sons at Evergreens Cemetery. His daughter married my grandfather Frederick Mickert. They are buried also at Evergreens (but in a different location). To see more of the Hodgins gravesite go to:

        http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=102151036

  5. March 19, 2013 at 2:05 pm #

    Mallon, James E. 42nd New York $25.00 Bristoe Station (KIA)
    He was my relative

    • March 20, 2013 at 2:29 pm #

      Hi Karen,

      Many thanks for your comment- James Mallon was quite a relative to have! Were you aware that he had donated for the relief of the poor in Ireland?

      Kind Regards,

      Damian.

    • Joan Gill (nee) Hughes
      September 2, 2013 at 7:31 pm #

      He was your relative too? He was mine too…I think he was my great great grandfather. Please get in touch with me as I really need to fill in masses of missing pieces of the jig-saw puzzle – thanking you in anticipation

  6. March 25, 2013 at 1:53 pm #

    No I was not so it was a cool find, His father Hugh Mallon was from County Armagh

    • March 25, 2013 at 5:10 pm #

      Hi Karen,

      That is great to hear- and fantastic to know where the Mallon family cane from in Ireland!

      Kind Regards,

      Damian.

  7. March 25, 2013 at 1:59 pm #

    His Obit from the Brooklyn Eagle: (his brother Thomas, is mentioned he is my GG-grandfather)
    Acting Brig-Gen Mallon (of the Third Brigade, Second division, Second corps, Army of the Potomac) Killed in action at Bristoe Station, Wednesday Oct 14, of Irish-American parentage and born in the City of Brooklyn, Sept 12, 1836. Having received a good commercial education , he was employed first about eleven years ago in the house of Wright, Gillet & Rawson and subsequently in the firm of Holcomb and Harvey, both in the wholesale commission business in this City. A few years antecedent to the outbreak of the rebellion, he commenced in the same line of business on his own account, and speedily, secured for himself an honorable position on the door of the old Corn Exchange, and of the new Produce Exchange. No one of the younger class of merchants was more widely known or more highly esteemed than Mr. Mallon. He was a most intelligent, energetic and upright business man, faithful in the performance of all his duties and scrupulously exact in all his mercantile transactions.
    Having been a member of the Fourth Company (Capt. Roblet) Seventh regiment NYSNG, for many years prior to the present war, he cheerfully responded to what he regarded as the imperative call of his country and waiving all other considerations he4 went with his regiment as a private in the ranks, in April 1862 to Washington. On its return after its first months service-not anticipating any further participation of the regiment in the struggles and enthusiastically eager to do his share of patriotic duty to the republic -of whose history he had been a diligent student and in whose position among the nation he felt a robust pride-he joined as a First Lieutenant, the Fortieth New York Volunteer (Mozart) regiment then command by his brother in law Col J.J. Reilly
    After the Army of the Potomac had been transferred to the Peninsula, last year Lieut. Mallon received the complimentary appointment of Aid from the late Gen. Kearny, add for some ticks acted in the capacity of Assistant Adjutant -General on the gallant Generals staff. Of this appointment which was specially designed as recognition of his intelligence and intrepidity- Lieut. Mallon was very justly proud coming as it did from so distinguished an officer of his on race as Maj. Gen Phillip Kearny. Soon after the death of Kearny Lieut Mallon was transferred by Gov. Morgan from the Mozart to the Txxmony (forty-second New York Volunteer) regiment and promoted to the rank of Major for gallantry and efficiency.
    On the reorganization of the Army of the Potomac under Gen. Burnside, Maj. Mallon was detached from his regiment and assigned to the position of Acting Assistant Provost Marshal of Hookers Grand division. He subsequently detailed for the performance of the same duty in connections with the Second corps, then under Gen Couch.
    On the death of the second Colonel of the Forty second, and on the direct and earnest recommendation of Gen Hooker (The in Command of the Army of the Potomac) as also of his immediate corps, division and brigade commanders, Maj. Mallon was raised to the Colonelcy of the regiment by Gov. Seymour against decidedly strong political pressure. In favor of another officer. Col. Mallon’s commission, moreover was dated St. Patrick’s Day 1863, a trivial circumstance in itself, but very agreeable to his feeling. He commanded his regiment in the battle of Gettysburg in July and during that terrible conflict was repeatedly under the immediate personal leadership of Maj. Gen. Meade, who has swung round from corps to corps, according to the necessities of each, the veteran fighting brigade which included Col. Mallon’s regiment. In subsequently conversing with the present writer about the glorious victory of July, Col. Mallon was most enthusiastic in this eulogy of the coolness, skill and valor of Gen. Meade, to whom he referred as an illustration of his high ideal of a most accomplished soldier.
    On the retreat of Lee’s army to the south on the Potomac Col. Mallon was detached with orders to proceed to New York and secure a reinforcement of conscripts for his war worn regiment. He was in this vicinity in obedience to his instructions throughout the months of August and September. Some three weeks ago he once more haplessly for the last time bade farewell to his friends to rejoin his command in season as he himself expressed it “for the next night” It was his last fight. His death was caused by a gunshot wound in the stomach which unfortunately proved fatal in half an hour. He closed his brief career gloriously as became so noble a citizen-soldier. He had often spoken to the writer of the enviable death of his former chef, the lamented Kearny. He felt the full force of a favorite poet’s worlds
    “Whether on the scaffold high,
    Or in the battles van
    The noblest place for man to die
    Is where he dies for man”
    As Kearny felt so “in the battles van,” and in the same glorious cause, fell the youthful and chivalrous Mallon. A braver soldier, a truer patriot a more perfect gentleman never drew the breast of life. He laves an aged mother and a young wife, with two small children, to bear the affliction of a most heart rendering bereavement.
    Gen. Mallon was about five feet seven inches high, and of remarkable sinewy frame. His manly features were most expressive of the rare qualities of mind and soul, so which were traceable the causes which led to his rapid promotion from the position of a private soldier, to the leadership of one of the most efficient brigades in the service of the Republic.
    In religion, Gen. Mallon like all his family was a Catholic, in political conviction he was a conservative republican; but he never had anything to do with any and no taste for practical politics.
    His remains reached the residency of the family in Little Water street Brooklyn on Monday under the care of his brother Lieut Thomas Mallon, who was himself very seriously wounded in the battle of Gettysburg. His funeral which will take place early today (Wednesday) will be strictly private, in obedience to the frequently expressed whish of the fallen hero..

    • March 25, 2013 at 5:10 pm #

      Hi Karen,

      This is magnificent stuff I really appreciate you taking the time to share it here- what a man to be related to!

      Kind Regards,

      Damian.

  8. Fred McCarthy
    April 30, 2013 at 3:04 pm #

    My Great Grandfather was Jeremiah McCarthy. He was shot in the head, I believe during Picketts Charge. According to my Grandfather, he often told the story that he was found among the dead on battlefield by Russell H. Conwell, whom he had known before the battle. Conwell took him to get medical attention when he found that he was still alive and my Great Grandfather lived well into his 70s; he lived long enough to see Conwell become a famous orator and author and found Temple University in Philadelphia.

    • May 3, 2013 at 6:58 pm #

      Hi Fred,

      Many thanks for the comment. Just checking the rosters there, it records Jeremiah as follows: Aged 19 years. Enlisted June 17, 1861 at Boston, Massachusetts, to serve three years. Mustered in as Private, Company C, June 22, 1861. Transferred to Company H, June 28, 1861. Wounded in action, July 3, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Discharged for disability, December 6, 1863, at Philadelphia Pennsylvania. It is incredible what the real story adds to the picture of Jeremiah, what an amazing story of survival- many thanks for sharing it!

      Kind Regards,

      Damian.

      • Jeremiah M. McCarthy
        May 3, 2013 at 7:22 pm #

        Damian:
        My name is Jeremiah M. McCarthy. Jeremiah J. McCarthy, who was wounded during Pickett’s Charge, was also my great Grandfather. I am presently looking to find out where he is buried. I plan to have a headstone installed wherever he is on or about the 150th Anniversry of Pickett’s Charge. My plans also include Catholic Burial rites by a Priest and full military honors by an active duty military unit. If we are talking about the same man, please get back to me soon.
        Thanks, Jeremiah McCarthy
        PS Freddie McCarthy is my son.

      • May 7, 2013 at 10:41 am #

        Hi Jeremiah,

        Apologies- the comment registered you as Fred for some reason! Were you named for your Great-Grandfather? It is the same man as far as I can make out, it would be great if you could locate his burial. I really like your idea of honouring him on the 150th of Pickett’s Charge, it would be an appropriate way to remember him- I hope it goes well!

        Kind Regards,

        Damian.

      • Jeremiah M. McCarthy
        May 7, 2013 at 12:21 pm #

        Damian:
        Yes I was named for him and so was my Uncle Jeremiah J. McCarthy. My son is also named for me Jeremiah M. McCarthy. Fred McCarthy is also my son.
        Jeremiah

  9. Fred McCarthy
    April 30, 2013 at 3:06 pm #

    Jeremiah J. McCarthy – 42nd Inf. “Tammy Regiment”

  10. October 4, 2013 at 10:14 pm #

    I am really enjoying your posts!
    What a treasure chest for genealogists!
    Thank you!

    • October 6, 2013 at 11:29 am #

      Hi Kateri,

      Many thanks I am really glad you are finding them useful!

      Kind Regards,

      Damian.

  11. October 6, 2013 at 1:22 pm #

    Here is some Info. on the Tammany Regiment. Which was formed due to support from the Tammany Society. During that time in NY most members were Irish and extensively involved Democratic Political machine there. http://www.civilwarintheeast.com/USA/NY/NY042.php

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