The Cheshire Historical Society
Hitchcock Phillips House
43 Church Drive
Cheshire, Connecticut 06410 USA
||Cheshire Historical Society member, Bob
Larkin, researched his ancestor in the Ninth Regiment Connecticut Volunteers
( CT's Irish Regiment ) who died opposite Vicksburg in the Civil War and
found eleven soldiers in the same regiment were from Cheshire, all in Company
Their information found to date is as follows:
- Cpl Farrell Brennan, a 26 year old married farmer born in County Sligo,
- Pvt Martin Burke, a 35 year old married farmer born in County Tipperary,
Ireland. Injured at Ship Island, MS he had rejoined Company B of the Ninth.
- Pvt John Dawson, a 20 year old single farmer born in County Longford.
- Pvt John Lynch, a single 27 year old born in County Cavan.
- Pvt Alexander Mercier, a 27 year old mechanic (harness maker) born in
Canada who was married to an Irish girl named Brennan.
- Pvt William H. Moon, a 21 year old single laborer born in England.
- Pvt John Mulvey, a 35 year old married collier (miner) born in County
- Pvt George Hoey, a 22year old born in County Longford.
- Pvt Charles Mulvey born in County Leitrim
- Pvt Michael Reynolds born in County Leitrim.
- Pvt William J. Moore
The names of these men appear on the Civil War Monument in front of the
Cheshire Historical Society.
Call 203-272-2574 or e-mail for more information.
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