Civil-War-Irish-L: Irish-Born Officers in US Army during the Civil War, N-Z  
Irish Born Officers in US Army
 
NOLAN, Nicholas:  Born Ireland, commissioned from Army.  Private & Corporal, Battery M, 4th US Artillery 9 Dec 1852 to 1 Sep 1858; Private, Corporal, Sergeant & 1st Sergeant, Company K, 2nd US Dragoons 1 Sep 1858 to 5 Sep 1861; Sergeant & 1st Sergeant, Company B, 6th US Cavalry 5 Sep 1861 to 22 Sep 1862; 2nd Lieutenant, 6th US Cavalry 17 Jul 1862; 1st Lieutenant 5 Jul 1864; Captain, 10th US Cavalry 28 Jul 1866; Major, 3rd US Cavalry 19 Dec 1882; brevet 1st Lieutenant 1 Aug 1863 for gallant and meritorious service in the battle of Brandy Station VA and Captain 31 Mar 1865 for gallant and meritorious service in the battle of Dinwiddle Court House VA; died 25 Oct 1883.

NUGENT, Robert:  Born Ireland, commissioned from NY.  Lieutenant Colonel, 69th NY Infantry 20 Apr 1861; honorably mustered out 3 Aug 1861; Captain, 13th US Infantry 5 Aug 1861; Colonel, 69th NY Infantry 1 Nov 1861; honorably mustered out of Volunteer service 28 Nov 1863; Colonel, 69th NY Infantry 30 Oct 1864; honorably mustered out of Volunteer service 30 Jun 1865; Major, 24th US Infantry 10 Jun 1876; retired 20 Mar 1879; brevet Major 27 Jun 1862 for gallant and meritorious service in the battle of Gaines Mill VA; Lieutenant Colonel 13 Dec 1862 for gallant and meritorious service in the battle of Fredericksburg VA; Colonel 2 Apr 1865 for gallant and meritorious service in front of Petersburg VA and Brigadier General of Volunteers 13 Mar 1865 for gallant and meritorious service during the war; died 20 Jun 1901.

O'BEIRNE, James Rowan:  Born Ireland, commissioned from NY.  2nd Lieutenant, 37th NY Infantry 9 Jul 1861; 1st Lieutenant 9 Aug 1861; Captain 4 Nov 1861; honorably mustered out 22 Jun 1863; Captain, Veteran Reserve Corps 24 Jul 1863; Major 12 May 1864; brevet Lieutenant Colonel and Colonel of Volunteers 26 Sep 1865 for gallant distinguished and meritorious service during the war and Brigadier General of Volunteers 26 Sep 1865 for gallant and meritorious service during the War of the Rebellion; honorably mustered out 30 Jan 1866; awarded Medal of Honor 20 Jan 1891 for having gallantly maintained the line of battle until ordered to fall back at Fair Oaks VA 31 May and 1 Jun 1862.

O'BRIEN, George Morgan:  Born Ireland, commissioned from IA.  Major, 7th IA Cavalry 13 Jul 1863; brevet Lieutenant Colonel, Colonel and Brigadier General of Volunteers 13 Mar 1865 for faithful and meritorious service during the war; honorably mustered out 17 May 1866; died 8 Jan 1887.

O'BRIEN, John Joseph:  Born Ireland, commissioned from Army.  Private, Corporal & Sergeant, Battery F, 4th US Artillery 1 Sep 1854 to 1 Sep 1859; Corporal, Sergeant & 1st Sergeant, Companies B, K and F, 1st NY Cavalry 19 Jul 1861 to 31 Mar 1864; 2nd Lieutenant, 1st NY Cavalry 1 Apr 1864; Captain 27 Dec 1864; honorably mustered out 27 Jun 1865; Private, Corporal and Sergeant, Company F, 12th US Infantry 29 Jul 1865 to 15 May 1867; 2nd Lieutenant, 30th US Infantry 6 May 1867; transferred to 4th US Infantry 23 Mar 1869; 1st Lieutenant 16 Mar 1879; Captain 14 Sep 1892; retired 22 Apr 1896.

O'BRIEN, Michael:  Born Ireland, commissioned from Army.  Private, Artificer,Armorer of Ordnance and Hospital Steward 11 Jul 1859 to 4 Jun 1864; 2nd Lieutenant, 1st US Artillery 18 May 1864; 1st Lieutenant 30 Nov 1864; resigned 12 Feb 1867; 1st Lieutenant, 1st US Artillery 15 Apr 1867; honorably mustered out 1 Jan 1871; 1st Lieutenant, 4th US Artillery 1 Sep 1879 to rank from 15 Apr 1867 (act of 25 Feb 1879); retired 23 Sep 1885; died 28 Aug 1894.

O'BRIEN, Thomas:  Born Ireland, commissioned from MO.  Captain, Assistant Quartermaster of Volunteers 31 Oct 1861; died 25 Oct 1863.

O'CONNELL, John:  Born Ireland, commissioned from NY.  Private, Company H and Sergeant Major, 71st NY Infantry 1 May 1861 to 15 Jun 1862; 2nd Lieutenant, 71st NY Infantry 16 Jun 1862; 1st Lieutenant 5 Aug 1862; Captain 16 Mar 1864; honorably mustered out 30 Jul 1864; Captain, 5th US Veteran Volunteers 11 Feb 1865; honorably mustered out 14 Apr 1866; 2nd Lieutenant, 8th US Infantry 22 Jan 1867; 1st Lieutenant 15 Dec 1874; resigned 8 Apr 1885; died 31 Dec 1898.

O'CONNELL, John Joseph:  Born Ireland, commissioned from Army.  Private & Artificer, Company A, Engineers 3 Feb 1865 to 11 Nov 1867; 2nd Lieutenant, 1st US Infantry 28 Oct 1867; 1st Lieutenant 28 Jun 1878; Captain 14 Apr 1887, Major 2 Mar 1899; Lieutenant Colonel, 3rd US Infantry 5 Jul 1901; Colonel, 30th US Infantry 20 Apr 1903.

O'CONNELL, Patrick A.:  Born Ireland, commissioned from MA.  Surgeon, 28th MA Infantry 25 Oct 1861; Assistant Surgeon, US Volunteers 4 Jun 1863; Surgeon of Volunteers 13 Jun 1863; brevet Lieutenant Colonel of Volunteers 1 Jun 1865 for faithful and meritorious service; honorably mustered out 27 Jul 1865; died Jan 1874.

O'CONNELL, William:  Born Ireland, commissioned from Army.  Private, detachment of Dragoons and Sergeant and 1st Sergeant, Company B, 1st US Cavalry 24 Nov 1854 to 21 Aug 1861; 1st Lieutenant, 3rd IL Cavalry 29 Aug 1861; honorably discharged 7 Nov 1861; 2nd Lieutenant, 4th US Cavalry 24 Oct 1861; 1st Lieutenant 14 Dec 1862; Captain 27 Sep 1866; retired 2 Apr 1879; brevet Captain 22 May 1863 for gallant and meritorious service in action at Middleton TN and Major 2 Apr 1865 for gallant and meritorious service in the capture of Selma AL; died 25 Nov 1895.

O'CONNOR, Lawrence L.:  Born Ireland, commissioned from NY.  2nd Lieutenant, 5th NY Cavalry 31 Oct 1861; 1st Lieutenant 10 Dec 1862; Captain 8 Aug 1864; honorably mustered out 19 Jul 1865; 2nd Lieutenant, 3rd US Cavalry 23 Feb 1866; 1st Lieutenant 9 Nov 1866; honorably mustered out 1 Jan 1871; died 26 Sep 1874.

O'DOWD, John:  Born Ireland, commissioned from OH.  Captain, 10th OH Infantry 1 May 1861; resigned 13 Jul 1862; Captain, 181st OH Infantry 6 Oct 1864; Colonel 17 Oct 1864; brevet Brigadier General of Volunteers 13 Mar 1865 for gallant conduct in the defense of Murfreesboro TN at the attack of General Hood's forces during the siege of Nashville and for highly meritorious service during the war; resigned 27 May 1865; died 30 Jan 1869.

O'HARA, James:  Born Ireland, commissioned from NY.  Cadet, US Military Academy 1 Jul 1862 (16); 2nd Lieutenant, 3rd US Artillery 18 Jun 1866; 1st Lieutenant 26 Mar 1867; Captain 30 Nov 1888; Major, 1st US Artillery 6 Jun 1900; Artillery Corps 2 Feb 1901; Lieutenant Colonel 23 Sep 1901.

O'HARE, Thomas:  Born Ireland, commissioned from MA.  Captain, 16th MA Infantry 1 Aug 1861; honorably mustered out 27 Jul 1864; Captain, Commissary of Subsistence of Volunteers 17 Sep 1864; brevet Major of Volunteers 10 Aug 1865 for faithful and meritorious service; honorably mustered out 15 Aug 1865.

O'KEEFE, Joseph:  Born Ireland, commissioned from NY.  Captain, Aide-de-Camp 24 Apr 1862; Major, 2nd NY CAvalry 11 Nov 1864; brevet Lieutenant Colonel of Volunteers 13 Mar 1865 for extraordinary gallantry throughout the campaigns from Winchester to the James River and at the battles of Dinwiddle Court House and Five Forks VA; died 6 Apr 1865 of wounds received 1 Apr 1865 at the battle of Five Forks VA.

O'LEARY, Charles:  Born Ireland, commissioned from OH.  Surgeon of Volunteers 3 Aug 1861; brevet Lieutenant Colonel of Volunteers 13 Mar 1865 for faithful and meritorious service during the war; honorably mustered out 22 Nov 1865; died 1 Jun 1897.

O'REILLY, Thomas Philip:  Born Ireland, commissioned from NJ.  Private & Corporal, Company G, 13th NJ Infantry 25 Aug 1862; transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps 1 Jul 1863; honorably discharged 17 Aug 1864; Captain, 116th US Colored Infantry 18 Aug 1864; Major 6 Jul 1865; brevet Lieutenant Colonel and Colonel of Volunteers 13 Mar 1865 for gallant and meritorious service during the war; honorably mustered out 17 Jan 1867; 2nd Lieutenant, 22nd US Infantry 7 Mar 1867; dismissed 24 Jul 1872; 2nd Lieutenant retired 22 Mar 1901 (act of 12 Feb 1901).

O'RORKE, Patrick Henry:  Born Ireland, commissioned from NY.  Cadet, US Military Academy 1 Jul 1857 (1); brevet 2nd Lieutenant and 2nd Lieutenant of Engineers 24 Jun 1861; 1st Lieutenant 3 Mar 1863; Colonel, 140th NY Infantry 19 Sep 862; brevet Captain 15 Mar 1862 for meritorious service with the Port Royal expeditionary corps; Major 13 Dec 1862 for gallant and meritorious service at the battle of Fredericksburg VA; Lieutenant Colonel 1 May 1863 for gallant and meritorious service at the battle of Chancellorsville VA and Colonel 2 Jul 1863 for gallant and meritorious service at the battle of Gettysburg PA where he was killed 2 Jul 1863.

PARNELL, William Russell: Born Ireland, commissioned from NY.  1st Lieutenant, 4th NY Cavalry 29 Aug 1861; Captain 19 Dec 1862; Major 25 May 1863; Lieutenant Colonel 28 Jan 1864; honorably mustered out 15 Dec 1864; 2nd Lieutenant, 1st US Cavalry 23 Feb 1866; 1st Lieutenant 15 Oct 1866; Captain 29 Apr 1879; retired 11 Feb 1887; brevet Captain 2 Mar 1867 for gallant and meritorious service in action at Upperville, VA 21 Jun 1863; Major 2 Mar 1867 for gallant and meritorious service during the war and Lieutenant Colonel 26 Sep 1867 for conspicuous gallantry in charging a large body of Indians strongly fortified in the Infernal Caverns, Pitt River, CA 26 Sep 1867 and Colonel 27 Feb 1890 for gallant service in action against Indians at White Bird Canyon, ID 17 Jun 1877; awarded Medal of Honor 16 Sep 1897 for most distinguished gallantry in action at White Bird Canyon, ID 17 Jun 1877: this officer, then 1st Lieutenant, 1st US Cavalry, saved the life of a soldier.  The troop was retreating through the canyon, pursued by a largely superior force of Indians, and while crossing a marsh a trooper's horse was killed and its rider left in the tule swamp.  Lt. Parnell, with a few men, in the face of a very heavy fire and at imminent peril, returned, extricated the man and rescued him.  The loss in troop H was 14 killed and 1 wounded out of 54 officers and men taken into action.

PATTERSON, Robert: Born Ireland, commissioned PA.  Captain, Lieutenant Colonel & Colonel, 2nd PA Militia 8 Oct 1812 to 2 Apr 1813; 1st Lieutenant, 22nd US Infantry 5 Apr 1813; transferred to 32nd US Infantry 27 May 1813; Captain, Assistant Deputy Quartermaster General 24 Jun 1813 to 5 Jun 1814; Captain, 32nd US Infantry 19 Apr 1814; honorably discharged 15 Jun 1815; Major General of Volunteers 7 Jul 1846; honorably discharged 20 Jul 1848; Major General, PA Volunteers 15 Apr 1861; honorably mustered out 27 Jul 1861; died 7 Aug 1881.

PEEPLES, Samuel: Born Ireland, commissioned from Army.  Private, Corporal, Sergeant & 1st Sergeant, Battery L, 4th, and Battery D, 5th US Artillery 19 Jun 1856 to 31 Oct 1862; 2nd Lieutenant, 5th US Artillery 22 Oct 1862; 1st Lieutenant 3 Apr 1866; transferred to 19th US Infantry 10 May 1870; brevet 1st Lieutenant 3 Jul 1863 for gallant and meritorious service at the battle of Gettysburg, PA and Captain 19 Sep 1864 for gallant and meritorious service at the battle of Winchester, VA; died 10 Sep 1870.

PEPPER, George W.: Born Ireland, commissioned from OH.  Captain, 80th OH Infantry 7 Jan 1862; resigned 13 Jun 1862; Chaplain, 80th OH Infantry 3 Dec 1863; honorably mustered out 30 Aug 1865; Chaplain, 40th US Infantry 7 Jan 1867; unassigned 5 Apr 1869; assigned 10th US Cavalry 21 Dec 1870; honorably discharged 31 Dec 1870 at his own request.

PETTIGREW, Samuel: Born Ireland, commissioned from MO.  Hospital Chaplain of Volunteers 23 Jun 1862; honorably mustered out 21 Aug 1865.

PORTER, Charles: Born Ireland, commissioned from Army.  Private & Corporal, Company E, and Quartermaster Sergeant, 5th US Infantry 26 Apr 1858 to 27 Nov 1863; 2nd Lieutenant, 5th US Infantry 31 Oct 1863; 1st Lieutenant 20 Feb 1865; transferred to 8th US Infantry 18 Jan 1870; Captain 1 Aug 1872; Major, 5th US Infantry 10 Mar 1896; Lieutenant Colonel, 22nd US Infantry 28 Sep 1898; brevet Major 27 Feb 1890 for gallant service in action against Indians in AZ 15 Aug 1876, 7 Jan 1878, and 3 Apr 1878; retired 23 Dec 1898; died 15 Oct 1902.

POTTER, Samuel Otway Lewis:  Born Ireland, commissioned from CA. Served as an enlisted man under names of Gerald Otway and Wm H. Clayton.  Private & Corporal, Companies I and K, 13th NY Cavalry 23 Oct 1863 to 13 Feb 1865; Private, Corporal, Sergeant & 1st Sergeant Company E, 1st US Cavalry 6 Jul 1866 to 21 Oct 1869; Private, Company D, 23rd US Infantry 1 Sep 1870 to 15 Dec 1870; Major, Surgeon of Volunteers 4 Jun 1898; resigned 1 Dec 1900; Major, Surgeon of Volunteers 7 Feb 1901; honorably  discharged 20 Nov 1902.

POWELL, Richard: Born Ireland, commissioned from NY.  Assistant Surgeon, 88th NY Infantry 28 Sep 1861; Surgeon 11 Nov 1863; honorably mustered out 21 Nov 1864; Assistant Surgeon 14 May 1867; died 23 May 1872.

POWER, John: Born Ireland, commissioned from Army.  Private, Corporal, Sergeant & 1st Sergeant, Company I, 1st US Infantry 19 Aug 1858 to 24 Oct 1861; 2nd Lieutenant, 16th US Infantry 24 Oct 1861; 1st Lieutenant 15 Feb 1862; Captain 11 Feb 1865; transferred to 34th US Infantry 21 Sep 1866; transferred to 16th US Infantry 14 Apr 1869; brevet Captain and Major 31 Dec 1862 for gallant and meritorious service at the battle of Murfreesboro, TN; resigned 12 Sep 1869.

PURCELL, John H.: Born Ireland, commissioned from Army.  Private & Corporal, Companies B and K, 2nd US Infantry 11 Dec 1852 to 11 Dec 1857; Private, Artificer, Armorer & Master Armorer, Ordnance Department 3 Aug 1860 to 14 Jul 1862; 2nd Lieutenant, 1st US Infantry 14 Jul 1862; 1st Lieutenant 26 Nov 1864; unassigned 8 Apr 1869; assigned to 21st US Infantry 25 Oct 1869; honorably discharged 2 Dec 1870 at his own request.

QUINN, Thomas Francis:  Born Ireland, commissioned from Army.  Musician, general service and of Battery C, 2nd US Artillery 14 Apr 1853 to 13 Apr 1858; Private, general service and Private, band, Drum Major and Sergeant Major, 4th US Infantry 3 Feb 1859 to 6 Nov 1863; 2nd Lieutenant, 4th US Infantry 31 Oct 1863; 1st Lieutenant 2 Feb 1865; Captain 10 Jan 1876; brevet Captain 2 Apr 1865 for gallant and meritorious service in front of Petersburg VA; retired 3 Feb 1894.

QUINTON, William:  Born Ireland, commissioned from IL.  1st Sergeant, Company C, 19th IL Infantry 17 Jun 1861; 2nd Lieutenant 2 Nov 1861; 1st Lieutenant 1 Mar 1863; honorably mustered out 10 Sep 1864; 2nd Lieutenant, Signal Corps 3 Mar 1863; honorably mustered out 1 May 1866; 1st Lieutenant, 33rd US Infantry 12 Jun 1867; unassigned 3 May 1869; assigned to 7th US Infantry 3 May 1870; Captain 18 Apr 1884; Major, 14th US Infantry 16 Sep 1898; Lieutenant Colonel, 27th US Infantry 2 Feb 1901; transferred to 14th US Infantry 22 Apr 1901; Colonel, 1st US Infantry 28 May 1902; Brigadier General 6 Oct 1902; retired 9 Oct 1902.

QUIRK, Paul:  Born Ireland, commissioned from Army.  Private, Corporal, Sergeant & 1st Sergeant, Company F, 2nd US Dragoons 15 Apr 1852 to 23 Sep 1862; 2nd Lieutenant, 2nd US CAvalry 17 Jul 1862; 1st Lieutenant 13 Feb 1864; retired 5 Jan 1865 and with rank of Captain 28 Jul 1866; brevet 1st Lieutenant 17 Sep 1862 for gallant and meritorious service during the MD campaign; Captain 9 Jun 1863 for gallant and meritorious service in the battle of Beverly Ford VA; Major 13 Mar 1865 for gallant and meritorious service during the war; died 9 Nov 1897.

RAFFERTY, Thomas:  Born Ireland, commissioned from NY.  Captain, 7st NY Infantry 7 Jul 1861; Major 1 Aug 1862; Lieutenant Colonel 10 Feb 1864; honorably mustered out 30 Jul 1864; 2nd Lieutenant, 12th US Infantry 11 Feb 1866; resigned 10 Sep 1866; died 21 Feb 1888.

REDMOND, Nicholas:  Born Ireland, commissioned from Army. Private, Corporal, Sergeant & 1st Sergeant, Battery M, 4th US Artillery 19 Mar 1849 to 13 Aug 1861, and Ordnance Sergeant to 10 Aug 1863; 2nd Lieutenant, 4th US Artillery 10 Aug 1863: 1st Lieutenant 31 Aug 1864: retired 7 Dec 1867; brevet 1st Lieutenant 20 Sep 1863 for gallant and meritorious service at the battle of Chickamauga GA and Captain 13 Mar 1865 for good conduct and gallant service during the war; died 21 May 1878.

REILLY, Henry Joseph:  Born Ireland, commissioned from Army. Private, Corporal & Sergeant, Battery B, 5th US Artillery 22 Sep 64 to 30 Dec 1866; 2nd Lieutenant, 5th US Artillery 1 Dec 1866; 1st Lieutenant 18 Sep 1868; Captain 3 Jan 1894; killed in action at Peking, China 15 Aug 1900.

REYNOLDS, Frank:  Born Ireland, commissioned from  NY.  Surgeon, 88th NY Infantry 26 Sep 1861 to 15 Aug 1863; Assistant Surgeon, US Volunteers 7 Aug 1863; resigned 22 Sep 1864; Surgeon, 2nd US Veteran Volunteer Infantry 23 Mar 1865; brevet Lieutenant Colonel of Volunteers 13 Mar 1865 for faithful and meritorious service; honorably mustered out 18 Mar 1866; Assistant Surgeon 16 Nov 1868; retired 28 Jun 1878; died 4 Mar 1887.

RICHARDS, William Vigors:  Born Ireland, commissioned from MI. 1st Lieutenant, 1st MI Lancers 1 Nov 1861; honorably mustered out 20 Mar 1862; 1st Lieutenant, 17th MI Infantry 2 Jul 1862; Captain 4 Aug 1864; brevet Major of Volunteers 2 Dec 1864 for gallant service during the war: honorably mustered out 3 Jun 1865; 2nd Lieutenant, 11th US Infantry 11 May 1866; 1st Lieutenant 19 Jun 1868; regimental Quartermaster 12 Aug 1868 to 14 Apr 1869; transferred to 16th US Infantry 14 Apr 1869; regimental Quartermaster 14 Apr 1869 to 1 Aug 1874; regimental Adjutant 1 Aug 1874 to 30 Jun 1880; regimental Quartermaster 1 Jul 1880 to 28 Jun 1885; Captain 28 Jun 1885; Lieutenant Colonel, Assistant Adjutant General of Volunteers 3 Jun 1898 to 28 Feb 1901; Major, 7th US Infantry 6 Feb 1899; Lieutenant Colonel 28 Feb 1901; brevet 1st Lieutenant 2 Mar 1867 for gallant and meritorious service in the battle of South Mountain MD and Captain 2 Mar 1867 for gallant and meritorious service in the battle of Spotsylvania VA; died 8 Dec 1901.

ROBINSON, Daniel:  Born Ireland, commissioned from Army.  Private, Corporal, Sergeant & 1st Sergeant, Company C, 7th US Infantry and Ordnance Sergeant 26 Sep 1849 to 11 Aug 1863; 2nd Lieutenant, 7th US Infantry 10 Aug 1863; 1st Lieutenant 8 May 1864; dismissed 3 May 1865; Private and Sergeant, Company G, 2nd Battalion and Quartermaster Sergeant, 16th US Infantry 23 Jun 1865 to 10 Sep 1866; 2nd Lieutenant, 7th US Infantry 28 May 1866; 1st Lieutenant 1 Mar 1872; Captain 16 Dec 1888; retired 30 Nov 1889.

ROBINSON, Frederick:  Born Ireland, commissioned from Army.  Private, Battery A, 4th US Artillery 19 Sep 1849 to 19 Sep 1854; Private, detachment of Dragoons and Private, Corporal & Sergeant, Battery D, 5th US Artillery 18 Aug 1858 to 11 Nov 1862; 2nd Lieutenant, 5th US Artillery 30 Oct 1862; 1st Lieutenant 28 Jul 1866; brevet 1st Lieutenant 3 Jun 1864 for gallant and meritorious service in the battle of Cold Harbor VA and Captain 19 Oct 1864 for gallant and meritorious service in the battle of Cedar Creek VA; died 1 Nov 1882.

ROCHFORD, Henry:  Born Ireland, commissioned from Army.  Private & Corporal, Battery I, 4th US Artillery 7 Oct 1856 to 7 Oct 1861; Private, Sergeant & 1st Sergeant, Company E, 11th US Infantry 25 Oct 1861 to 23 Mar 1863; 2nd Lieutenant, 11th US Infantry 19 Feb 1863; killed 2 Jul 1863 at the battle of Gettysburg PA.

RUSSELL, Gerald:  Born Ireland, commissioned from Army.  Private & Corporal, Company F, Mounted Rifles 21 Jul 1851 to 21 Jul 1856; Private, Corporal, Sergeant & 1st Sergeant, Company D, Mounted Rifles 25 Jan 1857 to 14 Sep 1862; acting 2nd Lieutenant, 3rd US Cavalry 9 May to 14 Sep 1862; 2nd Lieutenant, 3rd US Cavalry 17 Jul 1862; 1st Lieutenant 4 Aug 1864; Captain 14 Nov 1867; Major, 5th US Cavalry 29 Oct 1888; brevet 1st Lieutenant 4 Jul 1863 for gallant and meritorious service in the siege of Vicksburg MS; retired 17 Dec 1890.

SCULLY, James Wall:  Born Ireland, commissioned from TN.  Private, Corporal & Sergeant, Battery K, 1st US Artillery 20 Sep 1856 to 20 Sep 1861;. 1st Lieutenant, regimental Quartermaster, 10th TN (US) Infantry 14 Jul 1862; Lieutenant Colonel 21 Aug 1863; Colonel 6 Jun 1864; honorably mustered out 25 May 1865; Captain, Assistant Quartermaster of Volunteers 25 Sep 1865 to 2 Oct 1865; Captain, Assistant Quartermaster, USA 27 Sep 1865; Major, Quartermaster 25 Jan 1883; Lieutenant Colonel, Deputy Quartermaster General 12 Sep 1894; Colonel, Assistant Quartermaster General 4 Feb 1898; brevet Major 27 Sep 1865 for gallant and meritorious service in the battle of Mill Spring KY; Lieutenant Colonel 27 Sep 1865 for gallant and meritorious service in the battle of Shiloh TN and Colonel 27 Sep 1865 for gallant and meritorious service in the battle of Nashville TN; retired 1 Nov 1900.

SEWELL, William Joyce:  Born Ireland, commissioned from NJ.  Captain, 5th NJ Infantry 28 Aug 1861; Lieutenant Colonel 7 Jul 1862: Colonel 6 Jan 1863; resigned 6 Jul 1864; Colonel, 38th NJ Infantry 1 Oct 1864; brevet Brigadier General of Volunteers 13 Mar 1865 for gallant and meritorious service in the battle of Chancellorsville VA and Major General of Volunteers 13 Mar 1865 for gallant and meritorious service during the war; honorably mustered out 30 Jun 1865; awarded Medal of Honor 25 Mar 1896 for having assumed command of a brigade at Chancellorsville VA 3 May 1863 where he rallied around his colors a mass of men from other regiments and fought those troops with great brilliancy through several hours of desperate conflict, remaining in command though wounded and inspiring them by his presence and the gallantry of his personal example; died 28 Dec 1901.

SHIELDS, Charles:  Born Ireland, commissioned from MN. Captain, Assistant Quartermaster of Volunteers 11 Jun 1862; resigned 1 Jul 1862.

SHIELDS, James:  Born Ireland, commissioned from IL.  Brigadier General of Volunteers 1 Jul 1846; brevet Major General 18 Apr 1847 for gallant and meritorious conduct at the battle of Cerro Gordo, Mexico: honorably discharged 20 Jul 1848; Brigadier General of Volunteers 19 Aug 1861; resigned 28 Mar 1863; died 1 Jun 1879.

SLEVIN, Patrick Sumerville: Born Ireland, commissioned from OH. Lieutenant Colonel, 100th OH Infantry 8 Aug 1862; Colonel 13 May 1863; brevet Colonel and Brigadier General of Volunteers 13 Mar 1865 for faithful and meritorious service during the war; honorably discharged 30 Nov 1864; died 9 Sep 1894.

SMITH, Leslie:  Born Ireland, commissioned from MI.  Private, Corporal & Sergeant, general service 27 Jul 1849 to 27 Jul 1854; 2nd Lieutenant, 1st US Infantry 30 Apr 1861; 1st Lieutenant 11 Jun 1861; Captain 6 Apr 1862; Major, 2nd US Infantry 21 May 1880; Lieutenant Colonel, 20th US Infantry 8 Oct 1885; retired 15 May 1889; brevet Major 13 Mar 1865 for faithful and meritorious service during the war.

SMITH, Lewis:  Born Ireland, commissioned from Army.  Private, Corporal & Sergeant, Battery G and Sergeant Major, 3rd US Artillery 1 Jul 1851 to 27 Oct 1862; 2nd Lieutenant, 3rd US Artillery 22 Oct 1862; 1st Lieutenant 30 Dec 1864; regimental Quartermaster 27 Oct 1862 to 1 Feb 1873; Captain 10 Apr 1879; Major, 4th US Artillery 30 Apr 1897; retired 10 Feb 1898.

SMITH, William Fawcett: Born Ireland, commissioned from RI.  Assistant Surgeon, 2nd RI Infantry 24 Mar 1864; Surgeon 18 Mar 1865: honorably mustered out 13 Jul 1865; Assistant Surgeon 28 Feb 1866; resigned 5 Jan 1870.

SMYTH, John L.:  Born Ireland, commissioned from Army.  Private, Corporal, Sergeant & 1st Sergeant, Company K, 10th US Infantry 3 Jun 1857 to 17 Aug 1863; 2nd Lieutenant, 10th US Infantry 10 Aug 1863; 1st Lieutenant 28 Jan 1864; Captain 7 Nov 1865; unassigned 19 May 1869; assigned to 23rd US Infantry 14 Jul 1869; brevet 1st Lieutenant 2 Jul 1863 for gallant and meritorious service at the battle of Gettysburg PA and Captain 30 Jul 1864 for gallant and meritorious service in action in front of Petersburg VA; died 22 Jan 1873.

SMYTH, Thomas Alfred:  Born Ireland, commissioned from DE. Major, 1st DE Infantry 17 Oct 1861; Lieutenant Colonel 30 Dec 1862; Colonel 7 Feb 1863; Brigadier General of Volunteers 1 Oct 1864; brevet Major General of Volunteers 7 Apr 1865 for gallant and meritorious service before Farmville VA where he was mortally wounded and of which he died 9 Apr 1865.

SMYTHE, Robert:  Born Ireland, commissioned from IA.  Additional Paymaster of Volunteers 21 Nov 1861; brevet Lieutenant Colonel of Volunteers 17 Nov 1865 for faithful service in his Department; honorably mustered out 20 Jul 1866.

SULLIVAN, John Heron:  Born Ireland, commissioned from NY.  Assistant Surgeon of Volunteers 6 Jul 1863; dismissed 12 Aug 1863; Assistant Surgeon, 3rd NY Infantry 19 Jan 1864; dismissed 20 Jul 1865; died 7 Nov 1878.

SULLIVAN, John K.:  Born Ireland, commissioned from Army.  Private, Company G, 14th NH Infantry 8 Dec 1863 to 8 Jul 1865; Private, Battery H, 4th US Artillery 9 Mar 1866 to 27 Mar 1867; 2nd Lieutenant, 37th US Infantry 22 Jan 1867; transferred to 3rd US Infantry 11 Aug 1869; honorably mustered out 1 Jan 1871; died 4 Sep 1882.

SULLIVAN, Peter John:  Born Ireland, commissioned from OH.  Lieutenant Colonel, 48th OH Infantry 23 Nov 1861; Colonel 23 Jan 1862; brevet Brigadier General of Volunteers 13 Mar 1865 for gallant and meritorious service during the war; resigned 7 Aug 1863; died 2 Mar 1883.

SULLIVAN, Thomas W.:  Born Ireland, commissioned from IL.  Private, Corporal & Sergeant, Company C, 1st US Cavalry 10 Mar 1857 to 1 Sep 1861; 1st Lieutenant, 3rd IL Cavalry 1 Oct 1861 to 2 May 1862; 2nd Lieutenant, 4th US Cavalry 24 Mar 1862; regimental Adjutant 13 Aug 1863 to 6 Feb 1865; 1st Lieutenant 5 Nov 1863.; retired 6 Feb 1865; dismissed 19 Jun 1865; died 7 Oct 1871.

SWEENEY, Henry:  Born Ireland, commissioned from AR.  Private, Bugler & Corporal, Company H, 2nd US Dragoons and Hospital Steward 11 Sep 1854 to 8 Oct 1863; Captain, 60th US Colored Infantry 15 Oct 1863; brevet Major of Volunteers 13 Mar 1865 for long and faithful service; honorably mustered out 11 Aug 1867; 2nd Lieutenant, 15th US Infantry 18 Jun 1867; 1st Lieutenant 27 Jul 1868; unassigned 12 Aug 1869; assigned to 4th US Cavalry 31 Dec 1870; Captain 2 Apr 1879; retired 24 Apr 1886; died 9 Dec 1900.

SWEENY, Thomas William:  Born Ireland, commissioned from NY.  2nd Lieutenant, 2nd NY Infantry 23 Nov 1846 to 16 Mar 1848: 2nd Lieutenant, 2nd US Infantry 3 Mar 1848; 1st Lieutenant 11 Jun 1851; Captain 19 Jan 1861; Brigadier General, Missouri Volunteers 20 May 1861; honorably mustered out 14 Aug 1861; Colonel, 52nd IL Infantry 21 Jan 1862; Brigadier General of Volunteers 29 Nov 1862; honorably mustered out of Volunteer service 24 Aug 1865; Major, 16th US Infantry 20 Oct 1863; dismissed 29 Dec 1865; reinstated 8 Nov 1866; unassigned 15 Mar 1869; retired with rank of Brigadier General 11 May 1870; died 10 Apr 1892.

TAYLOR, Ezra:  Born Ireland, commissioned from IL.  Major, 1st IL Light Artillery 23 Oct 1861; Colonel 27 Oct 1863: brevet Brigadier General of Volunteers 13 Mar 1865 for faithful and meritorious service during the war; resigned 20 Aug 1864; died 25 Oct 1885.

THOMPSON, Arthur W.:  Born Ireland, commissioned from Army.  Private, Corporal & Sergeant, Battery D, 1st US Artillery 9 Nov 1854 to 9 Sep 1863; Ordnance Sergeant 9 Sep 1863 to 5 May 1865; 2nd Lieutenant and 1st Lieutenant, 16th US Infantry 13 Apr 1865; died 13 Jul 1865.

THOMPSON, John R.:  Born Ireland, commissioned from IL.  Private, Company I, 95th IL Infantry 4 Sep 1862; Captain, 48th US Colored Infantry 29 Jul 1863; Captain, Commissary of Subsistence of Volunteers 2 Nov 1863; brevet Major of Volunteers 14 Jan 1866 for faithful service in the Subsistence Department; honorably mustered out 27 Jan 1866; died 2 May 1872.

TIGHE, John Henry:  Born Ireland, commissioned from MO.  Captain, Assistant Quartermaster of Volunteers 12 May 1862; honorably mustered out 15 Jun 1866.

TOBIN, John Michael:  Born Ireland, commissioned from MA.  1st Lieutenant, 9th MA Infantry 11 Jun 1861; Captain 28 Aug 1862; honorably mustered out 21 Jun 1864: awarded Medal of Honor 11 Mar 1896 for voluntarily taking command of the 9th MA while Adjutant, bravely fighting from 3 PM until dusk at Malvern Hill VA 1 Jul 1862, rallying and re-forming the regiment under fire, twice picked up the regimental flag -  the color bearer having been shot down - and placed it in worthy hands; Captain, Commissary of Subsistence of Volunteers 20 Jun 1898; honorably discharged 10 Dec 1898; died 27 Dec 1898.

TREACY, Edward:  Born Ireland, commissioned from Army.  Private, Corporal & Sergeant, Company F, Mounted Rifles 16 Sep 1851 to 16 Jun 1855; 2nd Lieutenant, Mounted Rifles 23 May 1855; 1st Lieutenant 10 May 1861; 3rd US Cavalry 3 Aug 1861; Captain 5 Nov 1861; died 15 Feb 1864.

TREANOR, Bernard S.:  Born Ireland, commissioned from MA.  Captain, Commissary of Subsistence of Volunteers 27 Feb 1863; dismissed 6 May 1864.

TULLY, Redmond:  Born Ireland, commissioned from Army.  Private, Corporal, Sergeant & 1st Sergeant, Battery K, 1st US Artillery 12 Jun 1855 to 11 Dec 1861; 2nd Lieutenant, 1st US Artillery 15 Nov 1861; 1st Lieutenant 1 Jun 1863; transferred to 12th US Infantry 5 Mar 1869; brevet Captain 7 Oct 1864 for gallant and meritorious service in action on the Darbytown road near Richmond VA; honorably mustered out 1 Jan 1871; 1st Lieutenant of Infantry 22 Mar 1881; assigned to 25th US Infantry 5 Apr 1881; retired 17 Apr 1891; died 10 Sep 1895.

TURNER, James Beatty:  Born Ireland, commissioned from NY. 1st Lieutenant, 88th NY Infantry 2 Jan 1862; regimental Adjutant 17 Oct 1862; Captain, Assistant Adjutant General of Volunteers 23 Dec 1862; killed 5 May 1864 at the battle of the Wilderness VA.

TURTLE, Thomas:  Born Ireland, commissioned from MA.  Cadet, US Military Academy 1 Jul 1863 (4); 2nd Lieutenant, Engineers 17 Jun 1867; 1st Lieutenant 13 Aug 1867; Captain 2 Jan 1881; Major 18 May 1893; died 18 Sep 1894.

ULIO, James:  Born Ireland, commissioned from Army. (Correct name is James Graham.)  Private, Sergeant & 1st Sergeant, Company I, 9th US Infantry 29 May 1855 to 31 May 1860; Sergeant, Company I, 9th US Infantry 7 Nov 1860 to 28 Oct 1862; 2nd Lieutenant, 6th CA Infantry 29 Oct 1862; 1st Lieutenant 20 Feb 1863; Captain 6 Aug 1864; brevet Major of Volunteers 13 Mar 1865 for faithful and meritorious service; honorably mustered out 25 Oct 1865; Private and 1st Sergeant, Company F, 3rd Battalion, 16th US Infantry 9 Feb to 2 June 1866: 2nd Lieutenant, 16th US Infantry 25 Apr 1866; regimental Adjutant 25 Sep 1868 to 17 Apr 1869; transferred to 2nd US Infantry 17 Apr 1869; 1st Lieutenant 21 Dec 1871; Captain 20 Mar 1885; retired 29 May 1896.

VAHEY, John:  Born Ireland, commissioned from IL.  Hospital Chaplain of Volunteers 2 Nov 1863; resigned 30 June 1864.

VICKERY, Richard Swanton:  Born Ireland, commissioned from MI.  Private, Company F, 2nd MI Infantry 17 May 1861; Assistant Surgeon, 2nd MI Infantry 1 Sep 1862; Surgeon 19 Sep 1864; honorably mustered out 11 Mar 1865; Assistant Surgeon 14 May 1867; Major, Surgeon 8 Oct 1883; retired 7 Dec 1895.

WALKER, Fergus:  Born Ireland, commissioned from NY.  Private, Company G, 38th NY Infantry 3 Jun 1861; Quartermaster Sergeant 15 June 1861; 2nd Lieutenant 6 Aug 1861; 1st Lieutenant 2 May 1862; Captain 24 Apr 1863; honorably mustered out 22 Jun 1863; Captain, Veteran Reserve Corps 1 Oct 1863; honorably mustered out 20 Jul 1866; Captain 43rd US Infantry 28 Jul 1866; transferred to 1st US Infantry 8 Apr 1869; brevet Major 2 Mar 1867 for gallant and meritorious service in the battle of Chancellorsvllle VA; died 15 Sep 1882.

WALL, Richard:  Born Ireland, commissioned from Army.  Private, Corporal, Sergeant & 1st Sergeant, Company C, Mounted Rifles 1 Dec 1855 to 15 Sep 1862; 2nd Lieutenant, 3rd US Cavalry 17 Jul 1862; 1st Lieutenant 15 Feb 1864; Captain 24 Dec 1866; brevet 1st Lieutenant 15 Nov 1863 for gallant and meritorious service in action near Tuscumbia AL; died 28 Jul 1868.

WALSH, Edward:  Born Ireland, commissioned from Army.  Private, Corporal & Sergeant, Company D and Sergeant Major,  5th US Infantry 23 Aug 1854 to 10 Aug 1863; 2nd Lieutenant, 5th US Infantry 10 Aug 1863; resigned 2 Feb 1865.

WALSH, James William:  Born Ireland, commissioned from MD.  Private, Corporal, Sergeant & 1st Sergeant, Company G, Mounted Rifles 19 Dec 1850 to 19 Oct 1860; Captain, 3rd PA Cavalry 1 Jan 1862; Major 4 Dec 1863; Lieutenant Colonel 31 Oct 1864; transferred to 5th PA Cavalry 8 May 1865; brevet Colonel of Volunteers 9 Apr 1865 for gallant and meritorious service during operations resulting in the fall of Richmond VA and the surrender of the insurgent army under General R E Lee; honorably mustered out 7 Aug 1865; 2nd Lieutenant, 5th US Cavalry 4 May 1866; Captain, 10th US Cavalry 28 Jul 1866; died 3 Mar 1873.

WARD, Robert J.:  Born Ireland, commissioned from Army.  Private, Corporal & Sergeant, Company D, 1st US dragoons 7 Oct 1857 to 7 Oct 1862; Private, mounted service 23 Dec 1862 to 8 Jun 1863; 2nd Lieutenant, 1st US Cavalry 1 Jun 1863; 1st Lieutenant 12 Jun 1864; brevet 1st Lieutenant 6 May 1864 for gallant and meritorious service at the battle of Todds Tavern VA and Captain 12 Jun 1864 for gallant and meritorious service at the battle of Trevillian Station VA; cashiered 1 Aug 1866.

WEST, Nathaniel:  Born Ireland, commissioned from PA. Hospital Chaplain of Volunteers 31 May 1862; died 7 Sep 1864.

WEST, William:  Born Ireland, commissioned from Army.  Private, Corporal & Sergeant, Company H, 3rd US Infantry 6 Jul 1857 to 29 Oct 1861; 2nd Lieutenant, 2nd US Infantry 24 Oct 1861; 1st Lieutenant 27 Aug 1862; Captain 16 Feb 1865; brevet Captain 1 Aug 1864 for gallant service at the battle of Spotsylvania and during the campaign before Richmond VA; cashiered 15 Aug 1867.

WILLANS, John:  Born Ireland, commissioned from KS. 1st Lieutenant, Adjutant, 11th KS Cavalry 15 Sep 1862 to 29 Jun 1863; Captain,  Assistant Adjutant General of Volunteers 22 May 1863; honorably mustered out 10 Jul 1866.

WILLIAMS, William Noble:  Born Ireland, commissioned from IN.  1st Sergeant, Company A, 6th IN Infantry 19 Apr to 2 Aug 1861; Sergeant Major, 6th IN Infantry 20 Sep 1861; 2nd Lieutenant 30 Mar 1862; 1st Lieutenant 29 May 1862; honorably mustered out 3 May 1864; 1st Lieutenant, Veteran Reserve Corps 23 Apr 1864; resigned 30 Jun 1864; 2nd Lieutenant, 3rd US Infantry 18 Jun 1867; retired 28 June 1878.

WILSON, William John:  Born Ireland, commissioned from MO.  Assistant Surgeon 13th OH Cavalry 6 May 1865; honorably mustered out 10 Aug 1865; Assistant Surgeon 9 Oct 1867; died 2 May 1886.

WYNNE, Thomas:  Born Ireland, commissioned from Army.  Private, Corporal, Sergeant & 1st Sergeant, Company  E, 7th US Infantry 27 Sep 1850 to 1 May 1860; Private, Sergeant and 1st Sergeant, Company C, 10th US Infantry 26 May 1860 to 9 Nov 1863;  Ordnance Sergeant 9 Nov 1863 to 23 Dec 1864; 2nd Lieutenant, 7th US Infantry 23 Dec 1864: 1st Lieutenant 30 Dec 1864; cashiered 3 Apr 1866.

YOUNG, Thomas Lowry:  Born Ireland, commissioned from OH.  Private, Musician, Corporal, Sergeant & 1st Sergeant, Battery A, 3rd US Artillery 25 Mar 1848 to 28 Jan 1858: Captain, Benton Cadets, MO Volunteers 6 Sep 1861; resigned 10 Dec 1861; Major, 118th OH Infantry 17 Sep 1862; Lieutenant Colonel 17 Apr 1863; Colonel 11 Apr 1864; brevet Brigadier General of Volunteers 13 Mar 1865 for gallant and meritorious service at the battle of Resaca GA; resigned 14 Sep 1864; died 20 July 1888.

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