Sunday, January 29, 2012

Ninth Connecticut Infanty ( Irish Regiment ).

Left to Right.

Captain Terence Sheridan, Co. B.  Lieutenant Francis McKeon. Co. E., Lieutenant Michael Mullins, Co. E.

Terence Sheridan, was born in the county Cavan, Ireland, 1838; he was the son of James and Nancy ( Galligan ) Sheridan.  He came to America when twelve years of age.  Eventually becoming a resident of New Haven Ct., he early took an interrest in military affairs, became a member of the Emmet Guard and acquired great proficiency in drill and general military tactis.  He enlistedin company e., of the ninth regiment, September 5, 1861, and was mustered October 30, 1861, as First Lieutenant.  He succeeded James P. Hennessey as captain of the company, and was transferred October 12, 1864, to the Ninth Battalion as captain of company B.  Captain Sheridan wra married twice, his first wife was Annie McCaffrey, a native of New Haven; and his second was Annie Reilly, a native of Ireland.

Francis McKeon, is a native of the county of Cavan, Ireland, was born December 28. 1834; came to America about 1852.  He enlisted in the ninth, September 5, 1861, was Second Lieutenant of the company E., and was promoted to First Lieutenant February 25, 1863.  He was honorably discharged October 26, 1864.  His wife's maiden name was Mary Reilly.  He died in Branford Ct., Joly 1888.

Michael Mullins, a native of Limerick, Ireland, born April 20, 1835; came to America in 1856, and located in New Haven, Ct., He enlisted in copmany E., of the ninth, September 22, 1861, and was mustered in as Sergeant.  He was appointed Sergeant-Major of the regiment December 27, 1862, and was promoted to be Second Lieutenant of company E., May, 1863, and to be First Lieutenant of company K., May, 1864.  On October 12, 1864, he was transferred to company B, of the Ninth Battalion, and was honorably discharged, November 27, that year.

In February, 1860, he was married at New Haven to a MissBridget Russell.  There children were born to them, Vis; John, Ellen, and Jamrs, all of whom are died.  His widow resides in New Haven.

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