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John E. Healy, a native of New Haven, Ct., born August 16, 1847; son of Patrick and Julia Healy who were from Dendalk county, Louth, Ireland. John E., enlist in the ninth, September 20, 1861, as Drummer Boy of company B., became drum major in 1862, and was promoted to be principal musician of the regiment, January 1, 1863. His entire period of service, with the regiment and battalion, covered three years and eleven months. He mustered out August 3, 1865.
After the war, he entered a commercial college from which, in due time, he graduated and engaged in business pursuits. He interested himself in medicines, traveling and lecturing in that connection for a number of years. He also organized "Healy Mirror of Ireland" and toured the country, with the same four years. He subsequently organized the "Hibernian Minstrels" and for six tears visited the principal cities with his troupe.
He married Bella Tracy of Rockland, Me. Mr. Mrs. Healy have had five children, four sons and one daughter he is now engaged in the real estate business in New Haven. John E., died on October 15, 1921, at the age of 77, he was laid to rest at Saint Bernarde Cemetery, New Haven, New Haven county, Connecticut.