Monday, November 17, 2014

Jeremiah O'Donovan

Jeremiah O'Donovan.

Birth: 1834, Ireland.
Death: Oct. 22, 1904, Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

Parents: Mary and Daniel O'Donovan.

Burial: Catholic Mount Auburn Cemetery, Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

Massachusetts 20th., Infantry Co. F.

O'Donovan, Jeremiah — Priv. — Res. South Boston; 27; carpenter; enl. and must. Aug. 21. 1861; re-enlist. March 19, 1864; comm. 2d Lieut. from 1st Sergt., June 1, 1865; not must.; must. out July 16, 1865, as Sergt.

Author. Other records shows he was Promoted to Full 1st Sergeant. Promoted to Full Sergeant. Promoted to Full 2nd Lieutenant on 01 June 1865.Mustered out on 16 Jul 1865 at Washington, DC.

The medical and surgical history of the war of the rebellion, Volume 2., pt. 2.

CASE 152. Sergeant Jeremiah O' Donovan, Co. F, 20th Massachusetts, aged 27 years, was admitted into Douglas Hospital, Washington, July 18, 18(55, from the "Soldiers Rest," with a bayonet stab in the epigastric region, received the day previously while endeavoring to quell a mutiny. The wound penetrated the peritoneal cavity and was followed by acute peritonitis, which was treated by opiates and other remedies.

He recovered, and was discharged from service. The examining board for pensions at Boston reported, on February 24, 1870, that there was a small triangular-shaped cicatrix on the linea alba, five inches above the umbilicus. The applicant had recently an attack of apoplexy, and was still bemiplegic. The disability was total, yet due to other causes than the wound. The applicant's s claim for pension was rejected.

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