Thursday, June 20, 2013

Patrick Hayes, Massachusetts.

Massachusetts State Records.

Patrick Hayes, Private, First Massachusetts Cavalry, Company H., mustered in September 25, 1861, Age 30, Residence Lawrence.  Killed June 15, 1862, John's Island S. C.

Official Records of the Confederate Army.

On the night of June 7, 1862 on a reconnaissance. Captain Jenkins, of the rebel Troop, shot and captured Private Patrick Hayes, of the First Massachusetts Cavalry. He refused to halt. When captured Jenkins shot him through. Attempting still to escape, his horse was immediately shot and the prisoner secured and brought to camp. He lingered twenty-four hours and died in our camp. He informed Captain Jenkins that Brig. Gen. Robert Williams, formerly of the U. S. Dragoons, commanded on James Island.

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