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From: "Sharon Kavanagh" <>
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Irish Bridgade - and - 89th IL "RailroadRegiment"
Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2008 09:39:31 -0800
Hello Dan, Nan and other listers,
It sounds like you have done a thorough search of Civil War Rosters, but
when I read about your 23 IL Company B ancestor, I had to tell you this.
We had been informed (by Ill.State Archives) that James Kavanagh served in
the 89th IL Infantry and they sent a copy of his mustering out papers.
However, we never could find him in the 89 IL rosters.
I am not a Civil War scholar. However, in doing some reading I discovered
that 89 IL and 23 IL have a complicated (couple of?) consolidation(s) and
share the same rosters for several Companies.
We found James Kavanagh in the National Park Service Civil War Soldiers &
Sailors System in the 23 IL "Irish" Infantry after having searched rosters
unsuccessfully for him in the 89 IL "Railroad" Infantry.
You can Google the NPS website, but I will also send it to you offlist since
Rootsweb does not allow us to send URLs. Also I will forward a link to a
Rootsweb ILCivil War history resource.
Good Luck, Dan.
----- Original Message -----
From: "dan hogan" <>
Sent: Saturday, January 26, 2008 8:18 AM
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Irish Bridgade
>I have an ancestor who was supposedly in the Chicago
> Irish Brigade. He was one Frank Curran, 23 IL
> Infantry, Company B. He was killed in action at the
> Battle of Lexington, MO also called the Battle of the
> Hemp Bales. Nan has previously helped me with rosters
> but he does not appear there, though I have his
> enlistment record. Does a Frank Curran appear in any
> of these news articles?
> Dan Hogan
> --- Nan Brennan <> wrote:
>> That's terrific that you were able to obtain those
>> citations from John.
>> I'm assuming they may not have included the Chicago
>> There are 100s of articles in the Chicago Tribune on
>> related subjects.
>> 300 articles on the Irish Brigade just in the years
>> 1861 and 1862.
>> Here's an example of some from a later
>> period---during the Boer War
>> Chicago Tribune, Aug 24, 1902 page 16
>> Picnic For Ambulance Corps
>> Irish-Americans to have an outing at Oswald's Grove
>> to Raise Money
>> For Chicagoans in Africa. (very long article)
>> The corp in this article is called the
>> "Irish-American-Boer Ambulance
>> Association of Chicago"
>> Capt John J Quinn was president. Some of the names
>> mentioned (of
>> soldiers waiting to be
>> brought home from Johannesburg): James Jeffries,
>> Michael Halley,
>> Jerry O'Leary,
>> Peter O'Hara, George Wilson, Earnest Criss, Louis
>> Rupprecht, Joseph
>> Wade, James French,
>> Joseph Kennedy, John McGlew.
>> Chicago Tribune Feb 11, 1900 page 13
>> IRISH CORPS OFF TODAY
>> HOSPITAL FORCE FOR BOER ARMY TO START AT 10AM
>> Chicago Tribune Nov 17, 1900 page 1 (continues on
>> several pages)
>> IRISH VALOR IN TRANSVAAL WAR
>> CHicago Ambulance Corp Tell of Their Five Months'
>> Campaign in Africa
>> Very long article about their return to New York.
>> Many stories of
>> numerous battles, etc.
>> Some Chicago members listed in this article:
>> John Duff, Daniel McHugh, John Costello, Patrick
>> Carroll (341 W
>> Adams), John Quinn (124 E Ohio), James Coyne,
>> (Daniel McHugh was captured), John Walsh (317
>> Jackson) Dr AF Conroy
>> (captured), Dr J.R. McNamara, Dr Jeremiah Slattery,
>> Dr H.H. McAuley, Dr Ross, T. Long.
>> Casualties of the Corp mentioned: Edward Eagan of
>> Chicago, killed at
>> Thaba 'nchu
>> MICHAEL O'HARA of Holyoke Mass, killed at
>> Watervalonder; John J
>> Reilly of Chicago, wounded
>> at Thaba'Nchu and sent to St Helena. Prisoners:
>> Michael Hearn and
>> John Dougherty of Holyoke
>> Mass and Joseph Hill of Chicago....all sent to
>> Others from Chicago: Thomas Naughton, Richard
>> Cahill, Fred Verslius,
>> Rudolph Linsehoter
>> Daniel m. Daly, Captain Patrick O'Connor, Hubert
>> O'Hara (863 Girard
>> St), William Hurley (1148 47thPL)
>> Have you already read alot of the Tribune stories?
>> On Jan 25, 2008, at 1:51 PM, Bill King wrote:
>> > I was very interested in the Clan na Gael
>> "ambulance corps" from
>> > Chicago that went to the Boer War. My great uncle
>> was in the
>> > "ambulance corps". John has since sent me
>> citations of Chicago
>> > newspapers articles that report on the organizing
>> and the actions
>> > of the "ambulance corps". This is a great help to
>> me as I work on
>> > my family history. Bill King
>> > -----Original Message-----
>> >> From: Nan Brennan <>
>> >> Sent: Jan 24, 2008 10:56 PM
>> >> To:
>> >> Subject: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Q & A More feedback
>> on John Corrigan.
>> >> I know many of you engaged directly with John and
>> some had specific
>> >> questions for him. Could you share this onlist,
>> for all of us, but
>> >> especially
>> >> for those who were unable to attend?
>> >> Annette, did you get the information you were
>> interested in on
>> >> priests?
>> >> Also, I had to leave the table twice. So I
>> missed some things, too.
>> >> Did anyone ask John about his website, his
>> database-----the how
>> >> and when
>> >> of it's availability?
>> >> Thanks for sharing your information with all of
>> >> Nan
> Dan Hogan
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