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From: Nan Brennan <>
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Irish Bridgade - and - 89th IL "RailroadRegiment"
Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2008 12:09:17 -0600
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Thanks much for that info, Sharon.
I did find the NPS site and the entry for Dan's, Frank Curran.
There's no detail yet, but gives a film number.
Apparently they will add those records later.
I'm not a Civil War researcher at all, but I think there are NARA
records on the CW (online).

Nan



On Jan 26, 2008, at 11:39 AM, Sharon Kavanagh wrote:

> 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.
> Sharon Kavanagh
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "dan hogan" <>
> To: <>
> 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:
>>
>>> Bill,
>>>
>>> That's terrific that you were able to obtain those
>>> citations from John.
>>>
>>> I'm assuming they may not have included the Chicago
>>> Tribune?
>>> 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
>>> Ceylon.
>>>
>>> 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?
>>>
>>> Nan
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> 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
>>> us.
>>>>>
>>>>> Nan
>>
>> Dan Hogan
>>
>>
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