Saturday, July 30, 2005

Civil War Memoir: Michael Finnigan 28th New York Volunteers

The following is from Grand Army of the Republic ~ Department of New York ~ Personal War Sketches of the Members of Charles P. Sprout Post No. 76, of Lockport

Sprout who was with the New York 28th Infantry was killed in Action at Cedar Mountain, Virginia on August 9, 1862

Michael Finnigan
Born New York
Company “B”, 28th New York Volunteers

…The first engagement I witnessed was the battle of Fallingwaters, and was afterward in the battles of Point of Rocks, Md., Cedar Mountain, Winchester, South Mountain, Antietam, Chancellorsville and Second Bull Run.

The most important event in my military service was the Battle of Cedar Mountain, where we lost our colonel Dudley Donnelly. The Lieutenant Colonel was wounded, and Adjutant Charles P. Sprout was killed.

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