Ancestry From Ireland
Patrick Monahan and Catherine Cahill were married on February 25, 1872, in St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church, in Brooklyn, New York by the Reverend O'Reilly. They were my Great Grandparents. Patrick was 27 years old, and Catherine was only 16. She'd come to America when she was 9, in May 1865. They were my Great Grandparents.
Patrick Monahan, born Mar 1844, had come to America in 1851 from either County Cavan, or from Meath in County Mayo, in Ireland, at age 6. Immigrating so young, he probably came over with his family. At age 18 he enlisted into the Union Army in Springfield, Massachusetts on August 5, 1862. He was mustered in Pittsfield a month later, on September 5, 1862, into Company K of the 37th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, as a Private.
The 37th was a part of the Army of the Potomac, brigaded with the 10th Massachusetts, 7th Massachusetts, 2nd Rhode Island, and 36th New York. Before the 37th arrived, the brigade fought in the Battles of Antietam (Sharpsburg) and South Mountain in September 1862 when it was commanded by Major General George B. McClellan.
and was discharged (with a disability) on January 5, 1863 in Alexandria, VA.
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