|Death: ||Jun. 23, 1864|
Residence Castleton VT;
Enlisted on 7/17/1862 as a Sergeant.
On 9/1/1862 he mustered into "C" Co. VT 1st Heavy Artillery
He was Killed on 6/23/1864 at Weldon Railroad, VA
Peter Donnelly Co. C.
"a minie ball…entered his abdomen about 1 inch to the left of his navel & came out just to the right side of the spinal column & just below the right hip."
Interred on the battlefield by the side of a gigantic pine tree near the Gurley house or near the Globe Tavern. Lt. Oscar G. French wrote home 12/14/64 that his unit got off the cars [of the City Point Military Railroad] and went into camp not 20 rods from poor Peter's grave.
In late December 1864 Edward Burns came to Virginia and probably escorted his step-son's body home. Buried in St. Mary's Cemetery at Fair Haven, Vermont.
Saint Marys Cemetery
Created by: Bev
Record added: Mar 16, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18477913
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