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Mark Flanigan
Birth: 1825
County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Death: Oct. 4, 1886
Detroit
Wayne County
Michigan, USA

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. At the start of the Civil War in 1861, he helped organize the 24th Michigan Volunteer Infantry and was appointed Lieutenant Colonel. From 1862 to early 1863, he served in Detroit, Michigan as recruiting officer and field administrator for the 24th Michigan. In June 1863, he rejoined the 24th Michigan in the march to Gettysburg. At the Battle of Gettysburg on July 1, 1863, he was ordered to place the 24th Michigan on the left flank at Willoughby's Run. In executing this movement, he engaged the Confederates halting their advance and captured a large number of prisoners. During the action he was severely wounded, resulting in loss of his leg. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on March 13, 1865 for "meritorious conduct in the campaign of Gettysburg, and for services in that engagement". (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Elmwood Cemetery
Detroit
Wayne County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Section D, Lot 66
 
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Record added: Nov 21, 2001
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- Rebecca Marden
 Added: Dec. 22, 2014
But it was on July 1st that Col. Flanigan made history, not the 2nd.
- Folsom
 Added: Oct. 4, 2012
I light a candle for Mark Flanigan ...
- Candles
 Added: Jan. 21, 2012
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