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Col Patrick Henry O'Rorke
Birth: Mar. 28, 1836
Death: Jul. 2, 1863

Civil War Union Army Officer. Born in County Cavan, Ireland, he came over to the United States at age 1. Graduated from the United States Military Academy in June 1861 (the second class of that year) ranked 1st in his class. After spending the early part of the Civil War as a 1st Lieutenant in the Corps of Engineers, he was commissioned Colonel and commander of the 140th new York Volunteer Infantry in September 1862. On the Second Day of the Battle of Gettysburg, he led his men in the struggle for Little Round Top, and was shot in the neck and killed while forming his regiment's line. Today the castle-like monument to the 140th New York stands on the spot on Little Round Top where he defended. 

Cause of death: Killed in action
 
Burial:
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
Rochester
Monroe County
New York, USA
Plot: Section East 13
 
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Originally Created by: Find A Grave
Record added: Nov 10, 1999
Find A Grave Memorial# 6899
Col Patrick Henry O'Rorke
Added by: Ethan F. Bishop
 
Col Patrick Henry O'Rorke
Added by: Andrew R. Pulsifer
 
Col Patrick Henry O'Rorke
Added by: Andrew R. Pulsifer
 
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Remembering you today, beloved soldier...
- Mary
 Added: Aug. 1, 2014
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- R.E Wood
 Added: Jul. 29, 2014
On July 2, 2013, the 150th anniversary of your death, I stood atop Little Round Top and gazed into what had been the valley of death below. I was awed by you and those who served with you that day. I am humbled by your service and sacrifice that day. May ...(Read more)
- Sharon
 Added: Jul. 9, 2014
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