|Birth: ||Jan. 10, 1844|
County Limerick, Ireland
|Death: ||Sep. 28, 1926|
Son of son of Daniel and Bridget Healy and emmigrated from Ireland in 1856.
On 5 Aug 1861 Patrick mustered into service with Company I of the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, and on 21 Oct 1861 he was taken prisoner at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
Patrick was transferred to Battery A, 1st Light Artillery Regiment Rhode Island and was returned to the 15th on 12 Jul 1864 when he then appeared on the muster rolls of the 20th Massachusetts. He was not assigned to a specific company in the 20th.
The following month, 5 Aug 1864, Patrick ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by discharge, having fulfilled his term of service.
On 19 Nov 1865 Patrick Healy married Catherine Purtell, 17, daughter of James and Johanna Purtell, at Webster, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both. The couple had seven children.
Patrick Healy died on 28 Sep 1926 at Webster, Massachusetts.
An obituary was published in "The Webster Evening Times," September 29, 1926, and reads in part:
"Patrick Healy of Slater Guards Claimed By Death
Dudley Man Saw Action in 34 Major Engagements
During Civil War and Had Splendid Record of Service
.... At the outbreak of the Civil War he was one of the first to enlist in Co. I, 15th Mass. Regiment. Mr. Healy was the only Dudley survivor of the Slater Guards, and of which Elias Wakefield is the only survivor. He saw service in 34 major engagements of the Civil War and some of these were Gettysburg, Antietam, Balls Bluff, and the Battle of the Wilderness.
...The four children who survive him are Edward, John, Elizabeth and Mary, and he is also survived by seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren
He was well known to many of the residents of Dudley and his death while expected came as a shock to the residents of both Webster and Dudley...."
Catherine Purtell Healy (1848 - 1928)
Elizabeth Healy (1866 - 1956)*
Daniel J. Healy (1868 - 1900)*
John J. Healy (1871 - 1928)*
Mary Jane Healy (1877 - 1956)*
P. Henry Healy (1880 - 1911)*
Maintained by: DaurRegt
Originally Created by: Stephen Barneby
Record added: Jun 06, 2011
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