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Maj Michael Lewis Courtney
Birth: Jun. 6, 1842
County Monaghan, Ireland
Death: Jul. 16, 1886
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA

Michael Lewis Courtney was a Lt.Colonel in the U.S. Colored Troops during the Civil War.

He served during the war at Woodburn, Tennessee and at the battles of Pulaski and Nashville. Because of gallant and meritorious services he was brevetted Captain and Major U.S.Army.

He was a Sir Knight Templar, a member of
the Grand Army and a Knight Member of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States.

After the Civil War he studied at Columbia Law School and graduated with honor.

He later served 12 years in the Army in Texas and the remainder of his time at Fort Meade, Dakota.

There are 40 reference to Michael Lewis
Courtney in the book "A Buffalo Soldier's
Story" by William A. Aleshire pub. 2004.

His name will be included and honored with
others in the new U.S. Colored Troops
Memorial Monument being built in John G.
Lancaster Park in Lexington Park, MD 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Owen Callen (1806 - 1873)
  Catherine Connolly Courtney (1806 - 1875)
 
 Spouse:
  Irene Amanda Conger Courtney (1853 - 1891)
 
 Children:
  Irene Louise Courtney Heaton (1878 - 1951)*
  Lillian Conger Courtney (1886 - 1912)*
 
 Siblings:
  Julie Ann Courtney McConnell (1827 - 1886)*
  Bridget Ann Courtney Dempsey (1833 - ____)*
  Edward Charles Courtney (1836 - 1878)*
  Catherine Courtney Morton (1838 - ____)*
  George W. Courtney (1840 - 1891)*
  Michael Lewis Courtney (1842 - 1886)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hope Cemetery
Galesburg
Knox County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Stan Courtney
Record added: Dec 06, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 81621898
Maj Michael Lewis Courtney
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Maj Michael Lewis Courtney
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Maj Michael Lewis Courtney
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