|Birth: ||Aug. 23, 1834|
Four Corners (Hampden County)
|Death: ||Jul. 4, 1863|
Private Patrick Manning Served with Co. D, 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War of 1861-65. For Patrick his War ended on July 4th 1863 when he succumbed to his wounds he had recieved the day before at the Battle of Gettysburg. He was 29 Years Old.
He was buried in Evergreen Cemetery at Gettysburg until the National Cemetery was opened in November 1863. He was then interred in the Massachusetts Area, Section A, Grave No. 23.
If your ever at Gettysburg look him up because after reading this you are no longer strangers.
The Attached photo is Courtesy of the Late Dick Watts Collection, whose family was kind enough to allow a copy for Find a Grave.
The same photo appears in the 1903 book "They Sleep at Gettysburg: Massachusetts At Gettysburg" on page 46. It was this book that helped Dick to identify this long forgotten hero of the Civil War, who gave his last full measure of devotion to save the Union. It is fitting that the Flag of that Union for which he died for on the Fourth of July is in this Photo.
The Photographer on the Back is Lamb & Colby Newburyport MA
Gettysburg National Cemetery
Plot: Massachusetts Sec. A Grave 23
Created by: Herbert Rickards
Record added: Jan 07, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5136252