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Sgt Peter Donnelly
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Birth: unknown
Death: Jun. 23, 1864

Peter Donnelly

Residence Castleton VT;
Enlisted on 7/17/1862 as a Sergeant.
On 9/1/1862 he mustered into "C" Co. VT 1st Heavy Artillery
He was Killed on 6/23/1864 at Weldon Railroad, VA

Additional Information:
Peter Donnelly Co. C.

"a minie ball…entered his abdomen about 1 inch to the left of his navel & came out just to the right side of the spinal column & just below the right hip."

Interred on the battlefield by the side of a gigantic pine tree near the Gurley house or near the Globe Tavern. Lt. Oscar G. French wrote home 12/14/64 that his unit got off the cars [of the City Point Military Railroad] and went into camp not 20 rods from poor Peter's grave.

In late December 1864 Edward Burns came to Virginia and probably escorted his step-son's body home. Buried in St. Mary's Cemetery at Fair Haven, Vermont.


Family links: 
  John Donnelly (____ - 1851)
  Rosa Burns (____ - 1879)
Saint Marys Cemetery
Fair Haven
Rutland County
Vermont, USA
Created by: Bev
Record added: Mar 16, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18477913
Sgt Peter Donnelly
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Sgt Peter Donnelly
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