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John Mahoney

Death 27 Dec 1908 (aged 86–87)
Ruddles Mills, Bourbon County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Paris, Bourbon County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 111897002 · View Source
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Lexington Herald
Lexington, KY
Monday, December 28, 1908
Volume: 38 Issue: 363 Page: 2

Aged Soldier with Remarkable Record Passes Away in Bourbon County.
Only One Member of Company Outlives Him - Funeral Tomorrow.

PARIS, Ky., Dec. 27. - In the death of John Mahoney at an early hour this morning at his home near Ruddles Mills, this county, in his eighty-sixth year, the last save one of the members of Company G, Second Kentucky Infantry, Orphan Brigade, has passed to his reward, the only surviving member being James A McDonald of Kansas City, Mo. Mr Mahoney was a native of Ireland, and at the outbreak of the Civil War enlisted in the Confederate service and fought with unexampled daring and bravery till its close. He was severely wounded at Fort Donaldson and being sent to Nashville evaded capture.

Re-enters Service
Recovering he re-entered the service, joining the Fourth Regiment. He fought at Shiloh, where he was again wounded, and at Vicksburg and Baton Rouge, being wounded for the third time in the latter engagement. Mr Mahoney later rejoined his former company and was in the thickest of the fighting at Hatsville; Murfreesboro, Jackson and Chickamauga.
Recovering and rejoining his company at Dalton, Mr Mahoney took part in the battle of Rocky Face Gap, Resaca and Dallas; from Dallas to Atlanta; at Peachtree, Intrenchment and Utoy Creeks and at Jonesboro, where he was again wounded.

Had Remarkable Record
It is said that Mr Mahoney participated in more battles, was oftener wounded and recovered and carried more scars as an evidence of his service to the cause of the South than perhaps any other soldier that survived the memorable struggle. His company was commanded by the late Capt E F Spears, of Paris, who held Mr Mahoney in the highest esteem and who bore testimony to his unfaltering devotion to the South, his great bravery and high soldierly qualities. Mr Mahoney's last visit to Paris was two years ago, when his beloved Captain passed away.
It was one of the las requests of Captain Spears that when Mr Mahoney died he should bear the expense of the funeral, and accordingly his son, Mr Woodford Spears, upon hearing of the death of Mr Mahoney instructed Col A T Forsyth to spare no expense in providing for the funeral and present the bill to him for payment.

Funeral Services Tomorrow
The funeral services will be held at the Catholic church tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock. The services will be conducted by Rev Father Eugene DeBruyn. The interment will be in the Paris Catholic cemetery and will be in charge of the Confederate Veterans. The following will be pallbearers: Dr C J Clarke, George Gregory, L J Fretwell, W A Morris, P D Shea, and A T Forsyth.





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  • Find A Grave Memorial 111897002
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