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Col Michael Nolan

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Col Michael Nolan

Birth
Ireland
Death 2 Jul 1863 (aged 41–42)
Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA
Plot Gettysburg Dead Section (Unmarked)
Memorial ID 27477043 View Source
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Michael Nolan was born in Ireland in 1821, and worked as a grocer in New Orleans prior to the war. On April 28, 1861, he was commissioned a captain in Company E, 1st Louisiana Infantry, and promoted to Lieutenant Colonel on April 30, 1862. Nolan was wounded at Sharpsburg, and killed at Gettysburg.

At Gettysburg, on the evening of July 2, 1863, Col. Jesse Williams' Louisiana Brigade, of Johnson's Division, was shifted to the left, to participate in the attacks on Culp's Hill. After crossing Rock Creek, Williams' reorganized the brigade into a line of battle, and then ordered the advance. After just a few steps, Col. Michael Nolan fell with a mortal wound fired by a Union skirmisher.

Col. Nolan was first buried on the battlefield. His remained were probably removed to Hollywood Cemetery, in Richmond, in the 1870s, and interred as an unknown in the "Gettysburg Dead" Section.


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  • Created by: EFB III
  • Added: 11 Jun 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 27477043
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/27477043/michael-nolan : accessed ), memorial page for Col Michael Nolan (1821–2 Jul 1863), Find a Grave Memorial ID 27477043, citing Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by EFB III (contributor 46863003) .