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BG Joseph Finnegan

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BG Joseph Finnegan

  • Birth 17 Nov 1814 Clones, County Monaghan, Ireland
  • Death 29 Oct 1885 Rutledge, Alachua County, Florida, USA
  • Burial Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, USA
  • Memorial ID 4530

Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. Along with Brigadier General Alfred Holt Colquitt, he was in command of the defense of Florida from Union troops at Olustee on February 20, 1864. The battle, while small compared to other battles of the war, was the largest in Florida. After their defeat at Olustee, the Union forces remained in Jacksonville until the end of the war, not venturing out in a significant force again. The Union had casualties of 1,861 and the Confederacy had casualties of 946. The battle is re-enacted every February.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 11 Feb 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 4530
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for BG Joseph Finnegan (17 Nov 1814–29 Oct 1885), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4530, citing Old Jacksonville City Cemetery, Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .