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 Patrick Henry O'Rorke

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Patrick Henry O'Rorke Famous memorial

Birth
County Cavan, Ireland
Death
2 Jul 1863 (aged 27)
Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial
Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA
Plot
Section East 13
Memorial ID
6899 View Source

Civil War Union Army Officer. Born in County Cavan, Ireland, he came over to the United States at age 1. Graduated from the United States Military Academy in June 1861 (the second class of that year) ranked 1st in his class. After spending the early part of the Civil War as a 1st Lieutenant in the Corps of Engineers, he was commissioned Colonel and commander of the 140th new York Volunteer Infantry in September 1862. On the Second Day of the Battle of Gettysburg, he led his men in the struggle for Little Round Top, and was shot in the neck and killed while forming his regiment's line. Today the the monument to the 140th New York bears his relief image and stands on the spot on Little Round Top where he defended.

Civil War Union Army Officer. Born in County Cavan, Ireland, he came over to the United States at age 1. Graduated from the United States Military Academy in June 1861 (the second class of that year) ranked 1st in his class. After spending the early part of the Civil War as a 1st Lieutenant in the Corps of Engineers, he was commissioned Colonel and commander of the 140th new York Volunteer Infantry in September 1862. On the Second Day of the Battle of Gettysburg, he led his men in the struggle for Little Round Top, and was shot in the neck and killed while forming his regiment's line. Today the the monument to the 140th New York bears his relief image and stands on the spot on Little Round Top where he defended.


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 9 Nov 1999
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 6899
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6899/patrick-henry-o'rorke: accessed ), memorial page for Patrick Henry O'Rorke (28 Mar 1836–2 Jul 1863), Find a Grave Memorial ID 6899, citing Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave .