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 James Lawlor Kiernan

James Lawlor Kiernan

Birth
Mount Bellew, County Galway, Ireland
Death 26 Nov 1869 (aged 32)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot Section 66, Lot 19229
Memorial ID 9131 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brigadier General. He served as a surgeon with the 69th New York Militia at the Battle of First Bull Run, then Surgeon with the 6th Missouri Volunteer Infantry. He was severely wounded at the Battle at Port Gibson in Mississippi and left for dead in a swamp. He was captured but Confederate troops, but escaped. He was appointed Brigadier General of Volunteers by President Abraham Lincoln on August 1, 1863 and put in charge of the post at Milliken's Bend. but resigned on February 3, 1864 because of poor health. After the war he was appointed United States Consular to China.


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  • Added: 17 Apr 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9131
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Lawlor Kiernan (26 Oct 1837–26 Nov 1869), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9131, citing Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .