Lt. James Gannon, Co. H, 69th New York State Militia, On His Captivity

22 02 2022


Lieut. James Gannon, of the New York 69th regiment, who is now a prisoner at Richmond, in a letter to his mother, says:

“Although I am confined, I enjoy excellent health and I am getting stronger every day. The Southern hospitality extended us is better than we expected, and we all feel happy at our lot, none having reason to complain of the treatment they receive. We get enough to eat and plenty of coffee to drink. *  *  We are confined in a tobacco warehouse, a clean, well ventilated and healthy building, 75 by 80 feet, four stories high, and overlooking James river and a vast extent of country. We receive the papers regularly every morning, but they are all greatly prejudiced and incensed against the North, caused chiefly by the articles inserted in the Tribune and Times, believing them to be the sentiments of the Northern people, which I deny.”

The Baltimore (MD) Sun, 8/20/1861

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69th NYSM Roster

James Gannon at Ancestry

James Gannon at Fold3

Image: Lt. Charles Graham Halpin(e), 69th New York State Militia

8 06 2021
Charles Graham Halpin(e), 69th NYSM (L), Journalist Benjamin Penhallow Shilaber (The Carpet Bag), Contributed by Ron Coddington

Charles Graham Halpin(e) at Ancestry

Charles Graham Halpin(e) at Fold3 (shows as unattached to a company)

Charles Graham Halpin(e) at FindAGrave

Charles Graham Halpine at Wikipedia

Patrick Clooney of Co. K, 69th NYSM

23 01 2011

Is the man seated on the left Patrick Clooney? Photo from LOC

Brian Downey has posted a biographical sketch of a member of Thomas Francis Meagher’s company of the 69th New York State Militia.  Check it out.