James Egan – Captain, United States Army

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James Egan of Ireland

  • Private, 2nd United States Cavalry, 13 September 1856 to 21 June 1858
  • Private, Corporal, Sergeant and First Sergeant, Troop E, 1st United States Cavalry, 1 March 1860 to 20 August 1863
  • Second Lieutenant, 2nd United States Cavalry, 10 August 1863
  • First Lieutenant, 15 October 1864
  • Captain, 5 February 1868
  • Retired 9 May 1879
  • Breveted First Lieutenant, 31 May 1864, for gallant and meritorious services in the battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia
  • Died on 14 April 1883 and buried in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery.

April 17, 1883:

Captain James Egan, a retired officer of the United States Army, died in Washington on Saturday.  He was a native of Ireland, and, at the outbreak of the War of the Rebellion, was serving in the ranks of Company E, First Cavalry.  He was promoted to a First Lieutenancy in the Regular Army near the close of the war, was made Captain February 5, 1868, and retired from the service May 9, 1879, under the provisions of Section 1,251 of the Revises Statues, providing for the retirement of officers injured in the line of duty.


EGAN, JAMES

  • CAPT 2ND US CAV
  • DATE OF DEATH: 04/14/1883
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 1  SITE 133-D
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

EGAN, MARY ANN W/O JAMES

  • DATE OF DEATH: 04/14/1883
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 1  SITE 133-D
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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