Major Nolan died while on active duty with the 3rd United States Cavalry in Texas amd was buried in the San Antonio, Texas, National Cemetery. His widow, who died in 1907, was buried in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery.
Nicholas Nolan of Ireland
Appointed Private, Corporal Battery M, 4th Artillery, 9 December 1852 to 1 September 1858
Private, Corporal, Sergeant, First Sergeant, Troop K, 2nd Dragoons, 1 September 1858 to 5 September 1861
Sergeant and First Sergeant, Troop B, 6th Cavalry, 17 July 1862
First Lieutenant, 5 July 1864
Captain, 10th Cavalry, 28 July 1866
Major, 3rd Cavalry, 19 December 1882
Brevetted First Lieutenant, 1 August 1863 for gallant and meritorious service in the battle of Brandy Station, Virgini, and Captain, 31 March 1865 for gallant and meritorious service in the battle of Dinwiddie Court House, Virginia.
Died 25 October 1883
NOLAN, NICHOLAS M
MAJOR US ARMY
- DATE OF BIRTH: 03/10/1835
- DATE OF DEATH: 10/24/1883
- BURIED AT: SECTION A SITE 53
- SAN ANTONIO NATIONAL CEMETERY
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