Patrick Dooley


BirthFeb. 22, 1839
DeathNov. 1, 1932
CemeteryShelton (Shelton)
PostHooker (Shelton)
Unit2nd Michigan Cavalry, Company M

Corporal Patrick Dooley

Company M, 2nd Michigan Cavalry

Dooley was born in Ireland on February 22, 1839. He was residing in Calhoun County, Michigan when he enlisted in the regiment on September 12, 1861 at Marshall, Michigan. He was mustered on October 2, 1861 and went on to serve 3 years and 9 months. He re-enlisted on June 14, 1864 and was discharged on June 20, 1865 at Camp Chase, Ohio.

The 2nd Michigan Cavalry was organized and mustered in Detroit on October 2, 1861. During his enlistment, the outfit was involved in many major battles and military operations. Some of them include:

Siege of Corinth (MS) (April 29-May 30, 1862).

Battle of Brentwood (TN) (March 25, 1863). Private Dooley was captured by Confederate forces under the leadership of General Nathan Bedford Forrest. Information was not available as to the length of time that Dooley was held as a prisoner.

Battle of Chickamauga (GA) (September 19-21, 1863).

Atlanta (GA) Campaign (May 1-June 29, 1864).

Battle of Resaca (GA) (May 14-15, 1864).

Battle of Franklin (TN) (November 30, 1864).

Dooley died on November 1, 1932 at the age of 93 years. He is buried in the Shelton Cemetery in Shelton (Hall County), Nebraska. Dooley was a member of the Hooker Post (#28) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Shelton.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.


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