Patrick S Real


BirthFeb. 23, 1835
DeathMay 23, 1893
CemeteryHoly Cross (Grafton)
PostShields (Grafton)
Unit90th Illinois Infantry, Company K

Captain Patrick S Real

Company E, 7th Missouri Infantry

Company K, 90th Illinois Infantry

Real was born in Ireland on February 23, 1835. Real served with regiments from 2 different states during the War. Initially, he enlisted as a 25 year old private in the 7th Missouri Infantry on June 1, 1861. He was mustered on June 24, 1861 and served about 1 year with the regiment. Missouri Civil War records indicate that Real deserted at Pittsburg Landing, Tennessee on June 18, 1862. The Tennessee location was the site of the Battle of Shiloh in April 1862. Patrick’s brother (James) served in the Confederate Army and was killed at Shiloh.

Real re-entered the Union Army as a member of the 90th Illinois Infantry. He enlisted on September 18, 1862 as a private. He was mustered on October 30, 1862 and served about 3 years. He was discharged on November 11, 1864. Real was promoted to 1st lieutenant on November 22, 1862 and to captain on June 10, 1863.

The 90th Illinois Infantry was organized and mustered at Chicago on September 7, 1862. The unit was assigned to the Siege of Vicksburg (MS) (June 17-July 4, 1863) and the Siege of Atlanta (GA) (July 22-August 25, 1864).

Real died on May 23, 1893. He is buried in the Holy Cross Cemetery in Grafton (Fillmore County), Nebraska. He was a charter member and the first commanding officer of the Shields Post (#33) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Grafton.

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


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