Patrick B McCarthy

BirthSept. 11, 1846
DeathJan. 27, 1932
CemeterySunrise (Wahoo)
Unit182nd New York Infantry, Company C

1st Lieutenant Patrick B McCarthy

Company C, 182nd New York Infantry

McCarthy was born in Ireland on September 11, 1846. He enlisted in the regiment on March 31, 1863 as a 2nd lieutenant. McCarthy was mustered on June 23, 1863 and served about 2 years. McCarthy was promoted to 1st lieutenant on June 6, 1863. He was discharged on July 15, 1865 at Washington DC.

The 182nd New York Infantry was organized at New York City in November 1862. During McCarthy’s enlistment, the regiment was involved in several major battles and campaigns. Some of them include:

Rapidan Campaign (VA) (May 17-June 15, 1864).

Battle of Spottsylvania Court House (VA) (May 17-21, 1864).

Battle of Cold Harbor (VA) (June 1-12, 1864). Regimental losses were 10 killed, 47 wounded, 15 captured, and 18 reported missing on June 3, 1864.

Siege of Petersburg (VA) (June 16, 1864-April 2, 1865). Regimental losses were 10 killed and 40 wounded on June 16, 1864).

Appomattox Campaign (VA) (March 28-April 9, 1865).

At Appomattox Court House when General Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia (April 9, 1865).

Grand Review of the Troops (Washington DC) (May 23, 1865).

McCarthy died on January 27, 1932 at the age of 85 years. He is buried in the Sunrise Cemetery in Wahoo (Saunders County), Nebraska.

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