(c. 1838 - 1885)
Home State: Louisiana
Branch of Service: Artillery
He enlisted 28 April 1861, at New Orleans. He was a clerk living in New Orleans, age recorded as 23 when enlisted, and single. He transferred (from?) to the 4th Company, Battalion of Washington Artillery (B. W. A.) on 26 June 1862.
On the Campaign
He was with his battery on South Mountain and at Sharpsburg.
The rest of the War
Rolls from July 1862 to February 1865 state he was present with the battery. He was in the following engagements: Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862; Mountain Run, August 1862; Manassas No. 2, Aug. 30; Boonsboro, Md., Sept. 14; Sharpsburg, Md., Sept. 15, 16, and 17; Fredericksburg, Va., Dec. 11, 12 and 13. 1863 - Chancellorsville, May 3; Gettysburg, July 3; Williamsport, July 6. 1864 - Drewery's Bluff, May 14, 15 and 16; Clay's Farm, May 18 and 19; Chickahominy, June 6; Petersburg, June 19.
After the War
He's listed in city directories (1866-67, 70, and 76-77) for Galveston, TX as a clerk and driver with the Texas Express Company. He died in Galveston at age 47 of "congestion of the brain".
References & notes
Basic information from Booth1, who has him as P.J. Lavery, and says he was also listed as Laury, P. J.; Lowery, P. in the records. Booth says he was born in New York. Death detail from a notice in the Galveston Daily News of 29 November 1885, pg. 5. His gravesite is on Findagrave, which has his birth year as 1840.
c. 1838; Belfast, IRELAND
11/21/1885 Galveston, TX; burial in New City Cemetery, Galveston, TX