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Confederate (CSV)

Corporal

Richard Deignan

(1832 - 1906)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: Phillips' (GA) Legion, Infantry Battalion

Before Sharpsburg

He came to America at age 19 (c. 1851), lived briefly in New York City, then went to Columbus, GA. He enlisted as 2nd Corporal, Company F, Phillips' Legion Infantry Battalion on 1 August 1861.

On the Campaign

He was captured in action at Fox's Gap on South Mountain, MD on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was exchanged on 2 October 1862, promoted to 4th Sergeant by 2 December, and commissioned 2nd Lieutenant on 18 December 1862. He was captured at Knoxville, TN on 29 November 1863 and held at Camp Chase. He was transferred to Fort Delaware on 27 March 1864 and released 12 June 1865.

After the War

He was in the honey and cane syrup business in Columbus.

References & notes

His service from Graham.1 Details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

06/08/1832; County Mayo, IRELAND

Death

05/30/1906 Columbus, GA; burial in Linwood Cemetery, Columbus, GA

Notes

1   Graham, Kurt D., Phillips Georgia Legion - Infantry Battalion, first accessed 20 September 2012, <http://www.angelfire.com/tx/RandysTexas/page4.html>, Source page: /InfCoF.html  [AotW citation 21974]