(c. 1839 - 1881)
Home State: New York
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 69th New York Infantry
Age 22 years, he enlisted at New York City to serve three years, and mustered in as First Sergeant, Company C, 69th New York Infantry on 30 September 1861.
On the Campaign
He was in action at Antietam on 17 September with his Company and Major Cavanaugh later wrote ...
Among the non-commissioned officers who particularly distinguished themselves on the field, I take occasion to mention the following as being most worthy of your consideration for promotion to a commission, viz: First Sergts. Murtha Murphy, Company C; Michael Brennan, Company B; Bernard O'Neil, Company C, and Soucoth Mansergh, Company H.
The rest of the War
He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant to date from 17 September and was severely wounded in the arm and back in action at Fredericksburg, VA on 13 December 1862. He mustered out at the consolidation of the regiment on 12 June 1863, but he enrolled again and mustered as 2nd Lieutenant, Company G on 19 January 1864. He was promoted to First Lieutenant 15 February 1864, and Captain, Company C on 16 February 1865. He mustered out with his Company on 30 June 1865.
References & notes
c. 1839; County Wexford, IRELAND
05/17/1881; burial in Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, Queens, NY