Home State: Texas
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 4th Texas Infantry
He was a laborer in England, and arrived in New York from Liverpool in 1846. By 1861 he was living in Texas and enlisted in Company A, 4th Texas Infantry in Guadalupe County in June. He was ill and finally joined his Regiment in Northern Virginia in August 1862. He was assigned as scout and courier to General Hood, date not given.
On the Campaign
He was with his Company in action at Fox's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September and was present, but sick, at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862. From General Hood's Report:
I would be wrong in not acknowledging the valuable services rendered during the several engagements, in transmitting orders, of the following couriers of this command: M. M. Templeman, T. W. C. Lake, J.P. Mahoney, James Malone, W. E. Duncan, J. A. Mann, W. J. Barbee, W. G. Jesse, J. I. Haggerty, and J. H. Drake.
The rest of the War
He was captured on 2 July 1863 at Gettysburg, PA, and held for four months at Fort Mifflin, Philadelphia. He was then charged as a spy, and sent to Fort Delaware. He apparently escaped, probably in 1864, and returned to his unit on 24 July 1864.
References & notes
Basic information from Davis1. Details from a bio sketch by Thomas J. Ryan published in the Coastal Point newspaper of 17 June 2016.
Date not known in IRELAND
1 Davis, Rev. Nicholas A., The Campaign from Texas to Maryland, Houston: Telegraph Book and Job Establishment, 1863, pp. 148-150, 315-316 [AotW citation 1630]