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Sullivan, Michael J.


Age: 19, credited to Ludlow, VT; Chester, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF, 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 8/29/62, m/i 10/23/62, Pvt, Co. C, 16th VT INF, m/o 8/10/63; enl 12/15/63, m/i 12/15/63, Pvt, Co. G, 1st VT CAV, pow, Morrisville, VA, 4/8/64, Andersonville, prld 10/7/64, Aikens Landing, Va, tr to Co. E 6/21/65, m/o 8/9/65

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Birth: 1842, Ireland
Death: 02/25/1913

Burial: St. Marys Cemetery, Oakland, CA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
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Findagrave Memorial #: 0
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Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not Found
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: None


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St. Marys Cemetery, Oakland, CA

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Michael J. Sullivan

Oakland Tribune
Wednesday - 26 Feb 1913

Sullivan, Michael J. (16th VT)

M.J. Sullivan, Veteran of Civil War, Succumbs

Michael J. Sullivan, a veteran of the Grand Army, answered final taps yesterday, when he succumbed to heart trouble at his home, 4352 Fleming Avenue.

Born in Ireland, 71 years ago, Sullivan at an early age came to America. At the outbreak of the Civil War he enlisted in the navy and later in the army. While there he took part in over 70 engagements with Generals Sheridan and Custer. He was a member of the Sixteenth Vermont Infantry, and one of the battles in which he fought was the famous battle of Gettysburg.

Sullivan was present when Lee surrendered to Grant at Appomattox, April 9, 1865. After the war he came to California and has resided here for the past 48 years. He was a member of the Appomattox Post, No. 50, G.A.R. Sullivan was born in County Kerry, Ireland, September 31 [sic], 1842. The funeral will take place tomorrow from his late residence, 4352 Fleming Avenue. Services will be held at St. Jarlath's Church, Fruitvale Avenue and Montana Street, at 10 a.m.

The interment will take place in the veteran's plot in St. Mary's cemetery. At the last resting place, comrade Fred Dietzmann of Appomattox Post will sound taps on the same old drum which he has treasured throughout the war.

Contributed by Erik Hinckley.