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Mulligan, Patrick


Age: 31, credited to Middlebury, VT
Unit(s): 14th VT INF
Service: enl 8/30/62, m/i 10/21/62, Pvt, Co. E, 14th VT INF, m/o 7/30/63

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Birth: 05/18/1829, Ireland
Death: 06/28/1912

Burial: St. Marys Cemetery, Middlebury, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Alan Lathrop
Findagrave Memorial #: 77557047


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 4/26/1886; widow Mary L., 7/5/1912, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None


Great Grandfather of James Ross, Middlebury, VT

Great Grandfather of Jane Ross-Anderson, Plymouth, MA

Great Grandfather of Patrick Mulligan, Pleasant Prairie, WI

Great Grandfather of John Fitzpatrick, Middlebury, VT

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Patrick Mulligan

Patrick Mulligan died at his home on Seymour street at about 4 o'clock last Friday afternoon, June 28, in the 84th year of his age. The cause of death were the usual infirmities of old age, accelerated by rheumatism and more particularly disease of the heart.

Mr. Mulligan was born in Londgram Green, County of Louth, Ireland, on May 18, 1829, and came to this country when he was 14 years of age, in 1853. With the exception of the period of his service in the army during the War of the Rebellion and a short residence in Cornwall he always thereafter made his home in Middlebury. For the most part of al this time he devoted his attention to farm work in which he became an expert, but his last work was done as a U. S. Government contractor in carrying the mails to and fro between the Middlebury post office and the Rutland railroad station, which position he relinquished about three years ago, owing to advancing age.

On October 14, 1863, Mr. Mulligan was united in marriage to Miss Mary L. Haly of this town. Mrs. Mulligan survives, with the following named children: Miss Mary Mulligan, Miss Helen Mulligan and Miss Anna Mulligan of Spokane, Washington, and James Mulligan of Middlebury. The eldest son, Jeremiah, did only about a year ago at his father's home here, after an absence

From town of more than 20 years; and the tragic death of his youngest son. John P. Mulligan at the marble works in Middlebury only a few years ago will be long remembered. This sad accident threw a gloom over the future life of the young man's father, but he did his nest to shake it off and always appeared cheerful.

Patrick Mulligan was truly one of nature's noblemen. In all of the eighty-three years of his life he never did a dishonorable act. But instead was always trying to do some one a kindness, and in his genial, kindly way would have given his dinner to a hungry dog and go without himself, rather than the dog should continue hungry.

That was Patrick Mulligan, and these traits of his character were very eloquently dwelt upon by Rev. Father J. D. Shannon at the funeral service in St. Mary's church last Monday morning. Mr. Mulligan had always been a devout and faithful member of the church and Father Shannon could find nothing too good to say for him. Neither could any one else, including all of those who could remember him the longest until his end.

Mr. Mulligan was a member of Co. "E" of the Fourteenth Vermont regiment of Volunteer Infantry in the Civil war and his funeral was attended by many of his comrades of William P. Russell post, No. 89, G. A. R., and of William P. Russell circle, No. 5,Ladies of the G. A. R., with floral offerings of the most beautiful kind and in great abundance.

At 4 o'clock on Sunday afternoon the Ladies of the Grand Army circle went through their ritual at the house and many members of the post were also present.

St. Mary's spacious church was crowded at the funeral service with people from all walks of life and all denominations, who gathered to pay their last respects to this great Christian, good soldier and universal friend.

The remains were buried in the local Catholic cemetery and the pall bearers were Otis Abbey, (now the dean of the post, succeeding Mr. Mulligan), Walter W. Martin, Robert Manney, Jerome B. Noland, Patrick Halpin and Edward Gooly, all fellow-comrades of William P;. Russell post.

Source: Middlebury Register, July 5, 1912.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.