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Garrity, Edward O.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 0, credited to Vermont
Unit(s): USN
Service: LNDS, enl, Boston, 8/3/1861, reported to Congress 9/12/61, kia 3/8/62, Vessels: Congress

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VITALS

Birth: unknown, Unknown
Death: 03/08/1862

Burial: St. Patrick Cemetery, Lowell, MA
Marker/Plot: Yard 3 Range 20 Sec 1 Lot 3
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
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MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, mother Bridget, 6/7/1862
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: None

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St. Patrick Cemetery, Lowell, MA

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Edward Garrity

Rutland Daily Herald, March 17, 1862:

Vermonter Killed in the Late Fight with the Merimac. - Edward O. Garity, from Benson, was a marine on board the United States frigate Congress, and was killed in the late action at Hampton Roads. He was struck in the shoulder by a piece of shell, and died in about an hour afterwards. His body has been sent to Benson for interment. The deceased was about 19 years of age, and had been attached to the Congress since September 12, 1861.

Contributed by Jen Snoots.

AN INQUEST ON A SAILOR KILLED AT THE BATTLE OF HAMPTON ROADS.

-- Coroner NAUMANN yesterday held an inquest at the foot of Cordandt-street, upon the body of EDWARD O. GARRITY, a marine, who died from injuries received at the time the Merrimac made the attack upon the frigate Congress, in Hampton Roads. Deceased was struck by a piece of shell in the right shoulder, during the action, and an hour and a half afterward he died. He was 19 years of age, and a native of Benson, Vermont. He had been connected with the frigate Congress since Sept. 12, 1861. The jury rendered a verdict in accordance with the above facts.

Source: New York Times, 15 March 1862.