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Soldier of the United States of America

Name: Owen Flannelly

son of William and Mary (née Lang) Flannelly

Born: 1837 in Doonflin Upper, Skreen, County Sligo, Ireland

Died: November 1864 in Jersey City, New Jersy, U.S.A. Buried at St. Peter's Cemetery, Jersey City.

Enlisted: 26th April 1861 and mustered in on 1st May 1861 in Trenton, New Jersey

Discharged: Mustered out in July 1861 in Trenton, New Jersey

Unit(s): Company G, 2nd New Jersey Foot Militia. This unit was mustered when President Abraham Lincoln first ordered the formation of troop units to engage the Confederate States of America.

Commanding Officer / General: Gen. Butler

Unit Battle History: Reported to General Butler at Annapolis, Maryland, 3rd May 1861; Left Maryland for Washington, DC, arriving 6th May 1861; Defense of Washington, June 1861; Attached to Runyon's New Jersey Brigade, Reserve Division, McDowell's Army of Northeast Virginia through July 1861; Camped at Meridian Hill 24th May 1861; Occupation of Arlington Heights, Virginia, 24th May 1861; Construction of Fort Runyon; Duty on line of Alexandria & Loudon Railroad until 16th July 1861; Advance on Manassas, Virginia, 16-21st July 1861; Battle of Bull Run (Reserve), 21st July 1861.

Notes: (if any)

Rank: Enlisted as Private; discharged as Private

Data jointly furnished by Maureen Wlodarczyk of Sayreville, New Jersey (great-great-grandneice of Private Owen Flannelly), and by Walter H. Flannery of Hudson, Massachusetts (Flannery Clan researcher).
Sources include NARA microfilm ref. M550 roll 8, and M288 pension records index.