Finding aid for the Michael Mulcahy Papers


Title:
Michael Mulcahy Papers
Repository:
Western Reserve Historical Society
Phone: 216-721-5722
http://www.wrhs.org
Creator:
Mulcahy, Michael
Dates:
1862-1908
Quantity:
0.20 linear feet (1 container)
Abstract:
Michael Mulcahy (1839-1908) was enrolled as a private in the 6th United States Calvary in 1862 and was later promoted to sergeant, serving in the United States Civil War. Mulcahy received acclaim for his involvement in the famous Winchester Ride where he fought with General Sheridan in the Battle of Winchester. He was honorably discharged from the United States Army on January 13, 1865. Mulcahy was born in County Cork, Ireland. After his soldier days, he came to Cleveland, Ohio, worked as a carpenter, and joined the volunteer fire department. He married Elizabeth Brennan on February 27, 1865 in St. Patrick's Church, Cleveland, Ohio. He later joined the first paid fire department organized in Cleveland. The collection consists of Civil War records pertaining to Michael Mulcahy's service, including register of enlistment, affidavits, and pension documents; a death certificate; newspaper clippings; and a letter.
Identification:
MS 4857
Location:
closed stacks
Language:
The records are in English