The story of the 116th regiment
Pennsylvania Volunteers in the War of the Rebellion
by St. Clair A. Mulholland ; edited, with an introduction by Lawrence Frederick Kohl
|Main Creator:||Mulholland, St. Clair A. (St. Clair Augustin), 1839-1910|
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New York : Fordham University Press, 1996.
Irish in the Civil War
Facsimile of 1st ed. published 1903
Includes bibliographical references and index
Mulholland was born in Lisburn, County Antrim. At the breaking out of the Civil War he was commissioned lieutenant colonel of the 116th Pennsylvania Infantry. He was wounded during the famous charge of the Irish Brigade at Marye's Heights at the Battle of Fredericksburg on December 13, 1862. At the Battle of Chancellorsville on May 3 and 4, 1863, he led his regiment and distinguished himself by saving the guns of the 5th Maine Battery that had been abandoned to the enemy. For this he was complimented in general orders and later received the Medal of Honor. In this campaign he was given the command of the picket line by Maj. Gen. Winfield Scott Hancock and covered the retreat of the Army of the Potomac across the Rappahannock River. He was wounded several times in the war. Mulholland was mustered out of the volunteer service on June 3, 1865. Returning to civil life after the war, he was appointed Chief of Police in Philadelphia in 1868. He devoted much of his leisure time to art studies, and as a lecturer and writer on the Civil War and its records. In the Catholic affairs of Philadelphia, he was always active and a leader among the best known laymen. St. Clair Augustin Mulholland died February 17, 1910 at Philadelphia.
Physical description: xxviii, xxii, 480 p.,  p. of plates : ill., map, ports. ; 24 cm.
GR 5590: Stephen Griffin Collection