A magnificent Irishman from Appalachia :
the letters of Lt. James Gildea, First Ohio Light Artillery Battery L /
by Julian Mohr ; edited by Gary Piatt.
|Main Creator:||Gildea, James Frederick, 1835-1917.|
|Published / Created:||
Milford, Ohio : Little Miami Pub. Co., 2003.
Includes bibliographical references (page 103) and index.
Gildea was born in County Donegal, the youngest of thirteen. The family eventually settled in Cincinnati in 1845. Gildea moved around Ohio quite a bit, employed as a pipe fitter. In 1861, he enlisted in Battery L at Portsmouth, Ohio. He was wounded at Port Republic on June 8, 1862, and was mustered out on November 8, 1864. He was active in the community in church all his life. He wife, Teresa, died on September 3, 1904. Gildea passed away on March 10, 1917. There is a photo of the old soldier in his rocking chair at the back.
Physical description: xii, 114 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
GR P 704: Stephen Griffin Collection
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