Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Dennis Conway

Dennis Conway was born in 1830 in Ireland, the son of Margaret.

Dennis left Ireland, possibly along with his mother and by 1860 he was working as a laborer and living with the family of a blacksmith named Patrick Quinn (who had also emigrated from Ireland with his wife Ellen) in Brooks, Newaygo County, Michigan.

Dennis was 31 years old and possibly living in Newaygo County when he enlisted in Company H on May 13, 1861. (Company H, formerly the “Muskegon Rangers”, was made up largely of men from the vicinity of Muskegon and Newaygo counties.)

He was killed in action on August 29, 1862 at Second Bull Run, and presumably among the unknown soldiers whose remains were reinterred in Arlington National Cemetery.

In 1864 his mother applied for and received a pension (no. 79560).

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