Sunday, September 27, 2009

Adam McGervy

Adam McGervy, also known as “McGarvey” or “McGervey,” was born in 1828 in Michigan.

By 1860 Adam, who could not read or write, was a railroad worker living at a boarding house in Blendon, Ottawa County, probably run by James Sullivan.

In any case, Adam was 33 years old and probably residing in Grand Rapids when he enlisted in Company K on May 13, 1861.

Adam died of “quick consumption” in the Regimental hospital near Alexandria, Virginia, on October 18, 1861, and was presumably buried among the unknown soldiers interred in Alexandria National Cemetery (although there is no record of burial in Alexandria National Cemetery).

No pension seems available.

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