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James Egan
Captain, United States Army
James Egan of Ireland
Private, 2nd United States Cavalry, 13 September 1856 to 21 June 1858
Private, Corporal, Sergeant and First Sergeant, Troop E, 1st United States Cavalry, 1 March 1860 to 20 August 1863
Second Lieutenant, 2nd United States Cavalry, 10 August 1863
First Lieutenant, 15 October 1864
Captain, 5 February 1868
Retired 9 May 1879
Breveted First Lieutenant, 31 May 1864, for gallant and meritorious services in the battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia
Died on 14 April 1883 and buried in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery.


April 17, 1883:

Captain James Egan, a retired officer of the United States Army, died in Washington on Saturday.  He was a native of Ireland, and, at the outbreak of the War of the Rebellion, was serving in the ranks of Company E, First Cavalry.  He was promoted to a First Lieutenancy in the Regular Army near the close of the war, was made Captain February 5, 1868, and retired from the service May 9, 1879, under the provisions of Section 1,251 of the Revises Statues, providing for the retirement of officers injured in the line of duty.



EGAN, JAMES
CAPT 2ND US CAV
DATE OF DEATH: 04/14/1883
BURIED AT: SECTION 1  SITE 133-D
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

EGAN, MARY ANN W/O JAMES
DATE OF DEATH: 04/14/1883
BURIED AT: SECTION 1  SITE 133-D
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
 
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Posted: 27 July 2003 Updated: 22 June 2006 Updated: 28 May 2009

JR Egan Gravesite PHOTO June 2003
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 28 June 2003