American Civil War soldier, Corporal Timothy J. Regan, immigrated to the United States in 1852. Sailing out from Saint Catharine's Dock at London, on the fourth day of May, 1852, leaving all the friends and associates of his childhood and youth behind him.
At the outbreak of the war in April, 1861, Mr. Regan resides in Boston Massachusetts. It is at this time that he starts his Civil War diary. He enlists with the 13th Massachusetts volunteers on April 30, 1861. President Abraham Lincoln issues a proclamation for 42,034 men to serve three years if not sooner discharged and his regiment signs the enlistment roll under the new call. His regiment, the 13th, is later changed to the 9th regiment in May, 1861. The 9th is composed almost wholly of Irishmen. American Civil War soldier, Corporal Timothy J. Regan, serves three years with the 9th regiment and musters out June 21, 1864.
After his enlistment with the Army, Mr. Regan procures employment in Washington D. C. as a wagon master, working for the Quartermasters department delivering mules and horses to the Army of the Potomac and the Army of the James. After the war he returns to Boston Massachusetts.
At the start of the war, he meets a woman at an armory where he is quartered in Washington D. C. while on a detail connected with an observation balloon. They start a letter correspondence and he later learns that her name is Menta Grayson. They share a war-time romance that, after the war, ends in tragedy.
Mr. Regan dies a single man, on December 26th, 1897. He is buried at Forest Hills cemetery, Boston, Massachusetts.
Most of what is known about Mr. Regan comes from his diaries. There is no known photograph of Corporal Regan. His death certificate and military pension records have also been found. I hope to add a link soon to show them.
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