; born in Cork, Ireland
, Dec. 25, 1820; served in the war against Mexico
, in which he lost an arm. In May, 1861, he was commissioned brigadier-general of volunteers, and was distinguished at Wilson's Creek
, where he was severely wounded.
In January, 1862, he was colonel of the 52d Illinois Volunteers, and was engaged in the battles at Fort Donelson
, and Iuka Springs
He became brigadier-general again late in 1862, and in the Atlanta campaign
commanded a division, distinguishing himself in several of the battles.
The city of New York
gave him a silver medal for his services in the war with Mexico
, and the city of Brooklyn
gave him one for his services in the Civil War
. In May, 1870, he was retired with the rank of brigadiergeneral, United States army.
He died in Astoria, N. Y.
, April 10, 1892.