James Mickey - Civil War Soldier

James Mickey is the grandson of Peter Gary, Sr. through his daughter Catherine Gary Mickey.

James pension records are surprisingly complete, and indicate that he died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on April 14, 1865, of typhus fever at the age of 20 years. He became ill while with his regiment in Virginia just before the Battle of Cedar Creek in October, 1864. He was first sent to a hospital in Baltimore, and then transferred Feb. 5 to Satterlee General Hospital in Philadelphia where he died. He is buried in grave #350 of Mt. Moriah Cemetery, assumed to be in Philadelphia or at least that area.  The death certificate lists him as being single, but his records also indicate that he was married on August 2, 1861, to Eve Miller of Westmoreland (Westmoreland) County Pennsylvania. (Eve's father Thomas Miller as from Jefferson Twp., Somerset Co.) Eve applied for a pension in August, 1865, at which time she was 42 years old, or 17 years older than James! According to the records she and James had one child which died in infancy. Eve's widows pension was approved, and she received $8/mo. until her death on September 28, 1879.

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James Mickey Death and Internment Record. James Mickey Death Record - pg 2.
Civil War Veterans' Card File - James Mickey.
Civil War Veterans' Card File - James Mickey.

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