Creegan, Co. M,
mustered in Sept. 5, 1861 in Westmoreland Co.,
discharged in March 1863.
Creegan was an Irishman born in County Leitrim
in 1832, migrated to America in 1852, married his wife Ann O'Conner in
1853. He allegedly met his bride on the ship Mohill, during the voyage
and they settled in Allegany Co, MD around Frostburg.
Not sure how he went from there to
Westmoreland Co., PA for muster but after his service he went back home
to Maryland. Discovered this image in August 2013 while
conducting searches on the internet for '100th Pennsylvania' references.
I found the image captivating on it's own merit but also because I
hadn't seen it prior. The image is posted by descendant,
Karen Creegan Cooper on a family genealogy page here:
According to Michael Kraus, who has several
images with the same photographer's backdrop, the image was taken in
1862 while the Roundheads were in Beaufort, SC--note 'Palmetto' trees,
the symbol of South Carolina painted on backdrop.
Close-up view of Pvt. Patrick
Creegan, Co. M