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Civil War Soldiers - Lawler
|Lawler, Michael K., brigadier-general,
U.S. Army, was born in Ireland Nov. 16, 1814. He immigrated to
America, located in Illinois, and there became captain of the 3d Ill.
infantry, June 29, 1846, serving with his regiment in the Mexican war
until honorably mustered out, May 21, 1847. Returning then to
Illinois, Capt. Lawler raised an independent company of Illinois
mounted volunteers, of which he became captain, July 19, 1847, and
with which he served during the remainder of the war, being mustered
out of the service Oct. 26, 1848. He began his service in the Civil
war as colonel of the 18th Ill. infantry, his commission dating from
June 30, 1861. The 18th regiment was organized at Camp Anna and was
mustered into the state service first for thirty days by Capt. U. S.
Grant, afterwards being mustered into the United States service for
three years. It took a gallant part in the capture of Fort Donelson.
Col. Lawler was promoted brigadier-general of volunteers, Nov. 29,
1862, and served until mustered out of the volunteer service, Jan. 15,
1866. For gallant and meritorious services during the war he was
brevetted major-general of volunteers, March 13, 1865. He died July
Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal
States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908