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Civil War Soldiers - Sullivan

Sullivan, Jeremiah C., brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was born in Indiana and was the son of Jeremiah Sullivan, an early pioneer and an eminent jurist of that state. In early life he served in the U. S. navy for a time, but leaving that service engaged in civil pursuits, which he was following at the time of the outbreak of the Civil war. He assisted in organizing the 6th Ind. infantry for the three-months' service, and as captain of a company in that organization left the state May 30, 1861, for West Virginia and reached Philippi on June 2. He participated in the first battle of the war at that place the following day, his regiment being attached to Gen. Thomas A. Morris' brigade. On June 19 he was commissioned colonel of the 13th Ind. infantry and again left the state July 4, and joined McClellan's forces at Rich mountain, W. Va., where he participated in the battle. He was in numerous skirmishes about Cheat mountain and in the engagement there on Sept. 12-14. With his regiment he supported a battery at Greenbrier and was in several skirmishes, after which he moved to Green Spring run, where he remained until spring. He was in the battle of Winchester in March and joined in pursuit of Jackson's army as far as New Market. Col. Sullivan was appointed brigadier-general of volunteers on April 28, 1862, and continued to serve in that capacity until May 11, 1865, when he resigned from the military service and engaged in peaceful pursuits. He died Oct. 21, 1890.

Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908

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