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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