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Burlington in Chittenden County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

In Memory of John Lonergan

 
 
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By Stephen Restelli, September 23, 2018
1. Lonergan
Inscription.  
In memory of
John Lonergan
a native of Ireland,
who having made
the United States
his adopted country,
defended it in the
Civil War, and at the
Battle of Gettysburg
with distinction as
Capt. Co. A, 13th VT Reg't.,
and was awarded
a Medal of Honor
by Congress.
He was twice named
Dep. Coll. of Customs.
Born on April 7th 1838.
He died August 6th 1902:
Believing in future life,
and in the destiny
of this dear land.
R.I.P.

 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
 
Location. 44° 29.34′ N, 73° 12.243′ W. Marker is in Burlington, Vermont, in Chittenden County. Memorial can be reached from Archibald Street east of North Willard Street (U.S. 2), on the left when traveling east. Located in Saint Joseph Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 253 Archibald Street, Burlington VT 05401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Athletic Park (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mary Martha Fletcher
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By Stephen Restelli, September 23, 2018
2. In Memory of John Lonergan Marker
(approx. ¼ mile away); Saint-Joseph Parish (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Meeting House (approx. 0.7 miles away); First Unitarian Universalist Society Meeting House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Church Street Marketplace (approx. ¾ mile away); Neighbors Helping Neighbors (approx. 0.8 miles away); Burial Place of General Ethan Allen (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burlington.
 
Also see . . .
1. John Lonergan - Find A Grave. There are discrepancies in his birth year which ranges from 1837 and 1838 (Submitted on November 11, 2019, by Stephen Restelli of Barre, Vermont.) 

2. Captain John Lonergan 1837 - 1902 — Hero of Gettysburg —. Inscription.
In this park on July 22, 1863, Vermont's only ethnic Civil War unit was welcomed home from the battle of Gettysburg. Lonergan commanded Co. A, 13th VT Regiment - the Irish Company - and he received the Medal of Honor for gallantry in the battle. The five VT regiments on 9-months duty formed the 2nd VT Brigade on October 27, 1862. In late June of 1863, the brigade marched from Union Mills, VA. to Gettysburg in six days. On July 2, 1863, the Irish Company helped recapture four cannons and took 83
In Memory of John Lonergan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stephen Restelli, September 23, 2018
3. In Memory of John Lonergan Marker
rebel prisoners. The next day Lonergan's men led the way when two VT regiments flanked Pickett's forces assaulting Cemetery Ridge, causing heavy rebel losses. The Irish battle cry: Faugh a ballagh - Clear the way! (Submitted on December 5, 2019, by Stephen Restelli of Barre, Vermont.) 

3. Unveiling of Captain John Lonergan Memorial. A memorial in Ireland to Captain John Lonergan was unveiled at Sir John’s Road, Carrick on Suir, Co. Tipperary on the 8th May 2010. Captain Lonergan’s family left Ireland in 1848, and he went on to win fame at Gettysburg where he commanded Company A, 13th Vermont Infantry. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions at the battle. (Submitted on December 5, 2019, by Stephen Restelli of Barre, Vermont.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 6, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 11, 2019, by Stephen Restelli of Barre, Vermont. This page has been viewed 103 times since then and 20 times this year. Last updated on December 6, 2019, by Stephen Restelli of Barre, Vermont. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 11, 2019, by Stephen Restelli of Barre, Vermont. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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