Soldier Profile - Hannegan, James D.

Full Name: Hannegan, James D.
Home State: Ohio
Allegiance: Union
Unit/Service Branch: 5th Cavalry
James D. Hannegan, born in New York, enlisted at age 23, as a private in Company D, 5th Regiment Ohio Cavalry on the 28th of September 1861 at Elizabethtown, Ohio by S. Hayes and was mustered into the United States service for the period of three years November 9th, 1861 at Camp Dick Corwin by Captain Wilson the U.S. mustering officer. He was promoted a corporal and then to 2nd Lieutenant. He was transferred to field and staff as Adjutant February 6, 1864. He was mustered out on expiration of term of service Nov. 18, 1864.

On the 18th of October 1884 in St. Louis, Missouri he married Emma L. Meyer of that place. On February 24, 1885 Edna Elisabetha Hannegan was born. She was the only child of his marriage. On September 13th , 1887 James was killed by a locomotive at the John Avenue crossing of the Wabash Track in St. Louis, Missouri. He was aged 49 years, 7 months and 12 days old. He was buried in Calvary Cemetery, St. Louis. At the time of his death he was a tanner.
Letters Written by Hannegan, James D.
Letter January 19th, 1864 - Camp Near Scottsboro Ala