Company C 22nd Infantry
Patrick Heagerty was born in Mayo County, Ireland in 1847.
He enlisted for a period of 3
years as a Private in Company C of the 22nd Infantry on August
at Elmira, New York. His enlistment record indicated that he stood 5 feet 11 ½ inches tall, had brown hair,
gray eyes and a fair complexion. His previous occupation was listed as Laborer. He was discharged from
this enlistment with the rank of Private on August 21, 1878 at Fort Wayne, Michigan with a character reference
Heagerty re-enlisted as a
Private for a period of 5 years in Company C at Fort Wayne on
August 21, 1878.
On this enlistment record his previous occupation was listed as Soldier. He was discharged from this
enlistment with the rank of Private on August 20, 1883 at Fort Logan, Colorado with a character reference
He re-enlisted as a Private for
a period of 5 years in Company C at Fort Logan, Colorado on
August 21, 1883.
On this enlistment record his previous occupation was listed as Soldier. He was discharged from this enlistment
with the rank of Private on August 20, 1888 at Fort Keogh, Montana with a character reference of Excellent.
On September 15, 1888 Private
Heagerty committed suicide in his quarters at Fort Keogh. In the
Register of Deaths
in the Army his entry indicated that he was "crazed by drink" and committed "Suicide by shooting."
In the Returns of the 22nd
Infantry for the month of September 1888 Heagerty was recorded as
being a member
of Company C when he died. He had served 18 years in Company C 22nd Infantry.
Patrick Heagerty was buried in the Post Cemetery at Fort Keogh in Section A Grave # 17.
In 1924 his remains were re-interred in the Custer Battlefield National Cemetery in Montana.
Custer National Cemetery
Big Horn County
Plot: A 478
Grave marker for Patrick Heagerty
Photo by MT EJ from the Find A Grave website
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