Santa Cruz County History - People

Old Soldiers: Santa Cruz County Civil War Veterans
by Robert L. Nelson

MULLIGAN, DENNIS (1846-1921)

Sawtelle Soldiers Home Records

Headstone of Dennis Mulligan
Dennis Mulligan
LA National Cemetery

NAME: Dennis Mulligan
REGISTER #: 5002

Military History

RANK/CO/UNIT: Pvt./Co B/117 NY Inf
ENLISTMENT: 1865/03/08 Goshen NY
DISCHARGED: 1865/06/05 Transferred
RE-ENLISTMENT: 1865/06/09
RANK/CO/UNIT: Pvt./Co M/48 NY Inf
DISCHARGED: 1865/09/01 End of Service
DISABILITY: Chronic Rheumatism

Domestic History

BORN: 1844 IR
AGE: 57
HT/CMP/EYE/HR: 5'7"/Lt /Literate
RELIGION: Catholic
NEXT OF KIN: Kate Throp (Sister) Ellensville, J. Mulligan (Bro) NY

Home History

ADMISSION: 1901/05/11
DATE OF DEATH: 1921/07/03
CAUSE OF DEATH: Chronic Myocarditis

General Remarks

PENSION CERT: #942,373
EFFECTS: $94.75

Santa Cruz Sentinel (March 10, 1921)

Death Claims Denny Mulligan

C.J. Todd, once of this city, writes to the "Sentinel" the following:

On Monday night, March 7th Dennis Mulligan, formerly of Santa Cruz, died in the soldiers' home hospital at Sawtelle, California. he had been confined to his bed only a few days and seemed in no danger of passing so soon. For months I have seen Denny about the hospital and in the grounds surround, and often talked with him, occasionally wrote letters for him. He often spoke of Santa Cruz and the folks there with whom he was acquainted, and several time recently made application for a pass to visit there, but each time his health failed and he was forced to give over his visit. He was always loyal to the home of his choice, the "City by the Sea," and never failed to speak a good word in its praise. He was looked after by Father Hurley, the local priest, and will be buried from the soldiers' home morgue on Thursday morning, March 10, with the Catholic service.

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