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RG 069:163, Richard (McGee) Magee Diaries
Finding aid prepared by Allen Ramsey.
Copyright © 2013 by the Connecticut State Library
Richard (McGee) Magee was born in 1837 in Ireland and married Jane Furgeson. Magee enlisted as a private from Bethlehem in Company K of the 17th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry on August 15 and was mustered in on August 28, 1862. He was awarded a medal of honor by Lt. Colonel William H. Noble after the siege on Fort Wagner and Sumter "for conspicous bravery during the historic siege." Richard mustered out of service on July 19, 1865 and returned to a life of farming. Richard Magee died in 1917 at the age of 80.
Series 1. Diaries, 1863-1869, consist of five day-to-day diaries kept by Richard Magee both during and after the Civil War.
Series 2. Miscellaneous, undated, contains an article describing Richard Magee's heroic actions at Fort Wagner, the medal presented to him "for conspicuous bravery during the historic siege", and a reprint of the statement requested by Richard Magee from Lt. Colonel William H. Noble after the medal was lost in the mail.
Series 1. Diaries, 1863-1869
Series 2. Miscellaneous, undated
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Chancellorsville, Battle of, Chancellorsville, Va., 1863
Connecticut -- Genealogy
Connecticut -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863
Morris Island, Battle of, S.C., 1863 (July 10-September 7)
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Fort Wagner (S.C.)
Noble, William H.
The diaries were donated to the Connecticut State Library by Robert Seymour on August 30, 2012.
Allen Ramsey processed the collection from November 2012-January 2013.