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The following are stories/information/photographs/family connections about some of the men of the Ninth.

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Capt James Hennessey

Captain James Hennessey
Born in County Cork in 1827, he came to this country around 1847 and settled in New Haven where he wed Miss Catherine Walsh. He enlisted in the Ninth, Sept. 5, 1861 and was mustered captain of Company E on October 30 of that year. One of his sons, Richard Hennessey, was a drummer boy in the company enlisting Sept. 4, 1861 when aged 11 years and 10 months. This was under the age prescribed, but the matter was satisfactorily arranged. Richard, like his father, served with fidelity and courage. Both resigned in October of 1862 three months after the ill fated canal attempt when disease ravaged the regiment. Years later James Hennessey was survived by his widow and six children including son, Richard, who for a number of years was the brigade chief trumpeter in the National Guard of Connecticut. A grandson, Rev. F. J. Hennessey, was a priest in the diocese of Hartford in the early 1900s. A number of descendants of James Hennessey live in Connecticut currently.

 
Pvt Albert Andrews
Cpl Michael Coen
Lt John Curtis
Capt Thomas Coates
Lt Col Richard FitzGibbon
Capt Patrick Garvey
Lt William Gleeson
Capt James Graham
Lt Col John G Healy
Capt James Hennessey
Lt. Joseph Lawlor
Pvt John Marlow
Capt Michael McCarten
Sgt James T. Mullen
Capt Lawrence O'Brien
Lt William O'Keefe
Sgt Phillip Reilley
Lt Christian Streit

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