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

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Lt Col Richard Fitzgibbon
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LIEUT. COL. Richard Fitzgibbons

His parents, Edmond and Johanna, left Youghal, County Cork, Ireland, and emigrated to Montreal where Richard, one of six children, was born in 1836. They subsequently moved to Albany and NYC before settling in Bridgeport. In younger years he had a variety of jobs including work aboard a steamer between NYC and France, and as a messenger for the Adams Express Co. He recruited a company for the First Regiment C. V. and was commissioned captain in April of 1861. After serving at Bull Run the regiment was mustered out on July 31, 1861 and Fitzgibbons decided to join the Ninth regiment as a Lt. Col. He was in command of the Ninth from June 24, 1863 to Oct. 26, 1864, when he mustered out. After the war he married Miss Nellie Barnum, also of Bridgeport. Two brothers, Thomas and John, served in the Ninth Regiment as well.

 

 
Pvt Albert Andrews
Cpl Michael Coen
Lt John Curtis
Capt Thomas Coates
Lt Col Richard Fitzgibbons
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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