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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 William O'Keefe


Lieut. William O’Keefe
Born in Rathcormac, County Cork, in 1839, he came to New Haven in 1853. He enlisted in the Ninth Regiment in September of 1861, was promoted to first sergeant at Baton Rogue, June 1, 1862, and was made second lieutenant of his company in February of 1863 at New Orleans. After the war he went to Ireland as part of the Fenian movement to establish the independence of Ireland. After he returned to the United States he married a sister of Capt. O’Brien of New Haven and had 14 children ( two of them graduated from Yale ). In 1872 he was appointed a patrolman in New Haven and in 1891 he was promoted to a police captaincy.

 
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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