The following is a database record update that I have for my gggrandfather, Thomas Donlan.
Note that the best man at his wedding was Martin DONLAN.
I see other Martin DONLANs at this bb page... would like to explore potential connections.
Individual Summary for Thomas DONLAN
BornIreland 1820 Marriage 1 Jan 1857 Brighton,Mass MilSvc Grand Army of the Republic- Civil War Private, Co I 2d Mass Cavalry Died9 May 1890 Watertown Mass BuriedCottage St Cemetery Watertown, Mass Nickname: Tommy (?) Horse Groom & Laborer Parents FatherPatrick DONLANMotherWinifred
Spouse Catherine GRADY1 Jan 1857St Columbkille's Church Brighton, Mass Best ManMartin DONLAN Bride's MaidDora MULLEN
Notes Living in Watertown at the time of the 1880 census.
Thomas Donlan was a Civil War veteran.He applied for a disabilty pension on 6 Jun 1885 based on injuries sustained from a horse kick to his left side.The claim was not allowed.
The National Archives record reflects info not otherwise posted in this database:
Enlisted 10 Aug 1864 in I Co (Major Kendry's company) 2d Mass Volunteer Cav.
Discharged 13 June 1865 in Philadelphia.
He was injured while watering the commander's horse on 21 Oct 1864 at Cedar Creek VA, evac'd to Winchester, VA, the to Baltimore and then to Philadelphia.
Witnesses to his accident/injury were Martin Laffey (Laffy?) and Francis Sharkey.
He is described as:5' 1-3" tall between 150-175 lbes, dark complexion, blue eyes and gray hair.
At the time he enlisted, he was working as a farm hand.After his discharge, he worked (as possible) as a laborer.