Re: Lorish family in Illinois
There is an Andrew J. Lorish who was in the Civil War.
He was in the First New York Dragoons, Co. C.He was awarded the Civil Warcongressional Medal of Honor for capturing a Confederate Flag while being fired upon.
The First New York Dragoons Descendant Project in now in progress.
The project is to find the descendants of the comrades who served in the Civil War in the 1st New York Dragoons.
Any information is welcome.Those who can document the line from the soldier to them will receive a Certificate of Recognition.To get a worksheet go to www.FirstNewYorkDragoons.comand click on: 'Compiler' on the second page.