Found this post quite by accident.Interesting that the death notices of my great grandparents is listed here!Florence George Scannell and Abigail Casey Scannell were the parents of my father's father!
My dad, Paul, was born in Iowa City, IA in May 1920
I was born in may 1948 in Providence, RI
I have a copy of Florence George's Army papers from his time during the Civil War.The obituary in your post, however, states that he served for 2 years.The record I have shows that he enlisted and was discharged in 1865.He only served a few months and it looks like he never actually saw any fighting.
let's keep this post alive.Any other Scannells out there??