Welcome to "Remembering the 142nd PVI". The purpose of this site is post pictures, information, and the final resting places of this regiment of the American Civil War. It seeks to tell a "bottom up" history, straight from the common soldiers themselves. If you have any information concerning the 142nd, please email me at bmonticue@gmail.com. Thank you and enjoy.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Pvt. Irvin W. Sullivan, Co. C

Pvt. Irvin W. Sullivan was born on Sept 20, 1838 in Upper Turkeyfoot Township, Somerset County, PA to Philip and Rebecca (King) Sullivan. Irvin was the oldest of thirteen children.

Working on the family farm and in the family's tannery, Irvin married Joanna Weimer in 1858. The couple had seven children.

Pvt. Sullivan was mustered into service with his company on Aug 25, 1862 and was able to muster out with them as well on May 29, 1865. During his time in the service, Pvt. Sullivan was a teamster, pulling supply and ammo wagons. According to his military service records, in 1864, Irvin was "On detached service at Corps Hd. Qtrs."

Above are two pictures of Irvin Sullivan from after the war.

Pvt. Irvin W. Sullivan passed away on Apr 18, 1920, less than a year after his wife Joanna passed away. They lay together in the Kingwood IOOF Cemetery in Upper Turkeyfoot Twp, PA.
Joanna Sullivan's obituary

A special thanks to the late Donald Pease for his work and research into the life and military service of his great-grandfather Irvin Sullivan. A fictionalized account of this service, mixed with documentation from the National Archives, was published in 2000 and can be viewed here.

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