David Mulligan
Last Civil War Veteran of Fulton County, NY

Researched by Lisa Slaski

Civil War Vet Dead at Home In Vail Mills

Evening Recorder, Amsterdam, NY, Sat., 1 Mar 1941

David Mulligan, Last Union War Veteran in Broadalbin Section, Succumbs at 92; Funeral is on Monday

Broadalbin, March 1, - David Mulligan, 92, last Civil War veteran in this vicinity died this morning at 4 o'clock at his home in Vail Mills. mr. Mulligan was born April 11, 1848, on Wolf Island, Canada. Following the death of his parents, he came to the United States when 12 years of age and became a farmer in the vicinity of the Vley for 50 years. He was married to Hester Ferguson December 23, 1872. Having seen active service for 19 months during the Civil War, Mr. Mulligan was a member and commander of the G. A. R. Post in Gloversville, and was a member of the Church of Christ, Gloversville.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Robert Harris, Gloversville, and Mrs. Robert Trevett, Broadalbin; two sons, William Mulligan, Gloversville, and Lloyd Mulligan, Vail Mills; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The body was brought to the Trevett funeral home and will be returned to the home tomorrow. The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Trevett funeral home, the Rev. G. A. Reinl of Bleecker Street Church of Christ, Gloversville, officiating. Burial will be in Broadalbin Cemetery.

David Mulligan, Last GAR Veteran in County, Passes at Vail Mills

Evening Recorder, Amsterdam, NY, Sat., 3 Mar 1941

Broadalbin - David Mulligan, 92, last surviving member of the G. A. R. in Fulton County, died at 4 Saturday morning at his home in Vail Mills. He had been ill some time.

Mr. Mulligan was born at Wolf Island, Canada, April 11, 1848, and came to the United States at the age of 12. He ran away from home at the age of 14 and enlisted on December 23, 1863 at Elmira, N.Y., in Co. I, 16th Regiment Heavy Artillery in the Civil War. He was mustered into service on January 4, 1864 and served until the end of the war receiving his honorable discharge in Washington on August 21, 1865. For 50 years he worked as a farmer at Summer House Point near Broadalbin.

Mr. Mulligan was a member of the Bleecker Street Church of Christ in Gloversville and commander of Ansel Denison Post, G. A. R., also the last member fo the local Post. The charter will now be returned and the Post disbanded.

For many years he was a member of the McKean Post GAR, of Northville and when that post gave up its charter, became affiliated with Ansel Denison post here.

He was untied in marriage to Hester Ferguson, on December 25, 1872. She passed away several years ago.

The survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Robert Harris of Gloversville, and Mrs. Robert Trevett of Broadalbin; two sons William of Gloversville and Lloyd at home; eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

The body will remain at the home until today when it will be taken to the Trevett funeral home in Broadalbin where the funeral will be held this afternoon at 2. The Rev. G. A. Reinl of the Bleecker Street Church of Christ will officiate. Burial will be in the Broadalbin cemetery.

Members of Robert Lee Walsh Post American Legion, will conduct a full military funeral for him today.

Notes:

Military records shows his age as 19, occupation as a blacksmith and 5 foot 10.5 inches tall, at time of enlistment.

He received a military pension starting on 13 Aug 1891

 

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