Donlon, Michael

Rank: Corporal

Unit: L Co, 2d Cavalry

Reenlisted: February 26, 1864 in Mitchell’s Station, Virginia. He was 22.  It was his second enlistment.

Born: 1842

Hometown: Ireland

Campaign: Civil War

Died: 26 June 1864

Age at death: 21 or 22

Cause of death: Prisoner of war, died from dysentery

Location of fatality: Andersonville, Georgia

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Place of interment: Andersonville National CemeteryGeorgia

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Notes: Original enlistment was December 31, 1862, in Nashville, Tennessee into L Co, 2d Cavalry.  He was discharged on February 26, 1864 at Mitchell’s Station, Virginia and held the rank of corporal.

He went missing on May 30, 1864 in action at Cold Harbor, Virginia.

He stood 5’9” with grey eyes, brown hair, and dark complexion.