Northrop Genealogy ~~~ John Hannegan Civil War
14th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, Company A

(Hanegan, Hannegan Hannagan, Hanagan, Hannigan, Hanigan, Hanaghan, Hannaghan)

from coat of arms Heenan, Henaghan, henehan, heenon,hanegan, hannegan, hanigan, hannigan, haneghan

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John, a blacksmith and saddle tree maker, was married to Sarah Hannegan. They lived in Westport on the Fairfield border. .

John served in the Civil War in the 14th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. He was wounded, losing the use of his right hand. John enlisted July 12, 1862 and was discharged May 31, 1865. daughter Maggie would have been about 16 when her father left for the war. was John was widowed in September 1869 when Sarah died in Westport age 43. John was admitted to the Civil War Hospital Hampton, VA April 13, '1878

From the dates listed (later at the hospital), it appears John served for the duration of the unit which was active August 23, 1862, to April 10, 1865.

The 14th sustained the largest percentage of loss of any regiment from Connecticut.

from National Archives

John Hannigan /Hannagan (Hanegan) Civil War Service Blacksmith
5' 8" tall Light skin, Light eyes, Light hair.

Enlisted 1862 July or Sept. Discharged May 31, 1865
Wounded at Fredericksburg VA. Dec 13, 1862 in the wrist
Listed as Corporal Company A 14th Regular Connecticut Volunteers Oct 28, 1863

"Perhaps the most famous and hardest-hit regiment was the Connecticut 14th, which arrived at Antietam (September 17, 1862), the single bloodiest battle of the war, after only a few weeks of training." 

" The regiment suffered again only a few months later in Virginia at Fredericksburg (December 11-15, 1862)." 

Finally, at Gettysburg, the 14th gained some degree of redemption.  Protecting one of the most important points of the Union line, the men withstood Confederate Major General George Pickett’s famous charge on July 3, 1863, leaped over a stone wall, and captured six enemy battle flags.  Three men from the regiment (Elijah W. Bacon, Christopher Flynn, and William B. Hincks) received the Congressional Medal of Honor for valor."

more on the 14th

The regiment is honored by a monument at Gettysburg and another at Antietam. From the Gettysburg monument: “Lost in killed and died in the service, 366; in wounded and disabled many hundreds. Original muster 1015; recruits 697, final muster of original members, present and absent, 234” fm The Civil War in the East

"Initially, 1,015 men were mustered... When it arrived at Gettysburg on July 2, 1863, the regiment was reduced to 165 officers and men...After the Battle of Gettysburg, they were down to 100." . They lost almost 85% of the regiment by July 1863 and over 90% after Gettysburg. If you had 10 close buddies when you enlisted. By the end of Gettysburg you might have been have been the only one left alive. ......

The History of the Fourteenth Regiment, Connecticut Vol. Infantry includes mention of John's injury at Fredericksburg. It would later cause him to lose the use of his right hand.

There are two reenactment unit sites for the 14th CVI -- Company F and Company G .

March 17 th attended the celebration of St. Patrick's Day by the Irish Brigade.
Interest in the Connecticut election - rejoicing on the news of Governor Buckingham's reelection.

April 5th President Lincoln reviewed the Army of the Potomac

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Hannagan , John

BATTLE UNIT NAME: 14th Regiment, Connecticut Infantry
SIDE: Union

General Note - Original filed under John/Hannigan


14th Regiment, Connecticut Infantry

Organized at Hartford August 23, 1862. Left State for Washington, D. C., August 25. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps, to May, 1865.

Camp at Arlington, Va., till September 7, 1862. Moved to Rockville, Md., September 7-8. Battle of Antietam, Md., September 16-17. Moved to Harper's Ferry, W. Va., September 22 and duty there till October 30. Reconnoissance to Charlestown October 16-17. Advance up Loudon Valley and movement to Falmouth, Va., October 30-November 17. Battle of Fredericksburg December 12-15. Duty at Falmouth till April 27. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 1-4. Advance from the Rappahannock to the Rapidan September 13-17. Bristoe campaign October 9-22. Action at Bristoe Station October 14. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. At Stevensburg, Va., till April, 1864. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May-June. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7. Spottsylvania May 8-12. Laurel Hill May 8. Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient, Spottsylvania C. H., May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. Line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23, 1864. Demonstration on north side of the James River July 27-29. Deep Bottom July 27-28. Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14-18. Ream's Station August 25. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run October 27-28.Dabney's Mill February 5-7, 1865. Watkins' House March 25. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Crow's House March 31. Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2. Sailor's Creek April 6. High Bridge and Farmville April 7. Appomattox Courthouse April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. At Burkesville till May 2. Moved to Washington, D. C., May 2-15. Grand review May 23. Old members mustered out May 21, 1865. Veterans and recruits transferred to 2nd Conn. Heavy Artillery May 30, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 17 Officers and 188 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 191 Enlisted men by disease. Total 397.
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1860 Census Westport

Father, John Saddle Tree Maker 43 ~ 1814
(or 1817)
Sarah mother   43 ~ 1814  
Margaret / Martha (1870census says martha)   14 ~ 1846 Conn
John   5 ~ 1855 Conn
Emily   3 ~ 1857 Conn
Julia   1 ~ 1859 Conn
Michael   26? maybe 20 ~ 1834 ireland

???? John Hannegan (There is also a possible New Haven Record)
New York Naturalization Index (Soundex)

Name John Hannegan
Event Type Naturalization
Event Date 1868
Event Place , New York, New York, United States
Birth Country Great Britain And Ireland

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Civil War Hospital Hampton, VA John Hannigan Blacksmith, General Butler, Co "A" 14 Conn Vol. age 61, 1st admission

Died at Hospital Sept 2 1889 Exhaustion and of old age

Civil War John a Blackmsith lost use of right hand    Widower age 61 b ~ 1817
family Margaret A Norton (prob Northrop) Southcourt CT (prob Southport)
enlisted July 12 1862
discharged May 31, 1865
Co A 14 CT volunteers
Admitted April 13, '1878

John Hannigan

United States National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938

1817 ** different birth date from census **
Hampton, Virginia, United States
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Taken shortly after the Civil War, this close-up view shows the 4-story Chesapeake Female Seminary building commandeered by Union doctors for use as officers' wards. (Courtesy of the Library of Congress)

John Hannigan
Birth:  unknown Ireland
Death:  Sep. 2, 1889
Hampton National Cemetery 
Hampton Hampton City Virginia, USA
Plot: , 6195
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Imported from: US Veteran's Affairs
Record added: Mar 04, 2000 
Find A Grave Memorial# 3083516

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Beginning in 1862, those who died in the hospital were buried at a cemetery two miles northwest of Fort Monroe.  In 1866, this cemetery officially became Hampton National Cemetery.  After the war, the remains of Union soldiers were reinterred here from sites in Big Bethel, Newport News, Jamestown, Craney Island, Deep Creek, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Blackwater, Smithfield, Suffolk, and Cherry Stone.

The cemetery originally covered 4.75 acres, but has since increased to 27 acres on two discontinuous parcels.  The older Hampton Section is at the intersection of Cemetery Road and Marshall Avenue, while the Phoebus Section, added in 1891 due to the need for additional burial space at this national cemetery, is one-half mile east, near the intersection of West County Street and Frissell Street.  The Hampton Section is roughly rectangular, containing six burial sections, and is bounded by Hampton University on all sides.  The main entrance at the center of the northern boundary is marked by a 12-foot wide, wrought-iron gate with granite piers and pedestrian gates on both sides.  A five-foot tall stone wall encloses the north and south borders of the old section, with a granite wall surmounted by an iron picket fence enclosing the others.  The roadway leading from the entrance terminates in a circle looping around the flagpole, approximately one-third of the way into the cemetery grounds.

Hampton VA Medical Center has been operating on this site for 135 years--it was purchased in October 1871 and began operations in January 1872.

VA Hampton Southern Branch National Military Home 1871-1933[22] registershospitalburials indexburialsNPS sitehistoryimageimageimagecemeterywebsite [9]


This home on Pequot Avenue, Southport, Connecticut is a recently restored example of the Northrop Brothers fine carpentry and building in the Southport-Greeens Farms area.

Image Courtesy of David Parker Associates