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Regarding the recent email on the Monroe County, New York rootsweb site with a question about the Irish Volunteers in the Civil War:
I recommend the book, The Irish Brigade in the Civil War: The 69th New York and Other Irish Regiments of the Army of the Potomac by Joseph G. Bilby, which can be ordered from Amazon.
The book even contains a photograph of my relative David P. Rood of Warsaw, Wyoming County, New York---a photograph none of the family had ever seen before! A complete, but marvelous, surprise! In fact, there are many photograph in the book.
This regiment eventually fought at Cold Harbor, Virginia--where David P. Rood was injured in the battle there on 3 June 1864. General Grant in his memoirs said this was the only attack he wished he'd never ordered. It was a slaughter for northern troops. Luckily, David P. Rood was only injured and not killed.
Sincerely, Patricia Boddy Tharp
I've "rescued" an old photograph of L. Pearl EDDY of Ulysses, Pennsylvania.
The photograph was taken at the Bailey & McCausland Normal School Gallery in
Mansfield, PA and dated with "Class of 1896". There also appears to be some
sorority symbols (Greek) on the back of the photograph with Pearl appearing
to be in her teens at the time the photograph was taken.
Based on limited research I was able to gather the following information
regarding Pearl and her family:
Lena Pearl EDDY b. 13 Sept 1876 to parents E. Reed EDDY (b. 1851 in Eagle,
NY) and Grace MONROE (b. 12 Jan 1855). Lena Pearl married John M. YOUNG (b.
10 Nov 1884) on 15 Dec 1903 in Potter Co. PA and together they had one
Census records provide the following information:
1880 census of Lewisville, PA:
E. R. EDDY, age 28, born NY, a Carpenter Joiner, parents born NY/Canada
Grace EDDY, wife, age 25, born PA, Keeping House, parents born PA
Pearl EDDY, dau, age 3, born PA
I am hoping to locate someone from this EDDY Family so that the photograph
can be returned to their care. If you are a member of this family, or you
know someone who might be, please contact me.