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James A. Mulligan
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Born (1830-06-30)June 30, 1830
Utica, New York
Died July 26, 1864(1864-07-26) (aged 34)
near Winchester, Virginia
Place of burial
Calvary Cemetery, Evanston, Illinois
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1861 - 1864
Rank Union Army colonel rank insignia.png Colonel
Union Army brigadier general rank insignia.svg Brevet Brigadier General
Commands held 23rd Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment
Camp Douglas (Chicago)
Battles/wars American Civil War

James Adelbert Mulligan (June 30, 1830 – July 26, 1864) was colonel of the 23rd Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment in the Union Army during the American Civil War. On February 20, 1865, the United States Senate confirmed the posthumous appointment of Mulligan to the rank of brevet brigadier general of U.S. Volunteers to rank from July 23, 1864, the day before he was mortally wounded at the Second Battle of Kernstown, near Winchester, Virginia. He commanded the Federal forces at the First Battle of Lexington, and later distinguished himself in other engagements in the Eastern theater prior to his death in battle.

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