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 - The jLatto Cot. O'JHeanu The remaina of this...
The jLatto Cot. O'JHeanu The remaina of this gallant officer, who waa killed at Mlasioaary Ridge, la oaa of Ue battles before before Chattanooga, arrived la this City on Tuesday. His family having declined tae funeral honors proposed proposed by the Common Coubc!!, Ue services were performed la St. Mary'a Chnrch yesterday morning, and his remaina placed in tho vault In Calvary Cemetery. Cemetery. Col. O'Mxaxa, at the time of hit death, was la command of the Ninetieth IUinola regiment, (tbe Irish Legion of Chicago.) Soon after tne present war broke out he joined tbe Forty-eecond Forty-eecond Forty-eecond New-York New-York New-York Volunteers, (Tammany Regiment,) and from bia superior knowledge of tactics was at once made Adjutant, He was promoted to tho Captaincy of Company E ; but at tbo disastrous battle of fia.l'a Bluff was taken prisoner, and (peat eleven months in a Southern dungeon, during seven of which ha was held at a hostage for a spy captured by FaxaoKt la tne Mountain Department. Ou hi release and eg-change, eg-change, eg-change, Capt. O'Mbaba waa appointed to the Colonelcy Colonelcy of the Ninetieth Illinois, " Irlsa Logloo," which he sooa placed ia a high state of efficiency. Tne regiment waa ordered to join Ua Army of the Southwest, and wa eagaged at tbo fight of Cold-water, Cold-water, Cold-water, wbere It earnedits 6 ret laurels. Cot, O'Mbaba was several times complimented by kls commanding commanding Generals for the courage aad edSclent eonouct of himself end bis men. In Ue attack oa Mlsslonsry Ridge, oa the tJth ult., by which BaAoa'a loreea wera routed, Ue Irish Legion " lod tbe advance of SassMAa'a eousma. Col. O'Mbaba'b horse was killed ; but seizing a musket In one hand. and waving hia oap wtU tbe oUer, he cheered on hie men. and wa preasiag up the steep, when s mini ball passed through bis body, Inflicting a wound from the e fleet of which he died at a o'clock, next morn ing. u

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  1. The New York Times,
  2. 20 Dec 1863, Sun,
  3. Page 5

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