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Deveny-Brannan correspondence

Identifier: MS-SC4017

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Stephen C. Deveny (c. 1845-1913) was a Civil War soldier and doctor. Born in Ireland, Deveny immigrated to Pennsylvania, and in the Civil War, he served in Company G of the 99th Pennsylvania Infantry. His service ended when he fell ill following his participation at the battle of Gettysburg. He spent the rest of the war and several years after studying medicine, and went on to become a surgeon. By 1900, he had moved to Chicago. He died on August 16, 1913.

The collection consists of letters written by Stephen Deveny to an uncle, Patrick Brannan, who appears to have lived near Harrison and Sterling, Illinois. In the letters, Deveny discusses his health, the war, and his medical training, and also asks after other family members in Illinois. Also included is one letter to Patrick Brannan from a Mary Darrah of Freeport, discussing the health and news of friends and family.


  • 1863 - 1868



1 folders (1 folder : .5 linear inches (.042 linear feet)) : 10 items

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