Edward P. Doherty,
Captain, 155th NYSVI and
Captain, 16th NYSV Cavalry

 

     The following two excerpts were taken from Phisterer. The first is from Volume V, page 3811 (in the records of officers for 155th Infantry) and the second is from Volume II, pages 1016-1017 (in the records of officers for 16th Cavalry).

DOHERTY, EDWARD P., age 23 years; Private, Company A, 71st Militia, from April 20 to August 9, 1861; enrolled July 3, 1862, at New York city to serve three years; mustered in as Captain, Company A, this regiment, November 18, 1862; discharged, May 18, 1863, at Suffolk, Va.; subsequent service in 16th Cavalry; commissioned Captain, December 5, 1862, with rank from November 8, 1862, original.

DOHERTY, EDWARD P., late Captain, 155th Infantry; enrolled August 17, 1863, at Albany to serve three years; mustered in as First Lieutenant, Company L, this regiment, September 5, 1863; transferred to Company H, January 22, 1864; to Company L, October 5, 1864; mustered in as Captain, Company B, April 3, 1865; transferred to 3d Provisional Cavalry, August 17, 1865; commissioned First Lieutenant, November 20, 1863, with rank from September 5, 1863, original; Captain, April 22, 1865, with rank from April 3, 1865, vice Mickles, resigned.

     Doherty led the 16th NY Cavalry on the chase after John Wilkes Booth following Booth's murder of President Lincoln.


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