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Bygones of Monroe:

Death of Captain Darrah

We last week omitted to notice, as we intended to do, the death of Captain James Darrah, of the 7th Michigan Regiment.  He died in the hospital at Fortress Monroe, on the 17th of April.  By a letter from Phineas Spaulding, his friends learn the particulars of his death and burial, and the marks placed at and about his grave, by which the spot may be identified.  Captain Darrah was an old resident of Monroe, well and intimately known to all our citizens and possessing many excellent traits of character.  After spending last summer at the school of instruction at Fort Wayne, he was assigned to the 7th Regiment, and left Monroe with them in the early part of last fall.  He was with the regiment at Poolsville during the winter, and in the advance upon Winchester, through exposure and fatigue contracted a disease which finally terminated his earthly career.  He proved an excellent and efficient soldier, beloved by his men and his fellow officers. 

(Monroe Commercial, May 18, 1862, Page 3, Column 1)

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