Help support

Search for soldier.

Last Name



Browse by Last Name


About Us
E-Mail Comments

More Information on Names in Article
Giles Higginbotham Mulcahy

Obituary of James Charles Mulcahy, Holly Springs, Mississippi.

After seventy-five years of earnest Christian life, James Charles Mulcahy passed away at his home, in Holly Springs, Miss., on December 29, 1914. He was born in Dayton, Ohio, December 26, 1839, the son of James Charles Mulcahy and Mary Giles, both of Ireland.

After four years at Kenyon College, Mr. Mulcahy went South in 1857 and made his home in De Soto County, Miss. Gentle and courteous, of unostentatious bravery and unassuming kindness, of the strictest moral recitude and unblemished honor, he was by nature a gentleman of the Old South and loved this land of his adoption with fervent devotion. When the war broke out he at once enlisted in Captain Nelm's company, which was afterwards incorporated in the 22d Mississippi Regiment, Featherston's Brigade, Loring's Division, of Polk's army. He served as assistant and then as quartermaster during the war, receiving only one furlough, and that on account of sickness.

At the close of the war he went back to Star Landing in De Soto County, Miss., and taught school and surveying. In 1866 he located near Holly Springs and taught school in that neighborhood for twenty years; but the last years of his life were spent in looking after his farming interests. In 1872 he married Miss Margaret McKee Higginbotham. His wife and five children, two sons and three daughters, survive him.

Mr. Mulcahy was a scholar of wide research and deep thought, and his great intellectual ability contributed much to a personality of unusual charm and sterling worth. He was for twenty-five years vestryman and warden in the Episcopal Church of Holly Springs, in which he was a faithful and earnest worker. He was laid to rest in Hill Crest. His Confederate casket was draped with a floral battle flag.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, March, 1915.

Promote Your Page Too