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Donegan Edelham Jones Moore

Obituary of Samuel H. Donegan, Mountain Creek, Alabama.

On September 13, 1916, at the Confederate Soldiers' Home, Mountain Creek, Ala., Maj. Samuel Donegan passed away, after a long illness. He was born in Huntsville, Ala., July 3, 1834, and was there married to Miss Ella Moore, daughterof Col. Alford Moore, in December, 1866. Three children are left, two sons and a daughter-Alford Moore Donegan, attache of the American consulate at Berlin, Germany; James Donegan, now win the West seeking health; and Mrs. Mamie Donegan Edelham, of Clarksdale, Miss.

Major Donegan enlisted in the Louisiana C. B. Guards in the spring of 1861 and was ordered to Virginia, where he served for some time, until transferred to the artillery service. He participated in the naval engangement between the Federal fleet and the Confederate ironclad Virginia (Merrimac). He was there until, his health failing, he was placed in post duty, where he remained until the last gun of the Confederacy was fired.

A rare man in many particulars, a good man and great in his goodness, was Major Donegan. Highly educated, he added knoweledge and culture by extensive travel in Europe, having visited since the war all the capitals of foreign countires. He possessed to an eminent degree the attributes of a Christian as shown in his daily walk and in his attitude toward his fellow men. All who knew him rendered him the highest respect; all who knew him well loved him. At his own request he was buried at the Home among his comrades.

Joseph A. Jones.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, November, 1916.

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