Patrick Caniff, Captain, 5th Missouri Infantry, CSA

1838

  • Born in Ireland.

1860

  • July 6: The United States Federal Census taken in St. Louis, Missouri shows Patrick, a harness maker, living as a boarder with a Murray family.

1861

  • December 7: Enlisted in the US army at St. Clair County, Missouri.

1862

  • January 28: Promoted to Captain.
  • July and August:  Company Muster Roll. Present.
  • September and October: Company Muster Roll.  Present.
  • November and December:  Company Muster Roll.  Present.

1863

  • January and February:  Company Muster Roll.  Present.
  • March and April:  Company Muster Roll.  Present.
  • May and June:  Company Muster Roll. Present.
  • July 4: Patrick is captured at Vicksburg.
  • July 7: Patrick is paroled at Vicksburg.
  • July and August:  Company Muster Roll.  Present.
  • September and October:  Company Muster Roll.  Present.
  • November and December:  Company Muster Roll.  Present.

1864

  • January and February:  Company Muster Roll.  Present.
  • March and April:  Company Muster Roll.  Present.
  • May and June:  Company Muster Roll.  Present.
  • July and August:  Company Muster Roll.  Present.
  • November 30: Fought at the Battle of Franklin. He was killed in action.