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DUFFY, CAPT. JOHN, born in Edinburgh,Scotland, March 6, 1825; came to this country with his parents at the age of seven years; eventually settled in New Haven, Ct.; was one of the founders, in 1849, of the Washington-Erina Guards of the latter place. He was the first captain of the company. Early in the Civil War, he was given government contract, but relinquished it to assist in organizing the Ninth regiment. He was mustered captain of Company A, and served with fidelity and courage until his resignation in April, 1862, when he w honorably discharged.

Captain John Duffy

He died June 8, 1874, leaving a wife, a daughter and two sons.

Murray’s History on Page 38 provided: “About this time, also, a sword, sash and belt were presented Capt. Duffy of the Ninth. The sword was of French manufacture, had a double-gilt hilt, and bore the inscription: "Presented to Capt. John Duffy by Citizens of New Haven, Oct., 1861." The Palladium stated at the time that the sword, belt and sash would be "on exhibition in Malley's window on Chapel street."



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