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MALONEY, Mauriee, soldier, born in Ireland about 1812; died in Green Bay, Wisconsin, 8 January, 1872. i le emigrated to the United States early in life, enlisted in the 4th United States infantry about 1835, and was a non-commissioned officer from 1836 till 1846, serving through the Seminole war in Florida and in the Cherokee nation, and afterward at Fort Scott. In November, 1846, he was commissioned lieutenant. He was engaged at all the principal battles of the Mexican war, was brevetted for gallantry at Molino del Rey, where he was one of the storming party, and again for his conduct at Chapultepec, and was wounded at the taking of the city of Mexico, and promoted 1st lieutenant on 6 May, 1848. He received a captain's commission on 22 November, 1854, and served on the western frontier and in the war of secession till September, 1862, when he was pro-meted major in the 1st United States infantry, and served as colonel of the 13th Wisconsin volunteers, and afterward with his regiment in the field. He received the brevet of lieutenant-colonel for services at the siege of Vicksburg, and that of colonel for his record during the war. He was promoted lieutenant-colonel on 16 June, 1867, commanded for some time the barracks at Atlanta, Georgia, and was retired on 15 December, 1870.
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