Simon Gavin was born in Ireland (possibly Dublin) about 1843. The first record I have of him in the USA is December 28, 1864 when he enlisted in the 15th Regiment, Connecticut Volunteers in New Haven, CT. On March 8, 1865 he was wounded and captured at the Battle of Wyse Forks in North Carolina. When the war ended in April 1865, he was sent to Mower General Hospital in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, PA. He was released from the hospital in June 1865 with a 100% disablity from the Union Army. His left foot had been amputated. In 1870 he married Sarah Fitzgerald, lived in Philadelphia, PA, had four children, and died at age 40 in 1884. If anyone has additional information about Simon, especially how and when he immigrated to the USA, please respond. Thank you.