Looking for any information on these folks - my g-g grandparents. I'm told that he joined the Union forces in the Civil War with his brother, but Charles was blinded in battle, so he returned home to the Irish Settlement near Lillis, KS, and that his brother stayed on after the war and was killed with Custer at the Little Big Horn. But I can't remember where I heard this, and no one seems to be able to help me. I REALLY need his military rank so I can have a "brick" printed in his honor at the county veterans' memorial.
I notice there are a lot of requests on this board, and very few replies. Maybe there are just too many McCarthy's.