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HEALEY, George W.
HEALEY, George Washington. (Dubuque, IA, Feb. 22, 1842--Dubuque, IA, May 9, 1913). MEDAL OF HONOR recipient, private, Company E, 5th Iowa Cavalry. Healey, one of Dubuque's two Medal of Honor recipients, won his award for action on July 29, 1864, during the CIVIL WAR.
Nearly surrounded by Confederate troops at Newman, Georgia on July 29, 1864, Healey captured an enemy soldier and, with the aid of another Union soldier, succeeded in capturing four other Confederate troops, disarming them and bringing them into the Union lines.
Captured later by Confederates, Healey was imprisoned in the infamous Andersonville prison from which he later had timbers sent to Dubuque that were displayed in his hardware store.
After his return to Dubuque, he took a job in the store of William Chamberlain and remained there until September, 1877. He then joined his brother, Edward T. HEALEY in operating HEALEY BROTHERS. When Edward died, Charles bought out his interest and the firm of CHRISTMAN & HEALEY was formed. This operated until at least 1894.
See: George W. Healey
See: HEALEY'S HARDWARE
See: HEALEY BROTHERS
1. Oldt, Franklin. The History of Dubuque County, Iowa. Chicago: Western Historical Company, 1880, p. 802
Goodspeed, Weston Arthur, History of Dubuque County, Iowa. Chicago: Goodspeed Historical Association, 1911, p. 662
Information provided by Richard G. Bridges and John Pregler
Oldt, Franklin. The History of Dubuque County, Iowa. Chicago: Western Historical Company, 1880, p. 802
Portrait and Biographical Record of Dubuque, Jones and Clayton Counties, Iowa. Chapman Publishing Company, 1894, p. 167