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Michael SLAVEN, son of Philip and Bridget Slaven, was born in 1835, in Leitrim County, Ireland. He enlisted in May, and was mustered into the United States service in Camp Andrew, West Roxbury, May 25, 1861, for three years, as a private of Co. E, 2d. Regt. Mass. Vols. He says he was constantly on duty and in all the skirmishes and battles of the regiment during his term of service. He was at the battle of Winchester, Va., May 25, 1862; at Cedar Mountain, August 9; Antietam, Sept. 17, 1862; Chancellorsville, May 3, Beverly Ford, June 9, Gettysburg, July and 3, 1863, and at Resaca, May 15, 1864. He was mustered out of service May 28, 1864, his term having expired.

The History of Medway Massachusetts 1713 to 1885.
Edited by Rev. E.O. Jameson, published by the town, 1886.