Stephen McGroarty was born in Ireland and
immigrated to the United States at an early
age. Settling with his family in Cincinnati,
McGroarty became a well-known and
successful merchant and lawyer. However, it
was on the battlefields of the Civil War where
McGroaty found his greatest success and
fame. As commander of the 61st Ohio
McGroarty was wounded more than twenty
times and earned a reputation as one of the
bravest officers in the Union Army.
McGroarty died in 1870 and is buried at Spring
Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati.
Information by Larry Stevens'61st Ohio Infantry Volunteers Web Site.