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Federal (USV)


Timothy Mealy

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Pennsylvania Reserves

Before Antietam

He mustered into service as Captain, Company H, 2nd Pennsylvania Reserves on 25 May 1861.

On the Campaign

The only officer of his Company present, he was severely wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862 and taken from the field.

The rest of the War

He was in action at Fredericksburg on 13 December 1862 and succeeded briefly to command of the regiment as senior officer present on the 14th. He was again wounded, in the right arm by a sharpshooter, while on picket duty on the Rappahannock River near Fredericksburg on 16 December 1862. He mustered out with his Company on 16 June 1864 in Philadelphia and was honored by brevet to Major on 13 March 1865 for "meritorious service on the Wilderness Campaign" [certificate].

References & notes

Basic service information from Bates,1 and his Compiled Service Record via the Historical Data Systems database. Details from Woodward.2 All three have him as as Timothy Mealey. The correct spelling of his name and his brevet commission kindly provided by Great-great-garandson Rick Seifert.


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 11453]

2   Woodward, Evan Morrison, Our Campaigns or The Marches, Bivouacs, Battles, Incidents of Camp Life and History of our Regiment ..., Philadelphia: J.E. Potter, 1865, pp. 208, 245, 249, 332  [AotW citation 21493]