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Federal (USV)


Thomas J. Tomer

(1842 - 1923)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 155th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He was Color Corporal, Company E, 155th Pennsylvania Infantry. He had enlisted on 22 August 1862.

On the Campaign

Camped at Young Ladies Seminary building in Urbana, MD on 16 September 1862. Noted for recording his name or other graffiti on the walls there.

The rest of the War

He was seriously wounded in action on Little Round Top at Gettysburg, PA on 2 July 1863. He was transferred to Company F, 24th Regiment Veteran Reserve Corps. He was discharged by General Order, June 28, 1865.

After the War

He lived in Canton, OH.

References & notes

Basic information from Porter1 and details from Bates2. Life dates from his gravesite on Findagrave.


05/25/1842 in PA


04/22/1923 Canton, OH; burial in West Lawn Cemetery, Canton, OH


1   Porter, John T. , Financial Secretary, and Charles F. McKenna, compiler & editor, Under the Maltese Cross, Antietam to Appomattox, the Loyal Uprising in Western Pennsylvania, 1861-1865: Campaigns of the 155th Pennsylvania Regiment, Pittsburgh: 155th Regimental Association, 1910, pp. 68 - 76  [AotW citation 13565]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 13623]