(c. 1836 - 1889)
Home State: New York
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 69th New York Infantry
Age 25, he enrolled at New York City to serve three years, and mustered in as 2nd Lieutenant, Company H, 69th New York Infantry on 14 October 1861. He mustered as First Lieutenant on 6 August 1862.
On the Campaign
He was in action at Antietam on 17 September with his Company and Major Cavanaugh later wrote ...
Lieutenant Terrance Duffey, of Company G, and First Lieutenant John T. Toal, of Company H, I am also happy to say, throughout that trying hour did all that could be expected in rallying their commands, which had become so greatly reduced in numbers.
The rest of the War
He was severely wounded in the arm and back in action at Fredericksburg, VA on 13 December 1862. He was promoted to Captain, Company K 22 January 1863 (to date from 23 October 1862), but was discharged for wounds on 16 April 1863.
After the War
He was Chief Clerk of the Board of Coroners in New York for 22 years, and treasurer of the Tammany Association.
References & notes
c. 1836; Manhattan, NY
01/12/1889 Brooklyn, NY; burial in Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, Queens, NY