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Federal (USV)


Thomas J. Lay

(c. 1830 - 1907)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 31 year old carpenter from Edinburgh, he mustered as Private, Company C, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was discharged 26 October 1862 to enlist 27 October 1862 at Sandy Hook, MD in Company C, 1st Battalion Engineers, US Army. He was discharged 24 July 1864 at Petersburg, VA at the expiration of his term, as an Artificer.

After the War

He died at the National Soldiers' Home in Marion, IN in 1907.

References & notes

His volunteer service from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database. Regular Army service and other details from the Registers.2


c. 1830; Lexington, KY


08/18/1907 Marion, IN; burial in Anderson,IN


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 582  [AotW citation 18456]

2   US Army, Registers of Enlistments in the United States Army, 1798-1914, Washington, DC: National Archives, 1956, Vol. 56  [AotW citation 18457]