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Federal (USV)

Sergeant

Elijah Tumey

(c. 1828 - 1863)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 33 year old farmer and cooper from Lawrence County, he mustered as Private, Company D, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861. He was promoted to Corporal on 20 March and Sergeant on 4 July 1862. He was wounded in action at Cedar Mountain, VA on 9 August 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was promoted to First Sergeant on 7 March 1863, but was mortally wounded at Gettysburg, PA on 3 July by gunshot to the right knee. He lost his leg to amputation and died there in the 12th Army Corps Hospital of wounds on 7 July 1863.

After the War

References & notes

His service from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database, which have him as Elijah Tunney. Hospital detail from Steven Russell's Roster. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

c. 1828 in KY

Death

07/06/1863 Gettysburg, PA; burial in Gettysburg National Cemetery, Gettysburg, PA

Notes

1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 589  [AotW citation 18491]