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Federal (USV)


Elijah Harrison Tomey

(1847 - 1911)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 14 year old farmer (giving his age as 18) from Washington, IN, he mustered as Private, Company E, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was severely wounded in the right leg in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He lost his leg to amputation and was discharged for wounds on 20 December 1862 at Smoketown, MD, near Sharpsburg.

After the War

He was commissioned a Notary Public in Cornettsville in 1887, and was the Daviess County Auditor by 1892. He died in Indianapolis in 1911, probably after a fall down a flight of stairs.

References & notes

His service from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database, which have him as Elijah H. Tommy. His gravesite is on Findagrave.




08/06/1911 Indianapolis, IN; burial in New Bethel Cemetery, Cornettsville, IN


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 595  [AotW citation 18492]