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Federal (USV)

Corporal

Thomas Clay

(c. 1839 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 35th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 23 year old clerk in Brooklyn, NY, he enlisted 7 August and mustered as Corporal, Company F, 35th Massachusetts Infantry on 19 August 1862.

On the Campaign

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

References & notes

Basic information from Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.1 The Cemetery History 2 has him as T.C. Lay. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

c. 1839

Death

09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD

Notes

1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 3, pg. 678  [AotW citation 20411]

2   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 3771]