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Federal (USV)


Thomas W. Cartwright

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 63rd New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 40 at enrollment, he mustered in as first lieutenant and adjutant on September 16, 1861. Transferred as first lieutenant to Company G on February 2, 1862. Mustered in as Captain, Company D, on September 10, 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action - slightly, knee - on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He resigned his commission in 1863.

References & notes

Basic information from McLernon1, citing also Conyngham2. He's listed with Company G on the casualty list.


Date not known; Kings County, NY


1   McLernon, Robert, Casualty List, 63rd New York Volunteer Infantry, Meagher's Irish Brigade, Antietam, Maryland; September 17, 1862, Springfield (Va): R. McLernon, 2001  [AotW citation 2390]

2   Conyngham, David Power, The Irish Brigade and Its Campaigns, New York: William McSorley & Co., 1867, Pg. 574  [AotW citation 2419]