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Federal (USA)


Dennis McGee

Home State: Pennsylvania

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th Pennsylvania Reserves (1st Rifles)


see his Battle Report

Before Antietam

Elected Captain, Company F. Known originally as "The Irish Infantry", a company from Carbon County, PA.

On the Campaign

McGee assumed command of the Regiment on the 16th at the death of Col McNeil. Thompson states:

"Unsuited to the work of leading the regiment, he [McGee] permitted Adjutant Hartshorne to direct the men."

The rest of the War

Capt Dennis McGee, Company F; discharged 5/4/1863; reinstated; resigned 1865.

References & notes

Source of quote: Thompson, O.R. Howard and Rauch, William H., History of the "Bucktails," Kane Rifle regiment of the Pennsylvania Reserve Corps (13th Pennsylvania Reserves), 42nd of the Line. Dayton, Ohio: Morningside House, Inc., 1988 available online