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Federal (USV)

Sergeant

Thomas McCloskey

(1821 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 28th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted as Sergeant in Company F, 28th Pennsylvania Infantry on 10 July 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was originally buried on the field, but reinterred in the new National Cemetery in late 1866 or early 1867.

After the War

Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Post No. 314, Gallitzin, Cambria County, PA was organized and named for him in 1884.

References & notes

Basic information from the Antietam Cemetery History1 and Bates.2 Thanks to descendant Mike Lloyd for his birth date. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

08/04/1821

Death

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

Notes

1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 3867]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 17635]