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W. Gale
W. Gale

Federal (USV)


Walter Gale

(1833 - 1927)
Home State: Massachusetts
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 15th Massachusetts Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
Age 27, student from Northboro on enlistment in July 1861. He was in Company C. # 1 Aug 1861 Promoted to Sergeant 1 August 1861, and 2nd Lieutenant 17 January 1862.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862.

The remainder of the War:
Commissioned Captain 24 October 1862. Wounded again in action at Gettysburg 2-3 July 1863.

After the War:
He had studied the law, and by 1900 was living in Oakland, California. In 1920 he was in Santa Barbara.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Commonwealth of Massachusetts1, with details from Susan Harnwell's 15th Massachusetts genealogy. Photograph from one at the USAMHI2.

Birth Date: 11/19/1833    Place of Birth: Northborough, MA    
Death Date: 05/25/1927    Death Place: Santa Barbara, CA    


1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pp. 149 - 154  [AotW citation 5645]

2   US Army, Military History Institute (USAMHI), Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS)-Massachusetts Photograph Collection, Published 2009, <http://cdm16635.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/search/collection/p16635coll12/>, Source page: pg. 4924  [AotW citation 5959]

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