Thomas Foster GallagherHome State: Pennsylvania
Command Billet: Brigade Commander
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, I Corps
Before the Antietam Campaign:
Appointed Colonel of the 11th Pennsylvania Reserves, 1 July 1861;
Resigned 17 Dec 1862;
Appointed Colonel, 54th Pennsylvania Militia, 14 July 1863;
Honorably mustered out 17 Aug 1863.
In the battle of Gaines Mill, his entire command, except one company, was surrounded and captured and taken to Libby prison. After being released from prison, he returned to the Army, and was given command of his Brigade.
In the Antietam Campaign:
In the battle of South Mountain, he led the right of the Union Forces and was severely wounded.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Source: Heitman, Francis Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, Washington, US Government Printing Office, 1903.
|Birth State: PA |
Death Date: 11/4/1883
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