Theodore W Greig(1843 - 1893)
Home State: New York
Command Billet: Company Officer
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 61st New York Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
Enlisted as Private, Company A on 10 September 1861 and promoted Sergeant-Major of the Regiment on 21 September. Appointed 2nd Lieutenant, Company C on 13 August 1862 (date of rank 1 July 62).
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was awarded the Medal of Honor (in 1887) for bravery in seizing the colors of the 4th (44th?) Alabama Infantry during combat in the Sunken Road on 17 September. Even though wounded through the neck, he brought the flag in.
The remainder of the War:
Promoted First Lieutenant on 17 November 1862 (date from 26 June 62) and Captain, Company K on 30 March 1863 to rank from 17 September 1862. He mustered out 31 August 1864.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Service data from the State of New York1.
|Birth Date: 3/13/1843 Place of Birth: New York, NY |
Death Date: 11/17/1893 Death Place: New York, NY Burial Place: Woodlawn Cemetery, the Bronx, NY
1 State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, Issue 25 (for 1900), pg. 930 [AotW citation 7647]
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