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Federal (USV)

Lieutenant

Theodore W Greig

(1843 - 1893)

Home State: New York

Command Billet: Company Officer

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 61st New York Infantry

Before Antietam

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).

On the 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 rest 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 & notes

Service data from the State of New York1.

Birth

3/13/1843; New York, NY

Death

11/17/1893 New York, NY; burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, the Bronx, NY

Notes

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]