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Federal (USV)


Thomas Canavan

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Pennsylvania Reserves

Before Antietam

He mustered into service in Company D on 25 May 1861. Promoted from Sergeant to 1st Sergeant on December 8, 1861

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

Promoted to 1st Lt. on May 9, 1863 to Captain on November 11, 1863 to brevet Major on March 13, 1865 - Mustered out with company on June 16, 1864.

References & notes

Basic information from Bates1. Thanks to Steve Maczuga for publishing Bates' information in his excellent database.


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 11443]