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T. Hulings

T. Hulings

Federal (USV)


Thomas Marcus Hulings

(1835 - 1864)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 49th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

From Lewistown, where he was District Attorney for Mifflin County, he was First Lieutenant in the Logan Guards, a militia unit that mustered into Federal service as one of the "First Defenders" of the capital in April 1861, and later became Company E, 25th Pennsylvania Infantry - a three month unit. He was promoted to Captain of that Company on 28 May. After his term of service ended, he was commissioned Major of the 49th Pennsylvania Infantry on 31 July 1861. He was commissioned Captain in the Regular Army on February 1862.

On the Campaign

His horse was hit and he was knocked to the ground in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel of the regiment on 16 October 1862 and Colonel on 22 April 1864. He was killed in action at Spotsylvania, VA on 10 May 1864. He had been honored by brevets to Major and Lieutenant Colonel, US Army, in March 1863 for his actions at Williamsburg and White Oak Swamp in May and June 1862.

References & notes

Basic information from the History1, Bates2, and Heitman3. The photograph here and a pointer to him at Antietam kindly provided by Dave Hann. Further details from his gravesite on Findagrave. His nomination [pdf] for the brevets by the President is in the Lincoln Papers from the National Archives and Library of Congress.

Colonel Hulings Post, No. 176, Department of Pennsylvania, Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in Lewistown was named for him.


2/07/1835; Lewistown, PA


5/10/1864; Spotsylvania, VA; burial in Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, MD


1   Westbrook, Robert S., History of the 49th Pennsylvania Volunteers, Altoona: Altoona Times Printer, 1898, pp. 7, 125  [AotW citation 12503]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871, Vol. 1, pg. 9  [AotW citation 12504]

3   Heitman, Francis Bernard, Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, 2 volumes, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1903, Vol. 1, pg. 553  [AotW citation 12505]