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T. Welsh

T. Welsh

Federal (USA)


Thomas Welsh

(1824 - 1863)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Command Billet: Brigade Commander

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, IX Corps


see his Battle Report

Before Antietam

Pre-War Profession: Businessman, saw service during the Mexican war (discharged 1848), was then a merchant, canalboat owner, justice of the peace, and lock superintendent at Columbia. In April 1861 he organized and recruited a company of the 11th Pennsylvania Regiment, and was appointed LCol. In October he was appointed Colonel of the 45th Pennsylvania, and in 1862 commanded the 2nd Brigade/1st Division at Charleston Harbor.

On the Campaign

He commanded the Second Brigade of the First (Willcox's) Division of the Ninth (IX) Army Corps.

The rest of the War

In November 1862 he was appointed BGen. of Volunteers (appointment expired), then commanded the 45th again at Fredericksburg. He was reappointed Brigadier General in March 1863 and commanded the 1st Division/IX Corps in the Vicksburg campaign. At Vicksburg he contracted malaria and died.

More on the Web

See more about him in a brief bio from John David Hoptak.




1863; Vicksburg, MS