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Federal (USV)


Charles Gallagher

(c. 1842 - ?)

Home State: Ohio

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Ohio Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted in Company B, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry at age 19 on 11 June 1861.

On the Campaign

Jim Gallagher's head is badly grazed and he rolls, coiled up in a lump, down into a ditch. We thought he was killed, but his brother Charley comes up to us with a bound and a yell, and tells us that Jim's wound is not serious. He has just helped him off. [17 September 1862 at Antietam].

The rest of the War

Wounded in action at Gettysburg, PA on 3 July 1863 and at Spotsylvania Courthouse, VA in 1864. He mustered out with his Company on 13 July 1864.

References & notes

Basic information from the State Roster1. His action at Antietam from Galwey2, quoted above. His wounds from Sawyer's Military History of the 8th Regiment Ohio Vol. Inf'y.


c. 1842


1   State of Ohio, Roster Commission, Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, 12 Volumes, Akron: The Werner Company, 1893-95, Vol. 2, pg. 241  [AotW citation 14878]

2   Galwey, Thomas Francis, and W.S. Nye, editor, The Valiant Hours, Harrisburg (PA): The Stackpole Company, 1961, pp. 42 - 43  [AotW citation 14879]