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Federal (USV)


Thomas Giles

(c. 1840 - ?)

Home State: New Jersey

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th New Jersey Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted at age 22 in Company D, 13th New Jersey Infantry on 8 August 1862 and mustered as Private. He transferred to Company I on 25 August. He was detailed as regimental armorer 4 September 1862 (to 9 September 1863).

On the Campaign

He was in action with his Regiment at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

In April 1865 he suffered a "scalded foot" and was sent to the hospital at Fort Schuyler, NY, then Ward Hospital, Newark, where he was discharged 27 July 1865.

References & notes

Basic information from the D Society1.


c. 1840; Bloomfield, NJ


1   D Society, Veterans, Co. D 13th NJ Infantry, Historical Sketch of Co. D, 13th Regiment, N.J. Vols., Newark (NJ): D.H. Gildersleeve & Co., 1875, pp. 67 - 68  [AotW citation 17220]