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Federal (USV)


Thomas McGinnes

(c. 1836 - 1920)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 25 year old farmer from Monroe County, he mustered as Private, Company F, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861. He was promoted to Corporal on 20 March 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by gunshots to the left thigh, forearm and chest while serving with the Color Guard in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was hospitalized in Frederick, MD and returned to his Company on 11 April 1863. He was detached for duty with the Ambulance Corps in September 1863, reduced to Private on 31 October, and was back with his unit in July 1864. He mustered out at Indianapolis on 1 September 1864.

References & notes

His service from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database. Wound and hospital details from Nelson.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1836


10/19/1920; Martinsville, IN; burial in Nutter Cemetery, Martinsville, IN


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 600  [AotW citation 18576]

2   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 311  [AotW citation 18577]