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Federal (USV)


Thomas Mitchell Gaskins

(1839 - 1890)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

An 18 year old farmer in Bloomington, IN, he mustered as Private, Company F, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861. We was wounded in the side by a piece of shell at Winchester, VA on 25 May 1862, and was treated at a hospital in Williamsport, MD.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the left side of his head and face in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Showman Farm and Smoketown Hospitals near Sharpsburg to at least 15 January 1863, then the Judiciary Square Hospital, Washington, DC where he was discharged for wounds on 23 March 1863. He enlisted again, on 9 July 1863 in Company A, 112th Indiana, mustered out 8 days later. He enlisted for the third time on 15 August 1863 as Sergeant, Company I, 117th Indiana Infantry. He mustered out 25 February 1864.

After the War

His gravestone titles him a Reverend.

References & notes

His service from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database, who have him as Thomas Gascon. His wound and hospital details from Nelson.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.




06/11/1890; burial in Simpson Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery, Monroe County, IN


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 599  [AotW citation 18603]

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. 220  [AotW citation 18604]