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Federal (USV)


Thomas M. Mathews

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 106th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted as Private in Company C, 106th Pennsylvania Infantry on 31 August 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He was discharged 20 January 1863 on a writ of habeus corpus for being underage.

References & notes

Basic information from Ward1 and Bates.2 His wounding at Antietam from a casualty list published in the Philadelphia Inquirer of 29 September 1862, as Thomas Matthews.


1   Ward, Joseph R. C., History of the One-Hundred and Sixth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865 (2nd Ed.), Philadelphia: Grant, Faires & Rogers, 1906, pg. 321  [AotW citation 21638]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871, Vol. V, pg. 839  [AotW citation 21639]