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Federal (USV)


Thomas J. Falure

(c. 1840 - 1919)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 90th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 21, he enlisted and mustered into service as a Private in Company I, 90th Pennsylvania Infantry on 17 September 1861 in Philadelphia.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was with his unit in action at Gettysburg in July 1863. He was listed as "not accounted for" on his Company's muster-out roll.

After the War

He was living in Summit, Washington County, MO, when he was granted a veteran's pension in January 1893.

Judge H. Hawkins of Summit was in Potosi Monday taking out letters of administration on the estate of Thomas J. Falure, who died recently at Judge Hawkins' place, where he had made his home for years. Falure's estate is said to consist of $1,000 cash in a local bank, and it is also said that there is no known heir to the money.

References & notes

His service from the Card File 1 and Bates;2 both have him as Thomas Tallure. Wound information from Nelson.3 His presence at Gettysburg from the Report of the Gettysburg Battlefield [Pennsylvania] Memorial Commission (1914). Details from family genealogists. The quote above from the Potosi Journal of 12 March 1919. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1840


03/04/1919; Washington County, MO; burial in Hopewell Cemetery, Hopewell, MO


1   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23473]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 23474]

3   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004  [AotW citation 23475]