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J.T. Reilly

J.T. Reilly

Federal (USV)


John Thompson Reilly

(1827 - 1870)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 90th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

About age 35, from Philadelphia, he enlisted and mustered as Corporal, Company F, 19th Pennsylvania Infantry for three months' service on 18 May 1861, and he mustered out with them on 29 August. He then enrolled and mustered as 2nd Lieutenant of Company F, 90th Pennsylvania Infantry on 3 September 1861 in Philadelphia.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was promoted to First Lieutenant of Company K on 14 December 1862 and was in action with his Company at Gettysburg in July 1863. He was captured in action at Yellow Tavern, VA on the Weldon Railroad on 18 August 1864, released, date not given, and discharged on 9 March 1865.

References & notes

His service from the Card File 1 and Bates.2 Wound detail from Nelson.3 His presence at Gettysburg from the Report of [Pennsylvania] Gettysburg Battlefield Memorial Commission (1914). His gravesite is on Findagrave, source also of his picture, from a photograph contributed by Scott Hann.


1827; Philadelphia, PA


01/24/1870; Philadelphia, PA; burial in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA


1   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23596]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 23597]

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, pg. 365  [AotW citation 23598]