(1835 - 1862)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Branch of Service: Infantry
An unmarried 27 year old cooper in Philadelphia, he enlisted and mustered into service for 3 months as a Private in Company G, 20th Pennsylvania Infantry on 30 April 1861. He mustered out with them on 6 August 1861. He then probably mustered as a Private in Company C, 90th Pennsylvania Infantry.
On the Campaign
He was mortally wounded in the thigh and leg in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He died of wounds, date not known, and was buried in Philadelphia on 7 October 1862.
References & notes
His service in the 20th Infantry from the Card File 1 and Bates;2 neither have a record for him in the 90th. Wound detail from Nelson,3 citing casualty lists in the Philadelphia Inquirer of 20 and 25 September 1862. Personal details from family genealogists - who have him as either Theopholus or Theodore Tacy - and the 1860 US Census (also as Theopholus). His Philadelphia Return of Death certificate says he died of "gunshot wounds" on 17 September 1862, age 29, occupation soldier.
Odd Fellows Cemetery was destroyed in 1951 and the remains moved to Lawnview Cemetery in Rockledge, PA or Mount Peace Cemetery in Philadelphia.
1835; Philadelphia, PA
10/1862; burial in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA
1 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <http://www.digitalarchives.state.pa.us/archive.asp?view=ArchiveIndexes&ArchiveID=17> [AotW citation 23624]
2 Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871 [AotW citation 23625]
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 23626]