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Federal (USV)


Thomas Hance, Jr.

(1842 - 1909)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 124th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

A 20 year old laborer on his family's farm in Aston, he enlisted on 4 August 1862 in Media, and mustered as Private, Company D, 124th Pennsylvania Infantry on 11 August in Harrisburg.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He mustered out with his Company on 15 May 1863.

After the War

By 1880 he was a carpenter in Philadelphia.

References & notes

His service from Bates1 and the Register.2 Wound details from the History.3 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census for 1860 & 1880. His gravesite is on Findagrave. He's seen in some records as Thomas Hanse.

He married Francina "Fannie" Bigley (1844-1921) about 1873 and they had 3 children.


04/06/1842; Cleveland Township, Columbia County, PA


07/11/1909; Collingdale, PA; burial in Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 23880]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant General's Office, Register of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865, 16 volumes, Harrisburg  [AotW citation 23881]

3   Green, Robert McCay, compiler, History of the One Hundred and Twenty-fourth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers in the War of the Rebellion 1862-1863, Philadelphia: Ware Brothers Company, printers, 1907, pg. 157  [AotW citation 23882]