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Federal (USV)


Arthur D. Gale

(1843 - 1921)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 51st New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 18, he enlisted on 23 September 1861 in New York City and mustered as a Private in Company B, 51st New York Infantry on 18 October. He was promoted to Corporal on 1 May 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Fox's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

His leg was amputated and he was admitted to the US Army General Hospital at Camp B in Frederick, MD on 3 January 1863. He was discharged for disability there on 5 March 1863.

After the War

By 1880 he was a tinsmith in Bedford, NY and he had retired there by 1900.

References & notes

His service from the Adjutant General1 and the Muster Roll abstract, online from fold3, both as as Author Gale. He's also on a casualty list in the New York Herald of 23 September 1862. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List,2 as Arthur Gail. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1880 & 1900. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Catherine Marie Reynolds (1847-1921) and they had 5 children between 1868 and 1885.


06/1843 in NY


10/23/1921; burial in Buxton Cemetery, Bedford, NY


1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, For the Year 1900, Ser. No. 25, p. 81  [AotW citation 30297]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #1.244  [AotW citation 30298]