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Federal (USV)


Thomas Ganley

(c. 1839 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 51st New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 23, he enlisted on 10 September 1861 in Brooklyn and mustered as a Private in Company G, 51st New York Infantry on 12 September.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was admitted to US Army General Hospital #4 in Frederick, MD on 17 September and sent on to Baltimore 2 days later. He was absent from his unit after September 1862, in a hospital in Philadelphia as late as April 1863, sometimes listed as a deserter, and was discharged on 15 August 1864 at the end of his term of enlistment.

References & notes

His service from the Adjutant General1 and his Muster Roll Abstract, online from fold3. His wound also on a casualty list in the New York Herald of 23 September 1862. Maryland hospital detail from the Patient List.2


c. 1839


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. 82  [AotW citation 30305]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #56  [AotW citation 30362]