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G.A. Galligan

G.A. Galligan

Federal (USV)


George A. Galligan

(1837 - 1862)

Home State: Michigan

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 17th Michigan Infantry

Before Antietam

From Kalamazoo, 25 years old, he enrolled and was commissioned on 17 June 1862 in Detroit, MI, and mustered as 2nd Lieutenant, Company I, 17th Michigan Infantry on 16 August 1862.

On the Campaign

Less than a month later he was mortally wounded in action at Fox's Gap on South Mountain, MD on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds on 24 September 1862.

References & notes

His service from the Record of Service,1 as George Galligan. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1850 & 1860; he's also seen as George R Galligan. His gravesite is on Findagrave. His picture from a photograph in the Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs, Library of Congress.

He was probably married and had a daughter in Kalamazoo County, MI before the war.


04/1837 in NY


09/24/1862; Middletown, MD; burial in Cuddeback Cemetery, Paw Paw, MI


1   State of Michigan, Office of the Adjutant General, and George H. Brown, Adjutant General; George H. Turner, Asst. AG, compiler, Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers in the Civil War, 1861-1865, 46 volumes, Kalamazoo: Ihling Bros. & Everard, 1904-1915, Vol. 17, p. 39  [AotW citation 30564]