(1833 - 1878)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
see his Battle Report
College-educated in Ireland, he came to America and was worked in the furnaces and had a store in Mauch Chunk (now Jim Thorpe), PA. He was elected Captain, Company F - "The Irish Infantry" - 13th Pennsylvania Reserves and mustered as such on 29 May 1861.
On the Campaign
Captain McGee assumed command of the Regiment on the 16th at the death of Colonel McNeil.
Unsuited to the work of leading the regiment, he [McGee] permitted Adjutant Hartshorne to direct the men."
The rest of the War
He was discharged on 4 May 1863 but was reinstated, date not given. He resigned in 1865.
References & notes
1833; County Donegal, IRELAND
03/11/1878; burial in Saint Lawrence the Martyr's RC Church Cemetery, North Catasauqua, PA