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Federal (USV)


Dennis McGee

(1833 - 1878)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th Pennsylvania Reserves (1st Rifles)


see his Battle Report

Before Antietam

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

Basic service information from Bates.1 The quote above and further details from Thompson & Rauch's History of the "Bucktails," Kane Rifle regiment... (1906). His gravesite is on Findagrave.


1833; County Donegal, IRELAND


03/11/1878; burial in Saint Lawrence the Martyr's RC Church Cemetery, North Catasauqua, PA