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T.W. Thorne

T.W. Thorne

Federal (USV)


Thomas Wood Thorne

(1841 - 1913)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 83rd New York Infantry (9th Militia)

Before Antietam

Age 20, he enlisted in New York City to serve three years, and mustered in as Private, Company C, 9th New York Militia (83rd Infantry) on 27 May 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, Company G on 11 November 1862 (rank from 19 October). He was wounded again, in action on 3 July 1863 at Gettysburg, PA. He was promoted to First Lieutenant on 1 October 1863, and Captain the next day. He mustered out with his Company on 23 June 1864 in New York City.

After the War

He was a member of the New York Stock Exchange (as T. W. Thorne & Co.) for 45 years from 1868 to his death. A life-long bachelor, he came from a wealthy family and apparently did well himself, being a member of several yacht, country, and sporting clubs.

References & notes

Basic information from State of New York1. His gravesite is on Findagrave. Further details from his death notice in the New York Times of 4 February 1913. His picture here with the kind permission of Joseph Maghe, from a CDV in his collection.


03/31/1841; New York City, NY


02/02/1913; New Rochelle, NY; burial in Trinity Churchyard, New Rochelle, 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, Issue 30 (for 1901), pg. 725  [AotW citation 7456]