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Thomas Foster Gallagher
Birth: Jan. 17, 1822
Greensburg
Westmoreland County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Nov. 4, 1883
New Alexandria
Westmoreland County
Pennsylvania, USA

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. A mercantile businessman in New Alexandria, Pennsylvania, he was prominent in the pre-War Militia of Pennsylvania, showing an unusual talent for handling troops, so that from Lieutenant he rapidly rose to the rank of General. At the outbreak of the Civil War he was commissioned Colonel and commander of the 11th Pennsylvania Reserves. In the battle of Gaines Mills, his entire command, except one company, was surrounded and captured and taken to Richmond, Virginia's infamous Libby Prison. After being exchanged, he returned to the Army of the Potomac. In the Battle of South Mountain he led the right of the Union forces and was severely wounded. After the war he continued active service in the Pennsylvania National Guard's 8th Division. (bio by: John Matviya) 
 
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  Elizabeth McBride Gallagher (1831 - 1898)*
 
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Burial:
New Alexandria Union Cemetery
New Alexandria
Westmoreland County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
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Originally Created by: John Matviya
Record added: Oct 11, 2008
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