|Death: ||Jun. 15, 1864|
Davis Crossroads (Cobb County)
Abraham J. Gallagher, Co B 73rd Pennsylvania Infantry. Enlisted August 25, 1861, at Philadelphia. Re-enlisted as a Veteran, Jan 1, 1864, at Lookout Valley, Tennessee.
2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 20th Army Corps.
Killed in action June 15, 1864 at Battle of Pine Knob or Gilgal Church. Originally buried near Pine Mt.
During June 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11 in camp near Allatoona Creek. On the morning of June 12 received orders to march to the rear, for the purpose of guarding the wagon train; moved back, selected a position, and erecting breast-works remained here June 13. On the morning of June 14 received orders to rejoin brigade, and encamped about 4 p.m. On June 15 marched about half a mile. We formed in line of battle, the Seventy-third Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers being the extreme right of the brigade; connected on the left by One hundred and nineteenth New York Volunteers; moved forward along the crest of a hill, when orders came to march straight forward. In gaining the summit of a hill in our direct front, we were met by the enemy's skirmishers, who poured a very heavy fire into our lines. The skirmishers received orders to move forward at double-quick, driving the enemys skirmishers back. Our skirmishers rejoining our main line, we moved forward, driving the enemy into their works. We received orders to halt, and commenced a heavy fire, engaging the enemy from their works. It becoming dark, all heavy firing ceased, and during the night received orders to fortify our position. On the morning of the 16th the firing again opened quite heavily. During the night the regiment to my right was withdrawn. The enemy advanced their skirmishers and compelled my line to move back to a new position, where we remained during the day. In this engagement I am compelled to mention the loss of Capt. Henry Hess, Company H, Seventy-third Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers, who was a brave and efficient officer. In him the regiment [lost] one of its best soldiers. Capt. Samuel D. Miller, of Company B, and Lieut. A. Harlfinger were severely wounded. In this engagement the regiment suffered severely, losing 3 commissioned officers and 36 enlisted men wounded, and 2 enlisted men killed. During the night of the 16th the enemy left.
-from No. 231. Reports of Maj. Charles C. Cresson, Seventy-third Pennsylvania Infantry. The war of the rebellion: a compilation of the official records of the Union and Confederate armies. ; Series 1 - Volume 38 (Part II) page 260.
Marietta National Cemetery
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The Civil War Round Table of Montgomery County PA honors one of its sons who died in the line of duty. Abraham J. Gallagher, age 22 of Upper Providence Township, PA. |
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