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Civil War Soldiers - Egan
|Egan, Thomas W., brigadier-general,
U.S. Army, was born in New York city, in 1836. Entering the 40th N. Y.
regiment at the beginning of the Civil war, he was appointed
lientenant-colonel, and on June 5, 1862, was promoted colonel. He
participated in all the battles of the Army of the Potomac. He
commanded a brigade in Grant's overland campaign of 1864, receiving
his commission as brigadier-general Sept. 3 of that year, and was
wounded at Petersburg. He commanded the division at the battle of
Boydton plank-road, Va., and for distinguished services on this
occasion was brevetted major-general of volunteers, Oct. 27, 1864. In
November of that year he was severely wounded, and on recovery was
given a division in the Army of the Shenandoah. Gen. Egan was mustered
out of the service, Jan. 15, 1866, and subsequently lived in New York.
He died Feb. 24, 1887.
Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal
States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908