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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

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