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Civil War Soldiers - Welsh
|Welsh, Thomas, brigadier-general, U.S.
Army, was born in Pennsylvania, but lived for a number of years in
Ohio and then returned to his native state, residing at Columbia, Pa.
He served during the war with Mexico, and for gallant conduct in the
battle of Buena Vista was promoted to a lieutenancy. At the
commencement of the Civil war he entered the service as
lieutenant-colonel of the 45th Pa. infantry, was subsequently promoted
to the colonelcy of the regiment, and during 1863 was made a
brigadier-general of volunteers. Gen. Welsh died at Cincinnati, Ohio,
Aug. 14, 1863, of congestive fever acquired during the campaign in
Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal
States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908