Barholemew Galligan, Civil War Soldier


Barholemew Galligan
Born in Scotland_Son of Edward Galligan_By occupation a Clerk_Married_At the age of 38 years, on 25 July, 1862, enlisted for 3 years in the 37th Reg. Mass. Infantry Vol’s_Mustered on 16 Aug, 1862. Assigned to Company “A”_ Rank Private throughout whole term of service.
He participated with his Reg. in the following engagements: 1st and 2d Fredericksburgh; the reconnessence of 6th Corps in {???} {???} the Rappahannock, 5th to 10 June 1863; Gettysburgh 2d and 3 July, 1863. Immediately after this battle, he was taken ill with diarea and was sent to West Philadelphia U.S.A. Gen. Hospital, in which he was confined from 4 July to 27 Nov’r, 1863, when he reported to his Reg. for duty, then near Brandy Station, Va.
In the campaign of '64 under Grant, he took part in the following battles: Wilderness, Spottsylvania, Coal Harbor and Siege of Petersburgh. He went with his Reg. and Corps (6th) to the defense of {???} in July, 1864, and was present in the engagement in front of the {works}.
In the Shenandoah, he was present in the {???} actions: Winchester, 19th Sept. with his Reg. he remained on provost-duty in Winchester till 14 Dce’r 1864, when was ordered back to Petersburgh. He was with his Reg. during the entire operations against Petersburgh till its capture, after which he followed up in the pursuit of Lee and fought him a Sailor’s Run, 6 Apr. 1865. He was present at Lee’s surrender, 9 April, 1865. He was also in the engagement at Hatcher’s Run in Jan’y 1865. In the grand charge of the 2d Div., 6th A.C., at Spottsylvania, May 18, 1864, he participated. During his entire term of service he was never wounded, neither did he ever receive furlough.
Discharged June 21, 1865 at Hall’s Hill, Va._Mustered out and {???} 2 July, 1865.
Died in Chicopee April 15 1881


ca. 1861-1865


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