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Thomas Galloway

Thomas J. Galloway (April 21, 1844 - January 6, 1864) served as a private in Company K, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Personal life

Thomas Galloway was born April 21, 1844 in Washington County, Tennessee to Isaac and Aley (Bacon) Galloway.[1]

Civil War service

Galloway enlisted as a private in Company K on August 21, 1863 in Glasgow, Kentucky for a period of three years and mustered in October 20, 1863 at Knoxville, Tennessee.

He is described as 19 years old, 5' 7" tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, dark hair, and by occupation a farmer.

No muster roll records for Galloway have survived, but he was left sick in the hospital at Camp Nelson, Kentucky. He died there on January 6, 1864 due to typhoid fever. His personal effects consisted of one great coat, two blankets, one uniform coat, one pair trousers, one pair boots, one pair stockings, and one cap.

When the regiment mustered out on September 5, 1865 at Knoxville it was noted that he had never been paid.

Galloway is buried at Camp Nelson National Cemetery in Jessamine County, Kentucky. He also has a cenotaph at Walker-Galloway Cemetery in Sulphur Springs, Tennessee. His mother applied for a pension on January 5, 1880 and his father applied for a pension on January 3, 1884.

Notes

  1. 1850 U.S. Census, 4th Subdivision East District, Washington County, Tennessee.
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