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Thomas Wilberforce Egan
Birth: Jun. 14, 1834
Albany County
New York, USA
Death: Feb. 24, 1887
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Civil War Union Brigadier General. He enlisted in the 40th New York Volunteer Infantry (the "Mozart Regiment") in April 1861, and was commissioned it's Lieutenant Colonel on July 1. At The Battle of Seven Pines in the Peninsula Campaign he put his Colonel in arrest for misconduct, displayed conspicuous gallantry, and was commissioned Colonel as of the date of his superior's dismissal from the service. He served in almost every engagement from that time until the Siege of Petersburg in July 1864 where he was wounded near the spine causing some paralysis in his legs. He returned to duty in September and was promoted Brigadier General, US Volunteers. He was again severely wounded in the right arm in November and disabled. Nevertheless, he returned to duty until the end of the war. At this time he was brevetted Major General, US Volunteers for his distinguished service at the Battle of the Boynton Plank Road where he received his arm wound. His died in relative obscurity in a charity hospital in 1887. (bio by: EFB III) 
Cypress Hills National Cemetery
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Plot: Officers' Section West, Grave 31
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Record added: Oct 13, 2001
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