★  Neill, Thomas H.

Thomas Hewson "Bucky" Neill

Born: April 9, 1826
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Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Father: Dr. Henry Neill 1783 – 1845
(Buried: Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)​

Mother: Martha Rutter Duffield 1780 – 1856
(Buried: Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)​

Wife: Eva Looney 1854 – 1881
(Buried: U.S. Military Academy Post Cemetery, West Point, New York)​

Children:

Eva Neill 1874 – 1937​
(Buried: U.S. Military Academy Post Cemetery, West Point, New York)​

Education:

1847: Graduated from West Point Military Academy – (27th in class)​

Occupation before War:

1847: Brevet 2nd Lt. United States Army, 4th Infantry Regiment​
1847 – 1850: 2nd Lt. United States Army, 5th Infantry Regiment​
1850 – 1857: 1st Lt. United States Army, 5th Infantry Regiment​
1853 – 1855: Assistant Drawing Professor at West Point​
1855 – 1857: Principal Assistant Drawing Professor at West Point​
1857 – 1863: Captain, United States Army, 5th Infantry Regiment​

Civil War Career:

1861: Mustered Volunteers in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania​
1861: Acting Assistant General to Major General Cadwallader​
1861: Reorganized Battalion of Regulars that had been paroled in Texas​
1862: Colonel of 23rd Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment​
1862: Served in the Virginia, Peninsula Campaign​
1862: Brevetted Major for Gallantry at Battle of Malvern Hill, Virginia​
1862: Guarded the crosses for the Potomac River​
1862 – 1865: Brigadier General, Union Army, Infantry​
1862: Served in the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia​
1863: Brevetted Lt. Colonel for Gallantry at Battle of Chancellorsville​
1863: Served in the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania​
1863 – 1866: Major, United States Army, 11th Infantry Regiment​
1864: Served in the Battle of the Wilderness, Virginia​
1864: Division Commander at the Battle of Spotsylvania, Virginia​
1864: Brevetted Colonel for Gallantry at the Battle of Spotsylvania​
1864: Served in the Battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia​
1864: Acting Inspector General in the Shenandoah Valley​
1864: Served in the Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia​
1865: Brevetted Brigadier General for service in the War​
1865: Brevetted Major General for Service in the War​
1865: Mustered out of Volunteer Service on August 24th

Occupation after War:

1863 – 1866: Major, United States Army, 11th Infantry Regiment​
1866 – 1869: Major, United States Army, 20th Infantry Regiment​
1869: Lt. Colonel, United States Army, 1st Infantry Regiment​
1870 – 1879: Lt. Colonel, United States Army, 6th Cavalry Regiment​
1875 – 1879: Commandant of Cadets at West Point​
1879 – 1883: Colonel of United States Army, 6th Cavalry Regiment​
1883: Retired from United States Army on April 2nd due to disability​

Died: March 12, 1885

Place of Death: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Cause of Death: Paralysis

Age at time of Death:
59 years old

Burial Place: U.S. Military Academy Post Cemetery, West Point, New York
 
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infomanpa

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First time I realized his parents were buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery. Too bad I missed their graves since I was there locating George Meade's grave.
 
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