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EGAN, Thomas W., soldier, born in New York City in 1836; died there, 24 February 1887. He entered the 40th New York regiment at the beginning of the civil war, and was made lieutenant colonel, 14 June 1861. In June 1862, he was promoted colonel, and participated in all the battles of the Army of the Potomac. During Gen. Grant's overland campaign of 1864 he commanded a brigade, receiving his commission 3 September 1864, and was wounded at Petersburg. At the battle of Boydton plank road he commanded the division, and was brevetted major general. He was seriously wounded in November and on recovery was given a division in the Army of the Shenandoah. General Egan was mustered out of the service, 15 January 1866, and subsequently lived in New York.
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