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Thomas Spraggin GallowayRoster ID 1009
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1861|
|Biography & Genealogy:||Thomas Spraggin Galloway, (Some records list the name as Gallaway) Class of 1861: Genealogy: Born at Monvue, Rockingham Co. NC June 18, 1840. Father- Thomas Spraggin Galloway of Rockingham Co. NC; Mother- Lucinda Virginia Chalmers of Halifax Co. Va. Pat. Grandfather- Robert Galloway of Rockingham Co. NC; Pat. Grandmother- Mary Spraggin, also of Rockingham. Mat. Grandfather- James Ronald Chalmers of Scotland; Mat. Grandmother- [first name unknown] Williams. Married- Minerva Allison Greenlee of Fayette Co. TN. Children- 1- Greenlee Galloway who lived in Fulton, KY; 2- Lucinda Galloway who also lived in Fulton; 3- Thomas S. Galloway, who lived in Paris, TN; 4- A.B. Galloway who lived in Memphis, TN; 5- Sarah Galloway, who lived in Covington, TN. VMI Record: Entered VMI- Aug. 2, 1858; Graduated July 4, 1861 standing 7 in a class of 17 with rank of First Captain. (Studied Law at University of NC 1855-58) Civil War Record: Elected Major of 22nd NC Regiment at its organization (July 11, 1861); defeated for re-election Jun. 13, 1862; Enlisted March 7, 1863 as Private in Co. H 45th NC.; Promoted to Captain Apr. 1863; Slightly wounded in action at Gettysburg July 3, 1863; Elected Col. of 22nd NC Sept. 21, 1863; Resigned as Captain of 45th NC Oct. 5, 1863; Paroled at Appomattox 1865. Careers: Lawyer; Read law under Chief Justice Pearson. Died- May 25, 1903 in Somerville, Fayette Co. TN.|