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New Alexandria in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Thomas F. Gallagher

(1822-1883)

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, August 20, 2016
1. Thomas F. Gallagher Marker
Inscription.  Thomas Gallagher and his brother George established a general store at this location in 1844, enlarging the building in 1875, now the oldest, continuously operating commercial building in town. At the outbreak of the Civil War he was commissioned Colonel of the 11th PA Reserves, taken prisoner at Gaines Mill and severely wounded at South Mountain in 1862. He led the 54th PA militia in the capture of Morgan's Raiders in 1863. He was brevetted General. Gallagher died in New Alexandria in 1883.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWar, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1844.
 
Location. 40° 23.708′ N, 79° 25.756′ W. Marker is in New Alexandria, Pennsylvania, in Westmoreland County. Marker is on Main Street 0.1 miles west of Lincoln Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Alexandria PA 15670, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chalmers "Slick" Goodlin (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort Elder (approx. 2.6 miles away); Hauling Coal From Salem #2
Thomas F. Gallagher Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 20, 2016
2. Thomas F. Gallagher Marker
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(approx. 2.8 miles away); Hannastown (approx. 5.2 miles away); Fort Barr (approx. 5.9 miles away); The Banana Split (approx. 5.9 miles away); Fred McFeely Rogers (approx. 5.9 miles away); William Findley (approx. 6 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 20, 2016, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 347 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 20, 2016, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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