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Title Carte de visite of Captain John F. Gallaher, Franklin, Warren Co. Ohio
Description Carte de visite of Captain John F. Gallaher, Franklin, Warren Co. Ohio
John F. Gallaher (1829-1876) - Captain, Company B, 2nd Infantry Regiment Ohio
His gravestone is at Woodhill Cemetery
Biographical information from Beers History of Warren County, page 541
"Capt. John F. Gallaher was raised near Red Lion, Warren County, and came while a young man to Franklin, where he worked at his trade of carpenter. He went to Camp Dennison while O. C. Maxwell's company was there, and enlisting, was chosen as Second Lieutenant. He served with gallantry, but was captured, and, with many others, consigned to the Southern prisons, ending up at last with the noted Libby. While here, he, in conjunction with others, made their escape by tunneling under the street. Capt. Gallaher was the planner and the first to pass through the tunnel, and was also one of the few to reach home. He served with his regiment until the close of the war."
"Franklin Twp. Participants In The Civil War" article by Dallas Bogan
Service Record from American Civil War Research Database by Historical Data Systems
John F. Gallagher enlisted as a 29 year old 2nd lieutenant on 31 Aug 1861
Commissioned into Co B, 2nd Ohio Infantry on 31 Aug 1861
Promoted to 1st. Lieutenant on 4 Mar 1862
Promoted to Captain on 5 Mar 1863
Captured at Chickamauga, Georgia on 20 Sep 1863 and confined at Macon, Georgia and Libby Prison, Richmond, Virginia
Escaped from Libby Prison on 9 Feb 1864
Mustered out on 10 Oct 1864
Pension Index Cards
Alice E. Gallaher filed for a widow's penion on 23 Dec 1876 (Certificate #188450)
Catalog Number 2006.181.11
Other Number PA-001
Object Name Print, Photographic
Print Size 4 1/4" x 2 1/2"
Search Terms Ohio
Warren County, OH
Caption Carte de visite of Captain John F. Gallaher, Franklin, Warren Co. Ohio