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MALONEY, Thomas Francis, son of Daniel and Mary (Houran) Maloney, was born August 19, 1843, in county Tipperary, Ireland. His parents emigrated to America in 1847, and settled at Harrisburg. Thomas F. was educated in the public schools of Harrisburg, afterwards at St. Michael's Seminary, near Pittsburgh, at St. Vincentís College, at Latrobe, Pa. He learned the trade of a machinist with W. O. Hickok, at the Eagle Works, Harrisburg. During the Rebellion he enlisted as a private in company A, One Hundred and Twenty-Seventh regiment, Pennsylvania volunteers, July 22, 1862; appointed corporal of the company July 26, 1862; promoted sergeant August 1, 1862; promoted first sergeant August 6, 1862, and to adjutant of the independent battalion November 4, 1862, and mustered out with the regiment May 8, 1863. He was appointed conditionally by Governor Curtin second lieutenant and mustering officer United States volunteers August 4, 1861, and upon the organization of the Two Hundred and First regiment, Pennsylvania volunteers, was commissioned captain of company F, August 27, 1864, serving with the command of the Army of the Potomac until his muster out by reason of General Order No. 94, A. G. O. War Department series, June 21, 1865. Upon the reorganization of the First City Zouaves of Harrisburg, Captain Maloney, in 1869, was elected first lieutenant, and December 16, 1870, commissioned captain of company A of the Zouave battalion. When the National Guard of Pennsylvania was established the company became known as the City Grays of Harrisburg, and on the organization of the Eighth regiment, Pennsylvania National Guard, was attached to that command and mustered in as company D. He was re-commissioned December 14, 1875, and December 16, 1880; was one of the senior members in the service, and repeatedly refused a field office, preferring to remain with his company, which has no superior in the National Guard. On the first of February, 1883, he was appointed arsenel [sic] keeper of the State arsenal at Harrisburg. Captain Maloney married, in 1863, Ellen, daughter of John Casey, of Harrisburg. It may be stated in this connection that Captain Maloney was the author of a military manual on "Guard Duty" which is considered an authority on the subject.


Historical Review of Dauphin County

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Date of Transcription: 25 February 2001

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