Thomas McElroy, born February 11, 1831, served three years in the Civil War
as a Private in Company I of the 114th Regiment of New York State Volunteers,
which was recruited at Norwich, N.Y. He was honorably discharged at the war's
end, when nearly totally deaf as a result of the heavy cannonading at the siege
Private McElroy moved to Binghamton in 1881 and was connected with the furniture business conducted by his brother, James McElroy. He died in November, 1918, aged 87 and is buried in Spring Forest Cemetery.
A special thanks to Dave and Beth Easterwood for sharing these transcripts of Thomas McElroy's letters with the Civil War community.
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