James H Galley

BirthApril 23, 1840
DeathMarch 24, 1930
CemeteryColumbus (Columbus)
PostCuster (Omaha)
Unit2nd Nebraska Cavalry, Company K

Private James H Galley

Company K, 2nd Nebraska Cavalry

Galley was born in England on April 23, 1840. He was residing in Columbus (Platte County), Nebraska when he enlisted in the regiment on December 29, 1862. Galley was mustered on January 22, 1863 and served 11 months. He was discharged on December 23, 1863.

The 2nd Nebraska Cavalry was organized in the fall of 1862. The original purpose was to protect the Nebraska Territory from Indian uprising. It was assigned to the Great Sioux Campaign of 1863 in the Dakota Territory. The unit fought at the Battle of Whitestone Hill in present-day Dickey County, North Dakota on September 3, 1863. The regiment lost 6 soldiers during 2 days of fighting during the Battle.

Galley died on March 24, 1930 at the age of 89 years. He is buried in the Columbus Cemetery in Columbus (Platte County), Nebraska. Galley was a member of the Custer Post (#7) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Omaha, Nebraska.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.