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Adam Gale Malloy (September 10, 1830 – November 10, 1911) was a colonel in the Union Army during the American Civil War who was nominated and confirmed for appointment to the grade of brevet brigadier general in 1866.


Malloy was born on September 10, 1830, in Ireland. He died on November 10, 1911, in Escondido, California and is buried in San Marcos, California.

Military career

After the outbreak of the American Civil War, Malloy joined the Union Army and was assigned to the 6th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment. He was later promoted to Colonel and given command of the 17th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment. Malloy was mustered out of the volunteers on July 19, 1865. On January 13, 1866, President Andrew Johnson nominated Malloy for appointment to the grade of brevet brigadier general of volunteers to rank from March 13, 1865, and the United States Senate confirmed the appointment on March 12, 1866. Malloy remained an officer in the re-organized United States Army following the war until he was discharged on August 23, 1870. Initially, he was a first lieutenant with the 17th U.S. Infantry Regiment but on September 21, 1866, he was transferred to the 35th U.S. Infantry Regiment. He was unassigned as of August 12, 1869.

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