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Timothy Andrews
Born 1794
Died March 11, 1868 (aged 73-74)
Place of burial
Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Years of service 1814–1864
Rank Union Army colonel rank insignia.png Colonel
Union Army brigadier general rank insignia.svg Bvt. Brigadier General
Commands held Regiment of Voltigeurs and Foot Riflemen
Paymaster-General of the United States Army
Battles/wars War of 1812
Mexican–American War
American Civil War
Relations Col. Richard Snowden Andrews (son)
Col. Charles Marshall (son-in-law)

Timothy Patrick Andrews (1794 – March 11, 1868) was an Irish-born, career U.S. Army officer. He served as Paymaster General of the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Personal life

Timothy Patrick Andrews was born in Ireland, the son of George and Elizabeth Andrews. Along with his father, he immigrated to the United States in 1798.

Andrews and his wife Emily Roseville Andrews children:

Richard Snowden Andrews
Richard Snowden Andrews


Andrews' military service began in 1814, when he served as an aid to Commodore Joshua Barney during the War of 1812. He served as a paymaster in the Army from 1822 to 1847.

During the Mexican–American War, he was put in command of the Regiment of Voltigeurs and Foot Riflemen. His second in command, Lieutenant Colonel Joseph E. Johnston would go on to become one of the most senior general officers in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. He was distinguished for bravery at the Battle of Molino del Rey, and was brevetted brigadier general for conspicuous gallantry at the Battle of Chapultepec, where his regiment led the assault on Chapultepec Castle.

After the Mexican War Andrews returned to the pay department of the Army, gradually rising in rank. In late 1851 Andrews was promoted to Deputy Paymaster-General and in September 1862 became Paymaster-General of the United States Army.

Andrews retired from military service on November 29, 1864.


Andrews died on March 11, 1868, at the age of 75 and was interred at Rock Creek Cemetery in Washington D.C.

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