Private Edward Galloway, USA, injured at Fort Sumter, dies in hospital in Charleston, South Carolina

Before Major Anderson evacuated Fort Sumter, he insisted on a 100-gun salute to the national flag as it was lowered.  Unfortunately, during this salute his command suffered its only casualties of the incident when an accidental explosion killed Private Daniel Hough, mortally wounded Private Edward Gallway, and seriously injured Private James Fielding.  Three others were also slightly hurt.  Private Galloway died at the Gibbes Hospital in Charleston. (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation
Samuel Wylie Crawford, The Genesis of the Civil War: The Story of Sumter, 1860-1861 (New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1887), 446.
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Battles/Soldiers
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