Carte view of Colonel Thomas A. Zeigle. A veteran of the Mexican War, Thomas would initially be commissioned a captain in Company A of the 16th Pennsylvania Infantry just days after the surrender of Fort Sumter. He would however be quickly promoted to colonel A 3-month regiment, they would mostly perform guard and garrison duty in the vicinity of Williamsport and various points within the state until their discharge in July. He would next raise a military company called the Worth Infantry, which was celebrated for its proficiency in drill and in March of 1862, Zeigler would be commissioned colonel of the 107th Pennsylvania Infantry. Under Colonel Ziegle’s command, the Worth Infantry was sent to Cockeysville, Maryland to defend the Northern Central Railroad following the fall of Fort Sumter. Part of the railroad had been destroyed by Confederate sympathizers in order to prevent the movement of Union troops to Washington, D.C. His role as colonel of the regiment would however be short lived. Four months after his commission, he would die of “consumption of the brain” at Warrenton, Virginia. His remains were brought back to York, Pennsylvania and were interred in the local cemetery where he remains to this day. No back mark on this one.
The following March, Zeigler would be commissioned colonel of the 107th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry.