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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.

Timothy Andrews
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Timothy Patrick Andrews
DiedMarch 11, 1868 (aged 73-74)
Place of burial
AllegianceUnited States of America
Service/branchUnited States Army
Union Army
Years of service1814–1864
RankUnion Army colonel rank insignia.png Colonel
Union Army brigadier general rank insignia.svg Bvt. Brigadier General
Commands heldRegiment of Voltigeurs and Foot Riflemen
Paymaster-General of the United States Army
Battles/warsWar of 1812
Mexican–American War
American Civil War
RelationsCol. Richard Snowden Andrews (son)
Col. Charles Marshall (son-in-law)


Personal lifeEdit

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.[1]

Andrews and his wife Emily Roseville Andrews children:

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 was served as a paymaster in the Army from 1822 to 1847.[2]

When the Mexican–American War broke out, 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.[3]

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[4] and in September 1862 became Paymaster-General of the United States Army.[5]

Andrews retired from military service on November 29, 1864.[6]


Andrews died on March 11, 1868, at the age of 75[7] and was interred at Rock Creek Cemetery in Washington D.C.[8]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Richard Snowden Andrews: A Memoir, Pg. 15
  2. ^ Marquis Who's Who, Inc. Who Was Who in American History, the Military. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who, 1975. P. 13 ISBN 0837932017 OCLC 657162692
  3. ^ Richard Snowden Andrews, A Memoir, Pg. 18
  4. ^ Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate of the United States of America, Pg. 359
  5. ^ Richard Snowden Andrews, A Memoir, Pg. 24
  6. ^ The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union
  7. ^ New York Times Obituary of Col. Timothy P. Andrews
  8. ^ Timothy Andrews at Find a Grave

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