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Born (1835-01-01)January 1, 1835
Died November 19, 1918(1918-11-19) (aged 83)
Place of birth New York City
Place of burial Mount Washington Cemetery Independence, Missouri
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Rank Sergeant
Unit Company F, 24th Wisconsin Infantry
Battles/wars American Civil War
Awards Medal of Honor

Thomas Toohey (January 1, 1835 – November 19, 1918) served in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He received the Medal of Honor.

Toohey was born on January 1, 1835, in New York City. His official residence was listed as Milwaukee, Wisconsin.[1] He died on November 19, 1918, and was buried at Mount Washington Cemetery in Independence, Missouri.[2]

Medal of Honor citation[edit | edit source]

His award citation reads:

For gallantry in action on 30 November 1864, while serving with Company F, 24th Wisconsin Infantry, in action at Franklin, Tennessee. Sergeant Toohey voluntarily assisting in working guns of battery near right of the regiment after nearly every man had left them, the fire of the enemy being hotter at this than at any other point on the line.

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Thomas Toohey". Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=2984. Retrieved 2009-12-16. 
  2. "Thomas Toohey". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/memorial/10729. Retrieved 2009-12-16. 

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