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Born: January 1, 1835(1835-01-01)
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Died: November 19, 1918 (aged 83)
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Allegiance: United States of America
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Branch: United States Army
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Rank: Sergeant
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Unit: Company F, 24th Wisconsin Infantry
Battles: American Civil War
Awards: Medal of Honor
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Thomas Toohey (January 1, 1835 – November 19, 1918) served in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He was awarded 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[]

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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  1. Template:Hallofvalor Retrieved on 2009-12-16
  2. Thomas Toohey at Find a Grave Retrieved on 2009-12-16