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Thomas Toohey, medal of honor



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. He served during the Civil war a a Sergeant in Company F, 24th Volunteer Wisconsin Infantry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee on November 30, 1864. He died on November 19, 1918, and was buried at Mount Washington Cemetery in Independence, Missouri.


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