|Death: ||Feb. 11, 1869|
Thomas Sweeney was a lifelong Marine who served his country in the War with Mexico and the Civil War.
He joined the Marine Corps as a drummer at age 14 and was stationed at the Marine Barracks in Gosport, Virginia. By 1834 he was a sergeant at the Navy Yard in Washington, DC.
During the War with Mexico, 1846-1848, Sgt. Sweeney served on the USS John Adams which took part in the Battle of Palo Alto.
During the Civil War, Sgt. Sweeney served on the USS Cumberland, USS Santiago, and at the Washington and Philadelphia Navy Yards.
He died while on duty in Philadelphia. Sgt. Sweeney and his wife Mary had two sons and two daughters. Both sons also served in the Marine Corps.
William P. Sweeney (1848 - 1885)*
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Plot: Sec 1, Row 3, Site 34
GPS (lat/lon): 39.93669, 75.23903
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Record added: Mar 08, 2006
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