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Thomas William Sweeny
Birth: Dec. 25, 1820
Death: Apr. 10, 1892

Civil War Union Brigadier General. Born in Ireland, he moved to America in 1832 and settled in New York City. He joined the Baxter Blues, militia company in 1843, his unit fought in the Mexican War and his right arm was amputated after being wounded. After he recuperated, he fought against Native Americans in the Southwest and on the Great Plains. When the Civil War began, he was stationed in St. Louis, Missouri and became Brigadier General of Missouri's volunteers. While fighting at Wilson's Creek, he was wounded, carried off the field and returned to action in January of 1863. He led troops at Fort Donelson, was wounded at Shiloh, fought at Corinth and led a division in the Atlanta Campaign. After the war, he remained in the Army and retired a Brigadier General of Regulars in May, 1870. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Green-Wood Cemetery
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Plot: Section 163, Lot 14257
GPS (lat/lon): 40.64929, -73.98627
 
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Record added: Oct 24, 2001
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- Ryan Curtis
 Added: Apr. 10, 2014
May the Lord bless and keep you in the palms of his hand Cousin Thomas Sweeny. I llok forward to meeting you on the other side.
- vl beck
 Added: Jan. 3, 2014
Companion #02210 - MIlitary Order of the Loyal Legion of the U.S.
- Jeffry Burden
 Added: Jun. 8, 2013
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