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John Thomas Walsh
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Birth: Nov. 6, 1862
Garrett County
Maryland, USA
Death: May 30, 1936
Allegany County
Maryland, USA

His St. Peter's baptism notes "had arm blown off by Confederate soldiers."

>From Martin J. Walsh's Cosgrove and Walsh Family History: "John Walsh (mentioned earlier) was the child whose arm was amputated during the Civil War incident in Westernport, Md. He married Nan Burkenbaugh (Berkenbaugh). John was a teacher, and later a Justice of the Peace in Maryland. He lived to a very old age, despite his handicap. John and Nan had one son, Edward. During WWI, Edward was shell shocked, and was confined in prison to protect himself and society."

The Herald, Piedmont, West Virginia, Thu 4 Jun 1936: "Funeral services for John Thomas Walsh, 73, retired public school teacher, who died early Saturday morning at the Allegany Hospital, where he had been a patient since May 20, were held today at 9 a.m. in St. Patrick's Catholic church, with interment in St. Mary's cemetery, Lonaconing. Mr. Walsh, who taught for many years in the Allegany county schools and was a member of the Centre Street faculty when he retired, resided at the Walton Hotel here in recent years. When he was eighteen months old he lost his right arm at the shoulder during the battle at Bloomington bridge in 1864. He was asleep in his crib when a "pumpkin ball" from a large calibre rifle came through the roof of his home, which was in the line of fire as the Union and Confederate forces battled over the nearby fields. His sister, Mary, less than ten years old, crouched over the crib to protect the baby as bullets tore through the frame dwelling. The "pumpkin ball" struck her, inflicting fatal wounds and mutilated the baby's arm. Despite the loss of his arm, he completed his education and became a teacher in the county schools, serving for many years in the George's Creek region. He was active some years ago in Democratic party affairs in the county. Mr. Walsh is survived by three sons, Edward J., Washington, D.C., John G., Erie, Pa., and Francis Walsh, Piedmont, W. Va.; three daughters, Mrs. Lum Savage and Adele Walsh, Piedmont, and Mrs. J. A. Dexter, Baltimore; two brothers, Edward Walsh, Clarksburg, W. Va., and Joseph Walsh, Lonaconing; four sisters, Miss Mary Walsh, Lonaconing; Mrs. John McDonough, this city; Sister Cecelia Maria, Philadelphia, and Mrs. John Shields, Pittsburgh."
Family links: 
  Mary E. Reynolds Walsh (1840 - 1910)
  Mary Ann Berkenbaugh Walsh (1864 - 1961)*
  Bridget Ann Walsh Boyle (1859 - 1904)*
  John Thomas Walsh (1862 - 1936)
  Margaret J. Walsh Shields (1864 - 1939)*
  Edward G Walsh (1866 - 1944)*
  Joseph Martin Walsh (1869 - 1951)*
  Bernard Aloysius Walsh (1875 - 1913)*
  Montrose Walsh McGinn (1878 - 1939)*
  Cecelia Marie Walsh (1880 - 1955)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Marys Cemetery
Allegany County
Maryland, USA
Created by: Byron
Record added: Sep 20, 2009
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John Thomas Walsh
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