|Birth: ||Jun. 15, 1831|
|Death: ||Mar. 8, 1897|
Place of birth also given as "Atlantic Ocean," or "at sea." Also known as Thomas Cassidy. Enlisted in Company C, 103rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry at Cleveland, OH, Aug. 18, 1862, as Thomas Cassidy. Listed occupation as "sailor." Promoted to Corporal, May 15, 1863. Wounded in the right thigh above his knee at the Battle of Armstron's Hill, Nov. 25, 1863, during the Siege of Knoxville, TN. Spent three months in hospital at Knoxville before returning to duty. Voluntarily transferred to United States Navy, June 24, 1864. Served aboard the following ships: U.S.S. Great Western, N.C. Benton, General Putnam, Princeton. Rank: Seaman. Discharged July 17, 1865. Applied for an invalid pension Oct. 10, 1879 and it was issued. Widow's pension also applied for but information is incomplete. Also buried in plot are the following Cassidy family members: (1.) Joseph(a different one), died Aug. 7, 1904, Grave 1. (2.) Barnett or Barnett, died April 1, 1905, Grave 2. (3.) Margueretta, his wife, died Feb. 8, 1919, Grave 3. (4.) Isabella, died Aug. 18, 1904, Grave 5.
He and his wife had a daughter, Hannah(born Sept. 14, 1883) with a married name of Haley. She was living with husband, Charles, and two children in Middletown, Bucks County, PA, according to the 1920 U.S. Census.
Joseph's name is on Panel #13 as Thomas Cassidy in the Cuyahoga County Soldiers' & Sailors' Monument, Public Square, Cleveland, OH. See www.soldiersandsailors.com.
200 pages of his Navy pension papers and Navy Suvivor's Certificate are available under the name "Thomas" Cassidy on the www.fold3.com web site.
Margaretta Cassidy (1847 - 1919)
Plot: Seaction A. Lot: 283. Grave: 4.
Created by: William Stark
Record added: Dec 28, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 63396955
Civil War army and U.S. Navy veteran|
Added: Nov. 28, 2011