Pvt Thomas Dillon

Pvt Thomas Dillon

Birth
Armagh, County Armagh, Northern Ireland
Death 17 Sep 1862 (aged 32)
Sharpsburg, Washington County, Maryland, USA
Burial Brookline, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 110025712 · View Source
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Private, Company B, 2nd Massachusetts Infantry
Killed at Battle of Antietam
Emigrated to the United States in 1832. He and his family, according to his father's obituary (1881), were the first Irish settlers in Brookline, MA.
Worked as a laborer and as a teamster.

"One of the men of my company killed at Sharpsburgh, the other day, lived in Brookline, and had been out here only about six weeks; his name was Thomas Dillon, and he was a good, faithful fellow. He was buried by two men in my company who volunteered to do it. A letter came for him two days after his death, which I think, under the circumstances, was one of the most affecting things I ever read, and yet it is only one instance among thousands. I do not know of anything that has brought the horrors of the war more plainly before me than this letter. I have written to the father of Dillon, telling him of his son's death."
- Letter from Charles Fessenden Morse


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  • Created by: Ken Liss
  • Added: 5 May 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 110025712
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Thomas Dillon (12 Dec 1829–17 Sep 1862), Find A Grave Memorial no. 110025712, citing Holyhood Cemetery, Brookline, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Ken Liss (contributor 47550633) .