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Thomas William Sweeny

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


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  • Added: 24 Oct 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5887161
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas William Sweeny (25 Dec 1820–10 Apr 1892), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5887161, citing Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .