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 Thomas J. McFadden

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Thomas J. McFadden

Birth
Pennsylvania, USA
Death
29 Dec 1865
Burial
Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA
Plot
sec 79, lot 267, grave 1
Memorial ID
86938786 View Source

From Find A Grave contributor Gary Powell:

Officer McFadden and two other officials were at a house in O'Neil's Alley questioning two armed uniformed U.S. soldiers when the two suddenly attempted to 'run through' the officers with bayonets. After missing, the soldiers quickly entered the residence. As the officials demanded that the door be opened, shots were fired from inside the house. Officer McFadden was struck with a shot and killed instantly.

Several occupants of the house were arrested, but only one was convicted.

Private John Burdett of Company I, 12th U.S. Colored Heavy Artillery was convicted of voluntary manslaughter before a military commission on January 8, 1866. He was discharged, forfeited all pay and sentenced to five years hard labor at Albany, NY Penitentiary.

Sources for the summary:
- Daily Courier - January 1 & 5, 1866.
- The Louisville Daily Journal - January 10 & 12, 1866 and March 2 & 7, 1866.

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From Find A Grave contributor Bob Cox:

Officer McFadden is memorialized on the Officer Down Memorial Page

From Find A Grave contributor Gary Powell:

Officer McFadden and two other officials were at a house in O'Neil's Alley questioning two armed uniformed U.S. soldiers when the two suddenly attempted to 'run through' the officers with bayonets. After missing, the soldiers quickly entered the residence. As the officials demanded that the door be opened, shots were fired from inside the house. Officer McFadden was struck with a shot and killed instantly.

Several occupants of the house were arrested, but only one was convicted.

Private John Burdett of Company I, 12th U.S. Colored Heavy Artillery was convicted of voluntary manslaughter before a military commission on January 8, 1866. He was discharged, forfeited all pay and sentenced to five years hard labor at Albany, NY Penitentiary.

Sources for the summary:
- Daily Courier - January 1 & 5, 1866.
- The Louisville Daily Journal - January 10 & 12, 1866 and March 2 & 7, 1866.

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From Find A Grave contributor Bob Cox:

Officer McFadden is memorialized on the Officer Down Memorial Page

Gravesite Details

According to the Woodlawn website, he was buried 3 Jan 1866, age 23

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