Thomas Wall                                                        

Thomas Wall, a native of Ireland, was born in Waterford county, Jan. 14, 1841, and took up his residence in Floyd county, Indiana, July 2, 1867. His father, James Wall is deceased, but his mother, whose maiden name was Catherine (Doran) is living, age 75 years. He was wedded Sept. 28, 1869, in New Albany, Ind., to Anna Dowd who was born in Evansville, Ind., March 23, 1852. Her parents, both of whom are still spared, are Thomas and Rose (Smith) Dowd. Comrade Wall and wife were reared in the One True Church and now attend Holy Trinity Church in New Albany, Ind. They are also rearing their family, which consists of eight children in that faith. Their children are: Kate T., James T., Annie, Maggie, Thomas F., Frank B., Rose, dec. and John Comrade.  Wall was 20 years of age at the time of his enlistment which occurred Sept. 20, 1861, at Clyde, N.Y., as a private in Bat. A, 1st N.Y.L.A [New York Light Artillery].  In 1863 he was ill a short time in Co. Qtrs., at Norfolk, Va.  June 1862, he was transferred to 7th N.Y. Bat. [Battery], the old battery having been captured at Fair Oaks. In the spring of 1864 he was detailed in Q.M. Dept., for ten days; then as Ord. at Gen. Sheepley’s Hd. Qtrs., until honorably discharged Oct. 4, 1864, at Norfolk, Va. He took active part in the Siege of Yorktown, Williamsburg, Chickahominy River, Fair Oaks, Fraziers Farm, Gaines Mills, seven days’ fight before Richmond and Siege of Suffolk. His brother, Richard served in the English army in 76th Regt., and was stationed at Burma, India. His wife’s father, served in the N.H.G. Comrade Wall served as policeman for seventeen months at New Albany; he is a member of Sanderson Post, also encampment, 101, U.V.L., being past Color Bearer of the latter; he is a glass blower and his  address is New Albany, Ind. 



From the book, Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen Vol. II

H. H. Hardesty, Publisher, NY, Toledo, Chicago 1893

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