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Carmody, Thomas


Age: 26, credited to Springfield, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF
Service: enl 9/1/62, m/i 10/23/62, Pvt, Co. E, 16th VT INF, dis/dsb 5/5/63, Brattleboro

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Birth: 1836, Ireland
Death: 1906

Burial: St. Marys Cemetery, Springfield, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Joie Finley Morris +
Findagrave Memorial #: 112086468


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 8/10/1877; widow Catharine, 4/12/1906, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None


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St. Marys Cemetery, Springfield, VT

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In Memoriam

Thomas Carmody, over fifty years a resident of this town, passed quietly away at his residence on Mt. Vernon street Saturday March 24, after nearly three years suffering heart trouble. He was born in Lisconnoir, County Clare, Ireland, December 12, 1835, and came to Brooklyn. N. Y., when about sixteen years of age; he came to this town in the latter part of the year 1852, in 1860 he bought a tract of land on the west side of Black river, built a home there which is the homestead place, and has done much to improve that part of the village. He served under Col. Veazey, in the 16th Vermont regiment in the war of the Rebellion and participated in the battle of Gettysburg.

Mr. Carmody was a man if more than average ability, and was a traveling salesman for 30 years, selling dry goods, linens, etc., throughout the New England states and New York. He was engaged for a time in the hosiery business where the grist mill now stands, and was in the shoddy business in Bellows Falls. He was a member of the local G. A. R., many years and served as quartermaster several years.

Mr. Carmody married November 5, 1855, Kate Spillane, daughter of Michael and Margaret (Pendergast) Spillane. Six children were born to them, James of Boston, Edward of New York, Thomas, of Davenport, Iowa, Kate of Bellows Falls, Jennie of Bridgeport, Conn., and Arthur of this place, with Mrs. Carmody and two sisters, Mrs. John Fitzgerald of Springfield, and Mrs. Hannah Glynn of San Francisco, Cal., all which survive Mr. Carmody.

The funeral was held at church of the Maternity Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock, the G. A. R. Attending in a body. The church was filled to overflowing to listen to the words of the pastor of the departed. Burial was made at the new Catholic cemetery, members of the Grand Army acting as bearers. The children were all present except Thomas Jr. Of Davenport, Iowa, who was unable to reach here in time for the funeral.

Source: Chester Advertiser, March 31, 1906.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.