Thomas Jefferson Brady born at Muncie, Indiana, February 12, 1839. He was educated at Asbury College (now De Pauw University). He studied law but did not practice. He married Emmeline Wolfe, 1864.
He served as Superintendent, Muncie Schools, then Captain and Major, 8th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, 1861-63, as Colonel 117th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, 1863-64, as Colonel, 140th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, 1864-65, as Brevet Brigadier General, March 13, 1865.
Following the Civil War he served as United States Consul, St Thomas, West Indies, 1870-75; Supervisor, Internal Revenue, 1875-76. 2nd Assistant Postmaster General, 1876-81. He made his home at Colonial Beach, Virginia and died in 1904. 1839-1904. He is buried adjacent to Edward W. Brady. He was mustered out of the service, February 29, 1864. He was then appointed Colonel, 140th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, October 24, 1864. He was breveted Brigadier, United States Volunteers, for war service. He is buried in Section 3 of Arlington National Cemetery.
Buried adjacent to Edward Wright Brady, First Lieutenant, 6th United States Cavalry. 1848-1903
BRADY, THOMAS J
- 117TH INDA. VOL. INF
- DATE OF DEATH: 04/23/1904
- BURIED AT: SECTION 3 SITE 1518-SS
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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