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Family of Thomas Carroll

A Union Soldier Stationed at Ft. Barrancas, 1877-1896


Thomas Carroll was born in Ireland in 1832, immigrated to the US and joined the First US Artillery in 1857. He was present at Fort Sumter, under Major Robert Anderson, at the beginning of the Civil War in April 1861. He remained in the US Army through the Civil War and until his death in 1896.

From about 1877 until his death in 1896, he served as an Ordnance Sergeant at Fort Barrancas and his wife and children lived nearby. Thomas Carroll, his wife Mary and their six children are listed on the 1885 Florida State Census for Escambia County (page 030). He is buried at Barrancas National Cemetery, Plot 6, Grave 1573. 


Although Thomas is buried at Barrancas National Cemetery, the graves of his family members have not been found. After he died on October 13, 1896, his wife filed for a widows pension (dated Feb. 1897) with the federal government and listed her address as Escambia County, FL. 

Thomasís wife Mary was born in Maryland in 1837; son Peter was born in South Carolina in 1856; son Thomas Jr. was born in South Carolina in September 1859; son John was born in CT in 1867; son William was born in New York in 1870; daughter Alice was born in New York in 1872; and daughter Mary was born in Florida in 1878.

If anyone has information on the family of Thomas Carroll, please contact the submitter, Rick Calhoun.


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