Sgt. Thomas J. Bartholomew, Co. A, 40th Indiana Infantry, USA


  • August 17: Thomas J. Bartholomew was born in Kent, England.


  • December 4: Thomas arrived with his parents and siblings in New York City on the ship St. James. Their departure port was London, England.


  • October 3: Thomas enlisted in the U.S. Army along with his brother Walter D. Bartholomew. Residence for both brothers was listed as Stockwell, Indiana.
  • October 31: The brothers mustered into the 40th Indiana Infantry, U.S.


  • March 29: Thomas’ brother Walter died.


  • March 4: Thomas J Bartholomew and Susan Westlake were married in Tippecanoe County, IN.
  • November 30: Thomas fought in the Battle of Franklin. His regiment was in Wagner’s forward line.


  • May 29: Thomas was discharged from the U.S. Army because of his wounds.
  • July 1: Thomas applied for an Invalid Soldiers Military Pension.


  • July 5: Thomas died of the wound he received during The Battle of Franklin. At the time of his death Thomas was a new father. He had a 2 week old daughter named Lena
  • Obituary: Sergeant Thomas J. Bartholomew, of the late Fortieth Indiana Veteran Infantry, was buried at Stockwell, yesterday, with military and civil honors. He died from from the effects of a severe wound received in the Battle of Franklin, November 30th, 1864. He was as estimable young man, a true Christian, a highly respectable citizen, and was at the time of his death trustee of Lauramie Township. – Lafayette Courier
  • He was buried at Fairview Cemetery in Stockwell, Tippecanoe County, Indiana.