Thomas J. Bartholomew, Sergeant, Co. A, 40 Indiana Infantry


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


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


  • October 3: Enlisted in the United States Army along with his brother Walter D. Bartholomew. Residence for both brothers is listed as Stockwell, Indiana.
  • October 31: The brothers muster into the 40th Indiana Infantry, US.


  • March 29: Thomas’ brother Walter dies. Walter was not wounded so he must have died of disease.


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


  • May 29: Thomas is discharged from the United States Army because of his wounds.
  • July 1: Thomas applies for an Invalid Soldiers Military Pension.


  • July 5: Thomas dies 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 is buried at Fairview Cemetery in Stockwell, Tippecanoe County, Indiana.