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Thomas Annis Blasdel
Birth: Jan. 2, 1843
Dearborn County
Indiana, USA
Death: Oct. 12, 1932

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. In August 1862, he enlisted in the Union Army and served as a Private in Company H, 83rd Indiana Infantry. On May 22, 1863, during the Siege of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Private Blasdel volunteered to be a member of a storming party to build a bridge across a moat and plant scaling ladders against a Confederate embankment in advance of the main attack. Despite repeated attacks, Private Blasdel with a few others held off the enemy until they could retreat at nightfall. For gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was promoted Corporal and awarded the Medal of Honor. He died at age 89 in Hutchinson, Kansas. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  Ferris Enoch Blasdel (1817 - 1898)
  Clarissa Annis Blasdel (1823 - 1885)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth A. Blasdel (1845 - 1928)*
 
 Siblings:
  Rhoda Annis Blasdel Murray (1841 - 1927)*
  Thomas Annis Blasdel (1843 - 1932)
  Pamelia Blasdel (1845 - 1911)*
  Eleanor Caroline Blasdel (1847 - 1912)*
  George Ralph Blasdel (1852 - 1883)*
  Enoch Henry Blasdel (1854 - 1917)*
  John Tyler Blasdel (1856 - 1876)*
  Clara Blasdel Conner (1860 - 1934)*
  Raymond E Blasdel (1862 - 1946)*
  Rachel Blasdel Davis (1865 - 1936)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fairlawn Burial Park
Hutchinson
Reno County
Kansas, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Bill Walker
Record added: May 09, 2002
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Thomas Annis Blasdel
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Thomas Annis Blasdel
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Thomas Annis Blasdel
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- James Snow
 Added: Oct. 12, 2014

- Bertha Avery-Hood
 Added: Aug. 15, 2014
Thank you for your bravery and service in the Civil War
- Kilby Hanna
 Added: Jul. 22, 2014
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