b. 02/01/1843 Dearborn County, Indiana. d. 1932 Sylvia, Kansas.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 22/05/1863 Vicksburg, Mississippi.
Thomas A. Blasdel was born on January 2, 1843 in Dearborn County, Indiana, United States of America. His parents were named Ferris Enoch Blasdel and Clarissa Annis Blasdel and they too were born in America. Thomas was the second oldest of 9 children; 5 girls and 4 boys. His siblings were: Rhoda, Pamelia, Eleanor, George, Enoch, John, Clara, Raymond, and Rachel.
For most of his military career, Thomas Blasdel served as a Private in Company H, 83rd Indiana Infantry. He is most famous for his contribution during the Siege of Vicksburg, Mississippi. Blasdel was discharged in June 1865. On August 11, 1894, at the age of 51 and 31 years after the fact, Blasdel received the Medal of Honor for gallantry during the Siege of Vicksburg.
Blasdel married Elizabeth and had a child, Emert. Elizabeth died in 1928 and Thomas on October 12, 1932 in Reno County, Kansas. He is buried in Fairlawn Burial Park, Hutchinson, Kansas.
For gallantry in the charge of the volunteer storming party on 22 May 1863.
BURIAL LOCATION: FAIR LAWN CEMETERY, HUTCHINSON, KANSAS.
SECTION 4, LOT 273, SPACE 5
LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.