|Birth||Nov. 4, 1849|
|Death||Jan. 29, 1937|
|Cemetery||Forest Lawn (Omaha)|
|Post||Canby (St Paul)|
|Unit||46th Iowa Infantry, Company E|
Private Thomas J McDonald
Company E, 46th Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864)
McDonald was born in Indiana on November 4, 1849. He was residing in Linn County, Iowa when he enlisted in the regiment on May 19, 1864. McDonald was mustered on June 10, 1864 and served his 100 day enlistment. He was discharged on September 23, 1864 at Davenport, Iowa. Based on his date of birth, he was 14 years old when he enlisted.
The 46th Iowa Infantry was organized at Davenport on June 10, 1864. The unit was sent to Tennessee and performed guard duty on the Memphis & Charleston Railroad.
McDonald died on January 29, 1937 at the age of 87 years. He is buried in the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Omaha (Douglas County), Nebraska. McDonald was a member of the Canby Post (#8) of the Grand Army of the Republic in St Paul, Nebraska.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.