Patrick Toomey, Civil War Soldier
Soldier's Record, Town of Chicopee
Born in Ireland,___Son of John Toomey,__by occupation a Laborer,___Unmarried,___at the age of 21 enlisted for three years in the 18th. Regiment of Infantry. Mass. Vols.__Company K.__Mustered into service August 23, 1861.__
August 26, 1861, the regiment broke camp at Readville, Mass. and proceeded to Washington, D.C.__In that coty encamped two days.__September 3rd, crossed the Potomac, were assigned to Gen. F. J. Porter's division, encamped near Fort Corcoran, and engaged in drilling and working on entrenchments.__September 26th, the regiment moved forward with the division, and took position at Hall's Hill, where through the fall and winter they performed outpost duty.
March 10th. 1862 marched to Fairfax: 16th., marched to Alexandria; 21st., embarked on transports and proceeded to Old Point Comfort. On 23rd., marched to Hampton, thence on the 25th., to Newmarket Bridge and encamped.___April 5th., arrived in front of Yorktown. From April 11th. to May 5th., they were engaged in the siege of Yorktown. May 26th., reached Gaines' Mills, and went on picket duty.___June 26th., the regiment, with other forces, moved towards the White House, thence proceeded by way of Old Pt. Comfort and the James River to Harrison's Landing, arriving there July 2nd.___
Soon afterwards, Toomey was sent to hospital at Ft. Monroe, and then to hospital at Baltimore.___Discharged from the service, August 7, 1862, and returned to Chicopee.___August 1, 1863, enlisted in the 2nd. Regiment of Heavy Artillery, Mass. Vols. for three years. Mustered into service on the 22nd. following, and assigned to Company D.
Died of fever, in Foster General Hospital, at Newbern, N.C. September 23, 1864. His remains were buried in the Soldiers' Cemetery.