News - NJ - 1901 - Thomas Daire's War Record

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News - NJ - 1901 - Thomas Daire's War Record

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Thomas Daire, who died at Keyport a short time ago, had a war record that entitled him to distinction. He served for three years in the civil war and during that time he served in the battles of Fair Oaks, Savage Station, White Oak Swamp, Fredericksburg, Spottsylvania, Antietam, Chancelorsville, Gettysburg, Bethesda Church, Petersburg, Weldon Railroad and Peeble's Farm. He received a medal for bravery at the battle of Gettysburg. Out of 170 men of his company who went in the engagement Daire was one of 27 who came out alive. He had two horses shot from under him during this engagement. The last horse that he rode in the service he brought home with him.

Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, Jan 23, 1901