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Thomas N. Graham

 

TAPS

Fading light dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky,
    Gleaming bright.
From afar drawing nigh,    
    Falls the night.


Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, From the hills,
    From the sky.
All is well, safel
y rest,
    God is nigh.


Then good night, Peaceful night,
Till the light of the dawn
    Shineth bright,
God is near, do not fear,
  Friend, good night.

Oak Hill Cemetery

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Born:  September 16, 1837 

Entered Service in the US Army from Westville, IN

Earned The Medal of Honor During the Civil War For heroism November 25, 1863 at Missionary Ridge, TN

Died:  February 04, 1911 at the age of 73

Second Lieutenant Thomas Graham was one of twenty men cited for personal valor in the fighting in and around Chattanooga, Tennessee, November 24 & 25, 1863. On November 25 in action at Missionary Ridge where fifteen men earned Medals of Honor, Lieutenant Graham seized the colors from the color bearer, who had been wounded, and, while exposed to a terrible fire from the enemy guns, carried them forward and planted them on the enemy's breastworks.

 

 

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