Mustered into service as a Private on July 29th, 1861
Died 17 January 1915
Buried St. Joseph New Cemetery, Hamilton Co. Ohio
Private Riley enlisted under the name of Joseph Sheppard and was discharged from the Army during the winter of 1861/1862 because of disability. He would later join the Navy and served on the gunboats "Carondelet" and the "Clara Dolsen".
Thomas Riley is currenttly buried in a unmarked grave at the above location.
Photo and research courtesy of Colleen McSwiggin