Mustered into service as a Private on July 29th, 1861
Died 17 January 1915
Buried New St. Joseph Cemetery, Hamilton County Ohio
Private Riley enlisted under the name of Joseph Sheppard and was discharged for disability on February 16th, 1862. He would later join the Navy and served on the gunboats "Carondelet" and the "Clara Dolsen'
Thomas is currently buried in a unmarked grave at the above location.
Photo by Colleen McSwiggin