Thomas I. Madge

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Thomas I. Madge (1841 – 25 June, 1902) was an officer of the New York Naval Militia. He was called up for temporary service in the United States Navy during the Spanish-American War.

Life & Career

Thomas Madge was born in Louisiana in 1841. As a member of the New York Naval Militia he was appointed Lieutenant for temporary service on 11 May, 1898. Madge reported for duty aboard the collier Scindia on 16 May, but was quickly transferred to the repair ship Vulcan on 21 May, joining her the next day.[1]

Madge was placed in command of the elderly monitor Wyandotte at Boston on 22 June.[2] Wyandotte was decommissioned on 20 September[3] and Madge was honorably discharged from the Navy two days later.[4]

Madge died on 25 June, 1902 in Staten Island, New York.[5]

See Also


  • United States Navy (1898). List and Station of the Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the Navy of the United States and of the Marine Corps, on the Active List, Officers on the Retired List Employed on Active Duty and Officers Appointed for Temporary Service, July 1, 1898. Washington: Government Printing Office.
  • New York State (1902). Documents of the Assembly of the State of New York. One Hundred and Twenty-Fifth Session. 1902. Vol. X—No. 13.—Part 9. Albany: J. B. Lyon Company.
  • Silverstone, Paul H. (2006). The U.S. Navy Warship Series: The New Navy 1883-1922. New York: Routledge.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
John B. Milton
Captain of U.S.S. Wyandotte
22 Jun, 1898[6] – 20 Sep, 1898[7][Inference]
Succeeded by


  1. Documents, p. 876.
  2. List and Station, July 1898. p. 48.
  3. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 1.
  4. Documents, p. 876.
  5. Capt Thomas I. Madge (1841 - 1902) - Find A Grave Memorial
  6. List and Station, July 1898. p. 48.
  7. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 1.