Rank(s): Marine Private
Dates of Service: 9/6/1812 - 11/27/1814
Birth Date: 1784
Death Date: 11/27/1814
Thomas Hasey was born in 1784 in Chelsea, Massachusetts.
On his enlistment, Hasey was described as being 5’5″ tall, with grey eyes, dark hair and a florrid complexion.
Hasey enlisted on August 5, 1812. His rank was private. He transferred to USS Constitution on September 6, 1812 at Boston, Massachusetts. He served in the Charlestown Navy Yard from February 25, 1813 to August 13, 1813, when he rejoined USS Constitution. He was detached on September 16, 1814 and died at the Charlestown Navy Yard on November 27, 1814.
Battles and Engagements
Hasey was on board for the battle with HMS Pictou.
Hasey was murdered on November 27, 1814 while on duty in the Charlestown Navy Yard. From the Salem Gazette on December 1, 1814:
At the Navy-Yard at Charlestown, on Sunday evening last, a marine, of the name of Travers, became very riotous, and loading his musket, declared he would shoot any person who came to secure him. This conduct being reported to Sargeant James M’Kim, he went to the barracks to restore order. On entering the room where Travers was, the latter fatally fulfilled his threat by discharging his piece. Two balls pierced the body of the unfortunate M’Kim, and of a marine, [Thomas Hasey, of Boston, formerly carrier of the Boston Gazette] who was behind him, killing both on the spot, and then lodging in the wall.