Thomas C. Barray was born circa 1826 in Ireland and enlisted on 22 September 1862 at the Erie Naval Rendezvous as a Seaman with a remark on the rendezvous return noting him as "intended for Petty Officers."  and was discharged at a later date.
Barray re-enlisted at the same Naval Rendezvous on 16 April 1864 for a two year enlistment  and was attached to the U.S.S. Tecumseh on 22 April 1864 as a petty officer with the rating of master-at-arms. . Records for Naval Hospital Pensacola show he was admitted 1 August 1864 with "adynamia". He was among the patients who were moved to Naval Hospital New Orleans to make room for wounded from the Battle of Mobile Bay. , 
Barray was at some point discharged from Naval Hospital New Orleans to the U.S.S. Antona and later admitted to Naval Hospital Philadelphia on 9 December 1864 due to "rheumatismus chronica" . From there he was given a med sep from the Navy on 22 April 1865.
Barray was not aboard the Tecumseh for the Battle of Mobile Bay due to being hospitalized ashore in Pensacola.
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Alternate Spellings of NameT. C. Barray
References and Sources Return of the United States Naval Rendezvous, Erie, Pennsylvania, for the week ending September 24, 1862
 Return of the United States Naval Rendezvous, Erie, Pennsylvania, for the week ending April 16, 1864
 NARA T1099. An index to rendezvous reports during the Civil War, 1861-1865.
 Hospital Tickets and Case Papers, compiled 1825-1889. ARC ID: 2694723. Department of the Navy, Records of the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Record Group 52. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.
 "Various Naval Matters" Army and Navy Journal, 27 Aug. 1864, p. 13.