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Confederate (CSV)


J. Alexander Thomas

(c. 1841 - ?)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Enlisted at age 20, from Spartanburg District in Company K, Third Infantry on 14 April 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

Promoted Corporal before October 1862. Appointed 5th Sergeant 27 January 1863, and to 3rd Sergeant by the end of 1863. Wounded again in the Wilderness, VA in May 1864. Transferred to Company D in 1865, and paroled at Greensboro, NC in 1865.

References & notes

Basic information from Salley1,2.


c. 1841


1   Salley, Alexander S., Jr., editor, Tentative Roster of the Third Regiment, South Carolina Volunteers, Confederate States Provisional Army, Columbia: Historical Commission of South Carolina, 1908, pp. 117 - 125  [AotW citation 12907]

2   Salley, Alexander S., Jr., compiler, South Carolina Troops in Confederate Service, 3 vols., Columbia: Historical Commission of South Carolina, 1913-1930, Vol. 2, pp. 548, 549, 566  [AotW citation 12934]