Thomas Jefferson Rushin(1837 - 1862)
Home State: Georgia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 12th Georgia Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
From Buena Vista, GA, he enlisted in the Marion Guards - Company K, 12th Georgia Infantry on 15 June 1861. He was appointed Second Sergeant on 23 July 1861. He was possibly appointed Jr. 2nd Lieutenant sometime in 1862, but is generally referred to as Sergeant in the records.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was killed in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862, though initially listed as missing there.
The remainder of the War:
He was probably buried on the battlefield and later removed to an grave marked "unknown" in the Hagerstown Confederate Cemetery after the War.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Service details above are from the Doles-Cook Brigade1. His c.1858 photograph and further details from Bill Frassanito2; the original melainotype print is in the Georgia Department of Archives and History, Morrow.
|Place of Birth: Marion County, GA |
Death Date: 09/17/1862 Death Place: Sharpsburg, MD
1 Thomas, Henry Walter, History of the Doles-Cook Brigade, Atlanta: Franklin Printing & Publishing Co., 1903, pg. 334 [AotW citation 12940]
2 Frassanito, William A., Antietam: The Photographic Legacy of America's Bloodiest Day, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1978, pp. 99 - 104 [AotW citation 12941]
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