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Thomas Ransom Fain

(1839 - 1924)
Home State: Tennessee
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 4th Alabama Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was an unmarried 21 year old farmer from Squash Valley, TN when he enlisted as Private on 28 April 1861 in Company H, 4th Alabama Infantry. He was present at most engagements from First to Second Manassas, VA.

In the Antietam Campaign:
Present in action at Boonsboro and Sharpsburg.

The remainder of the War:
He was promoted to Corporal, date not given, and was in action from Fredericksburg, VA on 13 December 1862 to the Knoxville, TN Campaign. Noted (date not given): sent out as guard to forage train in East Tenn. supposed to have deserted, dropped from the roll 1864/06/04. He served in a Federal unit, the 6th Tennessee Mounted Infantry, as a Private in Company G, from some time in 1864 to June 1865.

After the War:
He married and was living in Freestone County, TX in 1868, and moved to Walker County in 1871. By 1880 he and his family were in Bell County. By 1896, when his wife Mary Ann (Mollie) Butler Fain died, he was living in North Zulch, Madison County.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from State of Alabama1, which lists him as T.R. Fain. His US service from the Soldiers and Sailors database.2 Details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth Date: 12/09/1839    Birth State: TN    
Death Place: Killeen, TX    Burial Place: Killeen City Cemetery, Killeen, TX


1   State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <http://www.archives.state.al.us/civilwar/index.cfm>, Source page: various  [AotW citation 15699]

2   US National Park Service, Department of the Interior, Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, Published c. 1999, first accessed 01 January 2000, <http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/index.html>  [AotW citation 15725]

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