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Confederate (CSV)


Thomas Ransom Fain

(1839 - 1924)

Home State: Tennessee

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

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.

On the Campaign

Present in action at Boonsboro and Sharpsburg.

The rest 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 & 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.


12/09/1839 in TN


1924 Killeen, TX; burial in 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, <>, 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, <>  [AotW citation 15725]