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Confederate (CSV)


John L. Thomas

(1838 - 1864)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion


Before the Antietam Campaign:
An unmarried 23 year old, he enlisted in Company D, 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion on 1 December 1861 at Columbia, SC.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was elected 2nd Lieutenant on 15 September 1762.

The remainder of the War:
He was suspended from command on 10 January 1863 by a board of examiners, but promoted to First Lieutenant on 1 March 1863. He was ill from November 1863 for 5 months, returning to duty returning in March or April 1864. He was killed in action at Spotsylvania, VA on 8 May 1864.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Davis1. His gravesite is on Findagrave. His stone identifies him as a doctor.

Birth Date: 06/28/1838    Place of Birth: Laurens District, SC    
Death Date: 05/08/1864    Death Place: Spotsylvania, VA    Burial Place: Warrior Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Gray Court, SC


1   Davis, Sam B., A History of the 3rd South Carolina Volunteer Infantry Battalion (James Battalion): 1861-1865 , Wilmington (NC): Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2009, pp. 68-71, Roster  [AotW citation 16057]

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