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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 Sharpsburg

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

On the Campaign

He was elected 2nd Lieutenant on 15 September 1762.

The rest 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 & notes

Basic information from Davis1. His gravesite is on Findagrave. His stone identifies him as a doctor.


06/28/1838; Laurens District, SC


05/08/1864 Spotsylvania, VA; burial in 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]