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Confederate (CSA)

Lieutenant

Thomas Dotterer Eason

(1822 - 1872)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Staff

Unit: Evans' (Independent) Brigade

Before Sharpsburg

He was a machinist in Charleston, and he enlisted as Private, Battery C (Walter's), Washington Light Artillery on 1 June 1861. He was appointed 2nd Lieutenant, date not given. He was assigned as acting Ordnance Officer to the Brigade in January 1862, and commissioned First Lieutenant and Ordnance Officer 1 May 1862.

On the Campaign

From General Evans' Report:

To my general and personal staff I am much indebted for their bravery and fidelity in carrying my orders. Captain T. D. Eason, ordnance officer; Captain A. L. Evans, assistant adjutant-general, [and] First Lieutenant samuel J. Corrie, aide-de-camp, were often under heavy fire and executed their several duties with intrepidity.

The rest of the War

He resigned 27 October 1862 to return to his trade in Charleston. He served again, as volunteer aide-de-camp to General Ripley in July 1863.

After the War

He was a millwright and machinist in Charleston, SC.

References & notes

Service from Krick.1 His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

10/09/1822; Charleston, SC

Death

12/27/1872 Charleston, SC; burial in Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, SC

Notes

1   Krick, Robert E.L., Staff Officers in Gray; A Biographical Register of the Staff Officers in the Army of Northern Virginia, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2003, pg. 118  [AotW citation 17603]