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Confederate (CSV)


Tilghman Willis Flynt

(1827 - 1908)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 19th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From Henry County, he was commissioned Captain, Company G, 19th Georgia Infantry on 2 July 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the leg and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862, his leg " disabled". In his after-action report, his Brigade commander, General Archer noted:

My loss in this action was 15 killed and 90 wounded; among the latter Colonel [William] McComb, Fourteenth Tennessee, severely, and Captain [T. W.] Flynt, Nineteenth Georgia, dangerously. The gallant conduct of both these officers attracted my attention, though where all who were engaged behaved so gallantly it is difficult to select examples of particular merit.

The rest of the War

He was exchanged at Fortress Monroe, VA on 19 June 1863 and promoted to Lieutenant Colonel on 20 August. He was transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps on 17 September 1864 (exactly two years after Sharpsburg) and resigned his commission in 1864.

After the War

He practiced law in Griffin, GA and died of injuries suffered in an accident in July 1908.

References & notes

Service from the Roster 1 via the Historical Data Systems database. Details from his Compiled Service Records and family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He may have been command at Sharpsburg, but there was some dispute about that between himself and Captain Frank Johnston. Johnston was apparently the senior Captain by about a month (from a Tom Clemens note in Carman2).


02/24/1827; Morgan, GA


08/01/1908; burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Griffin, GA


1   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964  [AotW citation 19423]

2   Carman, Ezra Ayers, and Dr. Thomas G. Clemens, editor, The Maryland Campaign of September 1862, 3 volumes, El Dorado Hills (CA): Savas Beatie, 2010-17, Vol. 2, pg. 558, note 143  [AotW citation 25825]