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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Thomas Lunsford Lomax

(1836 - 1907)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 30th Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From King George County, he enlisted as Private in Company K, 30th Virginia Infantry on 22 May 1861. He was sick at home August 1861 through March 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded seriously wounded and his leg broken in action, and he was captured at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was in a field hospital near Sharpsburg for weeks, then admitted to US Army General Hospital #5 at Frederick, MD on 20 October 1862 with infection and intense pain. His femur (thigh bone) was fractured near the top. He was transferred to a private home and the care of local doctor D. Johnson, of Frederick, who performed at least 3 rounds of surgery in November and December to remove pieces of dead and damaged bone leaving only a "shell". He was getting about on crutches in May 1863 and sent to City Point for exchange in June. He was discharged on 20 August 1863, and was a clerk in the War Department at Richmond to the end of the war.

After the War

He was a resident of the Confederate Home in Pikesville, MD for the last year of his life and died there on 28 February 1907.

References & notes

Service information from Krick.1 Medical details from the MSHWR.2 Personal details from his obituary in the Baltimore Sun of 2 March 1907 (as Thomas Lindsey Lomax) and E.L. Lomax's Genealogy of the Virginia Family of Lomax (1913). His gravesite is on FIndagrave.

Birth

10/11/1836; Fredericksburg, VA

Death

02/28/1907 Pikesville, MD; burial in Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore, MD

Notes

1   Krick, Robert K., 30th Virginia Infantry, Lynchburg (Va): H.E. Howard, Inc., 1983  [AotW citation 21362]

2   Barnes, Joseph K., and US Army, Office of the Surgeon General, The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, 6 books, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1870, Volume 2, Part 3, pp. 71-72  [AotW citation 21363]