Thomas Tscharner DeGraffenried(1832 - 1875)
Home State: Texas
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 5th Texas Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted in Company B, 5th Texas Infantry, on 10 July 1861 at Columbus, Texas.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in action on 14 September 1862 at Boonsboro.
The remainder of the War:
He was detailed to a hospital in Texas as a nurse after Sharpsburg and through December 1863; ill in various hospitals throughout 1864; detailed as brigade dentist, November 1864.
After the War:
Practiced as a Dentist in Texas. Died of Tuberculosis and tongue cancer.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Polley1, with life dates and detail from his gravesite on Findagrave. Captain Roberdeau mentions him his Reminiscence about Sharpsburg.
|Birth Date: 05/06/1832 Place of Birth: Mecklenburg County, VA |
Death Date: 08/15/1975 Death Place: Colorado County, TX Burial Place: Clear Creek Cemetery, Colorado County, TX
1 Polley, Joseph Benjamin, Hood's Texas Brigade, New York: The Neale Publishing Company, 1910, pp. 332-334 [AotW citation 2498]
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