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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Thomas McElwee

(? - 1862)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 23rd Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as Private in Company A, 23rd Georgia Infantry on 3 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action on South Mountain at Crampton's Gap on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

Died of wounds at Sharpsburg on 20 September 1862. Originally buried "in Mrs. Hoffman's barn field near Boonsboro, 150 yards N. W. of the barn". Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1, who has hoim as McElwie. Service data from Henderson's Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia via Fincham2.

Death

9/20/1862 Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD

Notes

1   Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010  [AotW citation 4844]