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Confederate (CSA)


Thomas C Beckham

Home State: South Carolina

Education: Military College of South Carolina (The Citadel)

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was originally 1st Lieutenant, Company B, when the unit was organized at Charleston in the Spring of 1861. He was made Captain about the time of the Army reorganization in April 1862.

The rest of the War

He was wounded at Chattanooga in November 1863. He was again briefly in command of the regiment at Spottsylvania in mid-May 1864, at the rank of Major.