Thomas Nehemiah Garrison(1827 - 1909)
Home State: Virginia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 17th Virginia Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted in Company B, 17th Virginia Infantry on 26 April 1861 at Front Royal. He was promoted to 4th Corporal in August 1861 and Sergeant in September 1862.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.
The remainder of the War:
He was disabled by his Sharpsburg wound, and was absent through 1864. He was paroled at Winchester, VA on 6 May 1865.
After the War:
He and his wife Sarah Edmonia Denham (1858-1942) had 7 children.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic service information from Wise1, with details from the roster in Wallace2. Further information from family genealogists. Life dates from a photo of his gravestone and burial information from Shawn Ellifritz, who found the Sergeant's burial place in a small private cemetery about 3/4 mile north of the Guard Hill House near Front Royal, VA.
|Birth Date: 10/12/1827 |
Death Date: 06/10/1909 Burial Place: near Front Royal, VA
1 Wise, George, History of the Seventeenth Virginia Infantry, C.S.A., Baltimore: Kelly, Piet & Company, 1870, pp. 258 - 283 [AotW citation 9433]
2 Wallace, Lee A., Jr., 17th Virginia Infantry, Lynchburg (Va): H. E. Howard. Inc., 1990 [AotW citation 10433]
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