Thomas D. Boone(1840 - 1921)
Home State: North Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 1st North Carolina Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was teaching in Mississippi at the start of the War and returned to NC to enlist as First Sergeant of Company F, 1st North Carolina Infantry on 5 May 1861.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was in action at Sharpsburg.
The remainder of the War:
He was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant in November 1862, and wounded in action at Chancellorsville, VA in May 1863. He was appointed Captain, and again wounded at Winchester, VA in 1864. After Spottsylvania he transferred with Colonel Brown to Rodes's Division Sharpshooters. He surrendered at Appomattox Court House on 9 April 1865.
After the War:
He was again a teacher, until 1886 when he was elected Clerk of the Superior Court of Hertford County, a post he held for many years. He also contributed to a history of the Hertford Grays.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Biographical information and his presence at Sharpsburg from the Military History1. His photograph from Clark2, and the detail about his service in the Sharpshooters from Fred Ray.
|Birth Date: 10/12/1840 Place of Birth: Northampton County, NC |
College: Wake Forest College Graduating Year: 1859
1 Evans, Clement Anselm, editor, Confederate Military History, 12 Volumes, Atlanta: The Confederate Publishing Company, 1899, Vol. 4, pp. 394, 395 [AotW citation 10097]
2 Clark, Walter, editor, Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War, 1861-1865, 5 vols., Raleigh and Goldsboro (NC): E. M. Uzzell, Nash Brothers, printers, 1901, Vol. 1, before pg. 135 [AotW citation 10098]
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