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Confederate (CSV)


Thomas H. Benton

(c. 1839 - 1863)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 23rd North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 22, from Lincoln County, he mustered as Private, Company K, 23rd North Carolina Infantry on 22 June 1861 in Northampton County.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the thigh and captured in action on 14 September 1862 at Fox's Gap on South Mountain.

The rest of the War

He was held at Fort McHenry, MD by January 1863 and exchanged on 26 January. He was hospitalized 30 January in Petersburg, VA and furloughed home on 5 February 1863. He died there on 23 February 1863.

References & notes

Basic information from Nixon1. Service from the Roster 2 via the Historical Data Systems database. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1839


02//23/1863; Lincoln County, NC; burial in Hills Chapel United Methodist Church, Lowesville, Lincoln County, NC


1   Nixon, Alfred, and WJ Hoke Camp, UCV, Roster of Confederate Soldiers ... Lincoln County, North Carolina, Lincolnton (NC): Journal Print, 1905, pg. 28  [AotW citation 12275]

2   Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth Tyree Jordan, Matthew M Brown, Michael W Coffey, North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865 : A Roster, 20 Volumes +, Raleigh: North Carolina State Department of Archives and History, 1966-  [AotW citation 19307]