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Federal (USV)


Thomas Rixham

(c. 1840 - ?)

Home State: Maryland

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Maryland Infantry

Before Antietam

Enlisted in Company D, 5th Maryland Infantry on 25 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam, and deserted his unit the next day, 18 September.

References & notes

Basic information from Wilmer1. Birth year estimated from age (30) at 1870 US Census, when he was living in Baltimore.


c. 1840 in ENGLAND


1   Wilmer, L. Allison, and J.H. Jarrett, George H. Vernon, State Commissioners, History and Roster of Maryland Volunteers, War of 1861-5, Baltimore: Press of Guggenheimer, Weil & Co., 1898, Vol. 1, pp. 196 - 199  [AotW citation 14310]