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Federal (USV)


Thomas Jefferson West

(1836 - 1903)

Home State: Ohio

Education: Charity Hospital Medical College, Class of 1867

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Ohio Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted in Company C, 8th Ohio Infantry as Sergeant at age 24 on 1 June 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The rest of the War

Appointed First Sergeant 2 July 1863, and may also have been wounded at Gettysburg. Mustered out with his Company on 13 July 1864.

After the War

He studied medicine, graduating from Charity Hospital Medical College in Cleveland in 1867. He practiced medicine in Melmore, OH to 1884, then in Tiffin, OH.

References & notes

Basic information from Sawyer1. Details from a sketch in Michael A. Leeson's History of Seneca County, Ohio (1886). His gravesite is on Findagrave.


08/18/1836; Eden, OH


11/18/1903; burial in Rock Creek Cemetery, Rockaway, OH


1   Sawyer, Franklin, and George A. Groot, editor, A Military History of the 8th Regiment Ohio Vol. Inf'y, Cleveland: Fairbanks & Co., Printers, 1881, pp. 198 - 202  [AotW citation 14789]