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Confederate (CSV)


Thomas W. Haynes

(1827 - 1877)

Home State: Virginia

Education: University of Virginia, Class of 1850

Branch of Service: Cavalry

Unit: 9th Virginia Cavalry

Before Sharpsburg

He was a student at UVA 1849-50, and was Valedictorian in 1850. He enlisted in Company H, 9th Virginia Cavalry - the Lee Rangers - as Sergeant on 10 June 1861. He had been a lawyer. He was promoted to Lieutenant on 29 April 1862 and to Captain on 26 June.

On the Campaign

He was in action at Boonsboro on 15 September:

[On the 15th at Boonesboro] ...a second charge was led by Captain Thomas Haynes, of Company H, in which a number of prisoners belonging to the Eighth Illinois Cavalry were captured and brought out. With this charge, pursuit by the enemy was checked ...

The rest of the War

He was wounded in action at Upperville, VA on 21 June 1863. Then severely wounded by gunshot through the body 15 October 1863 at Manassas, VA, which "disabled him for life". He retired to the Invalid Corps on 13 March 1865.

After the War

He was Treasurer of King William County, VA, at Aylett's by his death in 1877.

References & notes

Basic information from Krick1. The battle details above quoted from George W. Beale's A Lieutenant of Cavalry in Lee's Army (1918). His gravesite is on Findagrave, which says "For more than thirteen years a helpless paralyzed, subject to almost incessant pain caused by a gunshot wound to the spine, received in battle, he bore the severest bodily suffering with heroic fortitude; rendering himself under the greatest disadvantage eminently useful in important public relations which he filled" (from a memorial in the King William County Historical Society Bulletin of October 1985). He was the son of Captain Thomas Haynes of Bruington, VA.


08/12/1827; King & Queen County, VA


05/04/1877; burial in The Grove, King William, VA


1   Krick, Robert K., 9th Virginia Cavalry, Lynchburg (Va): H.E. Howard, Inc., 1982, Roster  [AotW citation 14990]