(1846 - 1910)
Home State: Georgia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 2nd Georgia Infantry
Thomasís family migrated from Brushy Creek, Rutherford County, NC to East Chickamauga, Walker County, GA around 1846 or 1847 when Thomas was just an infant. He enlisted 1 July 1861 in Dalton, GA being fifteen years old as T. H. Dedmon in Company H (Wright Infantry), 2nd Regiment Georgia Infantry by Captain Glenn. He was wounded at Garnettís Farm, VA on 27 June 1862 and was also listed as wounded at the Battle of Malvern Hill, VA on 1 July 1862.
On the Campaign
In action above the Lower (Burnsides's) Bridge at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was again in action, including at Chickamauga, TN, in September 1863.
After the War
He returned home at the end of the War. He married Martha Davidson in 1867 and was living in Frick's Gap, Walker County, GA at the 1870 Census. Thomas moved his family to Chattanooga, TN in 1875. In 1889 Thomas and wife Martha purchased a thirteen and a quarter acre vegetable farm in Bartlebaugh, Harrison, Hamilton County, TN. They had 6 children. He remarried in 1891 Martha Ellen Jones, then 22 years old. They had 5 children by 1902. Thomas started the Missionary Baptist Church on Harrison Pike in Bartlebaugh in 1898 - later the Bartlebaugh Baptist Church. By 1906 he was too ill to work his vegetable farm, and moved with Mary Ellen to join his sons Mark and Samuel in Heavener, LeFlore County, OK.
References & notes
09/20/1846; Brushy Creek, NC
09/27/1910; Heavener, OK; burial in Oakdale Cemetery, Heavener, OK