Home State: Georgia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 6th Georgia Infantry
From Baker County, he enlisted as Private, Company H, 6th Georgia Infantry on 27 May 1861.
On the Campaign
He was listed as missing in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was present for duty through at least 30 April 1864, the last muster toll on record.
References & notes
Service information from Henderson.1 His Sharpsburg status from a casualty list for the Regiment printed in the Southern Recorder (Milledgeville, GA) on 21 October 1862.
It is likely he is the Thomas Vinson (1835-1901) buried in Hosey Cemetery, Creek County, OK [via Findagrave]. Great-granddaughter Linda Vinson Barth put that man in Baker County, GA in 1860, married in Terrell County, GA in 1866, and living in Arkansas by 1877. First wife Anna Elizabeth Garrett died there in 1882, and he was in Oklahoma with second wife Martha Alexander (d. 1902) by 1894.
1 Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964, Vol. 1, pg. 816 [AotW citation 21186]