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Confederate (CSV)


Thomas Benton Weatherington

(1843 - 1911)

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

An 18 year old student, he enlisted as Private, Company H, 2nd Mississippi Infantry on 15 March 1862.

On the Campaign

He was listed on the Confederate Roll of Honor for bravery at Fox's Gap on South Mountain, MD on 14 September 1862. He was wounded in both legs in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was furloughed then returned to duty. He was wounded severely in the left shoulder and face at the Wilderness, VA on 5 May 1864. He was furloughed for 60 days on 19 May but did not return to his Company. He was listed as absent without leave after 31 July 1864.

After the War

At the 1870 and 1880 US Censuses' he was a farmer in McNairy County, TN. From 1900 to at least 1910 he was farming in Chester County, TN.

References & notes

His service from a casualty list/roster for the Campaign provided by Michael Brasher, from his research in Compiled Service Records, Company rolls, and other period sources. Personal details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Sarah Ann "Sallie" Britt (1843-1891) in Gibson County, TN in October 1865 and they had 7 children together.


06/1843 in GA


12/08/1911; burial in Sweetlips Cemetery, Sweet Lips, Chester County, TN