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Confederate (CSV)


Thomas Robert Peterson

(1840 - 1902)

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 9th Louisiana Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

An unmarried 19 year old farmer in Homer, LA, he enlisted as Private in Company A, 9th Louisiana Infantry on 7 July 1861 at Camp Moore, LA.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the arm and captured in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

He was treated at a field hospital near Sharpsburg and his arm was amputated. He was admitted briefly to US Army General Hospital #5 in Frederick, MD 12 -13 October, then transferred to Fort McHenry in Baltimore for exchange. He was exchanged at Aiken's Landing, VA on 10 November 1862. He was listed as absent, wounded for the remainder of the war.

References & notes

Basic information from Booth1. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave, which has his birthplace as Alabama.


08/29/1840 in LA


09/24/1902; Winn Parish, LA; burial in Yankee Springs Cemetery, Winn Parish, LA


1   Booth, Andrew B., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 3 Volumes, New Orleans: State of Louisiana, 1920, Vol. 3, Book 2, Part 1, pg. 123  [AotW citation 22269]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #1.007  [AotW citation 22270]