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Confederate (CSV)


H. Thomas Walthall

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Louisiana Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From New Orleans, he enlisted as Corporal, Company B, 8th Louisiana Infantry on 23 June 1861 at Camp Moore, LA. He was promoted to Sergeant on 27 July 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He returned to his Company and was elected 2nd Lieutenant on 30 October 1862. He was captured at Strasburg, VA on 19 October 1864 and sent from Harpers Ferry to Fort Delaware on 27 October. On 11 July 1865 he took the oath of allegiance and was released.

References & notes

Service from Booth,1 who has him as Thomas W. Walthall. Alternate names from Wayne Cosby (from the CSRs) and the US Park Service's Soldiers and Sailors Database include H. Thomas Walthall, Henry T. Walthall, Thomas H. Walthall, H.T. Walthall, and H.P. Walthall.


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 2, pg. 987  [AotW citation 22330]