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Confederate (CSV)


J. Thomas Skelton

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Sharpshooters

Unit: Palmetto (SC) Sharpshooters

Before Sharpsburg

He mustered as Private, Company C, Palmetto Sharpshooters in May 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by a gunshot to his thigh and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 12 October 1862 and transferred out to Baltimore the next day, probably for exchange. He was surrendered with his Company at Appomattox Court House, VA on 9 April 1865.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records via the Historical Data Systems. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List,1 as J.T. Shelton.


1   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #973  [AotW citation 24160]