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Confederate (CSV)


Thomas Franklin

(? - 1864)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 21 year old overseer in Due West, Abbeville District, he enlisted as Private, Company B, 7th South Carolina Infantry on 4 June 1861. He was appointed 5th Sergeant on 13 May 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was in a hospital in Richmond to 27 October 1862 then given a 30 day furlough. He was promoted to 3rd Sergeant on 1 February 1863 and slightly wounded at Chickamauga, GA on 20 September 1863. He was mortally wounded in the Wilderness, VA on 6 May 1864 and died the next day. He was originally buried along the Plank Road there.

After the War

He was reinterred in the Fredericksburg Confederate Cemetery after the war.

References & notes

His service from Swain.1 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


05/07/1864; the Wilderness, VA; burial in Fredericksburg Confederate Cemetery, Fredericksburg, VA


1   Swain, Sr., Glen Allan, The Bloody 7th, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2014, pg. 508  [AotW citation 24510]