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Confederate (CSV)


Thompson Green Tennant, Jr.

(c. 1831 - c. 1890)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He came to America from Ireland via Liverpool, England arriving in New York in October 1838 at age 7. On 9 August 1862, by then a 31 year old farmer at Wright's Bluff, Clarendon District, he enlisted as Private, Company I, 7th South Carolina Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the leg in action on Maryland Heights near Harpers Ferry on 13 September 1862 and captured nearby.

The rest of the War

He was paroled on 15 September near Brownsville, MD and "found sick" near Urbana, MD on 26 September. He was at Fort McHenry in Baltimore, then sent to Aiken's Landing, VA for exchange on 17 October. He was in a hospital in Richmond to 15 November and furloughed for 25 days with no further military record.

After the War

In 1880 he was a farmer in Saint James, Clarendon County.

References & notes

His service from Swain.1 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1880, which has his birthplace as South Carolina. His memorial is on Findagrave, though his actual burial place is not (yet) documented.

He married Mary Amanda Bryant (1843-1910) and they had a daughter followed by 5 sons.


c. 1831 in IRELAND


c. 1890; Paxville, SC


1   Swain, Sr., Glen Allan, The Bloody 7th, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2014, pg. 652  [AotW citation 24672]