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Confederate (CSV)


Thomas Allison Hudgens

(1831 - 1892)

Home State: South Carolina

Education: University of South Carolina,
Jefferson Medical College, Class of 1858

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He practiced medicine in the Laurens District for a year, then in Donaldsville, Edgefield District up to the start of the war. He enlisted as Private, Company B, 7th South Carolina Infantry on 15 April 1861 and was elected 3rd Lieutenant on 30 May. He was elected Captain on the reorganization of 13 May 1862.

On the Campaign

He commanded his Company on the Maryland Campaign and was with and assisted Colonel Aiken when he was shot at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was slightly wounded at Fredericksburg, VA on 13 December 1862. He was on recruiting duty in South Carolina in March and April 1863 and on a furlough about February 1864. He was wounded again, by a gunshot to his right thigh in the Wilderness, VA on 6 May 1864. After a furlough to recover, he took command of the regiment as senior officer in October 1864. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel on 9 April 1865, was surrendered on 26 April, and paroled at Greensboro, NC on 2 May 1865.

After the War

He was a doctor and large-scale farmer at Honea Path in Anderson County, and was active in politics there - notably as a "redeemer" during Reconstruction - and served at least one term in the state legislature (1886-87). In 1880 he was listed as a general merchant in Honea Path.

References & notes

His service from Swain.1 Personal details from a bio sketch in Snowden's History of South Carolina, (1920), family genealogists, and the US Census of 1880. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Ella Augusta Gaines (1846-1930) in 1870 and they had at least 8 children.


06/19/1831; Laurens District, SC


07/25/1892; Honea Path, SC; burial in Honea Path Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Honea Path,


1   Swain, Sr., Glen Allan, The Bloody 7th, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2014, pp. 147-48, 541-42  [AotW citation 24703]