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Confederate (CSV)


Thomas L. Forrester

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 26th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as Private, Company G, 26th Alabama Infantry about December 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He returned to duty but deserted, along with his brother James, to the enemy at Sharpsburg (on the Gettysburg Campaign) on 25 July 1863. He took an oath of allegiance on 20 December 1863 and was released to go home to Tuscaloosa County.

References & notes

His service from Fincham's roster,1 sourced from Tod L. Molsworth's O'Neal's 26th Alabama: the Little Regiment that Did (2000). His Sharpsburg wound also in a casualty list for Rodes' Brigade in the Montgomery Weekly Advertiser of 8 October 1862.


1   Fincham, Jr., Ray, Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry Regimental Histories - Alabama, Published 2005, first accessed 23 August 2020, <>, Source page: /infantry/26ala_inf/26th_ala_inf_roster_g.htm  [AotW citation 25527]