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Confederate (CSV)

Captain

Thomas Casey Witherspoon

(1836 - 1917)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 25 year old accountant in Mobile, known as Casey, he enlisted on 23 April 1861 as 3rd Sergeant, Company A, 3rd Alabama Infantry. He was commissioned Captain when Captain Sands was promoted to Major after the battle at Seven Pines, VA in June 1862. He was wounded in that action.

On the Campaign

Still suffering from his wound, he was captured in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862

The rest of the War

He was wounded and captured at the Wilderness, VA in May 1864.

After the War

By 1880 and to at least 1900 he was a cotton merchant in St. Louis, MO.

References & notes

Service from the State of Alabama,1 as T. Casey Witherspoon, which says he was wounded and captured at Sharpsburg. Further information from research by artist and author of an upcoming novel of the Third Alabama, Booth Malone [website]. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860-1900. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Mary Anne Duncan Conner (1839-1908) in April 1867, and they had four sons.

Birth

01/29/1836; Moblie, AL

Death

02/14/1917; in TX; burial in Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, MO

Notes

1   State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <http://www.archives.state.al.us/civilwar/index.cfm>, Source page: /civilwar/soldier.cfm?id=224520  [AotW citation 25563]