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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Thomas Lowry Yarrington

(1843 - 1899)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted in Union Springs as Private, Company D, 3rd Alabama Infantry on 26 April 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 was furloughed home on 9 October to recover and was still there into December 1862. He returned to duty by March 1863 and served to the end of the war. He was surrendered with his Company at Appomattox Court House, VA on 9 April 1865 as the Color Bearer.

References & notes

His service from the State of Alabama1 and his Compiled Service Record (CSR) at the US National Archives via fold3. His wounding on South Mountain from a casualty list for Rodes' Brigade in the Montgomery Weekly Advertiser of 8 October 1862. Personal details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Anna Newry in December 1875 in Montgomery, AL, and they had a son Alfred Ewing Yarrington (1885-1962). He married again, Louisa Fredonia Harris (1861-1894) and they had at least 3 children including a son Thomas, Jr. (1890-1957).

Birth

09/19/1843; Marion, AL

Death

06/12/1899; Chattanooga, TN; burial in Chattanooga Confederate Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN

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=227539  [AotW citation 25585]