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Confederate (CSV)

Captain

Thaddeus Constantine Belsher

(1832 - 1901)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as Private, Company C (later H), 5th Alabama Infantry on 20 April 1861 in Pickensville and was commissioned Captain on 27 April 1862.

On the Campaign

He commanded his Company in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was captured at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May 1863 and was held in the Old Capitol Prison in Washington, DC. He was in a Richmond, VA hospital at the end of the war.

References & notes

His service from the State of Alabama.1 His command on South Mountain is in a casualty list for Rodes' Brigade in the Montgomery Weekly Advertiser of 8 October 1862. He's also seen as Thomas C. Belsher. Personal details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

07/21/1832; Pickens County, AL

Death

10/03/1901; burial in Friendship Cemetery, Columbus, MS

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=12322, etc.  [AotW citation 25624]