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Confederate (CSV)


Thomas S. Ryan

(c. 1833 - ?)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

An unmarried 28 year old laborer in Mobile, he enlisted there as Private, Company E, 8th Alabama Infantry on 6 May 1861.

On the Campaign

At Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862

Sergeant J. P. Harris, bearing the flag, was soon wounded. Corporal [sic] Thomas Ryan of Company E immediately took the colors and was shortly afterwards mortally wounded.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds, place and date not given.

References & notes

His service from the State of Alabama1 and Herbert,2 source of the quote above.


c. 1833 in IRELAND


1   State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <>, Source page: /civilwar/soldier.cfm?id=176422  [AotW citation 25745]

2   Herbert, Hilary Abner, and Maurice S. Fortin, editor, History of the Eighth Alabama Volunteer Regiment, C.S.A, The Alabama Historical Quarterly, 1977-00-00, pp. 78, 81, 237  [AotW citation 26034]