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Confederate (CSV)


David Elam Thomas


(1834 - 1908)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 17th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as Private, Company K, 17th South Carolina Infantry on 25 March 1862 in Charleston, SC.

On the Campaign

He was in action at Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September and at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was wounded in action at the Crater near Petersburg, VA on 30 July 1864 and was furloughed home on 16 September. By the end of 1864 and into February 1865, the last military record, he was listed as absent without leave.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records, with his presence at "Boonsboro" from Colonel McMaster's list for the 17th South Carolina (Confederate States Army Casualty Lists and Narrative Reports, RG 109, NARA), online from fold3. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

His brother John Alexander Thomas was also in Company K and was wounded at Sharpsburg.




02/13/1908; burial in Kings Mountain Chapel Cemetery, Filbert, SC