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Confederate (CSV)


John Alexander Thomas

(c. 1838 - ?)

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 9 December 1861 at Camp Hampton near Columbia, SC.

On the Campaign

He was in action at Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September and slightly wounded at Sharpsburg on the evening of 16 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was with his Company until captured at Five Forks, VA on 1 April 1865. He was a prisoner at Point Lookout, MD until he was released on 20 June 1865.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records, with his presence at "Boonsboro" and wound at Sharpsburg from Colonel McMaster's list for the 17th South Carolina (Confederate States Army Casualty Lists and Narrative Reports, RG 109, NARA), also as Alex Thomas, online from fold3. Personal details from family genealogists.

His brother David E Thomas was also in Company K and in Maryland in 1862.


c. 1838; Chester District, SC