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Confederate (CSV)


Thomas Jefferson Massey

(1831 - 1914)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 53rd Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 27 year old farmer at Mount Carmel in Henry County, GA. He enlisted at McDonough as a Private in Company F, 53rd Georgia Infantry on 2 May 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by a gunshot to his left thigh in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862 and captured there.

The rest of the War

He was paroled on 27 September, briefly in US Army General Hospital #2 in Frederick, MD on 15-16 October, then transferred to Fort McHenry in Baltimore and on to Fortress Monroe, VA for exchange on 17 October 1862. He was then in hospitals in Richmond, VA until furloughed home in November 1862. He was often in hospitals 1864 and was retired to the Invalid Corps on 23 September 1864.

After the War

By 1870 and to at least 1910 he was farming at Bear Creek/Hampton District in Henry County, GA.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 online via fold3. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860-1910. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Mary Ann Wiley (1837-1862) in July 1852 and they had 5 children. He married again, Parthenia Mary Jane "Theany" Babb (1843-1920) in July 1863 and they had 7 children.


01/15/1831; Henry County, GA


09/26/1914; Henry County, VA; burial in Babbs Cemetery, Hampton, GA


1   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 27415]