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Confederate (CSV)


Thomas Alfonso Forcum

(c. 1831 - 1862)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 29 year old tobacconist in Cool Springs, Iredell County, NC. He enlisted as a Private in Company H, 4th North Carolina Infantry on 13 June 1861 at Statesville.

On the Campaign

He was captured in action at Fox's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was a prisoner at Fort Delaware by about 22 September, paroled and sent to Aiken's Landing, VA for exchange on 2 October, and declared exchanged on 10 November 1862. He was admitted to General Hospital #8 in Richmond, VA on 25 November with chronic diarrhea and died there on 26 November 1862.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 via fold3, and the Roster,2 both as Thomas E. Forcum. His memorial is on Findagrave. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860, as Alphonzo Forcum.


c. 1831 in NC


11/26/1862; Richmond, VA


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 27520]

2   Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth Tyree Jordan, Matthew M Brown, Michael W Coffey, North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865 : A Roster, 20 Volumes +, Raleigh: North Carolina State Department of Archives and History, 1966-  [AotW citation 27521]