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Confederate (CSV)


George Augustus Thomas

(1839 - 1903)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He as a Private in Company K (later renamed A), 5th Alabama Infantry on 15 May 1861 in Clayton, AL. He was appointed 3rd Corporal on 15 October 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was acting 2nd Sergeant and commanding the Company when was appointed First Lieutenant on 26 September 1862. In mid-1864 he was court-martialed for being "absent without leave, found guilty, and sentenced to be reprimanded by Col. Regt." He was surrendered and paroled at Appomattox Court House, VA on 9 April 1865.

After the War

In 1870 he was farming at Eufaula in Barbour County, AL. By 1880 and to at least 1900 he was a farmer at Fincastle in Henderson County, TX.

References & notes

Service basics from his Compiled Service Records,1 online from fold3; thanks to Miles Krisman for the pointer to him. Personal details from family genealogists the US Census of 1850, 1870-1900. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Susan Taylor (1841-1919) in August 1863 and they had 7 children.


09/22/1839; Barbour County, AL


01/16/1903; Leagueville, TX; burial in Elm Grove Cemetery, Roddy, TX


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 27977]