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Confederate (CSV)


Thaddeus Adolphus Carson

(1835 - 1911)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From Orrville in Dallas County, he enlisted as a Private in Company G (later renamed F), 5th Alabama Infantry on 27 June 1861 at Farr's Crossroads in Fairfax County, VA.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was in a hospital in Richmond, VA by 25 September and furloughed home on 1 October. He was back in Richmond, sick, then again furloughed on 9 January 1863. He was transferred to Captain Lewis' Company, Partisan Rangers (Company D, Lewis' Battalion) on 9 November 1863, and was surrendered with them at Citronelle, AL on 4 May 1865 and paroled at Gainesville, AL on 14 May.

After the War

By 1880 and to at least 1885 he was a carpenter in Pensacola, FL, but in 1900 was a ship carpenter in Mobile, AL. By 1910 he had retired there and was living with his daughter Katie (Flowers) and her family.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 online from fold3; thanks to Miles Krisman for the pointer to him. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1880-1910.

He married the widow Jeanette Donovan Murray (1839-1910) in August 1871 in Mobile and they had 3 children. Jeanette was probably married twice before and bore at least 8 other children.


04/05/1835; Cahaba, AL


07/02/1911; Century, FL


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 27986]