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Confederate (CSV)


T. S. Sharman

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was living on the substantial Thomas Sanford Sharman (1818-1910) plantation at Thomaston in Upson County, GA, guardian for one of the young Sharman children (it's not clear how he's related). He enlisted as a Private in Company D, 13th Georgia Infantry on 13 May 1862 at Thomaston, enrolled by Captain Sharman. He was wounded bya gunshot in June 1862, place not given, treated in a Richmond, VA hospital, and returned to duty on 12 August.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862, his arm broken above the elbow.

The rest of the War

He was in a hospital in Winchester, VA by 2 October and "doing tolerably well," then in Richmond by 13 October. By August 1864 and to at least February 1865, disabled, he was detailed to the CS depot at Thomaston, GA.

References & notes

His service from Henderson,1 who has him as T.S. Sharman, Jr, and his Compiled Service Records,2 online from fold3, also as T.J. Sharman. Sharpsburg wound and Winchester hospital details in a letter from Winchester of 2 October published in the Augusta Weekly Constitutionalist of 22 October 1862 (as T.A. Sherman); thanks to Laura Elliott. Personal details from the US Census of 1860.


1   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964  [AotW citation 28388]

2   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 28389]