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J.J. Thomas

J.J. Thomas

Federal (USV)


John J. Thomas

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 118th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted in Philadelphia as a Private in Company D, 118th Pennsylvania Infantry on 15 August 1862, and was appointed regimental Quartermaster Sergeant the same day.

On the Campaign

He was with his regiment in Maryland and was in action at Boteler's Ford near Shepherdstown, VA on 20 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant of Company B on 22 October 1862 and was wounded at the Wilderness, VA on 8 May 1864. He was discharged on 17 August 1864 to date from 27 July 1864.

References & notes

His presence on the Campaign from Donaldson,1 with service details and his photo from Smith.2


1   Donaldson, Francis Adams, and J. Gregory Acken, editor, Inside the Army of the Potomac: The Civil War Experience of Captain Francis Adams Donaldson, Mechanicsburg (PA): Stackpole Books, 1998, pp. 115 - 142  [AotW citation 2193]

2   Smith, John L., and Survivor's Association, History of the Corn Exchange Regiment, 118th Pennsylvania Volunteers, 2nd Edition, Philadelphia: J.L. Smith, Map Publisher, 1905, pg. 56  [AotW citation 2383]