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Confederate (CSV)


Singleton Allen Thornton

(1829 - 1878)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a successful 32 year old farmer near Cuthbert in Randolph County, GA. He enrolled as 2nd Lieutenant of Company E, 13th Georgia Infantry on 8 July 1861 in Griffin, GA. He was elected First Lieutenant on 23 April 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by a gunshot to his right hand and wrist in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was home in Brookeville, GA on wounded furlough through at least April 1863 and was promoted to Captain to date from 2 December 1862. He resigned his commission on 4 April 1864 due to disability.

After the War

By 1870 he was farming again at Cuthbert, GA.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 online from fold3, and from Henderson.2 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860 and 1870. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Elizabeth Clements (1828-1877) in January 1847 and they had 8 children.


05/25/1829 in GA


12/08/1878; Brooksville, GA; burial in Brooksville Cemetery, Randolph County, GA


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 28600]

2   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964  [AotW citation 28601]