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Confederate (CSV)


Thomas Chiles Lipscomb

(1834 - 1901)

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Mississippi Infantry Battalion

Before Sharpsburg

He had 5 or 6 years of military experience before the war, (unit not names) first entered Confederate service in March 1861 as a Corporal in the 14th Mississippi (Militia?), and served with them at Pensacola, FL to about March 1862. He enrolled and was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, Company K, 2nd Mississippi Infantry Battalion on 1 May 1862.

On the Campaign

He was in action with his Company at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862 and was probably in command of the Battalion as the senior officer still standing by the end of the battle.

The rest of the War

Twenty soldiers who fought under him at Sharpsburg signed a petition on his behalf soon after that battle, recommending him for promotion. Which he later got.

His Company (K) was converted to cavalry and attached as Company F to the 8th (Wade's) Confederate Cavalry (2d Regiment, Mississippi and Alabama Cavalry) in January 1863. He was injured by a fall from a horse in June 1863 and was sent to a hospital in Atlanta, GA.

He was appointed Captain of Cavalry, PACS, raised a Company in Mississippi, and mustered with them as Company K at the organization of the 6th Mississippi Cavalry in Columbus on 7 September 1863. He was acting Lieutenant Colonel of the regiment by February 1864 when he was recommended for promotion, and was appointed Major and Lieutenant Colonel on 6 June (to date from 23 May) 1864. He was promoted to Colonel sometime after Colonel Isham Harrison's death in action at Tupelo/Harrisburg, MS in July 1864. He was surrendered and signed a parole at Columbus, MS on 17 May 1865.

After the War

He moved to Grayson County, TX in 1868, and was in real estate there by 1880 and to at least 1900.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Military Service Records,1 via fold3, filed under 48th Mississippi Infantry, 8th CS Cavalry, and 6th Mississippi Cavalry. Personal details from family genealogists, the US Census of 1880 and 1900, and his obituary in the Confederate Veteran.2

He married Henrietta E. Cannon (1837-) in February 1855 and they had 2 daughters.


10/15/1834; Columbus, MS


04/03/1901; Denison, 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 28993]

2   United Confederate Veterans, and United Daughters of the Confederacy and Sons of Confederate Veterans, Confederate Veteran Magazine (1893-1932), 1893-01-00, Vol. 9, No. 9 (September 1901), pg. 418  [AotW citation 28994]