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T.M.R. Talcott

T.M.R. Talcott

Confederate (CSV)


Thomas Talcott

(1838 - 1920)

Home State: Virginia

Command Billet: Staff Officer

Branch of Service: Staff

Unit: Army of Northern Virginia

Before Sharpsburg

He was an engineer on the Ohio & Mississippi Railroad before the war. He was appointed a Lieutenant in the Virginia forces on 17 May 1861 and promoted to Captain 5 days later. He was appointed Lieutenant of Artillery, CSA on 17 October 1861 and assigned as Engineer Officer (EO) to General Huger. He was promoted to Captain and EO on 12 March 1862 then to Major and aide de camp (ADC) to General R.E. Lee on 21 April 1862.

On the Campaign

He was an ADC to General Lee on the Maryland Campaign.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and Engineer Officer to General Lee on 23 July 1863. He was appointed Colonel of the First Confederate States Engineers on 1 April 1864 and commanded them to the surrender at Appomattox Court House, VA on 9 April 1865.

After the War

He was again a railroad engineer, at Richmond, VA.

References & notes

His service from Krick.1 His picture from Miller.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


03/27/1838; Philadelphia, PA


05/07/1920; Richmond, VA; burial in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, VA


1   Krick, Robert E.L., Staff Officers in Gray; A Biographical Register of the Staff Officers in the Army of Northern Virginia, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2003, pg. 279  [AotW citation 29377]

2   Miller, Francis Trevelyan, editor in chief, Photographic History of the Civil War, 10 vols., New York: The Review of Reviews Co., 1911-12, Vol. 10, pg. 27  [AotW citation 29378]