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Confederate (CSV)


Thomas Tscharner DeGraffenried

(1832 - 1875)

Home State: Texas

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Texas Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted in Company B, 5th Texas Infantry, on 10 July 1861 at Columbus, Texas.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 14 September 1862 at Boonsboro.

The rest of the War

He was detailed to a hospital in Texas as a nurse after Sharpsburg and through December 1863; ill in various hospitals throughout 1864; detailed as brigade dentist, November 1864.

After the War

Practiced as a Dentist in Texas. Died of Tuberculosis and tongue cancer.

References & notes

Basic information from Polley1, with life dates and detail from his gravesite on Findagrave. Captain Roberdeau mentions him his Reminiscence about Sharpsburg.


05/06/1832; Mecklenburg County, VA


08/15/1975; Colorado County, TX; burial in Clear Creek Cemetery, Colorado County, TX


1   Polley, Joseph Benjamin, Hood's Texas Brigade, New York: The Neale Publishing Company, 1910, pp. 332-334  [AotW citation 2498]