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Confederate (CSV)


Thomas M. Golightly

(1843 - 1862)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 48th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as Private, Company H, 48th Alabama Infantry about 1 May 1862.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

Originally buried "On Ben, Grave's [Grove's?] farm in first field on right hand side of Shepherdstown road ... the farm did belong to J. H. Grove", near the battlefield at Sharpsburg. Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett,1 who has him as Thomas Coughty. Service from his Compiled Military Service Records (via the Historical Data Systems database). His memorial in Mill Creek Cemetery Gaylesville, AL is on Findagrave. His brother, Captain Robert Golightly, was also killed at Sharpsburg.


1843 in AL


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD


1   Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010  [AotW citation 4628]