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Confederate (CSV)


Thomas S. Gardner

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Louisiana Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted in Company H, 8th Louisiana Infantry on 19 June 1861 in New Orleans.

On the Campaign

Probably mortally wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September. He was noted as being "left in the enemies lines" presumed dead, but also appears on the list of prisoners of war paroled at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

Originally buried "in Rev. J. J. Adams town lot, back of the M. E. Graveyard" in the town of Sharpsburg. Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1, who lists him as T.S. Gardner. Service data from Booth2.


Date not known; 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 4684]

2   Booth, Andrew B., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 3 Volumes, New Orleans: State of Louisiana, 1920, Vol. 2, pg. 971  [AotW citation 11964]