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Confederate (CSV)


Thomas Jefferson Terrell

(1842 - 1921)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was an 18 year old worker on his parent's farm in Pike County, GA. He enlisted as a Private in Company A, 13th Georgia Infantry on 8 July 1861 at Camp Davis near Griffin, GA. He was wounded at Manassas, VA on 28 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded again, in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was wounded for the third time near Fredericksburg, VA on 4 May 1863. "Pension records show he was sent to Confederate Hospital at Staunton, Virginia fall of 1864. Remained a month then given sick furlough home. When he recovered sufficiently to rejoin command he could not reach same on account of position of enemy".

After the War

By 1880 he was a farmer in Clayton County, GA. By 1910 and to at least 1920 he was farming in Oak, GA with his son James and daughter Mary and her husband.

References & notes

His service from Henderson,1 source also of the quote above, and his Compiled Service Records,2 via fold3; one record says his wound came on 14 September 1862 at Crampton's Gap on South Mountain, MD (highly unlikely). Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860, 1880, 1910, and 1920. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Sarah Frances Allums (1846-1900) in March 1869 and they had a daughter and 3 sons.

He was one of at least 4 Terrells in Company A of the 13th Georgia, probably all brothers.


01/07/1842; Williamson, GA


02/06/1921; Hapeville, GA


1   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964  [AotW citation 7216]

2   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 27660]