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Confederate (CSA)

Lieutenant Colonel

Thomas Sloan

(1833 - 1862)

Home State: Georgia

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 53rd Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From McDonough, he was a lawyer in Columbus, GA before the War. He was elected First Lieutenant of Company D, 3rd Battalion Georgia State Troops on 18 November 1861, and mustered out in 1862. He was elected Captain, Company F, 53rd Georgia Infantry on 2 (or 12) May 1862 and was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel on 4 June 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by a gunshot to his left chest while leading his regiment in or near the Miller Cornfield about 10AM on 17 September 1862, and was captured there.

The rest of the War

He died of his wounds on 23 September 1862 at a US Army field hospital on the Elias Grove farm near Sharpsburg. He was

buried at the back end of Elias Grove's Orchard, 20 feet east of a double apple tree near the line fence of Grove and Smith.

After the War

He was probably reinterred in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD in about 1874.

References & notes

His service from the Roster 1 and his Compiled Service Records at the US National Archives, via fold3. Further details from Captain Marshborne's Official Report. Burial information from Pruett.2 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1850.


07/23/1833; Henry County, GA


09/23/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD


1   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964  [AotW citation 13782]

2   Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010, pg. 55  [AotW citation 27359]