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Confederate (CSA)

Lieutenant Colonel

Thomas Sloan

(c. 1831 - 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 May 1862. Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel on 4 June 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded leading his Regiment, probably in the Cornfield, before the assault of McLaws division.

The rest of the War

He died September 23 from wounds received at the Battle, probably while a prisoner of the Federals.

References & notes

Service basics from the Roster1. Further details from Sifakis' Compendium of the Confederate Armies (1992-95) and Capt Marshborne's Official Report.


c. 1831


9/23/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD


1   Fincham, Jr., Ray, Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry Regimental Histories - Georgia C.S.A., Published c. 2005, <>, Source page: /georgia/infantry/rosters/53rd_inf_regt_rost_f.html  [AotW citation 13782]