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T.M. Garrett

T.M. Garrett

Confederate (CSV)


Thomas Miles Garrett

(1830 - 1864)

Home State: North Carolina

Education: University of North Carolina, Class of 1851

Command Billet: Company officer

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th North Carolina Infantry


see his Battle Report

Before Sharpsburg

A lawyer in Murfreesboro, North Carolina before the War, he was commissioned Captain of Company F, Fifth Infantry on 16 May 1861. He was wounded and captured at Williamsburg, Virginia in May 1862 and released in August.

On the Campaign

He assumed command of the Regiment on September 14, at South Mountain, when Colonel McRae was given command of the Brigade as Gen Garland was killed. He was wounded again - in the foot - in action at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Colonel on 16 January 1863, and was wounded for the third time at Chancellorsville in May. Following that battle he was mentioned for his bravery by Gen Rodes who said he "had behaved most gallantly on the first day, and was, unfortunately, wounded by one of our own men after the close of that day's fight"1.

He was killed in action at Spottsylvania Courthouse on 12 May 1864.

References & notes

The photograph above is from Clark2. Service information from Moore's Roster3, with further biographical data from Colonels4.


06/13/1830; Hertford County, NC


05/12/1864; Spottsylvania, VA


1   US War Department, The War of the Rebellion: a Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (OR), 128 vols., Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1880-1901, Series 1, Vol XXV, Part 1 (Ser. #39)  [AotW citation 988]

2   Clark, Walter, editor, Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War, 1861-1865, 5 vols., Raleigh and Goldsboro (NC): E. M. Uzzell, Nash Brothers, printers, 1901, Vol. 1, pg. 281  [AotW citation 989]

3   Moore, John Wheeler (compiler), and State of North Carolina, Roster of North Carolina Troops in the War Between the States, 4 volumes, Raleigh: Ashe & Gatling, State Printers and Publishers, 1882, Vol. 1, pp. 156, 177  [AotW citation 990]

4   Allardice, Bruce S., Confederate Colonels, Columbia (Mo): University of Missouri Press, 2008, pg. 159  [AotW citation 991]