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Confederate (CSA)


Thomas Jefferson Peyton

(1833 - 1910)

Home State: Virginia

Command Billet: Battery Commander

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: Richmond 'Orange' (VA) Artillery

Before Sharpsburg

He was from a prominent Virginia famly related to Thomas Jefferson and Peyton Randolph. He was a carpenter and contractor before the War. He was commissioned Captain of the Orange Artillery on 22 March 1862.

On the Campaign

He commanded his battery at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

He resigned his commission 10 April 1863 because of poor health. He was on court martial duty to September 1863. He was paroled at Richmond, VA on 16 May 1865.

After the War

He again lived in Orange, VA.

References & notes

Bio details from Clemens.1 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


07/22/1833; Peyton's Ford, VA




1   Carman, Ezra Ayers, and Dr. Thomas G. Clemens, editor, The Maryland Campaign of September 1862, 3 volumes, El Dorado Hills (CA): Savas Beatie, 2010-17, Vol. 3, Appendix 3, pg. 272  [AotW citation 17522]