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Confederate (CSV)


Thomas Chisholm

(1834 - 1893)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 26 year old farmer on his parent's place at Cahaba in Dallas County, AL. He enlisted there in Company G (renamed F), 5th Alabama Infantry on 25 July 1861. He was sick at Union Mills, VA between July and September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was captured in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was a prisoner at Fort McHenry, MD by 26 September, sent to Fortress Monroe, VA for exchange on 2 October 1862, and on to Aiken's Landing the next day. He was detailed on Provost Guard duty in Virginia by May 1863 and to at least October 1864, and surrendered with his Company at Appomattox Courthouse, VA on 9 April 1865.

References & notes

His service information from Fry,1 the State of Alabama,2 and his Compiled Service Records,3 online from fold3. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


05/28/1834 in AL


04/09/1893; burial in Prosperity Cemetery, Dallas County, AL


1   Fry, Anna M. Gayle, Memories of Old Cahaba, Nashville (Tenn): Publishing House of the M. E. Church, South, 1905, pp. 109 - 120  [AotW citation 9413]

2   State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <>, Source page: various  [AotW citation 15779]

3   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 28046]