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Confederate (CSV)


Thomas Perry

(1829 - 1907)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 17th Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He joined the Alexandria Riflemen, a local militia unit, in 1859. He was a commission merchant in Alexandria. He enlisted in 1861 as 3rd Sergeant, when the Alexandria Riflemen became Company A, 17th Infantry. He was elected 2nd Lieutenant in April 1862.

On the Campaign

Cited by Colonel Corse for actions on South Mountain 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was captured at Manassas Gap in 1863, sent to Johnson's Island, OH, then to Point Lookout, MD. He was exchanged in October 1864, and returned on a Federal flag-of-truce boat through Varina, NC, then to a hospital in Richmond. He was paroled 13 April 1865 at Burkeville, VA.

After the War

He was a flour inspector for the City (County?) of Alexandria, VA.

References & notes

Basic information from Wise1. Details and life dates from his gravesite on Findagrave.


01/31/1829; Charles County, MD


12/20/1907; Alexandria, VA; burial in Ivy Hill Cemetery, Alexandria, VA


1   Wise, George, History of the Seventeenth Virginia Infantry, C.S.A., Baltimore: Kelly, Piet & Company, 1870, pp. 117 - 118  [AotW citation 9421]