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Confederate (CSV)


Thomas Nehemiah Garrison

(1827 - 1909)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 17th Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted in Company B, 17th Virginia Infantry on 26 April 1861 at Front Royal. He was promoted to 4th Corporal in August 1861 and Sergeant in September 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

He was disabled by his Sharpsburg wound, and was absent through 1864. He was paroled at Winchester, VA on 6 May 1865.

After the War

He and his wife Sarah Edmonia Denham (1858-1942) had 7 children.

References & notes

Basic service information from Wise1, with details from the roster in Wallace2. Further information from family genealogists. Life dates from a photo of his gravestone and burial information from Shawn Ellifritz, who found the Sergeant's burial place in a small private cemetery about 3/4 mile north of the Guard Hill House near Front Royal, VA.




06/10/1909; burial in near Front Royal, VA


1   Wise, George, History of the Seventeenth Virginia Infantry, C.S.A., Baltimore: Kelly, Piet & Company, 1870, pp. 258 - 283  [AotW citation 9433]

2   Wallace, Lee A., Jr., 17th Virginia Infantry, Lynchburg (Va): H. E. Howard. Inc., 1990  [AotW citation 10433]