William Holland Thomas' Legion

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Tennessee's last American Civil War widow died on January 17, 2003. Nationwide she was one of 15 remaining Civil War widows receiving Veterans Affairs benefits. Her late husband fought against Thomas' Legion.

Leath W.A. Ballard, KY Thomas's Legion 1907
AMMONS, John Peak (1834-1894).  Private, Company H, Thomas Legion, North Carolina Infantry Regiment, Army of the Confederate States of America, Civil War.  Buried in the Cheyenne Cemetery.
MARION COUNTY:
Bell Cemetery, Kell, IL:
SEIBER, Samuel T., Pvt., Co. K., Co. B, Thomas’ Legion NC Infantry Regt. (?), CSA, b. 1844 (TN?), d. 1924, Buried near Center of Old Part
PILGERTON  J. C  9/3/1864 THOMAS' LEGION  CONF. MONUMENT  NORTH CAROLINA
REDMAN  R. M.  F  2/19/1864   THOMAS' LEGION  CONF. MONUMENT  NORTH CAROLINA
SHERILL  A. W.  C  3/2/1865      THOMAS' LEGION  CONF. MONUMENT NORTH CAROLINA
WELCH   T. F   7/30/1864   THOMAS' LEGION  CONF. MONUMENT  NORTH CAROLINA
WILBURN  MILES   H  8/22/1863   THOMAS' LEGION  CONF. MONUMENT  NORTH CAROLINA
http://www.civilwarhome.com/finn2.htm
HALL MOSES J.B  3/31/1864  THOMAS' LEGION  CONF. MONUMENT  NORTH CAROLINA
http://www.lib.lsu.edu/cwc/projects/dbases/chase5.htm
 Camp Chase Cemetery
PATERSON, WILLIAM T.  PVT  14 FEB 1865  F  
 NC  LEG  THOMAS' LEGION  
 28  17  1136  
http://www.lib.lsu.edu/cwc/projects/dbases/chase1.htm
FRANCIS, N. F.  PVT  2 MAY 1865  E  
NC  LEG  THOMAS' LEGION  
38  60  1931  

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Chattanooga Confederate Burials
TAYLOR, Thomas D. / B / VA, Co. C, Thomas Legion
http://www.37thtexas.org/html/Memoriam4.html
Redsleeve, J.G. (Cherokee), Co. C Thomas' Legion, 2/3/65
http://www.indianainthecivilwar.com/prisoners/indy/confed-vy.htm
WRIGHT, G.W.  K, Thomas's Legion  Mar. 10, 1865  NC
http://www.indianainthecivilwar.com/prisoners/indy/confed-kl.htm
LEDFORD, Miles M.  F, Thomas Legion  Dec. 14, 1864  NC
Collins James M. Pvt F  .. NC Inf Thomas'Legion 02/22/1837 10/20/1924
276h
Francis M Lanter – b.1826 - Francis enlisted on Sep 1862,
in Blount County, Tennessee as a 2nd Lieutenant in Company D,
1st Walker's Battalion, Thomas Legion, North Carolina Troops.
This Regiment became Company I, 1st Carter's Regiment,
Tennessee Cavalry about Nov 1862. Francis resigned his commission
Mar 2, 1865.
http://goins.accessgenealogy.com/custom4.html
*Goins, John PENSION #: S10879 & S13379 UNIT: Thomas' Legion N.C. -Bradley Co.
http://www.cwc.lsu.edu/projects/dbases/finn2.htm
HALL  MOSES J. B 3/31/1864 THOMAS' LEGION CONF. MONUMENT NORTH CAROLINA
http://www.gravegarden.org/roster/t.htm
Thurman, J. M. - Co. A, THOMAS Legion, NC
MARION COUNTY:
http://www.illinoishistory.com/csa-veterans-illinoisburials.htm
Bell Cemetery, Kell:
SEIBER, Samuel T., Pvt., Co. K., Co. B, Thomas’ Legion NC Infantry Regt. (?), CSA, b. 1844 (TN?),
d. 1924, Buried near Center of Old Part

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ga/rabun/military/civilwar/pensions/pens.txt
8. Burrell, W. J.     G, Thomas' Legion     1916 (check)     1917 (check)     1918 (check)    
1919 (check)
26. Gaines, J. T.     G, Thomas' Legion     dead 1918     1916 (check)     1917 (check)    
1918 (check)     died 1918
57. Teague, J. J.     G, Thomas' Legion     dead     1916 (check)     1917 (check)     1918
(check)     1919 (check)

http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/civilwar/countyO.html
AMMONS, John Peak              1834                             1894                             Cheyenne
            Military stone:  Private, Company H, Thomas Legion, North Carolina
            Infantry Regiment, Confederate States of America, Civil War.  John
            was born in Cherokee County, North Carolina and was the son of
            Thomas Ammons.

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M Child 6 William E. Parris #602
Born: 1837 in: Haywood Co., NC
Died: in:
Military: Pvt., CSA in: Thomas' Legion, Co. A
CSA, NC 16 Infantry, Wounded Seven Pines Va, May 31, 1862.
Wounded Hand and Leg Second Manassis, Aug 29, 1862.
NC 16 Inf., transferred to Thomas Legion, Co. A
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Rev. William Wesley Hall, Pvt, Co C? Love's Regt? Thomas' Legion?;
Haywood Co., N.C.; Contracted typhoid fever [Son of Nancy Johnson and
 Enoch Hall, husband of Harriet Jane Bramlett, born 28 Dec 1833, died
17 Jul 1912, buried Few's Chapel Cem, Greer, S.C.]. "Grandma [Harriet Jane (Bramlett) Hall] was a loyal and faithful wife, besides being very brave. Grandpa [William Wesley Hall] went away to be in the Civil War, but he may not have had an opportunity to serve long because he contracted typhoid fever soon and was ill for some time. I do not know exactly where they were living in North Carolina or
 where he was when he became ill. Grandma was an excellent horsewoman, and I was told that she rode horseback 'many miles' to where Grandpa was and nursed him through his illness. In those days women wore long, full skirts, therefore they always rode side-saddle. It was not unusual for women to go to their husbands when they were ill  or wounded. An example of Grandma's resourcefulness was during the Civil War when Grandpa was away and Sherman's army was coming through the South. She took the horses into the woods and tied them to trees so they would not be  found by the Union Army, because they were taking horses along their way." --Clara S. Eldridge in Hall Memories.

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Record of Confederate Dead - Emory Cemetary
116   Paschal Smelcher   Co. H, Thomas Legion, died Nov 19th, 1863
117  G. W. Ward  Co. F, Thomas Legion, died Nov. 21st, 1863
118  A. Hall  64th Va. C. E, died Nov. 26th, 1863
119  G. H. Charal  Thomas' Legion, Co. I, died Nov. 23d, 1863

http://www.chattanoogan.com/articles/article_70954.asp
HAFLEY, Winston C. Co. C, Walker's Bn., Thomas Legion (NC Inf.)
Born 1848, Athens, TN. Res. Blount Co., TN. Enl. 1862. Reported
present Sept.-Oct 1862 and Jan.-April 1863; Absent without leave
May-June 1863; present Sept.-Oct. 1863; deserted Dec. 6, 1863; took
USA oath at Knoxville, Dec. 16, 1863. Dealer in music in Chatt. c1895.
 Poet and song-writer. Died in Altanta, GA. May 9, 1904 and buried there. [NBFM2]
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Recommended Reading: North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865: A Roster (Volume XVI: Thomas's Legion) (Hardcover) (537 pages), North Carolina Office of Archives and History (June 26, 2008). Description: The volume begins with an authoritative 246-page history of Thomas's Legion. The history, including Civil War battles and campaigns, is followed by a complete roster and service records of the field officers, staff, and troops that served in the legion. A thorough index completes the volume. Continued below...
Volume XVI of North Carolina Troops: A Roster contains the history and roster of the most unusual North Carolina Confederate Civil War unit, significant because of the large number of Cherokee Indians who served in its ranks. Thomas's Legion was the creation of William Holland Thomas, an influential businessman, state legislator, and Cherokee chief. He initially raised a small battalion of Cherokees in April 1862, and gradually expanded his command with companies of white soldiers raised in western North Carolina, eastern Tennessee, and Virginia. By the end of 1862, Thomas's Legion comprised an infantry regiment and a battalion of infantry and cavalry. An artillery battery was added in April 1863. Furthermore, in General Early's Army of the Valley, the Thomas Legion was well-known for its fighting prowess. It is also known for its pivotal role in the last Civil War battle east of the Mississippi River. The Thomas Legion mustered more than 2,500 soldiers and it closely resembled a brigade. With troop roster, muster records, and Compiled Military Service Records (CMSR) this volume is also a must have for anyone interested in genealogy and researching Civil War ancestors. Simply stated, it is an outstanding source for genealogists.

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