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Mike Watson: On KY Confederate Soldier, Thomas Thompson

Comments re article 60592 Query re Confederate Soldier Thomas PattersonThompson

By Mike Watson
Adair County Historian

The closest I can find for a Kentucky Confederate soldier is: Thomas Thompson, private, Company I, 3rd Kentucky Mounted Infantry, CSA, enlisted 4 or 5 July 1861 at Camp Boone, in Tennessee, age 22, "died at Bowling Green on Dec 13 [18]61 of fever."

A search of Confederate records indicates a number of men named Thomas Thompson, but with a different middle initial - J, T, W, etc., but most of these men died later on in the war, or survived.

Had a Confederate died in Adair County in December 1861, he would either have been sick and made it back home to the county, or it would have been in some type of minor action, since Columbia was at that time chock-full of Union soldiers, not only at Camp Boyle, but all around the town. There were, however, a very large number of Union soldiers who died in December 1861 in and around Columbia with various fevers, measles, and typhoid. - Mike Watson

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