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Thomas' Legion      
Company A
Spencer Crain - Private   
Enlisted July 18, 1862 Born Wilkes Co. NC
File #M230 Roll 9
Nara M653

5ft 11 inches farmer Cherokee Co. NC
Contact Name:  Sherry
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Date Added:  10/5/2011
Company A
Elisha Roberts - Private   
Elisha ROBERTS of Polk Co., TN enlisted at age 52 in Louden, TN on 7/18/1862 into Co. C, Walker's Battalion, Thomas Legion, NC CSA. In Sept 1862, he transferred to Co., A where 2 of his sons had enlisted, after he left to fight, over in Murphy, Cherokee Co., NC. They fought side by side until on July 8, 1863 Elisha died of disease at Frank Ramsey Hospital, Louden, TN. Angry, his 2 sons left the Confederacy and later fought for the Union which service they and later their widow's received a pension. Elisha was born in 1810 in Clarke Co., GA. He married Leathia CLIAN and had 15 children (2 sets of twins) all raised in Isabella/Ducktown, Polk Co., TN. When Elisha died, Leathy claimed his body and it is presumed he was brought back to Ducktown and buried in the Ducktown Cem. where Leathy was buried in 1900 per WPA survey.
Contact Name:  CAT Tindell
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Contact Homepage:  http://www.southernrootsandshoots.com
Date Added:  11/22/2009
Company A
James Wharey Terrell - 1st Lieutenant   
Terrell, James Wharey, 1st Lieutenant
2nd Company A, Thomas Legion

Enlisted on April 9, 1862 and served as Quartermaster for the Legion. Claims to have fired the last shot of the Confederacy east of the Mississippi in Wayne Co., NC. James was a protege to Col. William Holland Thomas who gave the legion it's name. I have a photo of James Terrell in uniform during the war.

Born: December 31, 1829 in Rutherford Co., NC
Died: December 26, 1908 in Jackson Co., NC
Buried: Thomas Cemetery on the Qualla Reservation, Jackson Co., NC
Married: Ann Eliza Keener
Children: 6
Occupation: Indian agent, storeowner and NC state legislator
Contact Name:  Adrian C. Sims
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Date Added:  4/13/2007
Company A
William Stewart Terrell - 2nd Lieutenant   
Terrell, William Stewart, 2nd Lieutenant
2nd Company A, Thomas Legion

Enlisted on May 13, 1862.

Born: October 21, 1836 in Rutherford Co., NC
Died: April 30, 1913
Buried: unknown
Married: Mary Lucinda Kirkpatrick
Children: 10
Occupation: unknown
Contact Name:  Adrian C. Sims
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Date Added:  4/13/2007
Company B
stephen M. Collis - Private   
Enlisted in Co. B., Walker's Battalion, Thomas's Legion
Contact Name:  Terry Tanner
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Date Added:  3/27/2011
Company C
Isaac Carson Clark - Private   
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Contact Name:  buddy clark
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Date Added:  5/30/2010
Company C
Green C Hall - Sergeant   
Died of rubiola at Strawberry, TN 25 Dec 1863.
Contact Name:  Bruce W Blackwell
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Date Added:  5/3/2012
Company C
Lawson A Hall - Corporal   
Was elected Corporal at organization, but spend so much time on sick furlough that he was reduced to Private.
Contact Name:  Bruce Blackwell
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Date Added:  4/18/2011
Company C
Henry Clay Robinson - Private   
Robinson, Henry C. Enlisted on January 1, 1863 in Locustfield for 3 years. Served until the surrendered in May of 1865. Filed for his Confederate pension on July 5, 1909 in Haywood County, NC. He was born on 2-10-1845 and died on 7-6-1934. He is buried in Beaver Dam Cemetery in Canton, NC.
Contact Name:  Jeremie England
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Date Added:  4/14/2007
Company D
John Sadoc Smiley - Sergeant   
My Great Great Grandfather was originally in Co. E of the 39th NC. After being seperated from them while on furlough he found Co. D of Thomas' Legion and was placed with them as a sargeant. I am in the process of researching his history and will add to this at a later date.
Contact Name:  Jackie Smith
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Date Added:  10/7/2009
Company E
George m. Clark - Private   
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Contact Name:  Buddy Clark
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Date Added:  9/15/2008
Company E
William G. Justice - Private   
Justice, William G., Private
Company E, Infantry Regiment, Thomas Legion

Previously served in Company L, 16th NC Infantry. Transferred to this company on October 5, 1862.

Born: December 5, 1835 in Buncombe Co., NC
Died: October 5, 1903 in Madison Co., NC
Buried: Hiram Rogers Cemetery, Madison Co., NC
Married: Elizabeth Arminta Largent
Children: 10
Occupation: farmer and rock mason
Contact Name:  Adrian C. Sims
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Date Added:  4/18/2007
Company F
William A Beck - 1st Sergeant   
William Beck enlisted July 19, 1862 and assigned to Company
F, the Sharpshooters Company. His unit was transferred to
Virginia from North Carolina, May, 1864. He was severely wounded at the Third Battle of Winchester September 19, 1864.
He was held as prisoner of war at Baker's Mansion. Transferred to a field hospital October 3, upper leg amputated, October 4, died October 26 of Pyamia, an infection.
Contact Name:  Patrick Dougherty
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Date Added:  11/4/2014
Company F
Isaac T. Rose - Private   
Private Rose was my Great Great Grandfather (my Father's Mother's Grandfather). He was with Thomas's Legion, Walker's Battalion, Cavalry Company F. I am interested in any research anyone has done.
Contact Name:  Drew Wright
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Date Added:  12/9/2010
Company G
William Bryson Cole (Buchanan) - 4th Corporal   
William Bryson Cole fought and later receieved a confederate pension under the last name Buchanan. Soon after the war he changed his last name to reflect his maternal ancestors-Cole. WBC was born (1845) in Rutherford County, NC and died (1932) and was buried in Forney (Creek) Township, NC (Great Smoky Mountains). WBC served as a 4th Corporal of Medics, primarily performing his duties in Abingdon, Va. under the General command of Jubal Early. After the war WBC continued practicing medicine and law in the small mountain community of Forney Township until his death in 1932.

Contact Name:  Joe Cole
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Date Added:  9/8/2008
Company H
Phidella Patton Harwood - Private   
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Contact Name:  C Roach
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Date Added:  7/17/2011
Company H
John Eli Ingram - Lieutenant   
My Great Grandfather. In every instance found is recorded as just Eli Ingram, but tombstone has John Eli Ingram. Wife was Mary Catherine Whitaker, daughter of Captain Stephen Whitaker of Walkers Battalion.
Contact Name:  Carolyn Ellertson
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Date Added:  4/23/2014
Company H
James Noah Land - Private   
Volunteered or forced into the Rebel Army. Perhaps joined for the ' bounty. ' He was 65-70 yrs old. Company H Walkers Battalion mustered on March 5,1863 ' on Coker Creek Monroe County,Tenn. He is listed as AWOL by August 63. 4 sons served in the Confederate Army. One went over to the Yankees. James was a son of Thomas Land Jr.and Nany McGhee.His grandfather was my 5xgr grandfather.
Contact Name:  Glenn land
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Date Added:  11/22/2010
Company I
John Coleman Forrister - Private   
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Contact Name:  Herb Forrister
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Date Added:  11/24/2011
Company I
Robert Laney - Private   
Father-in-law of 1st cousin 3 x removed. Enlisted and mustered on 3/15/1862 at Caldwell County, NC as a Private into "I" Co. NC 26th Infantry. Wounded 7/1/1862 Malvern Hill, VA (Left hand). Returned 9/30/1862. He was discharged for disability on 5/9/1863 (Paralysis of left hand). Applied for pension, 7/1/1901.
Contact Name:  Glenn Land
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Date Added:  7/11/2019
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