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15th Arkansas Infantry (Northwest) (CSA)
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Name: Thomas C. WilmothRank: Private Company: A

Thomas C. Wilmoth was born on October 15, 1835, to John Wilmoth and Louisa Fowler in Overton County, Tennessee. He immigrated to Arkansas with some of his relatives between 1850 and 1860. After the Civil War started, he enlisted as a private in McRae's Arkansas Battalion, which eventually became the 15th Northwest Arkansas Infantry Regiment. He fought in this regiment at the battles of Wilson's Creek (Oak Hills), Pea Ridge (Elk Horn Tavern), Iuka, Corinth, Hatchie's Bridge (Davis' Bridge), Grand Gulf, Port Gibson, Champion Hill (Bakers Creek), Big Black Water Bridge, Seige of Vicksburg, Poison Creek, and Jenkins Ferry. He was captured at Vicksburg and paroled four days later. After the war, he married Mary Almeda Cunningham on August 14, 1866, in Bentonville, Arkansas. They later moved to Indian Territory near present day Fairland, Oklahoma. He died on February 21, 1911, in Fairland, Oklahoma and is buried next to his wife in the Hickory Grove Cemetery, Grove, Oklahoma. In 1915, his widow applied for a Confederate Widow's Pension that was offered by the State of Oklahoma.

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