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36th Alabama Infantry (CSA)
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Name: Thomas M MosesRank: Private Company: K

Thomas M. Moses enlisted in Company K of the 36th Alabama Infantry Division when he was about 30 years old in probably Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. He was captured 15-May-1864 at Pettis Creek, which was probably in Georgia. He was then sent to Chattanooga, Tennessee where on 31-May-1864 he appeared on a roll of soldiers who signed an oath of allegiance. On this oath of allegiance record his place of residence was listed as Tuscaloosa County, Alabama and was described as having dark complexion with dark hair and brown eyes. He was 5 feet, 8 inches tall. He was sent from there to Nashville, Tennessee and on 3-Jun-1864 arrived at the prison in Louisville, Kentucky where he remained until 7-Jun-1864. He then appears on the Roll of Prisoners of War at Rock Island Barracks, Illinois on 24-Jun-1864, this roll states he was received on 9-Jun-1864. He remained as a prisoner at Rock Island until his death on 6-Mar-1865 when he died from an inflamed lung and was buried in grave number 1914. From his military records, it is apparent and noted several times that he refused to sign the oath of allegiance even though he appeared on one roll as having signed in Chattanooga. Had he signed the oath he would have been set free as long as he remained north of the Ohio River during the remainder of the war? Many of the prisoners at Rock Island who signed the oath were exchanged for Union prisoners or were sent to fight Indians in the West; Thomas Moses chose not to sign and eventually died for what he must have felt was a just cause. He was a prisoner of war from 15-May-1864 to 6-Mar-1865, nearly ten months. He was born about 1829 in AL. He married Dorcas Calfee (Caffee) 15-Aug-1852 in Bibb Co., AL. Children were: Matilda Elizabeth, Permelia, William, Richmond, and James Hosea Moses.

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