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49th Alabama Infantry (CSA)
Ancestor Info
Name: Francis M ThaxtonRank: Private Company: E

Pvt. Thaxton hailed from Guntersville, Marshall County, Alabama. He enlisted on January 13th, 1862 at Camp Johnson near Nashville, TN. He was married to Mary Cryar and they had one child, a daughter named Alice. Pvt. Thaxton's wife was notified of his death via a letter dated January 10th, 1863 titled 'General Hospital-Governor's Mansion', Jackson, MS. He was 24 years old. This information is detailed in a letter from Dr. R.N. Anderson dated June 11th, 1863 confirming his death to his family back in Alabama. In April, 2010 the family of Pvt. Thaxton gathered at Greenwood Cemetery in Jackson, Mississippi to place a grave marker that was long overdue. More information about Pvt. Thaxton is on File with the Alabama Department of Archives and History. Information on his grave-site is available at His descendants are still in possession of several letters he sent home during his service.

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Contact Name: W. Mobley
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