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62nd Alabama Infantry (CSA)
Ancestor Info
Name: THOMAS FLETCHER MONETTERank: Corporal Company:

Cpl Thomas Fletcher Monette (b. 1845 near Sawyerville,Greene County, AL and d. 1895 near Gainesville, Sumter County, AL), enlisted in 62nd Alabama Infantry in April 1864 at Selma. Captured at siege of Ft. Gaines, AL in Aug '64 and imprisoned on Ship Island off Mississippi gulf coast. Suffered severe fever and sent to Federal hospital in New Orleans Nov-Dec 1864. Released by exchange at Mobile 4 January 1865 and rejoined 62nd ALa CSA. Fought at Union siege of Spanish Fort but escaped across bayou swamps with his unit to Fort Blakely, Baldwin County, AL. Wounded in head and captured 9 April 1865 when Blakely was overrun by massive bombardment and 16,000 Union troops. Imprisoned second time at Ship Island, Mississippi. Released in May 1865 after war's end. Married Caldonia Caroline Gibbs at Gainesville in 1872. Buried in Gibbs Cemetery on old 'Delight Plantation' south of Gainesville, owned today by Robert J. Monette.

Contact Info
Contact Name: Roland E. Monette
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