I have some information for you on my Great Great Uncle Jabez
Thomas. Jabez served with the 47th Infantry, Company K and
(Certificate of Service) says he enlisted from Smelser,
Wisconsin, but I know he went to Platteville, Wisconsin to
enlist on January 24, 1865. He was a musician according to the
certificate. Jabez was mustered out of service on September 4,
We have 3 original letters from Jabez during his time in
Tullahoma-2 were to his parents and 1 was to his brother,
William Thomas, who also served in the Civil War, but I don't
have any information on William regarding his enlistment, but I
am trying to obtain it. Jabez passed away at the age of 50 from
consumption. He operated a mill in Big Patch with his father
after the war, a very small part of the old mill still survives
today. If you would like a picture of Jabez, a picture of his
tomb stone, or typed copies of his civil war letters, I would be
happy to share this with you for the sight.
My email is accessible by clicking on my name below.
I will continue to look for a picture of Company K, 47th
Infantry from Wisconsin.
Diane Genthe- Great great Niece
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