Known CSA Veterans at Cedar Hill
Vicksburg, Mississippi

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Thomas Marshall
Dec 2, 1843
Aug 11, 1909

On top of his marker,
"I am the resurrection and
the life."

Olive Raworth
Wife of
Thomas Marshall
Nov. 19, 1859
Died Jun 1, 1921

On top of her marker,
"Her children shall rise
up and call her blessed."


Thomas Marshall Smedes, b. 2 Dec 1843; d. 11 Aug 1909, enlisted 1 Aug 1861 in Vicksburg for the war's duration, signing on with Capt. Robert C. Green's Company, Mississippi Volunteers, later to become the 21 Miss Inf, Co. L His rank was Jr. 2nd Lt.

The List of Battles in which Thomas Marshall Smedes took part. Each penned "P" indicates Present. He was captured at Fredericksburg 8 May 1863.

His compiled service record at

A Request for Extension of Leave

On 25 Feb 1862, our soldier wrote from home in Vicksburg to request an extension on his leave of absence for illness. (See below)

At the top of the second page of this letter, he writes, "My disease was camp fever followed by a very severe attack of measles, & after that chills [and] fever. I am now free from disease, but am still weak, & any exposure will bring on a fresh attack."

He signs himself

Thomas M. Smedes
2nd Lieut Co L.
21st Regt. Miss Vols [which is] now at Leesburg

and gives his mailing address as Vicksburg, Miss.

All document images from Smedes' compiled service records beginning at

On 11 Jun 1863, he was transferred to Gen. M[artin] L. Smith’s staff.

He was a POW in Athens, Ga., 8 May 1865, when he was paroled at war’s end.



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