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Thomas W. Colbert

Submitted by Kim Morris

He was the son of John D. and Mahala Howard Colbert. He was killed in Action at Gettysburg. Here is a couple of Military Civil War application, came from the Alabama Department of Archives.

Also I have a picture of a chalk Slate that was made by Mahala's brother, William Washington Colbert given to Thomas. Sometime before Mahala died, She had given the slate to her grandson Luther C. Colbert, Sr., then he gave it to his son Luther C. Colbert, Jr. ... then he gave it to his son who has it today. Inscription on the chalk slates of Thomas W. Colbert. It reads: "Bought by T. W. Colbert 1855 from W. M. Howard, Tuskaloosa Co. Alabama." Another inscription along the long side reads: "Presented to L. C. Colbert by Mahala Colbert his gramie" After the word "gramie" there is a Ma or a Mu, I'm not sure which.

Military Record:

COLBERT, Thomas W. Pvt., Co. B KIA, Gettysburg; | Boyd | ,18,
First Military Card Application:
Last Name: Colbert
Branch: Infantry
Regimental Unit: 44th Alabama Regiment
Company Unit: B
Authority: Muster in Roll, Camp Instruction, Selma, Alabama 1862/03/15.
First Name: Thomas MI: W
Enlistment Info: Age 18, Alabama, Bibb County, Private.

Second card:
Last Name: Colbert
Date of Birth:
Death Info: Pennsylvania, Gettysburg, Killed Or Killed On The 4th.
Discharge Date:
Discharge Info:
Branch: Infantry
Regimental Unit: 44th Alabama Regiment
Company Unit: B
Co. Unit Name:
Pension Rec:
Authority: Historical Record Roll, dated near Richmond, Virginia 1865/01/01.
First Name: Thomas MI: W
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Farmer
Enlistment Date: 1862/03/15
Enlistment Info: Age 18, Alabama, Scottsville, Private.
Engagements: Absent sick; Manassas 1862/08/31; Present and unhurt at:
Sharpsburg 1862/09/17 and Fredericksburg 1862/12/13; Captured at Suffolk
1863/04/19; Present at Gettysburg 1863/07/02; Killed at Gettysburg 1863/07/03.
Engage. con't:
Remarks: Residence Scottsville, Alabama. Captured at Suffolk 1863/04/19 and exchanged 1863/04/22.
Remarks con't:

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