|Birth: ||Jun. 14, 1844|
Cape Girardeau County
|Death: ||Apr. 18, 1889|
Thomas Jefferson Hall was a Union veteran of the Civil War, later referred to as the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR). At the out break of war, he lived in White Cloud Township, Mills County, but it was from nearby Glenwood, Mills County, Iowa, that he enlisted as a Private on 21 Sept 1861 at the "reported" age of 19. Some fibbing is suspected as his is birth year was 1844, and so, he was really only just 17 years and three months at his time of enlistment.
Initially, Thomas enlisted with Company B Nebraska Volunteers (Cavalry), known as the "Curtis Horse", which was composed of eleven cavalry companies from several different states. His part of Co B was initially recruited from the Mills County area, but it was with men from across the Missouri River, that Co B was ultimately filled out and organized at Omaha, Nebraska. Thomas mustered in on 21 Sept 1861, the same day as his enlistment.
On 25 June 1862 the regiment, by federal government order, gave up its title of "Curtis Horse" and was designated as the 5th Iowa Cavalry. The regiment veteranized on 01 Jan 1864. During the war, his Regiment served in several important battles, most notably the overland march to Savannah, Georgia under General Sherman. Thomas mustered out, as a Private, 11 Aug 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee. The regiment was then sent by rail to Clinton, Iowa and it was from there that he started his final leg home to White Cloud, Mills County, Iowa on 14 Aug 1865.
About six years later Thomas was married, relocated nearby to farm the soil of Fremont County, southwest of Thurman. It was in Thurman he started his family from which I descend from his eldest son, Wallace Wilbur Hall.
Sadly Thomas died young in life, at age 44, and rests in peace in the Thurman Cemetery. His widowed wife, Catherine, carried on without him to raise his children and never remarried.
Joseph John Hall (1815 - 1902)
Catherine Hall (1844 - 1913)*
Wallace Wilbur Hall (1875 - 1954)*
Charles C. Hall (1879 - 1952)*
Cora H Hall McCord (1881 - 1962)*
Myrtle C. Hall Cogeshall (1887 - 1944)*
Survilla Jane Hall Warren (1838 - 1911)*
Thomas Jefferson Hall (1844 - 1889)
Henry Segal Hall (1862 - 1949)*
William A Hall (1867 - 1940)*
Plot: Sec 5 Row 19
Maintained by: RD Hall
Originally Created by: kweaver
Record added: Jun 20, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 92265414