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Capt Thomas E. Eastin
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Birth: 1825
Kentucky, USA
Death: Dec. 18, 1891

Civil War Confederate Officer. A native of Kentucky, he enlisted as Captain in Company C of the 8th Kentucky Cavalry on September 10, 1862. He participated in General Morgan’s 1863 “Ohio Raid” and was captured at Buffington Island, Ohio on July 19, 1863. He was transferred to several prisons until being shipped to Charleston, SC. On his arrival, he was placed in a stockade on Morris Island because Union authorities were to use him as a "human shield" to prevent fire from nearby Confederate artillery batteries. He and 599 other CSA officers who shared his fate became known as "The Immortal 600". On his return to Fayette County Kentucky post-war, he continued farming and became sheriff.  
 
Burial:
Lexington Cemetery
Lexington
Fayette County
Kentucky, USA
Plot: Section D, Lot 10
 
Created by: Stonewall
Record added: Dec 23, 2004
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Capt Thomas E. Eastin
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One of the Immortal Six Hundred. Thanks to Thomas and all of the Confederate soldiers for your faithful service in protecting and defending your homeland from the northern invaders. He is mentioned in the books "Immortal Captives" (which tells the story o...(Read more)
- John Battell
 Added: Jul. 7, 2015
A True Kentucky and Southern Hero and Patriot. One of the Immortal 600. Thank you for your Service. Rest in Peace.
- Sam D. Hatcher
 Added: Aug. 9, 2013

- Annie H Darracott 791, UDC - Lakeland, FL
 Added: Aug. 24, 2012
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