|Birth: ||Nov. 1, 1827|
|Death: ||Jun. 27, 1864|
January 7, 1863, "the consolidated regiment, consisting of the Thirty-ninth and First Mississippi Regiments, commanded by Col. W. B. Shelby," was assigned to the brigade command of Gen. Beall, on duty in the breastworks at Port Hudson. Captain Wilson was Provost Marshal of the post.
Thomas was a Pvt in Company G -- Price Rebels (raised in Rankin County, MS) when the unit surrendered at the Battle of Port Hudson.
The regiment was surrendered with the garrison July 8, 1863. The surrender was unconditional, but General Banks carried out an informal agreement and paroled the non-commissioned officers and privates. The commissioned officers were sent to Johnson's Island.
They moved to the support of General Johnston in Georgia, leaving Tuscaloosa May 8, 1863, and Sears' Brigade reached the vicinity of Resaca May 16, as Johnston was falling back across the Oostenaula. Thereafter they were under fire every day but one until the close of August. Their casualties during this time were, at New Hope Church, 2 killed, 5 wounded; at Latimar House, 6 wounded, 3 missing; at Kenesaw Mountain, 7 killed, 18 wounded, 5 missing.
Thomas is part of that either killed or missing at Kenesaw Mountain. His final resting place known only to God.
Willard Traxler (1851- )
Simeon Henry Traxler (1807 - 1889)
Ann Mildred Collier Traxler (1808 - 1857)
Mary Jane Gore Traxler (1825 - 1904)*
Simon Henry Traxler (1850 - 1908)*
Ann Mildred Traxler Wooley (1852 - 1925)*
Mary Jane Traxler Davis (1854 - 1930)*
Thomas William Traxler (1856 - 1926)*
George Washington David Traxler (1858 - 1936)*
Joseph Rankin Traxler (1860 - 1938)*
Thomas Enock David Traxler (1827 - 1864)
John William Traxler (1832 - 1915)*
Body lost or destroyed
Specifically: 'Killed' at Kenesaw Mountain.
Created by: Edward Traxler
Record added: Feb 27, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24923356
Thomas was my 2nd Great Grandfather. He was only 36 years old when he died during the Civil War.|
Added: Aug. 19, 2009