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Col Thomas Littleton Macon

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Col Thomas Littleton Macon

  • Birth 19 Aug 1828 New Kent County, Virginia, USA
  • Death 7 Mar 1910 New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Burial Charlottesville, Charlottesville City, Virginia, USA
  • Memorial ID 6254628

From Lynchburg News, 10 March 1910, p.10 c.5

A lineal descendant of Nathaniel Macon, a statesman of the early days of the republic. After leaving the University of Virginia in 1849 he engaged in the practice of law at Lynchburg, Va. In 1852 he went to New Orleans to conduct a cotton compress warehouse. When the Civil War broke out he entered the service of the State as major of a regiment of the local defense troops, but when New Orleans surrendered to Farragut he hastened to the front and was assigned to duty as aide-de-camp on the staff of General Harry T Hays, commanding the First Louisiana Brigade, attached to the Army of Northern Virginia. A splendid horseman, with a frame capable of the severest trials of endurance, over six feet in statue and weighing 225 pounds of when not an ounce was surplus flesh, he was a staff officer with few equals and won a high place in regard of his gallant chief, and considerable distinction in the bloody battles of Harper's Ferry, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. During the Maryland campaign he was a voluntary aide on the staff of General A. R. Wright, commanding a Georgia brigade, and in this service showed such fine executive ability and capability for mastering details that at the close of the Pennsylvania campaign he was assigned to duty in the collection of tax-in-kind under Major Bacon. He was soon promoted to assistant quartermaster for the State of Georgia, in which service he remained until the close of the war. After the war Colonel Macon returned to New Orleans, and entered the real estate business, with which he has been identified for over forty years. He was a member of the Boston Club, one of the most prominent social organizations of New Orleans.

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  • Created by: George Seitz
  • Added: 12 Mar 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6254628
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Col Thomas Littleton Macon (19 Aug 1828–7 Mar 1910), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6254628, citing Riverview Cemetery, Charlottesville, Charlottesville City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by George Seitz (contributor 40539541) .