Pvt Thomas H Chilton

16 August 2019

Private Thomas Harding Chilton, 11th Mississippi Infantry – a distant relative of General R.E. Lee’s chief of staff Robert H Chilton – was wounded at Sharpsburg in September 1862 and captured at Petersburg, VA in April 1865. Son of a physician, he had a long career in the drug business after the war and was in banking and insurance later in life.

Chilton’s photograph is from James Harvey Mathes’ The Old Guard in Gray (1897).

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