Wells, Thomas P.
Age: 0, credited to Unknown
Unit(s): Phillip's GA Legion
Service: Phillip's GA Legion (CSA), Co. B [College: UVM 64]
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Birth: 1845, Dalton, GA
Burial: Myrtle Hill Cemetery, Rome, GA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Findagrave Memorial #: 18515137
Alias?: None noted
College?: UVM 64
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Myrtle Hill Cemetery, Rome, GA
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Thomas P. Wells was a member of the University of Vermont Class of 1864.
He was born Thomas Pittman Welles, 8 May 1845, in Dalton, Georgia, son of Bodwell Emerson and Lucy E. Welles. Bodwell had come to Georgia from Hopkinton, N.H., before 1842. He married, on 10 September 1868, Sallie Norwood, in Grantville, Georgia.
He enlisted 16 August 1861, as a private in the Dalton Guards, which was Company B of Phillip's Georgia Legion. He was wounded in the head on 2 July 1863 at Gettysburg. Promoted to 2nd Sergeant before 14 Jan 1864, he surrendered at Appomattox on 9 Apr 1865 (listed as S. P. Wells).
He removed to Montgomery, Alabama in 1875, and was auditor and general ticket agent of the Montgomery and Eufala Ralroad company in 1876.
Henry W. Bard, a classmate, also served in this unit.
General Catalog of the University of Vermont and State Agricultural College, Burlington, Vermont, 1791-1900, Burlington: Free Press Association, 1901.
Phillips Legion Infantry - Co B - The Dalton Guards
Albert Welles, History of the Welles Famly in England and Normandy, with the derivation from their progenitor of some of the descendants in the United States, (Albert Welles, New York, 1876).
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