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Wells, Thomas P.

MILITARY SERVICE

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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VITALS

Birth: 1844, Dalton, GA
Death: 02/02/1908

Burial: Myrtle Hill Cemetery, Rome, GA
Marker/Plot: Section BC; Lot 18
Gravestone researcher/photographer:
Findagrave Memorial #: 18515137

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: UVM 64
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: Died in Seabreeze, Volusia, Florida

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BURIAL:

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Myrtle Hill Cemetery, Rome, GA

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Biography

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 Railroad company in 1876.

Henry W. Bard, a classmate, also served in this unit.

Obituary

Thomas P. Wells, of Chattanooga, died at Dixie Lodge Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Monday his body was shipped to Rome, Ga., for interment at family burial grounds. H. W. Wells, a brother of the deceased, was wired but failed to receive the message in time to reach his brother. He met the body at Jacksonville. The deceased was an old Confederate veteran and served as messmate with H. H. Russell for four years in the Dalton Guards.

Source: The Daytona (FL) Gazette-News, 18 Jan 1908
Transcribed by Tom Ledoux.

Sources:

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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