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Thomas G. Pou, age 34, enrolled in Captain Poe's Company, Alabama Volunteers*, March 17, 1862 at Greenville, Alabama for 3 years or war, appointed Captain April 16, 1862, resigned August 28, 1862, no further records

* This company subsequently became Company H, 33rd Regiment Alabama Infantry



The Thirty-third, organized at Pensacola, in April, 1862, was
sent to Corinth soon after the battle of Shiloh.

It took part in the Kentucky campaign at the capture of
Munfordville, September 17th, and suffered heavy loss at
Perryville, October 8th. It was greatly distinguished at
Murfreesboro, December 31, 1862, to January 2, 1863.

The brilliant record of the regiment was again established at
Chickamauga, September 19th and 20th, where it lost 133 men.
The Eighteenth battalion, Major Gibson, had been attached to the
regiment and amalgamated with it, so that henceforth their
history is identical, and in this battle perished the gallant
leader of the battalion.

The roll of honor of the organization is a long and creditable
one. The regiment was at Lookout Mountain, November 24th,
Missionary Ridge, November 25th, and Ringgold, November 27th.

Worn, weary, many of the men barefooted, the regiment never lost
its spirit, but fought on to the end with the same undaunted
bravery. It wintered in Dalton and took part in all the battles
and skirmishes from there to Chattanooga, always in the front.

Its gallant Colonel Adams was killed at Atlanta, July 22, 1864.
With Hood in Tennessee, the regiment lost heavily, its strength
of 285 men being reduced to less than 80. T he regiment was
transferred to North Carolina and surrendered at Smithfield.

Adjutant Stalworth died at Tupelo; Adjt. A. M. Moore and Capt.
William S. Sims were killed at Chickamauga; Capt. William E.
Dodson at Kenesaw; Capt. J. D. McKee at Perryville; Capts. John
C. Norman and W. E. Cooper in a railroad accident.
[Sims had replaced Pou as Company H Captain]

Among the field officers were Col. Samuel Adams, killed at
Atlanta, and Col. Robert Crittenden; Lieut.Cols. Daniel H. Horn,
and James H. Dunklin, who was wounded at Chickamauga.

Source: Confederate Military History, vol. VIII, p. 160


1860 Federal Census

Name: Thomas G Poe
Age in 1860: 34
Birth Year: abt 1826
Birthplace: Alabama
Home in 1860: Township 11 Range 8, Winston, Alabama
Gender: Male
Post Office: Houston
Value of real estate: $400/$150, Value of: Real Estate/Personal Estate
Household Members:
Name Age
Thomas G Poe 34 Farmer, born in Alabama
Margaret A Poe 30 born in South Carolina
Andrew H Poe 6
Rachael C Poe 4
Nancy J Poe 2/12
William Dodd 26 Teacher

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