Thomas

John M., William H., James L., and Lewis D.

Company H, 21st Michigan V. I.

Thomas, John M. of Cannonsburg enlisted as Sergeant of Co. H at the regiment's formation on 14 August 1862 at Cannonsburg for 3 years. His age at that time is listed as 27. He mustered at Ionia with the regiment on 4 Sep 1862. He is listed as sick ("since 25 Oct 1862 at Lebanon KY") for October and November and again in January of 1863. He was discharged for disability at Cincinatti Ohio on 7 Feb 1863.

Thomas, William H. a private of Cannonsburg enlisted for 3 years at the original regiment enrollement of 14 August 1862 at age 20 and mustered at Ionia with the regiment on 4 Sep 1862. His official record is identical to that of his brother John .. He is listed as sick ("since 25 Oct 1862 at Lebanon KY") for October and November and again in January of 1863. He was discharged for disability at Cincinatti Ohio on 7 Feb 1863.

Thomas, James L. a private of Cannonsburg enlisted for 3 years at the original regiment enrollement of 14 August 1862 and mustered at Ionia with the regiment on 4 Sep 1862. Age 19. He is listed as sick ("since 4 November 1862 at Bowling Green KY) for the months of November and December. The monthly record for February 1862 says he "deserted at Bowling Green KY"

Thomas, Lewis D. Enlisted for 3 years as a Private on 22 Jan 1864, age 17, at Grand Rapids. Personal description as 5' 10 ½" hazel eyes, brown hair and fair complexion; occupation - farmer. Mustered in April 1864, joined the regiment at Chattanooga Tennessee on 6 April 1864. Transferred to Co. D 14th Michigan on 9 June 1865.

The official regimental service records indicate the following:

September 1862 - Left the regimental rendezvous at Ionia Michigan Sept 12 /62 proceeded by rail to Cincinnati O. Reached Cincinnati O Sept 14/62 went into camp near Covington KY. September 18/62 proceeded by Steamer to Louisville Ky at which place we arrived Sept 20/62 and remained in camp until the 30th day of September 1862 - Lt. Weller

October 1862 - Oct 1st 1862 broke camp at Louisville KY and marched constantly during the month of October and a distance of 259 miles was engaged at the battle of Perryville KY Oct 8/62. - W.B. Wells, Ponsetts Knob KY

William H. Thomas left sick at Lebanon KY Oct 25 1862.

November 1862 - Regiment was encamped at Bowling Green Nov. 1st 1862 on the 4th we proceeded to Nashville stopped to guard Mitchellville Station were relieved the 3rd day and proceede on the march to Nashville where we arrived on the 12th Nov. WEnt into camp and remained with the 24th when we broke camp and removed 6 miles south of Nashville where we remain to date. - S.K. Bishop, Camp near Mill Creek Tenn.

(Note .. according to the record, none of the Thomas brothers were with the regiment when it left Bowling Green)

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