SUBMITTED BY: Jan King (edited and vetted by Cheri Todd Molter)
Thomas Fonville was my great-great-grandmother’s brother, and he was killed on July 1, 1863 at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
According to his compiled military record, Thomas G. Fonville was a twenty-two-year-old “Saddler” who resided in Alamance County when he enlisted in the Confederate Army on May 8, 1861. He served in Company E of North Carolina’s 13th Infantry. On Sept. 1862, Thomas was taken prisoner at Sharpsburg, Maryland, but he was paroled, then returned to his company before the year’s end. As stated above, he was killed during the Battle at Gettysburg in July 1863.