SUBMITTED BY: James C. Riddle (submission edited by Cheri Todd Molter)
According to his compiled military record, Rockingham County native James Hamilton Thomas was eighteen years old when he enlisted in the Confederate Army on July 31, 1864 at Camp Holmes, Raleigh, North Carolina. He served in Company D of the 27th North Carolina Infantry. He was wounded about a month later at Reams’ Station, Virginia, but returned to serve by the beginning of December of the same year. Thomas was surrendered at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865.
Here’s a link to James Hamilton Thomas, Last Confederate Veteran of Rockingham County, North Carolina, which was compiled by John T. Dallas (1999): https://lib.digitalnc.org/record/105317#?c=0&m=0&s=0&cv=0&r=0&xywh=-1897%2C-199%2C6516%2C3960