Baldwin, Thomas Jefferson

Photo:   50th VA Infantry battle flag

Thomas J. Baldwin
Cpt Thomas J. Baldwin ca. early 1900s

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAge at Enlistment:  27

Length of Service: 1861-1865

State:  Virginia

Rank:  Pvt / Cpt

Unit:   50th VA Infantry Regiment

Service Record: Enlisted as a Pvt in Co. D on 4 June 1861; detailed to quarter master’s dept on 27 Sep 1861; promotion to 1Lt on 12 May 1862; promotion to Cpt of Co. D on 30 Jan 1863; captured at Strasburg, VA on 19 Oct 1864; sent to Harpers Ferry, then on to Ft. Delaware prison arriving on 27 Oct 1864; released 17 June 1865 after taking oath at Ft. Delaware prison and sent home to Grayson Co., VA; description on union prisoner record says he was 5’11” tall, blue eyes, ruddy complexion, dark hair.

Survived WarYes

Cemetery / Burial:   Jones-Stuart Family Cemetery, Helton, Ashe Co., NC; Confederate headstone

Baldwin,ThomasSoldier Info:  Born in Grayson Co., VA  in 1834; Died in Ashe Co., NC in 1925

Relationship to Author2nd cousin 4x