Born: 25 Mar 1843, SC
Died: 12 May 1864 at Spotsylvania, VA (Battle of Spotsylvania)
Buried: Alabama State Section, Confederate Cemetery, Spotsylvania, VA
- Find-a-Grave: 10068271
Thomas enlisted 10 July 1861 at Selma and was mustered as a Private into Montgomery’s Cavalry Company which eventually became (Joseph T.) Montgomery’s Battery, Jeff Davis Artillery. The battery was later known as (J.W.) Bondurant’s Battery when Pvt. Bradley was listed on the 1 Jan 1863 Rolls as Present, near Bowling Green, Caroline County, Virginia. The battery was subsequently known as (William J.) Reese’s Battery when he was listed as Present, on the 28 Aug 1863 Rolls at Liberty Mills, Virginia. Killed In Action in the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House.
The story has been passed down through the family that Thomas was killed by a penny ball while driving a team of six harnessed to a “cannon wagon”.
- 1850 Federal Census – Sumter Co, SC (James Banks Household)
- 1860 Federal Census – Lowndes Co, AL (James Banks Household)