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Thomas N. Skelton Certificate of Disability

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Identifier: MS-3478

This certificate of disability for discharge from the Army of the Confederate States of America verifies that Thomas N. Skelton is unable to perform the duties of a soldier in the 27th Tennessee Infantry Regiment. He was examined by Army Surgeon A. Wright, who found that he had two separate wounds. The first was a break in his left arm inflicted on May 7, 1862 during the Battle of Shiloh. The second was an injury to his right shoulder (which fractured the shoulder blade) that he received on October 8, 1862 during the Battle of Perryville. Captain F. J. Wood of the 27th Tennessee Infantry Regiment signed this certificate.

Dates

  • 1862

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Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This certificate of disability for discharge from the Army of the Confederate States of America verifies that Thomas N. Skelton is unable to perform the duties of a soldier in the 27th Tennessee Infantry Regiment. He was examined by Army Surgeon A. Wright, who found that he had two separate wounds. The first was a break in his left arm inflicted on May 7, 1862 during the Battle of Shiloh. The second was an injury to his right shoulder (which fractured the shoulder blade) that he received on October 8, 1862 during the Battle of Perryville. Captain F. J. Wood of the 27th Tennessee Infantry Regiment signed this certificate.

Biographical/Historical Note

Thomas Noel Skelton (May 14, 1844-July 12, 1930) was born in Tippah County, Mississippi, the son of farmer Richard Skelton. Thomas Skelton enlisted in the Confederate Army in 1861 at the age of 16. He fought and was wounded in both the Battle of Shiloh and the Battle of Perryville. Skelton was discharged with disability from the CSA on November 20, 1862. After his discharge, he returned home to Crockett, Tennessee. He was married to Margaret Isabel Dean on October 11, 1870, and the couple lived in Crockett for the remainder of their lives. They are buried together at the Alamo City Cemetery in Alamo, Tennessee.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Special Collections purchased this certificate on February 4, 2011.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480