ALLRED, THOMAS J. (1840~1913) Thomas J. Allred, a private in Company B, of the 11th Louisiana Battalion, was born in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana in 1840. Not much is known of his early life.
Thomas Allred enlisted in the Confederate Army on May 6, 1862. He appears present on rolls taken throughout his service except for a 40 day stay in the Monroe Hospital in April and May of 1863. The 11th Battalion served in the District of Western Louisiana and in August of 1863 it merged into the Crescent Louisiana Infantry regiment. The only known major battle Allred may have participated in was Georgia Landing in October of 1862. Allreds company surrendered at New Orleans May 26, 1865 and was paroled at Natchitoches, June 10, 1865.
Allred came to Texas in 1878 and lived in Grandview, Texas where he was a farmer. He was not married at the time he entered the Confederate Mens Home August 27, 1913. He listed a J.G. Meador, of Grandview, Texas and Mrs. Mary P. McFerren, of Marthaville, Louisiana as correspondents; their relationships are unknown. Thomas Allred died May 22, 1916 and was buried in the Texas State Cemetery shortly after.
Source Information from: Complied military records, Soldiers Application for Pension, Confederate Home Roster, the National Park Service website at itd.nps.gov, and www.civalwar.com.