Thomas D. Coker

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T. D. Coker
Jan. 22, 1842
Mch. 28, 1894
2, Ga. Inf.
Derrings Brig.
Co. F.
Full Name: Thomas D. Coker
Location: Section:Confederate Field, Section 2 (D)
Row:T  Number:44
Reason for Eligibility: Confederate Veteran 
Birth Date: January 22, 1842 
Died: March 28, 1894 
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Confederate Home Roster Information:
Birth Place: Georgia 
Occupation: Butcher 
Marital Status: Married 
Residence: Austin, Texas 
Admitted To Home: April 29, 1892 
Division: Field's 
Brigade: Genning's 
Regiment: 2nd Georgia Infantry 
COKER, THOMAS D.(1842~1894)Thomas D. Coker, Confederate Veteran, was born in Georgia in 1842. Coker enlisted in the Confederate Army on April 18, 1861. He served as private in Company F (Benning’s Brigade) of the 2nd Georgia Infantry, Army of Tennessee for approximately three years. According to Confederate Pension records, he served until he was wounded in the leg “during the 1864 campaign.” Coker was reported absent without leave for November and December of 1864. Benning’s Brigade fought at most of the major battles of the Civil War including: Gettysburg, Second Bull Run, Antietam, The Wilderness, Cold Harbor and surrendered with General Robert E. Lee at Appomattox Court House.

Coker was a butcher after the war and was admitted to the Confederate Home in Austin on April 29, 1892. He died March 28, 1894 and was buried at the Texas State Cemetery shortly thereafter.
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