Thomas J. Ewing

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T. J. Ewing
Jan. 13, 1900
Aged 60 yrs.
Co. K. 2,
Tex. Inf.
Full Name: Thomas J. Ewing
Location: Section:Confederate Field, Section 2 (D)
Row:R  Number:25
Reason for Eligibility: Confederate Veteran 
Birth Date: 1839 
Died: January 14, 1900 
Burial Date:  
Confederate Home Roster Information:
Birth Place: Louisiana 
Occupation: Carpenter 
Marital Status: Widower 
Came To Texas: 1851 
Residence: Houston, Texas 
Admitted To Home: January 5, 1895 
Religion: Baptist 
Brigade: Moore's 
Regiment: 2nd Texas Inf. 

EWING, THOMAS J. (1839-1900) Not much is known about Thomas Ewing's early life, except that he was born in Louisiana.

Ewing joined the Confederacy on April 12, 1861 and was mustered into the 2nd Texas Infantry Company K . The 2nd Infantry, also known as the Second Texas Sharpshooters, were engaged in several battle including the Battle of Shiloh, Vicksburg and the Siege of Corinth. Ewing was taken prisoner at Vicksburg on Independence Day, 1863 but was paroled on a Parole of Honor.

After the war, Ewing lived in Houston where he worked as a carpenter. Ewing was admitted to the Confederate Home on January 5, 1895 where he stayed until he requested discharge February 25, 1899. Ewing died on January 14, 1900.

Information taken from: Confederate Military History, Confederate Home Roster, the Compiled Military Service Records

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