THOMPSON, SAMUEL B. (1835 ~ 1910). Confederate veteran Samuel B. Thompson was born in Georgia in 1835.
During the Civil War he belonged to Company L, 6th Alabama Infantry, Rhodes' Brigade. In an excerpt from Reminiscences of the Boys in Gray, 1861-1865, Thompson states:
"Born in 1835, near Cassville, Ga. Enlisted in the Confederate Army in May, 1861, at Corinth, Miss., as private in Company B, Sixth Alabama Infantry, Rhode's Brigade, Third Division, Second Corps, Army of Virginia. My first Captain was Kennedy, and first Colonel, J. Sebels."
Thompson moved to Texas in 1865 and lived in Fort Worth, Tarrant County. He was a single farmer when he was admitted to the Confederate Men's Home on May 11, 1904. He died at the Home on March 14, 1910 and was buried at the Texas State Cemetery.
Information taken from Texas State Cemetery file materials.