ELI THOMAS was born 12 December 1840, Owsley County Kentucky; died 20
March 1862, Owsley County Kentucky.
Although on her Pension Claim in 1891, mother, Anna, says
Eli was born 12 December 1842, Eli was 10 years old on the
1850 Owsley County, Kentucky Census.
Eli died at home in Owsley County, Kentucky while on sick
furlough, from complications of measles. - Mother, Anna's,
Enlisted as a Private on 19 August 1861.
Enlisted in Company D of the 7th KY Volunteer Infantry on
22 September 1861.
He died 6 months after he was enrolled in Company D as a result of
complications from measles. He never married. Union Private film number
M386 roll 27. He is my 1st Cousin 4 times removed. Submitted by Sue Ann Morrow. UNION KENTUCKY VOLUNTEERS
7th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry
"One of the first Recruited in the State. Old 3rd." Organized at Camp Dick Robinson, Ky., September 22, 1861. Attached to Thomas' Command, Army of the Ohio, to January, 1862. 12th Brigade, 1st Division, Army of the Ohio, to March, 1862. 24th Brigade, 7th Division, Army of the OhIo, to October, 1862. 3rd Brigade, District of West Virginia, Dept. of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 9th Division, Right Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Sherman's Yazoo Expediton, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 9th Division, 13th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to February, 1863. 1st Brigade, 9th Division, 13th Army Corps, to July, 1863. 3rd Brigade. 1st Division, 13th Army Corps, Dept, of the Tennessee, to August, 1863; and Dept. of the Gulf to November, 1863. Plaquemine, District of Baton Rouge, La., Dept. of the Gulf, to March, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 13th Army Corps. to June, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 19th Army Corps, to December, 1864. District of Baton Rouge, La., to April, 1865. Provisional Brigade. District of Baton Rouge, Dept. of the Gulf, to March, 1866.
SERVICE.-Moved to Mt. Vernon, Ky., October, 1861, and duty there till March, 1862. Action at Camp Wild Cat, or Rockcastle Hills, October 21, 1861. Reconnoissance toward Cumberland Gap and skirmishes March 21-23, 1862. Cumberland Gap Campaign March 28-June 18. Occupation of Cumberland Gap June 18 to September 16. Evacuation of Cumberland Gap and retreat to Greenupsburg, in the Ohio River, September 16-October 3. Expedition to Charleston, West Va., October 21-November 10. Ordered to Memphis, Tenn., November 10; duty there till December 20. Sherman's Yazoo Expedition December 20, 1862, to January 2, 1863. Chickasaw Bayou December 26-28. Chickasaw Bluff December 29. Expedition to Arkansas Post, Ark., January 3-10, 1863. Assault on and capture of Fort Hindman, Arkansas Post, January 10-11. Moved to Young's Point, La., January 15-23, and duty there till March. Moved to Milliken's Bend March 8. Operations from Milliken's Bend to New Carthage March 31-April 17. James Plantation, near New Carthage, April 6 and 8. Dunbar's Plantation, Bayou Vidal, April 15. Expedition from Perkins' Plantation to Hard Times Landing April 25-29. Phelps and Clark's Bayous April 26. Choctaw Bayou and Lake Bruin April 28. Battle of Thompson's Hill, Port Gibson, May 1. Champion Hill May 16. Big Black River Bridge May 17. Siege of Vicksburg May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Advance on Jackson July 5-10. Near Clinton July 8. Near Jackson July 9. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Ordered to New Orleans, La., August 13. Duty at Carrollton, Brashear City and Berwick till October. Western Louisiana Campaign October 3-November 20. Duty at Plaquemine till March, 1864. Moved to Baton Rouge, La., March 23, and duty there till October. At mouth of White River and Duvall's Bluff, Ark., October 6-November 10. At Baton Rouge till May 1, 1865, and at Clinton till March, 1866. Mustered out March 11, 1866.
Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 40 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 274 Enlisted men by disease. Total 319.