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Thomas J Hightower


Birth: 23 Jun 1827


Death: 21 Nov 1880


(Aged 53 years, 4 months, 29 days.)


Burial: Old Homer Cemetery
Homer, Claiborne Parish, Louisiana, USA

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Served in Company E, 27th Inf., Louisiana as 2Lt


Unit Details:
27th Infantry Regiment was organized during the winter of 1861-1862. Its members were raised in the parishes of East Feliciana, Iberville, Rapides, Winn, Bienville, Caddo, and Bossier. This unit was assigned to General Shoup's Brigade in the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, and during the long siege of Vicksburg it lost 58 killed and 96 wounded. After the exchange it served in A. Thomas' Brigade, Trans-Mississippi Department and was active in various conflicts in Louisiana. In July, 1862, the regiment had 26 officers and 249 men present for duty, but only a remnant disbanded in the spring of 1865. Its commanders were Colonel Leon D. Marks and A.S. Norwood, Lieutenant Colonel L.L. McLaurin, and Major George Tucker.
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