Thomas Jefferson Fussell

By Danella Dickson

Thomas Jefferson Fussell was born March 22, 1847 in Washington Parish, Louisiana. He was the son of John  R. and Sarah Corken Fussell and one of seven brothers who served in the Confederacy during the WBTS.

Thomas served in Company C, 3rd Regiment Louisiana Cavalry under the command of Col. James H. Wingfield. When the regiment was reorganized in September of 1864 Thomas would have been 17 years old. Possibly Albert and Jamerson took their younger brother with them when they rejoined their unit. We know he was with the military unit when they surrendered at Citronelle, Alabama and he was paroled at Gainesville May 12, 1865.

Thomas married his first wife, Mary Ann Hogan, December 23, 1866 at Sabine Pass, Louisiana. In 1870 they were living in Sabine County, Texas near her parents. She died January 1, 1880 at Orange County, Texas. They were the parents of Columbus, Florence, Alonzo and Ola. Thomas married Hettie E. McMillian October 26, 1882 at Sabine Pass, Louisiana. They were the parents of ten children.

Thomas filed for a Confederate pension November 26, 1906 and listed his military service as Company C, 9th Battalion Cavalry and Company C, 3rd Louisiana. He stated he enlisted May 1863 at Washington Parish and was never wounded. He died November 22, 1914 Sabine Parish, Louisiana and is buried in the Aimwell Cemetery.

(Courtesy of J.B & Ramona Roberts)