Thomas Bell Monroe, Jr.
|Cause of death:||mortally wounded at the Battle of Shiloh|
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Historical records matching Major Thomas Bell Monroe (CSA)
About Thomas Bell Monroe, Jr.
Maj. T. B. Monroe was born at Frankfort, Ky., July 3, 1833. He enlisted at Nashville, Tenn., in September 1861, and was elected Lieutenant in the Fourth Kentucky Infantry. He was soon afterward promoted to Major of this Regiment and he was in command of it when mortally wounded at Shiloh.
His granduncle was President James Monroe.
His father-in-law was Robert Cooper Grier, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Grier wrote the opinion on the Prize Cases, which declared Lincoln's blockade of Southern ports constitutional.
His brother, Capt. Benjamin J. Monroe (CSA), was also mortally wounded at the Battle of Shiloh.
The remains of Maj. Thomas B. Monroe and Capt. Benjamin J. Monroe, were eventually reinterred side-by-side in the family plot in the Frankfort, Kentucky cemetery.