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Thomas J. Arledge

Birthplace: [prob. twin] GA then AL by 1850; in mother Mary ARLDRIDGE's household in 1860 Coosa Co, AL census; served in CSA; 1870 HOH Bibb Co, AL; HOH 1880 in Shelby Co, AL (Columbiana) age 48
Death: circa 1880 (45-54)
served in CSA Civil War 5th AL Infantry Co G; hands froze to reins of wagon he was driving during Civil War; POW in 1865
Immediate Family:

Son of Samuel Arledge and Mary (Molly) Arledge
Husband of Martha Hill
Father of Joseph Marion Arledge; Melvinia Arledge; Mary E. Arledge; Sarah "Sallie" Arledge; John Lloyd Arledge and 6 others
Brother of Louisa Harrington; Mary Elizabeth Arledge; Emily Hamilton; Andrew Jackson 'Jack' or 'John' Arledge; Sarah C. Arledge and 11 others

Managed by: Pam Wilson (may be slow to respond)
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About Thomas J. Arledge

From Pam Wilson's Arledge Family History Project:

1870 Bibb Co AL, Six Mile Twp:


ARLEDGE, Thos., 40, m, w, Farm hand, GA

       Martha, 26, f, w, Keeping house, TN
       Cinthia, 9, f, w, AL
       Molly, 8, f, w, AL
       Levi,5, m, w, AL
       Jaspar, 3, m, w, AL

5th Alabama Infantry Regiment

The Fifth Alabama Infantry was organized at Montgomery, 5 May 1861, with recruits from the counties of Barbour, Clarke,

Dallas, Greene, Lowndes, Monroe, Pickens, Sumter, and Talladega. It moved to Pensacola and a few days after, it proceeded to Virginia and took post near Manassas Junction in the brigade of General Richard Ewell. It was in the skirmish at Farr's Cross Roads and was on the field (but not engaged) at 1st Manassas. It remained in the vicinity of Manassas during the fall and winter, and General Robert E. Rodes became the brigade commander in October -- the 6th and 12th Alabama, and 12th Mississippi being the other regiments in the brigade. Moving with the army to Yorktown in March 1862, it there reenlisted and reorganized. It was under fire at Yorktown and was on the field at Williamsburg. At Seven Pines, the regiment engaged for the first time, losing 27 k and 128 w our of 660 men present. The 5th was hotly engaged at Cold Harbor and Malvern Hill, losing 15 k and 58 w. It was not at 2nd Manassas but moved into Maryland and fought at Boonsboro and Sharpsburg, losing 11 k and 39 w. It was in line of battle on the crest and witnessed Union General Ambrose Burnside's repulse at Fredericksburg. At Chancellorsville, where its flag was captured by members of the 111th Pennsylvania Regiment, it was in the line under General Rodes that swept everything before it (but lost 24 k, 133 w, and 121 missing). It moved into Maryland and Pennsylvania in the Gettysburg campaign, and its loss was severe in that battle (60% casualties among 317 present). Having wintered at Orange Court House, the 5th, now reduced to a skeleton, participated in the battles of The Wilderness and Spotsylvania without severe loss. It took part in the subsequent operations as the lines began to be drawn around Petersburg, losing slightly at 2nd Cold Harbor. It went with General Jubal Early into the Valley and across the Potomac, taking part in numerous engagements with the enemy and losing severely at Winchester. It soon after took its place in the trenches of Petersburg and wintered there. Only 4 officers and 53 men were at the final surrender at Appomattox, under Capt. T. J. Riley. Of 1719 names on the rolls, nearly 300 died in battle; 240 others died in the service, and 507 were discharged or transferred.

Arledge, T. J., New Co. G

Civil War Prisoner of War Records, 1861-1865 > Confederate > Selected Records of the War Department Relating to Confederate Prisoners of War, 1861-1865 ( original document lists

Arledge, T.J. 5th Alabama Co G captured Petersburg VA Apr 2 1865 held at Point Lookout, MD, Released June 9 1865 (along with Eli Arledge of NC)

Arledge Genealogy

Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2002

From: "elizabeth mitchell"

Hi Pamela,

I attended an Arledge/Aldrich Reunion in Montevallo, AL last year and someone brought a copy of your Arledge Family History Project and I was wondering if my Arledge family and your Arledge family are connected. My great great grandfather was Thomas Arledge, b. about 1833 in GA. , married Martha Hill b. 1843 , TN. He died from exposure during the Civil War. They had 9 children, Joseph Marion, John Lloyd, Jim, Mosourri, Mattie, Molly[my great grandmother], Milannie, Mary, and Sally.

Thomas Arledge is the earliest that I have on this family. Can you help me?


Elizabeth Scott Mitchell

Date: Fri, 29 Mar 2002


HI Pam

Found this at confederate solders home verbana al.

Arledge Samuel L 20 inf Co. B I think this is SL or squire both the same

Arledge T J 5 inf New co G not sure who this is

Arledge W.E. 5th. Mil 4th. Vol. Co. K I thiink this is Lige or Elijah I think, have not anything confirmed yet. but am going to take a day and go to the al arcivies and history bldg. in about three weeks If you have any new

info please get it to me before then and I will let you know what I find. Hope all is ok will talk to you soon

Max Arledge

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Thomas J. Arledge's Timeline

[prob. twin] GA then AL by 1850; in mother Mary ARLDRIDGE's household in 1860 Coosa Co, AL census; served in CSA; 1870 HOH Bibb Co, AL; HOH 1880 in Shelby Co, AL (Columbiana) age 48
Bibb Co, AL (not listed with parents in 1860 census)
October 27, 1861
Shelby Co, AL
February 8, 1866
AL; HOH 1910 Ocampo, Chilton Co AL census
July 2, 1870
Shelby Co, AL
May 24, 1872
Shelby Co, AL
February 24, 1876
Shelby Co, AL