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Obituary of Thomas Bomar Vesey, West Point, Mississippi.

Thomas B. Vesey, son of John and Sarah B. Vesey, was born at Gallatin, Sumner County, Tenn., on July 28, 1834, and died at West Point, Miss., on August 10, 1916.

Mr. Vesey enlisted early in 1861 in a company formed at Aberdeen, Miss., which was later made a part of the 20th Mississippi Infantry, C. S. A. With this regiment (after serving in the campaigns in Mississippi) his company was sent to Joseph E. JOhnston's army, then at Resaca, Ga.; and he served with this army continuously until the battle of Nashville, where he was captured and remained in prison to the close of the war.

After the war Mr. Vesey settled in Rome, Ga., and conducted a mercantile business there for many years, until some twenty-five years ago, his health failing, he sold out his business and had since lived on the modest compentency he had acquired. He was a consistent member of the Baptist Church from early manhood. He was never married.

There were six brothers in this family who served in the Confederate army, and all came out alive and whole. Only one now survives, M. L. Versey, of Memphis, Tenn.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, December, 1916.

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