Private Thomas M. Culwell, Co. E, 10th Texas Infantry, CSA


  • December 17:  Thomas was born in Washington County, AR to Thomas and Eliza Culwell.


  • November 10: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Collin County, TX showed 5 year old Thomas living with his parents and siblings. His father was a farmer.


  • December 8: Thomas mustered into service in the Confederate in Virginia Point, TX army just a few short days before his 18th birthday.


  • January to December: Company Muster Rolls. Present.


  • January 11: Appeared on a roster of Confederate prisoners captured at Fort Hindman, AR.
  • February 8: Appeared on a roll of prisoners of war at Camp Douglas, IL.
  • January 1 to August: Company Muster Rolls. Present.
  • September & October: Company Muster Roll.  Absent. Remarks “wounded in action at Chickamauga 20 Sept since in hospital.”
  • November & December: Company Muster Roll. Absent. Remarks “wounded in action Chicamauga Sept 20. Since in Hosp in Ga.”


  • January to April: Company Muster Rolls. Present.
  • May 27: Thomas M. Culwell was severly injured in the shoulder at Pickett’s Mill, GA.
  • November 30: Thomas Culwell was killed in action at the Battle of Franklin.