Thrower Family Letters

Thomas W. Thrower (b. GA ca. 1801) was a planter from Lowndes County, Alabama. He and his wife, Elender (b. SC ca. 1808), had five sons who served in the Confederate Army. James N. Thrower (b. ca. 1839) enlisted in 1861 and served as a private in Co. B, 14th Alabama Infantry. James died at Richmond on February 7, 1862. Ben F. Thrower (b. ca. 1841) enlisted as a private in Co. B, 1st Alabama Cavalry in November 1861 and died at Baldwin, Mississippi sometime in 1862 (exact date and cause not specified). Starling J. (b. ca. 1835), Stephen S. (b. ca. 1838), and George W. (b. ca. 1845) all enlisted in Co. A, 4th Battalion (Artillery) of Hilliard’s Legion in April 1862. In November of 1863, the three brothers’ company became Co. I, 59th Alabama Infantry. Starling and Stephen served as sergeants, George as a private. Starling and George were captured at Hatcher’s Run, Virginia on March 29, 1865; Stephen was captured at Amelia Court House on April 3, 1865. All three brothers were confined at Point Lookout before being released in June 1865. The Thrower brothers except for Stephen made their living by farming. Stephen’s occupation was listed as “teacher” in the 1860 Census. By 1870 his occupation was listed as “physician.”

Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, Alabama
Civil War Soldiers’ Letters, LPR 78


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ID Letter Date Author Recipient From To
11537 Thrower1 October 27, 1861 James N. Thrower Starling J. Thrower , Stephen S. Thrower Huntsville, AL Lowndes County, AL
11539 Thrower2 November 25, 1861 James N. Thrower Starling J. Thrower Evansport, VA Lowndes County, AL
11541 Thrower3 January 6, 1862 James N. Thrower Starling J. Thrower , Louisa Thrower Fredericksburg, VA Lowndes County, AL
11542 Thrower4 March 16, 1862 Ben F. Thrower Starling J. Thrower Franklin County, AL Lowndes County, AL

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