Posted By:Michael Gompert
Subject:Thomas Donaldson, Wisconsin 28th Regiment
Post Date:February 04, 2013 at 13:18:42
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I am looking for the final resting place of Thomas Donaldson who was in the Civil War enlisting at Brookfield, Wisconsin as a Sergeant, August 19, 1862 and Mustered into U.S. Service October 13,1862.

From the Military Records, under remarks is states that he died on board the "St. Louis" during the Yazoo Pass Expedition, April 6, 1863.

Thomas Donaldson born in Scotland in 1831 came to America/Wisconsin with his father and brother in 1854. In Dec. 1859 he married Agnes Black and in 1860 and 1861 they had sons together.

I have information from the National Archives on Military Records and Pension records; I have looked at the Register of Deaths of Wisconsin Vol. 1861-1865; Wisconsin Genealogical Research Ser;; and Family Search; with no results on the burial of Thomas Donaldson

Other sources searched was the Civil War Casualties, Waukesha County, Wisconsin Genealogy and History; and the Waukesha Freeman news paper. In the paper I did find on April 21, 1863 page1, col. 6 it stated: April 9, ..."some of her brave boys. my cousin, Thomas Donaldson, was buried on the 7th in the Pass-another victim, with many others to the sympathy of Copperheads"...

I do not know if he was buried along the Tallahatchie river at the time and relocated back to his home in Wisconsin or not. Any help would be appreciated in locating Thomas Donaldson. Thank you