★★★ -Lipscomb, Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson Lipscomb Sr.:
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Born: March 27, 1833
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Birthplace: Abbeville South Carolina
Father: Captain John Lipscomb Sr. 1789 – 1856
(Buried: Edgefield Village Cemetery Edgefield South Carolina)
Mother: Sarah M. Bonham 1799 – 1839
(Buried: Edgefield Village Cemetery Edgefield South Carolina)
Wife: Harriet Victoria Harrington 1852 – 1925
(Buried: Rosemont Cemetery Newberry South Carolina)
Married: December 1861
Children:
Moriat Harrington Lipscomb 1869 – 1869
(Buried: Rosemont Cemetery Newberry South Carolina)
Infant Son Lipscomb 1872 – 1872
(Buried: Rosemont Cemetery Newberry South Carolina)
William Harrington Lipscomb 1874 – 1897
(Buried: Rosemont Cemetery Newberry South Carolina)
Sarah Bonham Lipscomb 1876 – 1882
(Buried: Rosemont Cemetery Newberry South Carolina)
Thomas Jefferson Lipscomb Jr. 1878 – 1916
(Buried: Rosemont Cemetery Newberry South Carolina)
Hattie Harrington Lipscomb 1880 – 1881
(Buried: Rosemont Cemetery Newberry South Carolina)

Education:
Graduated from South Carolina College
Attended University of Virginia
Attended Jefferson Medical College
1856: Graduated from South Carolina Medical College
Studied Medicine in New York and Paris France

Occupation before War:
Plantation Manager in Laurens and Newberry South Carolina

Civil War Career:
1861: Lt. Company B 3rd​ South Carolina Infantry Regiment
1861 – 1862: Aide to General Bonham and Kershaw
1862: Captain Company G 2nd​ South Carolina Cavalry Regiment
1862 – 1863: Major of 2nd​ South Carolina Cavalry Regiment
1863: Lt. Colonel of 2nd​ South Carolina Cavalry Regiment
1863 – 1865: Colonel of 2nd​ South Carolina Cavalry Regiment

Occupation after War:
1865 – 1867: Lived at his plantation until it burned
1870 – 1878: Cotton Merchant in Newberry South Carolina
1878: Wounded in duel with Captain D. A. Dickert
1878 – 1890: Superintendent South Carolina State Penitentiary
Mayor of Columbia South Carolina


Died:
November 4, 1908
Place of Death: Columbia South Carolina
Age at time of Death: 75 years old
Burial Place: Rosemont Cemetery Newberry South Carolina


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In 1857 Him and Matthew C. Butler (later general) almost got into a duel after a heated argument at a masked ball in the home of the editor of the Edgefield Advertiser. Friends convinved them to reconcile and call off the duel at the last moment. The 2 became fast friends and they served together as colonels of the 2nd South Carolina Cavalry.
 
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His serving as aide-de-camp to general Bonham had "family connections". Bonhan was his uncle. After serving on Gen. Kershaw's staff He was made captain of Co. G of the 4th South Carolina which became part of Hampton's Legion. Later the 4th and Hampton's Legion consolidated and was renamed the 2nd South Carolina Cavalry under the command of Gen. Matthew C. Butler.
 

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I noticed two different dates for his marriage in the newspaper reports. Also his wife's age being born in 1852 should come into question. My biggest wonder is the lack of any mention to the duel he had in 1878 in which he was wounded. So I looked up Dickert and found a fascinating story of him here David Augustus “Gus” Dickert (1844-1917) - Find A Grave Memorial but nothing on the duel.
I finally found news of the event from the Newberry Herald Observer. It states: (8/28/1878) "Dickert, D. A. dueled with Thomas A. Lipscomb. Shots were exchanged and Captain Dickert received a wound in his right arm, the ball entering between the hand and the elbow and Col. Lipscomb being shot in the breast. They were both in the Civil War. They have since apologized to each other. Both are thought to recover from their wounds." http://genealogytrails.com/scar/newberry/observer/1878-1905Di.htm

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