BMG  ★  Ransom, Thomas E. G.

Thomas Edwin Greenfield Ransom

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Born: November 29, 1834

Birthplace: Norwich, Vermont

Father: Colonel Truman Bishop Ransom 1802 – 1847
(Buried: Fairview Cemetery, Norwich, Vermont)​

Mother: Margaret Morrison Greenfield 1810 – 1880

Education:

1851: Graduated from Norwich University

Occupation before War:

Civil Engineer and Real Estate Speculator in LaSalle County, Illinois​
Employee of Illinois Central Railroad when the War Started​

Civil War Career:

1861: Captain of Company E 11th Illinois Infantry Regiment​
1861: Major of 11th Illinois Infantry Regiment​
1861 – 1862: Lt. Colonel of 11th Illinois Infantry Regiment​
1861: Served in the Skirmish at Charleston, Missouri​
1862: Served in the Battle of Fort Donelson, Tennessee​
1862: Colonel of 11th Illinois Infantry Regiment​
1862: Wounded in the head at the Battle of Shiloh, Tennessee​
1862 – 1864: Brigadier General of Union Army, Volunteers​
1863: Served in the Vicksburg, Mississippi Campaign​
1864: Served in the Battle of Sabine Cross Roads, Louisiana​
1864: Served in the Battle of Jonesborough, Georgia​
1864: Awarded Brevet Major General on September 1st

Died: October 29, 1864

Place of Death: Rome, Georgia

Cause of Death: Typhoid Fever

Age at time of Death: 29 years old

Burial Place:
Rosehill Cemetery and Mausoleum, Chicago, Illinois
 
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Chief of Staff to John A. McClernand during the Corinth Campaign. He later commanded a brigade in the Vicksburg Campaign. After Vicksburg he was transferred to the Department of the Gulf and took part in operations along the Texas Coast.
 

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Being wounded 4 times without sufficient recovery time between woundings finally took it's toll on Ransom. He relinquished command of the 17th Corps in the Army of the Tennessee and passed away on October 29, 1864 after contacting Typhoid in his weakened state.
 

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