{⋆★⋆} BG Toon, Thomas F.

Thomas Fentress Toon

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Born: June 10, 1840

Birth Place: Columbus County, North Carolina

Father: Anthony Fentress Toon 1803 – 1853
(Buried: Western Prong Baptist Church, Whiteville, North Carolina)​

Mother: Mary McMillian Kelly 1818 – 1884
(Buried: Western Prong Baptist Church, Whiteville, North Carolina)​

1st Wife: Carrie E. Smith 1845 – 1880
(Buried: Fair Bluff United Methodist Church Cemetery, Fair Bluff, North Carolina)​

2nd Wife: Rebecca Elizabeth Ann Cobb 1852 – 1934
(Buried: Meadowbrook Cemetery, Lumberton, North Carolina)​

Children:

Caroline Augustus Toon Rowland 1867 – 1953​
(Buried: Greenmount Cemetery Wendell, North Carolina)​
Mamie Toon Irby 1875 – 1955​
(Buried: Old Brick Church Cemetery Monticello, South Carolina)​
M. Roberta Toon 1878 – 1968​
(Buried: Greenmount Cemetery Wendell, North Carolina)​

Education:

1861: Graduated from Wake Forest College​

Civil War Career:

1862 – 1863: Captain of 20th North Carolina Infantry Regiment
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1862 – 1865: Served in the Army of Northern Virginia​
1862: Participated in the Battle of Seven Pines, Virginia​
1862: Served in the Seven Days Campaign in Virginia​
1862: Participated in the Battle of South Mountain​
1862: Participated in the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia​
1863 – 1864: Colonel of 20th North Carolina Infantry Regiment​
1863: Regimental Commander during Battle of Chancellorsville Virginia​
1863: Regimental Commander during Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania​
1863: Regimental Commander during Battle of Mine Run, Virginia​
1864: Regimental Commander during Overland Campaign in Virginia​
1864 – 1865: Brigadier General of Confederate Army Infantry​
1864: Brigade Commander during Early’s Raid on Washington, D.C.​
1864: Brigade Commander during Valley Campaigns in Virginia​
1864 – 1865: Brigade Commander during Siege of Petersburg, Virginia​
1865: Severely wounded during the Battle of Fort Stedman​

Occupation after War:
Principal of Fair Bluff School​
Vocal Advocate of Public Education in North Carolina​
Worked for the Atlantic Coast Railroad Company​
County School Examiner in North Carolina​
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Mayor of Fair Bluff, North Carolina​
1881 – 1882: North Carolina State Representative​
1883 – 1884: North Carolina State Senator​
1900 – 1902: Superintendent of Public Instruction for North Carolina​

Died: February 19, 1902

Place of Death: Raleigh, North Carolina

Cause of Death: Acute Indigestion

Age at time of Death: 61 years old

Burial Place: Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh, North Carolina
 
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Thomas Fentress Toon:
Born: June 10, 1840
Birth Place: Columbus County North CarolinaView attachment 361865
Father: Anthony Fentress Toon 1803 – 1853
(Buried: Western Prong Baptist Church Whiteville North Carolina)
Mother: Mary McMillian Kelly 1818 – 1884
(Buried: Western Prong Baptist Church Whiteville North Carolina)
1st​ Wife: Carrie E. Smith 1845 – 1880
(Buried: Fair Bluff United Methodist Church Cemetery Fair Bluff NC)
2nd​ Wife: Rebecca Elizabeth Ann Cobb 1852 – 1934
(Buried: Meadowbrook Cemetery Lumberton North Carolina)
Children:
Caroline Augustus Toon Rowland 1867 – 1953
(Buried: Greenmount Cemetery Wendell North Carolina)
Mamie Toon Irby 1875 – 1955
(Buried: Old Brick Church Cemetery Monticello South Carolina)
M. Roberta Toon 1878 – 1968
(Buried: Greenmount Cemetery Wendell North Carolina)

Education:
1861: Graduated from Wake Forest College

Civil War Career:
1862 – 1863: Captain of 20th​ North Carolina Infantry Regiment
1862 – 1865: Served in the Army of Northern Virginia
1862: Participated in the Battle of Seven Pines Virginia
1862: Served in the Seven Days Campaign in Virginia
1862: Participated in the Battle of South Mountain
1862: Participated in the Battle of Fredericksburg Virginia
1863 – 1864: Colonel of 20th​ North Carolina Infantry Regiment
1863: Regimental Commander during Battle of Chancellorsville VA.
1863: Regimental Commander during Battle of Gettysburg PA.
1863: Regimental Commander during Battle of Mine Run VirginiaView attachment 361866
1864: Regimental Commander during Overland Campaign in Virginia
1864 – 1865: Brigadier General of Confederate Army Infantry
1864: Brigade Commander during Early’s Raid on Washington D.C.
1864: Brigade Commander during Valley Campaigns in Virginia
1864 – 1865: Brigade Commander during Siege of Petersburg Virginia
1865: Severely wounded during the Battle of Fort Stedman

Occupation after War:
Principal of Fair Bluff School
Vocal Advocate of Public Education in North Carolina
Worked for the Atlantic Coast Railroad Company
County School Examiner in North Carolina
Mayor of Fair Bluff North Carolina
1881 – 1882: North Carolina State Representative
1883 – 1884: North Carolina State Senator
1900 – 1902: Superintendent of Public Instruction for North Carolina




Died:
February 19, 1902
Place of Death: Raleigh North Carolina
Cause of Death: Acute Indigestion
Age at time of Death: 61 years old
Burial Place: Oakwood Cemetery Raleigh North Carolina





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After the wounding of Robert D. Johnston at the Mule Shoe May 12th, and the death of Colonel Garrett, Colonel Toon became the ranking colonel of the weakened brigade (numbering under 600 men after the slaughter at the Mule Shoe), and was given the temporary rank of Brigadier until Johnston returned.
 

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He actually enlisted (April 24, 1861) before his graduation at Wake Forest.. He returned to finish his studies and graduating then returned to the company in time for mustering in. He was also a first Lt. before being elected to Captain. Both ranks were in Co. K.
 

Polloco

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He was the second Colonel of the 20th North Carolina Infantry Regiment. He took over command as Colonel after Alfred Iverson took over command for the mortally wounded Samuel Garland.
 

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