CS Washington, Thornton Augustine

Thornton Augustine Washington

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Born: January 22, 1826

Birthplace: Jefferson County, Virginia

Father: John Thornton Augustine Washington 1783 – 1841
(Buried: Washington Burial Ground, Harewood, West Virginia)​

Mother: Elizabeth Conrad Bedinger 1793 – 1837
(Buried: Washington Burial Ground, Harewood, West Virginia)​

Wife: Olive Ann “Olivian” Jones 1839 – 1922
(Buried: Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington D.C.)​

Married: March 8, 1860 in San Antonio, Texas

Children:

Flora May Washington 1861 – 1927​
(Buried: Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.)​
Lee Howard Washington 1865 – 1930​
(Buried: Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.)​
Sarah Washington 1867 – 1909​
(Buried: Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.)​
Lawrence Berry Washington 1869 – 1919​
(Buried: Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Tennessee)​
Olive Ann Washington Coburn 1875 – 1954​
(Buried: Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.)​
Elizabeth Washington Owen 1877 – 1963​
(Buried: Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.)​

Education:

1849: Graduated from West Point Military Academy – (33rd​ in class)​

Occupation before War:

1849 – 1850: Brevet 2nd​ Lt. United States Army, 6th​ Infantry Regiment​
1849 – 1850: Frontier Duty at Fort Kearney, Nebraska​
1850 – 1855: 2nd​ Lt. United States Army, 1st​ Infantry Regiment​
1851: Frontier Duty at Fort Duncan, Texas​
1851 – 1852: Member of Mexican Boundary Commission​
1852: Frontier Duty at Fort Duncan, Texas​
1852 – 1853: Frontier Duty at Fort Duncan, Texas​
1854 – 1855: Recruiter for United States Army​
1855 – 1861: 1st​ Lt. United States Army, 1st​ Infantry Regiment​
1855 – 1856: Assistant Instructor at West Point Military Academy​
1856 – 1857: Frontier Duty at Fort Chadbourne, Texas​
1857 – 1860: Adjutant for United States Army, 1st​ Infantry Regiment​
1857 – 1858: Frontier Duty at Fort McKavatt Texas​
1857: Acting Assistant Adjutant General U.S. Army, Dept. of Texas​
1860 – 1861: Quartermaster for United States Army, 1st​ Infantry​
1861: Acting Aide to Major General David E. Twiggs​
1861: Resigned from United States Army on April 8th​
Civil War Career:
1861: Captain and Assistant Adjutant General on Van Dorn’s Staff​
1861 – 1862: Captain and Assistant Adjutant General on Lee’s Staff​
1862: Major and Assistant Adjutant General on General Lee’s Staff​
1862: Major and Quartermaster on General Lee’s Staff​
1862: Major and Quartermaster on General Paul Hebert’s Staff​
1862 – 1865: Confederate Purchasing Agent in Texas​
Occupation after War:
Civil Engineer​
Clerk in United States General Land Office in Washington, D.C.​

Died: July 10, 1894

Place of Death: Washington, D.C.

Age at time of Death: 68 years old

Burial Place: Rock Creek Cemetery Washington, D.C.
 
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It always amazes me when I see a newborn at the beginning of the war that lives through it. Flora May was born in 1861 and lived to 1927, giving me wonder whether any early childhood memories were recalled by her. It would be fascinating to read any Diary she kept concerning the post-war turmoil. I also question when the move to the Washington D. C. area by the family took place. Thanks for posting this, @gentlemanrob, your posts are always thought provoking.
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