Thomas E.D. Traxler – PVT Company G, 39th Mississippi Infantry

My 2nd Great Grandfather, Thomas Enoch David Traxler was killed at the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain.

He was a private in Company G, 39th Mississippi Infantry which during the battle was attached to Sears’ Brigade. Their position was on the Northern flanks of the draw formed by Little Kennesaw Mountain and Pigeon Hill. After the battle it was reported that the 39th had suffered 7 killed, 18 wounded, 5 missing. The source for this is Dunbar Rowland’s “Military History of Mississippi, 1803-1898″.

It is my understanding that there was not ‘generally’ an official process for notification of family of deaths; that such things were usually done by friends or relatives since these units were all formed from one area.

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Retired from the Army in 2006. Served during Vietnam - 1969-1972 as as 72B - Communications Center Specialist (Teletype Operator). Got out .. and went back in 1987 as a 19K - Armor Vehicle Crewman - (M1/M1A1 tanker) getting out in Korea in 1999. Went into the Reserves .. got mobilized in 2001 .. stayed active until my retirement with 20 years in 2006.

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