Thomas Jackson Charlton was born in Bryan county, Georgia, in 1833. When
Thomas was two years old, his father died from Yellow Fever, during an outbreak
on the Plantation in Bryan county. Thomas`s father was also a doctor, and was
responsible for the welfare of many slaves in the area known as Hardwicke and
present day Richmond Hill, GA.
With the death of Thomas`s father in 1835, his mother took the family to live in a
Assistant Surgeon Thomas J. Charlton was at the
Savannah station during
He served on the CSS Georgia in 1862/3, and was in Europe till 1864 when he
joined the CSS Florida at Brest, in France, with captain Morris in command.
He was captured aboard the Florida at Bahia, Brazil in 1864.
After his release from captivity on January 30th 1865, he travelled to
Liverpool via Halifax, Nova Scotia.
From 28th December 1863 through to 19th May 1865, his wife wrote letters to
him.. The originals of the letters are in the Charlton file No. 132 in Savannah
Historical Society in Savannah Ga There are also two envelopes,one to Mr Rober(t)son,
Rumford court, Liverpool, the other to T.J.Charlton, 10 Rumford Place, Liverpool (April 1865 from N.Y. to Liverpool on 16th).
, the offices of Fraser Trenholm, Confederate bankers in Liverpool.
. Kathy Walters, a descendant of Thomas
Charlton, obtained copies, and has spent a long time deciphering these hand
written documents. There are notations on words and phrases about which
there is doubt as to the writers intention.
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