Thomas B. King
Military Record Papers

Thomas B King was member of the 3rd Tennessee Confederate Infantry at
Fort Donalson Tennessee during the seige and final surrender to Union
troops under the command of Gen. Ulysses S. Grant on 16 Feb 1862. He
died on board a steamboat on the Mississippi River, 21 Feb 1862. He is
believed to be buried near St. Louis in Missouri or Illinois.

The following is from ROSTER OF 3rd TENNESSEE INFANTRY, CSA, the
records of Major Flavel Clingan Barber:
        Thomas B King  Private, Co K; sick in quarters during Donalson,
captured; died on board steamboat on Miss River Feb 21,1862.

The following is a two enclosure affidavit to obtain pay due to dec'd
son Thos B King, Co. K, 3rd Tenn Reg't, received on Dec 8, 1862 by 
G. L. King, Giles Co., Tenn:

        Elkton Tenn Nov 6th, 1862
        I herby certify that the within named Thomas B. King, a private
of Capt F. C. Barbers Company (K) 3rd Tenn Regt, was born at Elkton
Giles County Tennessee on the 18th day of November 1841. Fair
complection, dark hair, and blue eyes, was enlisted by Lt. G. W. Smith
at Camp Troupe on the 7th day of August 1861 into the Confederate
Service and is now entitled to a discharge by reason of death, having
died on board a steamboat near St. Louis, Mo. on the 21th day of
February 1862.
        The said Thomas B. King was last paid by Major W. P. Davis at
Bowling Green, Ky to include the 7th day of October 1861 and there is
due to him pay from that time to the date of his death.
        There is due to him twenty five dollars on account of clothing
not drawn in kind.
        He is indebted to the Confederate States, nothing.
        Given in duplicate at Elkton Tenn, Nov. 6, 1862.
                  (signature)F. C. Barber, Capt, Company K

State of Tennessee, Giles County
        Personally appeared before me Edward W. Rose an acting Justice
of Peace in and for said county and state, Griffin L. King made an oath
that the named Thomas B. King died without wife or bodily heirs, and
that he is the father of the said Thomas B. King and is the legal
representative of the deceased soldier and is entitled to draw his pay
from the Confederate States Government.
        Sworn to and subscribed before me Nov. 7th, 1862
                  (signature)Edward W. Rose

Submitted by Tom King