Thomas M. Wagner

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Thomas M. Wagner
The Storming of Ft Wagner-lithograph by Kurz and Allison 1890.jpg
The Storming of Ft. Wagner (1890) by Kurz and Allison
Born ca. 1824
Died July 17, 1862(1862-07-17)
Fort Moultrie, Sullivan's Island, South Carolina
Buried at St. Michael's Churchyard in Charleston, South Carolina
Allegiance  Confederate States of America
Service/branch  Confederate States Army
Years of service 1861 – 1862
Rank Confederate States of America Lieutenant Colonel.png Lieutenant Colonel
Commands held South Carolina 1st South Carolina Artillery

Thomas M. Wagner (born ca. 1824, d. July 17, 1862) was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War. He was killed when a cannon exploded during an inspection at Fort Moultrie. The main fortification on Morris Island was subsequently named for him and was the site of the First and Second Battle of Fort Wagner.

Before the war, he was a South Carolina state senator and an executive of the Charleston and Savannah Railroad.

External links[edit]

Thomas M. Wagner at Find a Grave