Private Thomas L. Grubb was born on December 29 1830, at Quincey, Gadsden County, Florida. Married Julia Floria Tonis within 12 months of the 1860 census.
In 1860 he and Julia were living near Quincy, Gadsden County, Florida. He was by trade a carpenter.
He enlisted in Davidson’s Company on March 12th, 1862 at Quincy, Gadsden County, Florida. He was with the company when it departed the state, and was promoted to 5th Sergeant on August 1st, 1862, most likely as a replacement for Byardim Garden Pringle, who had been detailed as Clerk and private secretary to Colonel Jesse J. Finley on May 1st, 1862.
He was detached from the company on December 20th, 1862 for temporary service as a pork house guard at Knoxville, Tennessee until about April 27th, 1863. On that date, he was granted a furlough of 30 days, which he took in Florida. His furlough was extended to July 23rd, 1863; he was reassigned from 5th Sergeant to 4th Sergeant on June 5th.
He did not return to duty until after February of 1864; he had been reported as being sick at Quincy, Florida since the extension of his furlough. He was admitted to the Ocmulgee Hospital at Macon, Georgia on August 13th, 1864 as a result of a gunshot wound that fractured the ring-finger knuckle of his right hand (likely during the Battle of Utoy Creek).
He was released on August 17th, with a medical furlough of 30 days at Gadsden County, Florida. He returned to the company and was present with it until he was captured at Egypt Station, Mississippi on December 28th, 1864.
He was transferred to the Military Prison, Alton, Illinois on January 17, 1865 and remained there until he was transferred to Point Lookout, Maryland for exchange on February 21, 1865. He is last documented as being a patient of General Hospital at Howard’s Grove, Richmond, Virginia where he died of continued fever on March 23, 1865.
Private Grubb is interred at Oakwood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia.