Private Thomas Lambert was born on ca. 1839 in Virginia. His family had relocated from Virginia between 1839 and 1841. In 1860, he was living at the residence of his mother Lucy near Quincy, Gadsden County, Florida, along with an older sister and two brothers (James L., older; & Benjamin F., younger), both of whom served in the same company.
Madame Lambert was a woman of no small means, owning real estate valued at $3,000 and a personal worth of $10,000. Thomas’ profession was given as laborer.
He enlisted in Captain Davidson’s Company on March 12th, 1862 at Quincy, Gadsden County, Florida; he stated his age as “22”. He was reported as being sick at Atlanta, Georgia, likely after June 14th. He was also listed as being absent without leave from the company from July 25th, 1862 to November 12th, 1862; he was reported as being sick at Gadsden County, Florida.
He returned to the company by November 12th, 1862 and was present with it until November 28th, 1863 when he was granted a furlough of 30 days, which he took in Florida. He returned to the company prior to January 1st, 1864. He was paroled at Tallahassee, Florida on May 15th, 1865.
His description was given as 6’ tall, dark hair, light skin, and grey eyes. He married a Josephine C. [last name unknown, as are the date and place of the nuptials].
Thomas died at his home at Gadsden County, Florida on May 27th, 1877; his place of interment is unknown.
Josephine applied for and was granted a Confederate pension for Thomas’ service.