Private William Andrew Thomas was born on February 14th, 1843 in Dooley County, Georgia.
In 1860 he was living near Jasper, Hamilton County, Florida, at his father Robert’s residence along with his mother, a twin sister, two younger sisters and three younger brothers. His father was a physician, and reported holding real estate in the value of $6,000, and a personal estate valued at $27,000.
He enlisted on March 21st, 1862 at Chattahoochee, Gadsden County, Florida in Captain Davidson’s Company. He was wounded in the left hip by a shell fragment on July 28th, 1864 while in action west of Atlanta. William was present with the company when it surrendered at Durham Station, North Carolina on April 26, 1865. He was paroled at Greensboro, North Carolina on May 1st, 1865.
After the war, he married Oregon U. (née unknown). He applied for and was awarded a Florida Confederate Pension.
William died on January 5th, 1918 and is interred at Narcoossee Arthur Fell Cemetery, Saint Cloud, Osceola County, Florida.