He Fought on Both Sides of the Civil War

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Thomas D. Via's Civil War Confederate Army Service Record

  • White Hall, Albemarle Co., VA, USA

These are the Confederate Army Service Records for Thomas D. Via, my 3rd great grandfather. He was a Private in Company I, 7th Virginia Infantry.

Thomas D. Via's Civil War Union Army Pension File

  • White Hall, Albemarle Co., VA, USA

Thomas D. Via changed sides in the American Civil War in order, simply, to survive.

Attached are the 17 pages that make up his Federal pension file. His pension was initially rejected, as the pension board saw that he had served as a Private in the Confederacy, but he was able to prove that he fought for the North.

Also included is a marriage certificate for Thomas's marriage, late in life, to Nancy Detamore.