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Thomas Moore Scott
Confederate States of America
Brigadier General

Served 1861- 1864 (C. S. A.)
Military Captain - 1861
Claiborne Rangers
Colonel - 1861 (C.S.A.)
12th Louisiana Infantry
Brigadier General (C.S.A.)
May 10, 1864
November 30, 1864
Battle of Franklin
Born 1829
Athens, Georgia
Died April 21, 1876
New Orleans
Cause Congestion of brain-alcohol
Age 47
Profession Planter
Spouse Mary Elizabeth Bisell
Children 3, 2 sons, 1 daughter
Burial Greenwood Cemetery

Thomas Moore Scott, a native of Georgia, was farming in Louisiana near Homer in Claiborne Parish at the time of secession.  He was, until that time, a civilian, married to Mary Elizabeth Bisell from about 1855 with a son and a daughter.

The Claiborne Rangers were organized with Thomas Moore Scott elected as Captain.  They departed from Homer on July 1, 1861 and traveled to Monroe, then to Vicksburg, then to Jackson and finally to Camp Moore to begin training for service.

At Camp Moore, the Claiborne Rangers joined the Confederates on August 13, 1861, becoming a part of the 12th Louisiana Infantry with Thomas Moore Scott being elected its Colonel.

He remained Colonel of the 12th until May 10, 1864 when he was promoted to Brigadier General.

He was wounded in the Battle of Franklin on November 30, 1864.  That may have been the end of his military career.

After the war, he returned to farming.  He died after a drunken stupor on April 21, 1876 in New Orleans.  His wife had died some 10 years before.

He was buried in Greenwood Cemetery in New Orleans.  His grave site is not maintained today and any sign of a memorial or marker is long gone.

Brigadier General
Thomas Moore Scott
Bare Ground without a Headstone

Plot #44 on Pine Avenue
Between Aloe Walk and Orange Walk

Greenwood Cemetery
New Orleans

Greenwood Cemetery also has the remains of Gen. Young M. Moody.
Neither general has an identifying headstone nor any other marker.


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