Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Thomas Hinds, part 2

The 1902 articles in the Watertown newspaper featuring the Civil War experience of Malone businessman Thomas Hinds were published in a small book, now available online through Google Books.  Although Hinds enlisted in Pennsylvania where he was resident at the time, the narrative is still an interesting one.


  1. Hello from Whitewater, Wisconsin; home of two of Thomas Hind's descendants:
    my husband Gregory Hinds, and,
    Robert Hinds, our son.

  2. Hello from Lynchburg Virginia. I also am a descendant of Thomas Hinds. I am Thomas B.Reisdorf oringally from Malone Ny and a 1st cousin of
    Gregory Hinds. My daughters Heather Hans of Malone, Jillian Smith of North Bangor and Erin Ryan of Dillsburg Pa are also descendants as well as is Jillian's son Sebastian Michael Smith of North Bangor.

  3. While Thomas Hinds enlisted several times in the Philadelphia area, he was only 16 at the time and you had to be 21 to enlist. His parents did not want his joining the army so they found him and brought him home on multiple occasions. He finally ran away to Washington DC where he was also turned away from various units because of his age, but eventually enlisted in the 1st Maryland Cavalry, Co. A. His was eventually captured near Sulpher Springs VA and was put in POW camps, and ended up in the infamous Andersonville Prison. He is one of only about 24 (out of 45,000 who were held there) men who successfully escaped. I am a great-granddaughter and very proud of a man I consider to be a hero.

  4. Apologies for the typos which I am unable to edit! ^