Major Thomas A. Martin was from Franklin County, North Carolina. He enlisted as a Corporal in Co. E., 13th N. C. May 9, 1861. He served as a sergeant, Lt. and Capt. He was wounded in the hip at Gettysburg and was promoted to major January 19, 1865. Martin was paroled at Appomattox. [Source: Kirk, Robert K., Lee's Colonels: a biographical register of the Field Officers of the Army of Northern Virginia. Dayton, Ohio: Press of Morningside Bookshop, 1979] Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/wiki/index.php/Thomas Alston Martin.