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Capt Thomas King Truss
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Capt. Thomas King Truss (1820-1888), son of the pioneer Warren Truss and life-long resident of the Truss (now Trussville) community in Jefferson County. His company enrolled in Confederate service at Elyton, Ala, Sept 4, 1863, serving as 'Supporting Forces' under orders of the Conscript Bureau until released as described earlier. Capt Truss led one of six companies formerly part of the Supporting Forces which organized under Major Joseph Barbiere as a cavalry battalion in October 1864. Organization took place at General Clanton’s camp, seven miles south of Talladega, Ala.

He should not be confused with Thomas W Truss of St Clair County, born about 1829 and enlisted at Ashville AL about Mar 1, 1862, under Capt. Levi Lloyd.

As mentioned earlier, I have collected a number of records on the 1st and 2nd Class Militia of Talladega County AL, 1864-65.

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