Thomas Apthorpe immigrated to the United States with his parents and siblings, about 1846 and settled in the rural town of Pomfret, in Chautauqua County, New York. His cousins also immigrated from Caxton, Cambridgeshire about the same time and perhaps on the same ship.Thomas Apthorpe enlisted in the Union Army in the 49th New York Regiment of United States Union Army during the US Civil War and served with Company I, J and D His unit fought at Antetim and at Gettysburg and at Fredericksburg, among other battles.
Thomas Apthorpe passed away on June 21, 1864 in Alexandria, Virginia at the age of 20 years and at least 17 days old. His death may have been due to injuries at the Battle of Cold Harbor or the Siege of Petersburg. both which occurred shortly before his death.
Thomas Apthorpe is buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, but also has a memorial headstone in Pioneer Cemetery in Fredonia, Chautauqua County, New York, Plot: 639.
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