Sgt. Merritt was in General Hospital # 12 in Greensboro, N.C. at the close of the war and was paroled from there on April 28, 1865.
His eldest son, Elisha W. Merritt, served in Co. B, 11th Ga. Calvary.
E.A. Merritt of the 7th, Co. D, was his younger brother.
Sgt. Thomas J. Merritt died on December 1, 1893 and was buried at the Oakgrove Baptist Church in Hall County.
Information provided by John Latty