Joseph J. Parton(1834 - 1918)
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 4th Alabama Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was an unmarried 26 year old mechanic from Huntsville, AL when he enlisted as Private on 26 April 1861 in Company F, 4th Alabama Infantry. He was present with his Company in engagements from First Manassas to Malvern Hill, VA.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was appointed 3rd Lieutenant (or Junior 2nd Lieutenant) on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.
The remainder of the War:
He was wounded in the right leg in action at Gettysburg, PA in July 1863, in General Hospital #4, Richmond, VA, and furloughed on 30 July. He was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant on 24 August, at Culpeper, VA, and captured while recovering at home in Huntsville, AL in November 1863. He took the Oath of Allegiance at Fort Delaware on 12 June 1865 and was sent home.
After the War:
He lived in Waco, TX.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from State of Alabama1, which has his birthplace as Tennessee. Details from the Buseys.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.
|Birth Date: 01/02/1834 Birth State: VA |
Death Date: 01/10/1918 Death Place: Waco, TX Burial Place: Oakwood Cemetery, Waco, TX
1 State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <http://www.archives.state.al.us/civilwar/index.cfm>, Source page: various [AotW citation 15659]
2 Busey, John W., and Travis W. Busey, Confederate Casualties at Gettysburg: A Comprehensive Record, Jefferson (NC): McFarland & Company, 2017, pg. 43 [AotW citation 15717]
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