(1832 - 1863)
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 4th Alabama Infantry
Born in Virginia, he moved with his family to Alabama at age 3. He was an unmarried 28 year old merchant from Marion, AL when he enlisted as Private on 24 April 1861 in Company G, 4th Alabama Infantry. He was appointed 3rd Corporal on 1 September 1861. He was present at most engagements from First Manassas to Malvern Hill, VA, where he was slightly wounded, and was promoted to 3rd Sergeant in January 1862.
On the Campaign
Present in action at Boonsboro and Sharpsburg.
The rest of the War
In action with his Company from Fredericksburg, VA in December 1862 to Gettysburg, PA, where he was mortally wounded. He wrote home on the 4th:
Battlefield Gettysburg Penn.He died of wounds the next day.
July 4th 1863
I am here a prisoner of war and mortally wounded. I can live but a few hours more at farthest. I was shot fifty yards of the enemy's line. They have been extremely kind to me _ I have no doubt about the final result of this battle and I hope I may live long enough to hear the shout of victory, before I die.
I am very weak _ Do not grieve my loss _ I had hoped to have been spared but a righteous God has ordered otherwise & I feel prepared to put my case in his hands _ Farewell to you all _ pray that God will receive my soul
Your unfortunate Son
References & notes
08/02/1832; Buckingham County, VA
07/05/1863 Gettysburg, PA