(1842 - 1917)
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 8th Alabama Infantry
An unmarried 22 year old farmer from Ironville, he enrolled in Company A, 8th Alabama Infantry on 8 May 1861. He was present at Yorktown, Williamsburg, and Seven Pines, where he was wounded on 1 June 1862. He was then at Fraziers Farm, and 2nd Manassas. He was promoted to Corporal on 9 August 1862.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.
The rest of the War
He was promoted to Sergeant on 1 April 1863, but wounded again, in action at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May 1863. He was wounded in the left leg and captured in action at Gettysburg, PA on 2 July 1863, and treated at the US XII Corps hospital. He was held at Point Lookout, MD and paroled there on 10 February 1865.
After the War
He was living in Spring Hill, AL in 1907.
References & notes
05/06/1842 in AL
05/07/1917 Mobile, AL; burial in Shady Grove Cemetery, Spring Hill, AL
1 State of Alabama, State Archives, and Dr. Edwin C. Bridges, director, and staff, Alabama Department of Archives & History, Published c.2000, first accessed 08 July 2005, <http://www.archives.state.al.us/index.html>, Source page: various [AotW citation 15895]
2 Busey, John W., and Travis W. Busey, Confederate Casualties at Gettysburg: A Comprehensive Record, Jefferson (NC): McFarland & Company, 2017, pg. 73 [AotW citation 15912]