(c. 1827 - 1864)
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 8th Alabama Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was a Mexican War veteran, having served in Company C, Coffey's Alabama Militia Infantry (Perry County Volunteers/First Alabama Regiment), 1846-47. A married 35 year old farmer from Radsfordville, he enrolled in Company K, 8th Alabama Infantry in May 1861 as Captain. He was present at Yorktown, Williamsburg, Seven Pines, Gaines' Mill, Frazier's Farm, and 2nd Manassas in 1862.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.
The remainder of the War:
He was again in action at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg. He was appointed Major just before the battle of the Wilderness, VA on 7 May 1864, and commanded the regiment briefly as senior officer after Colonel Herbert was wounded in action there. He was himself severely wounded in the lung, soon after. He may have returned to his Regiment, but died of complications of his Wilderness wound on 4 November 1864.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from State of Alabama1. His picture from an ambrotype at the Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery. His gravesite is on findagrave.
|Place of Birth: Perry County, AL |
Death Date: 11/04/1864 Burial Place: Magnolia Cemetery, Augusta, GA
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 15901]
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