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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Jacob Anderson Norton

(1840 - 1920)

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was nearly 21 years old when he enlisted 15 April 1861 in Company B, 2nd Mississippi Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was at Sharpsburg with his Company on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was wounded as many as 9 times through the War, and was surrendered at Appomattox Court House on 9 April 1865.

After the War

He was a Primitive Baptist minister in Page County, VA and in Washington, DC, where he was also assistant Chaplain of Camp 177, United Confederate Veterans.

References & notes

Basic information from his Compiled Service Records and his obituary in The Confederate Veteran Magazine.1 His gravesite is on Findagrave. Thanks to descendent Ronald Norton for the pointer to this soldier, and for an excellent late post-War photograph of him, probably in UCV uniform.

Birth

05/09/1840; Tippah County, MS

Death

07/15/1920 Washington, DC; burial in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA

Notes

1   United Confederate Veterans, and United Daughters of the Confederacy, Sons of Confederate Veterans, , Confederate Veteran Magazine (1893-1932), 1893-01-01, Vol. 28 (1920), pg. 350  [AotW citation 17698]