(1839 - 1920)
Home State: Mississippi
Branch of Service: Infantry
Age 21, he enlisted on 1 April 1861 as Sergeant, Company E, 13th Mississippi Infantry.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in the right hand in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was left behind and captured on the battlefield on 18 or 19 September, and probably treated at a field hospital there. He was admitted to a Federal hospital in Frederick, MD on 22 October, and on to Baltimore on the 25th of that month. He was paroled, date not given, sent to Richmond, VA, then home to Mississippi, where he was discharged in April 1863.
After the War
By 1871 he was member, with his wife Margaret, of the Salem Baptist Church, Almucha, Lauderdale County, MS (dismissed 1879).
References & notes
Service information from his Compiled Confederate Military Service Records, via the Historical Data Systems database. His medical and hospital details from the Patient List.1 Further details from an online article by Military Images magazine, which has his wound to the left arm, amputated, source also of his picture from a 6th-plate tintype in the Brian Boeve collection. His postwar location from church minutes. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
11/05/1839; Lauderdale County, MS
06/15/1920; burial in Kewanee Cemetery, Kewanee, MS