(1843 - 1862)
Home State: Virginia
Education: Columbian College (now George Washington University)
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 18th Virginia Infantry
At the start of the War he was a student at the Columbian College, Washington, DC intending to enter the ministry. On 14 May 1861, having just turned 18, he mustered as Private, Company G, 18th Virginia Infantry.
On the Campaign
He was killed in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was originally buried on the field, but reinterred in Blackstone, Nottoway County, VA in March 1866.
References & notes
Basic information from the Virginia Military Dead.1 Service and other details from James I. Robertson's 18th Virginia Infantry (roster, 1984) via the Historical Data Systems database. His picture from Miller,2 who has him as "Color Sergeant". His gravesite is on Findagrave. Family lore says he was color bearer and killed carrying the flag at Sharpsburg.
03/05/1843; Farmville, VA
09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Lakeview Cemetery, Blackstone, VA
1 Library of Virginia, Virginia Military Dead Database, Published 2002, first accessed 30 November 2012, <http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/guides/vmd/>, Source page: /vmd_Search.asp [AotW citation 18919]
2 Miller, Francis Trevelyan, editor in chief, Photographic History of the Civil War, 10 vols., New York: The Review of Reviews Co., 1911-12, Vol. 8, pg. 113 [AotW citation 18920]