(1837 - 1914)
Home State: Mississippi
Education: U of Mississippi, Class of 1860
Branch of Service: Infantry
Age 23, from Marshall County, he enlisted as Sergeant in the "University Blues" - Company A, 11th Mississippi Infantry at Oxford on 8 June 1861 at Harpers Ferry, VA. He was wounded at First Manassas on 21 July 1861.
On the Campaign
He was wounded again, in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was wounded for the third time, in both thighs at Gettysburg, PA on 1 July 1863 and captured there on 5 July while serving as a nurse. He was held at Fort Delaware until about 18 February 1865, when he was paroled at Point Lookout, MD. He was exchanged at City Point, VA on 20 February, but was again listed as a prisoner at Memphis, TN in June 1865. He took the oath of allegiance and was released on 8 June 1865.
After the War
He was a planter at Byhalia, MS.
References & notes
His service from his Compiled Confederate Service Records via the Historical Data Systems database and The University Greys.1 Personal and college details from the Catalogue of the Officers and Students of the University of Mississippi (1894) and the The Sigma Chi Fraternity Manual and Directory (1916). Gettysburg details from the Buseys.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave. He was one of 6 brothers who served in the war.
09/24/1837; Wadesboro, Anson County, NC
02/20/1914; in MS; burial in Byhalia Cemetery, Byhalia, MS
1 Brown, Maud Morrow, The University Greys: Company A, Eleventh Mississippi Regiment, Army of Northern Virginia, 1861-1865, Richmond, VA: Garrett and Massie, Inc., 1940, pg. 74 [AotW citation 21338]
2 Busey, John W., and Travis W. Busey, Confederate Casualties at Gettysburg: A Comprehensive Record, Jefferson (NC): McFarland & Company, 2017, pg. 667 [AotW citation 21339]