(1837 - 1908)
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 15th Alabama Infantry
He came to Alabama at age 5 and grew up on a farm. A married 26 year old farmer in Sylvangrove, AL, he enlisted as Private, Company E, 15th Alabama Infantry on 3 March 1862 at Westville. He was appointed 4th Corporal on 16 May 1862.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in the hand in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
His right hand was amputated and he was discharged for wounds on 10 October 1862.
After the War
He returned home, farmed, and served in the Newton Home Guard militia until 1865 and then studied the law. He was admitted to the bar in 1866 and had a practice in Newton, Dale County. He was elected to the State House, then Senate 1872 and 1874, serving a term in each. At various times from 1876 to at least 1893 he was elected circuit and probate judge in Dale County, and was state auditor (1880-84, 1905-07). He owned a 1500 acre farm and other real estate by 1893 and was one-time editor of the Ozark Southern Star newspaper.
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10/29/1837; Macon County, GA
10/26/1908 Ozark, AL; burial in Union Cemetery, Ozark, AL