Fletcher Tillman Snead(1829 - 1891)
Home State: Georgia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 4th Georgia Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He studied law and passed the bar in 1857, practicing in Oglethorpe. Mustered as 4th Sergeant in Company I on 29 April 1861. Promoted First Sergeant 2 October 1861 and elected 2nd Lieutenant 29 April 1862.
The remainder of the War:
Promoted First Lieutenant and Adjutant in September (probably immediately after Sharpsburg, vice Cook, promoted Lt. Col.). Appointed Captain and Doles' Brigade AAG in November 1862 and served in that role to the end of the War.
After the War:
He returned to practice in Oglethorpe and was active in politics. He was serving as Mayor at his death in 1891.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information and the heavily retouched photo used here from Thomas1. Present at Sharpsburg per OR2. Personal details from family genealogist(s) at Botetourt Roots.
|Birth Date: 07/28/1829 Place of Birth: Milledgeville, GA |
Death Date: 05/08/1891 Death Place: Oglethorpe, GA
1 Thomas, Henry Walter, History of the Doles-Cook Brigade, Atlanta: Franklin Printing & Publishing Co., 1903, pp. 54-55, 89, 164 - 181 [AotW citation 2681]
2 US War Department, The War of the Rebellion: a Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (OR), 128 vols., Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1880-1901, Series 1, Vol 19, Part 1 (Serial 27), pg. 1028 [AotW citation 2684]
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