(1824 - 1905)
Home State: Georgia
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 10th Georgia Infantry
see his Battle Report
Described as a "slaveless yeoman farmer", he was the first Captain of Company H - "the Wilcox County Rifles", 10th Georgia Infantry, when it was organized at Jonesboro, GA in June 1861.
On the Campaign
Assumed command of the Regiment when Major Holt was wounded during the defense of Crampton's Gap on September 14th. He reports that he was 'assisting' Captain William Johnston, of Company F, in commanding the regiment during the battle at Sharpsburg. He also reports that both he and Capt Johnston were wounded and he had to leave the field before the fighting ended on the 17th.
The rest of the War
He was elected Major 29 October 1862 and probably served at that rank until he "retired" 13 February 1865 - probably due to his being ill with Endocarditis.
After the War
He was living in Georgia at the 1870 US Census, and in Barnwell County, SC in 1880. He was elected to the Confederate Survivor's Association, Augusta, Georgia, in January 1898, when he was listed as having been Colonel of the 10th Georgia.
References & notes
10/06/1824; Philadelphia, PA
12/14/1905; burial in Williston Cemetery, Williston, SC
1 Fincham, Jr., Ray, Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry Regimental Histories - Georgia C.S.A., Published c. 2005, <http://www.ranger95.com/civil_war/georgia/index.html>, Source page: /georgia/infantry/10ga_inf/10th_inf_regt_rost_h.html [AotW citation 15426]