(1842 - ?)
Home State: Georgia
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 7th Georgia Infantry
Born in South Carolina, he moved with his family to Newnan, Georgia about 1852. In May 1861, at 19 years of age, he enlisted in Company A, Seventh Georgia and was appointed 2nd Lieutenant 31 May. In a reorganization he was elected Captain on 16 December. He was promoted Major of the Regiment at Malvern Hill (1 July 1862). He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel 1 September 1862 immediately after 2nd Manassas (28-30 August 1862), where Colonel W. T. Wilson was killed.
The rest of the War
He continued with the Regiment through Gettysburg (July 1863) and at the
battle at Knoxville, Tennessee (4 December 1863), where he was again wounded. He was elected Colonel 27 July 1864. "At Fussell's Mill [p/o Richmond-Petersburg Campaign, 16 August 1864] he was hit by a ball which went through his nose and out under the left eye, leaving a very ugly scar, one of seven. After partial recovery from this wound he returned to his regiment, while camped near Richmond, Va., and surrendered at Appomattox Court House. "
After the War
He returned to Georgia, and was elected Sheriff of Coweta County, and was a farmer. He was still Sheriff as late as 1895. He was still living at 82 years old in Newnan at the 1920 Census.
References & notes
Sources: A biography from Memoirs of Georgia, Southern Historical Association, 1895, transcribed and posted online on RootsWeb by Nel Rocklein; and
Roster of Company A, 7th Regiment, Coweta County - "Coweta Guards" [from website no longer available 5/2004]
1842 in SC
Date not known