(1839 - 1898)
Home State: Georgia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 6th Georgia Infantry
He was in Company H, having enlisted as Private - July 28, 1861. Wounded in thigh at Malvern Hill, Virginia July 1, 1862.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in the right arm, resulting in amputation, at Sharpsburg, MD in action on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
Roll for April 30, 1864, last on file, shows him on sick furlough; disabled for service by wounds. Unofficial records show he remained in army, carrying food and supplies until close of war.
After the War
He had 10 children and was himself one of the 16 children of William Hobbs Odum.
References & notes
06/04/1839; Sampson County, NC
09/08/1898 Blakely, GA; burial in Blakely Cemetery, Blakely, GA
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: /infantry/6th_inf_regt.html [AotW citation 9674]
2 Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964 [AotW citation 12938]