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Confederate (CSV)


Joshua Saxton McCauley

(1842 - 1907)

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Louisiana Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted 11 May 1861 in New Orleans in Company G, 2nd Louisiana Infantry. He was appointed Sergeant, date not given. In January and February 1862 he was absent, detailed at Winn's Mill, VA, then returned to his Company.

On the Campaign

He was wounded and captured in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

He was forwarded to Ft. McHenry, MD on 13 October 1862. He was paroled at Ft. McHenry, then exchanged at Aikens Landing, VA on 10 November. He was afterwards absent "disabled" and on furlough. By June 1863 he was home in Leake County, MS. The Rolls for December 1863 to February 1864 list him as absent without leave since October 1863.

After the War

He was a pastor in the Primitive Baptist Church. By 1891 (and probably long before) he was elder of the congregation (Zion's Rest Association) in Coosa, Leake County. By 1897 he was also member of the Board of Supervisors of Leake County, for the 1st District, at Coosa.

References & notes

Basic information from Booth1, who has him as J.S. McCauley. Details from family genealogists, an 1891 letter in Benjamin Griffin's History of the Primitive Baptists of Mississippi (1958 ed.), and from the Mississippi Official and Statistical Register (1900). His gravesite is on Findagrave, which also has a photograph of him late in life. His wife Nancy John "Nannie" Bilbo McCauley (1851-1922, m. 2 December 1866) and many of his 12 children are buried in Cedarlawn Cemetery, Philadelphia, MS.


11/12/1842; Leake County, MS


05/05/1907; Benton, MS; burial in Hardshell Cemetery, Pierce Crossroad, MS


1   Booth, Andrew B., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 3 Volumes, New Orleans: State of Louisiana, 1920, Vol. 3, Book 1, pg. 1143  [AotW citation 14970]