(1830 - 1917)
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 6th Alabama Infantry
He was a Seminole War veteran, moved to Alabama in 1851, and was a successful farmer in Henry County by the 1860 Census. He enlisted in Company A (renamed B), 6th Alabama Infantry, 11 May 1861, and was appointed Ordnance Sergeant 26 August. He was (probably) commissioned Captain, Company K, at the Regiment's reorganization of April 1862. He was wounded in action at Malvern Hill, VA on 2 July 1862.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in action on 14 September 1862 on South Mountain.
The rest of the War
He was absent wounded to at least December 1862, and home in Henry County. He was promoted to Major of the Regiment on 23 June 1863. He was wounded in the arm in action at Gettysburg, PA on 1 July 1863 while in command of the Regiment. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel at Petersburg (probably 1864). He was paroled at Appomattox Courthouse, VA on 9 April 1865.
After the War
He was a planter and livestock breeder in Bullock County, AL, but also served in the state legislature from 1878-82.
References & notes
10/30/1830; Sparta, GA
01/30/1917; Brundidge, AL; burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Union Springs, AL
1 State of Alabama, State Archives, and Dr. Edwin C. Bridges, director, and staff, Alabama Department of Archives & History, Published c.2000, first accessed 08 July 2005, <http://www.archives.state.al.us/index.html>, Source page: various [AotW citation 15815]
2 Busey, John W., and Travis W. Busey, Confederate Casualties at Gettysburg: A Comprehensive Record, Jefferson (NC): McFarland & Company, 2017, pg. 62 [AotW citation 15817]