(1839 - 1920)
Home State: Mississippi
Branch of Service: Infantry
A 21 year old farmer in Almucha, he enlisted there on 8 May 1861 as Private, Company E, 13th Mississippi Infantry. He mustered on 23 May in Corinth and was appointed 4th Sergeant on 26 April 1862.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in the right hand in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was left behind and captured on the battlefield on 18 or 19 September, and probably treated at a field hospital there. He was admitted to a Federal hospital in Frederick, MD on 22 October, and transferred to Baltimore on the 25th. He was in a Richmond, VA, hospital by 31 October and furloughed home to Mississippi on 23 November. At some point his right hand had been amputated and he was discharged on 12 April 1863.
After the War
By 1871 he was member, with his wife Margaret, of the Salem Baptist Church, Almucha, Lauderdale County, MS (dismissed 1879).
References & notes
Service information from his Compiled Confederate Military Service Records online from fold3. His medical and hospital details from the Patient List.1 Further details from an online article by Military Images magazine, source also of his picture from a 6th-plate tintype in the Brian Boeve collection. His postwar location from church minutes. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
11/05/1839; Lauderdale County, MS
06/15/1920; burial in Kewanee Cemetery, Kewanee, MS
1 National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <http://www.civilwarmed.org/explore/primary-sources/databases/frederickpatient/>, Source page: patient #1.183 [AotW citation 18273]