(1842 - 1913)
Home State: Virginia
Branch of Service: Artillery
Unit: Crenshaw (VA) Battery
A 19 year old printer, he enlisted as Private in Crenshaw's Battery in Richmond on 14 March 1862.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in action at Harpers Ferry on 15 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was wounded again, in action at Gettysburg, PA on 3 July 1863 and captured on the return on 5 July. He escaped about 15 July. He was sick in September 1863 and returned to his battery in December. He was captured at Appomattox Court House, VA on 9 April 1865 and took the oath of allegiance on 20 April in Richmond.
After the War
He wrote the History of Crenshaw Battery which was published in the Southern Historical Society Papers (Vol. 31, 1903).
References & notes
His service information from Peter S. Carmichael's The Purcell, Crenshaw & Letcher Artillery (1991) and the Historical Data Systems database. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
05/03/1842 in VA
02/16/1913; Richmond, VA; burial in Shockoe Hill Cemetery, Richmond, VA