(1831 - 1915)
Home State: Virginia
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 57th Virginia Infantry
He was commissioned Captain, Company E, 57th Virginia Infantry on 29 June 1861 at Rorrers, VA.
On the Campaign
He commanded the regiment at Sharpsburg as senior officer present.
The rest of the War
He was wounded by gunshot to the shoulder in action at Gettysburg, PA on 3 July 1863 and promoted to Lieutenant Colonel on 5 July. He was hospitalized in Danville, VA and returned to duty on 2 May 1864. He was surrendered at Appomattox Court House on 9 April 1865.
References & notes
His role at Sharpsburg from Dr Clemens' notes.1 Service and other details from Charles W. Sublett's 57th Virginia Infantry (roster, 1995) via the Historical Data Systems database. Details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave, source also of his picture, from a photograph of unknown provenance posted by Cindy Headen.
04/10/1831; Museville, VA
09/19/1915; Gretna, VA; burial in Shelton-Ramsey Cemetery, Museville, VA