(1837 - 1865)
Home State: Georgia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 6th Georgia Infantry
About 25 years old, he enlisted as Private Company C, 51st Georgia Infantry on 4 March 1862. He transferred to Company F, 6th Georgia Infantry, date not given.
On the Campaign
He was listed as missing in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was reported absent without leave on 21 April 1864 with no further military record, but probably returned to duty and was mortally wounded and captured at Bentonville, NC 19-21 March 1865. He died at the US Army XIV Corps hospital at the Harper House near the battlefield, date not known, but probably after 22 March when the Federal troops departed.
He was initially buried there but was moved to near the Confederate Memorial on the battlefield with 19 other soldiers when that monument was dedicated in 1895. Later lost, those burial spots were again located and marked by archaeologists in 2006-2010.
References & notes
Service information from Henderson.1 His status at Sharpsburg from a casualty list for the Regiment printed in the Southern Recorder (Milledgeville, GA) on 21 October 1862. Details of his probable death and burial from Buried, Exhumed, and Commemoratively Reinterred: The Rediscovery of Lost Confederate Soldiers... in the journal North Carolina Archaeology (October 2011) online from UNC. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
1865; Bentonville, NC; burial in Bentonville National Battlefield, Bentonville, NC
1 Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964, Vol. 1, pg. 797; Vol. 5, pg. 389 [AotW citation 21158]