(1834 - 1910)
Home State: Mississippi
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 2nd Mississippi Infantry
A 33 year old farmer in Tippah County, he enlisted in Company D, 2nd Mississippi Infantry about 1 May 1861. He was promoted to 5th Sergeant on 20 August and to First Sergeant on 20 November 1861. He was elected First Lieutenant on 23 April 1862. He was wounded at Gaines' Mill, VA on 27 June 1862.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in the foot in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was on furlough for 60 days as of 8 October 1862 and was captured in Holly Springs, MS in December 1862. He resigned for disability on 8 August 1863.
On 5 February 1864 he was commissioned Captain, Company D, 15th Tennessee Consolidated Cavalry which was organized at Oxford, MS in October 1863 by General N.B. Forrest by combining TN and MS battalions in the area.
After the War
He was living in Tippah County at the 1870 US Census, but his son Thomas was born in Van Buren, AR in 1877. He began receiving a state veteran's pension in 1896 in Van Buren, and he was a justice of the peace there by 1905. He was postmaster at Gridley, AR to at least 1910.
References & notes
His service from a casualty list/roster for the Campaign provided by Michael Brasher, from his research in the Combined Service Records, Company rolls, and other period sources. Further details from a bio sketch by descendant William E Herron on MS RootsWeb. Arkansas events from the Little Rock Daily Arkansas Gazette of 26 August 1896 and 19 January 1905. Personal details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
05/12/1834; Shelby County, TN
01/04/1910; Van Buren County, AR; burial in Cleveland Cemetery, Hamburg, AR