(1840 - 1880)
Home State: Mississippi
Education: University of Mississippi (Law)
Branch of Service: Infantry
Raised by an uncle in North Carolina, he had been a student at Chapel Hill before returning to Mississippi. He was a 20 year old law student (Class of 1862) in Oxford when he enlisted in 1861 for Confederate service (unit not known) and was sent to Pensacola, FL. He returned to Oxford and enlisted as Private, Company G, 11th Mississippi Infantry on 4 August 1862.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in action by gunshot through his leg below the knee at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He returned to duty, date not given, and was captured near the end of the war and held at Fort Delaware.
After the War
He was a farmer in Lafayette County, MS, and died there relatively young - not yet 40 years old.
References & notes
His service from his Compiled Confederate Service Records via the Historical Data Systems database. Personal details from Goodspeed Publishing's Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Mississippi (1891). His gravesite is on Findagrave.
He married Sally Green Slate (1843-1915) in 1865 and they had 6 children.
09/20/1840; Delay, MS
01/20/1880; Oxford, MS; burial in Oxford Memorial Cemetery, Oxford, MS