(1836 - 1863)
Home State: Mississippi
Branch of Service: Infantry
A 23 year old teacher, he enlisted in February 1861 and was commissioned 3rd Lieutenant, Company E, 11th Mississippi Infantry about 1 May 1861. He was promoted to First Lieutenant, date not given. He was wounded at Gaines' Mill, VA on 27 June 1862.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was elected Captain, date not known, and was mortally wounded in the leg in action at Gettysburg, PA on 3 July 1863. He was captured, his leg was amputated, and he died, probably at a Federal army hospital at Gettysburg, on 9 August 1863. He was originally buried near Lohr's Woods, 4 miles from Gettysburg, but was reinterred with many other Confederate dead in Hollywood Cemetery on 10 September 1872.
References & notes
His service from his Compiled Confederate Service Records via the Historical Data Systems database. His wound at Sharpsburg from Dunbar Rowland's The Official and Statistical Register of the State of Mississippi (1908). Gettysburg details from the Buseys.1 His gravesite is on Findagrave; his stone has him killed outright at Gettysburg, as was originally reported.
08/09/1863; Gettysburg, PA; burial in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, VA