(c. 1836 - 1862)
Home State: Mississippi
Branch of Service: Infantry
He enlisted as Corporal in Company C, 17th Mississippi Infantry about 1 June 1861 and was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, date not known.
On the Campaign
He was mortally wounded by a shell fragment in the leg and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862. His kneecap was torn off and the top of his tibia (the larger of the lower leg bones) dislocated.
The rest of the War
He was treated at a US Army field hospital near Sharpsburg where a surgeon amputated his leg at the lower third of his thigh, but he died of "shock and exhaustion" on 19 September, 30 hours after he was wounded.
References & notes
His basic service from his Compiled Service Records via the Historical Data Systems database. His commission from Dunbar Rowland's The Official and Statistical Register of the State of Mississippi (1908). Wound and medical details from Fisher.1
09/19/1862; in Sharpsburg