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Confederate (CSV)


Paschal Clue Eddings

(1833 - 1927)

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 27 year old farm worker at Hickory Flat in Tippah County, MS. He enlisted as Private in Company A, 2nd Mississippi Infantry, date not given.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was hospitalized then given a 30 day furlough on 10 October 1862. He was captured along the Mobile & Ohio Railroad near Holly Springs, MS and paroled on 25 December 1862. He was wounded in three places at Gettysburg, PA in July 1863 - in wrist, leg and skull - and was listed on the Roll of Honor for his actions at Bristoe Station in October 1863. He was promoted to 5th Sergeant by June 1864, was wounded again on 18 August 1864 at the Weldon Railroad, VA, hospitalized at Howard's Grove in Richmond, VA, then furloughed for 60 days on 15 September 1864. He was paroled at Holly Springs in May 1865.

After the War

Family history notes that

He came back from the war and all relatives were gone with the exception of a married sister. His father was dead, step mother had gone back to Tennessee, and 3 brothers were killed in the war. The farm was burned down.
In 1870 he was a farm worker living with Dr. G.S. Matlock and family in Salem in Tippah (later Benton) County. By 1900 and to at least 1910 he was a farmer back at Hickory Flat.

References & notes

His service from a casualty list/roster for the Campaign provided by Michael Brasher, from his research in Compiled Service Records, Company rolls, and other period sources. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860, 1870, 1900, and 1910. His gravesite is on Findagrave; J.C. Eddings (probably his son James Clark Eddings) obtained a government headstone for him in June 1940.

He married May Alice Moreland (1861-1933) in December 1887 and they had 7 children by 1901.

Thanks to great-grandson Galen Paton for a postwar picture of him; Galen also related the family lore about Paschal.


09/24/1833 in AL


12/06/1927; Benton County, MS; burial in Old Hickory Flat Cemetery, Hickory Flat, Benton County, MS