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Confederate (CSV)


Zachariah Daniel Prescott

(c. 1836 - 1884)

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was a 25 year old single farmer in Pine Grove when he enlisted as Private, Company D, 2nd Mississippi Infantry, date not given. He was appointed First Sergeant by April 1862 and was wounded at Gaines' Mill, VA on 27 June 1862. He was at a hospital in Richmond, AV, then returned to duty.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He wounded at Gettysburg, PA on 3 July 1863 and again, severely, at the Wilderness, VA on 6 May 1864. He was hospitalized, then on 60 day furlough from 15 July 1864, and returned to duty in September or October. He was captured near Petersburg, VA on 2 April 1865 and held at Fort Delaware. He was released on 11 June 1865 after taking the oath of allegiance.

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. Further details from the Buseys.1 His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Mary Ellen Fuller (1842-?) in Tippah County in 1865. They had 7 children together.


c. 1836 in TN


1884; burial in St. John's Episcopal Cemetery, Memphis, TN


1   Busey, John W., and Travis W. Busey, Confederate Casualties at Gettysburg: A Comprehensive Record, Jefferson (NC): McFarland & Company, 2017  [AotW citation 21737]