(1834 - 1913)
Home State: Mississippi
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 2nd Mississippi Infantry
He moved with his family to Mississippi at about age 5. By then 26, a farmer in Itawamba County, he enlisted on 7 August 1861 as Private, Company E, 2nd Mississippi Infantry. He was promoted to Sergeant by August 1862.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in the left thigh in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was furloughed and returned to duty. He was captured in action at Gettysburg, PA on 1 July 1863 and imprisoned 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 Don Ernsberger's Also for Glory Muster: The Story of the Pettigrew Trimble Charge at Gettysburg (2008). His gravesite is on Findagrave.
05/27/1834 in TN
02/28/1913; in MS; burial in Campbelltown Cemetery, Guntown, MS