(1832 - 1925)
Home State: Mississippi
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 2nd Mississippi Infantry
A 20(?) year old blacksmith, he enlisted in Tippah County on 1 May 1861 as Private, Company F, 2nd Mississippi Infantry.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in action and captured at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was paroled at Fort McHenry, MD on 14 December 1862, exchanged, and returned to his Company. He was again wounded and captured, at Gettysburg, PA on 3 July 1863, paroled from the DeCamp US Army General Hospital in New York Harbor on 23 September 1863, and furloughed for 60 days from 20 October. He was discharged on 30 September 1864 for disability from his wounds.
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; if his age at enlistment is correct, his birth year was closer to 1842.
09/19/1925; burial in Bristol Cemetery, Bristol, TX