(1836 - 1922)
Home State: Mississippi
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 2nd Mississippi Infantry
A 23 year old farmer, he enlisted as Private, Company H, 2nd Mississippi Infantry, date not known. He was appointed 3rd Sergeant on 22 April 1862 and was 2nd Sergeant by August 1862.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in the left leg in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
His leg was amputated and he was furloughed. He was discharged for disability on 8 March 1865.
After the War
His son James was born in Sevier, AR in 1871. He had a cotton gin and general store at Stanley, Red Rock County, TX in the late 1880s and was postmaster there from 1902-1906.
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. Stanley details from the THSA's Handbook of Texas (2010). His gravesite is on Findagrave.
He married Margaret Anne Hutchinson (1844-1917) in 1864.
12/31/1836; Bibb County, AL
03/29/1922; Clarksville, TX; burial in Aikin Grove Cemetery, Aikin Grove, Red River County, TX