(1840 - 1863)
Home State: Mississippi
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 2nd Mississippi Infantry
He came to Mississippi with his family in about 1842. By then a 21 year old farmer, he enlisted as Sergeant, Company I, 2nd Mississippi Infantry, date not known. He was appointed First Sergeant on 23 April 1862.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was commissioned Junior 2nd Lieutenant on 18 December 1862. He was on scout detail near Suffolk, VA and was killed while attempting to swim the Blackwater River to escape from Union soldiers.
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. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
1840; Anderson County, SC
05/09/1863; Isle of Wight County, VA; burial in Shiloh Cemetery, Isle of Wight County, VA