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Confederate (CSV)


Tristram Bethea McKay


(1839 - 1863)

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 21 year old clerk in Tippah County, he enlisted on 1 May 1861 as Private, Company B, 2nd Mississippi Infantry. He was appointed 4th Sergeant, date not given. He was wounded at 2nd Manassas, VA in August 1862.

On the Campaign

He is on the Confederate Roll of Honor (CSA General Orders No. 87, 10 December 1864) for bravery at "Boonsborough" (Fox's Gap on South Mountain), MD on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was killed at Gettysburg, PA on 1 July 1863.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records via the Historical Data Systems database and from Don Ernsberger's Also for Glory Muster: The Story of the Pettigrew Trimble Charge at Gettysburg (2008). His memorial is on Findagrave.


11/14/1839; Benton County, MS


07/01/1863; Gettysburg, PA