(1824 - ?)
Home State: Virginia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 37th Virginia Infantry
He was a 38 year old farmer in western Washington County when he mustered as Private, Company A, 37th Virginia Infantry on 25 March 1862 in Goodson (now Bristol), VA.
On the Campaign
Age 39, he was wounded by gunshot through the right arm near the elbow in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was admitted to the CS General Hospital (GH) #21 - the Maryland or Gwathney Hospital - in Richmond, VA on 27 September and furloughed for 90 days from GH #1 on 23 October. He was back on duty by March 1863 but was detailed as a nurse to the Emory & Henry hospital in Emory, VA, as a nurse on 10 September 1863.
After the War
At the 1870 and 1880 US Census he was a cabinet maker living in Goodson, VA. In 1896 he was still living in Washington County, and his disability pension was increased from $15 to $30 per year by an act of the General Assembly because his arm was deemed useless from his wound.
References & notes
His service from Rankin1 via the Historical Data Systems database, and his Compiled Military Service Records (from fold3). Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census (1860-80).
With his wife Elizabeth he had 5 children between about 1850 and 1860. Their 6th, daughter Mary, was born in 1863.
1824; Washington County, VA