(1843 - 1877)
Home State: Virginia
Branch of Service: Artillery
Giving his age as 21, he enlisted and mustered as Private in the First Company, Richmond Howitzers on 19 June 1861. He transferred to Parker's Richmond Battery, Light Artillery on 17 May 1862 in Richmond. He was appointed Sergeant, date not given.
On the Campaign
At Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862:
The fight commenced at break of day, and by sunrise the smoke of battle hung like a pall over the scene of conflict. Men and horses fall in rapid succession ... Parker and Brown are the only commissioned officers left to face this storm. of bullet and shell, but they are gallantly sustained by the Cogbills, Hallowell, Ned Moore, and Saville ...
The rest of the War
He was wounded in action at Gettysburg, PA on 3 July 1863 and was captured in Tennessee on 20 November 1863. He was a prisoner for the rest of the war and "suffered dreadful hardship."
References & notes
Service information from Musselman1 via the Historical Data Systems database. The quote above from Royall W. Figg in "Where men only dare to go!" or, The story of a Boy Company (C.S.A.) (1885); thanks to Andy Cardinal for the pointer to that volume. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
He married Martha P Isbell (1843-1888) in 1865.
06/01/1877; Richmond, VA; burial in Shockoe Hill Cemetery, Richmond, VA