(1842 - 1892)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
From the Fairfield District, he enlisted as Private, Company F, 12th South Carolina Infantry on 31 August 1861.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was promoted to Corporal, date not given, and was captured at Spotsylvania, VA on 12 May 1864. He was held at Fort Delaware into January 1865 and exchanged at Fortress Monroe on 2 February. He was surrendered with his Company at Appomattox Court House, VA on 9 April 1865.
After the War
In 1880 he was a farmer in Bossier Parish, LA. He was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives and served one term from 1888 to shortly before his death in 1892.
References & notes
His service from the Rolls.1 His capture and exchange from Kirkland.2 His surrender from the US Park Service's Parole List [pdf]. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
He married the widow Margaret Aiken Martin Bell (1833-1881) about 1866 and they had 2 daughters. He remarried, Mary "Mollie" Burdett Banks (later Gray, 1862-1958) in January 1889 and they had 3 children.
11/26/1842; near Winnsboro, SC
06/24/1892; Rocky Mount, Bossier Parish, LA; burial in Rocky Mount Cemetery, Rocky Mount, LA