(1836 - 1925)
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 26th Alabama Infantry
A 25 year old farmer in Fayette County, he enrolled as First Lieutenant of Company F, 26th Alabama Infantry on 7 December 1861 and was acting Quartermaster in early 1862.
On the Campaign
He commanded the Company in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was promoted to Captain about November 1862 but was wounded at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May 1863. He was in a hospital in Richmond, VA and returned to duty on 31 July 1863. He was wounded again, on the Chattahootchie River on 4 July 1864. He was surrendered independently - not attached to a regiment - at Greensboro, NC on 26 April 1865.
After the War
By 1880 he was a Methodist preacher in Ozark, Dale County, AL. By 1910 and to at least 1920 he was living with his daughter Clara in Greensboro, AL, having retired by 1920.
References & notes
His service from Fincham's roster,1 sourced from Tod L. Molsworth's O'Neal's 26th Alabama: the Little Regiment that Did (2000). His role on South Mountain from a casualty list for Rodes' Brigade in the Montgomery Weekly Advertiser of 8 October 1862. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860-1920.
12/01/1836; Jasper, Walker County, AL
10/30/1925; Greensboro, AL; burial in Greensboro Cemetery, Hale, AL
1 Fincham, Jr., Ray, Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry Regimental Histories - Alabama, Published 2005, first accessed 23 August 2020, <https://ranger95.com/civil_war/alabama/index.html>, Source page: /infantry/26ala_inf/26th_ala_inf_roster_f.htm [AotW citation 25523]