(1833 - 1915)
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 26th Alabama Infantry
He enrolled on 15 September 1861 and enlisted as Private, Company I, 26th Alabama Infantry on 3 August at Fayette Court House.
On the Campaign
He was captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was exchanged on 11 November 1862 and was wounded and captured at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May 1863. He was exchanged on 9 May, sent to a hospital in Richmond, VA, and then home on 30 day furlough on 5 June. He must have returned to duty before the furlough had expired, because he was wounded and captured again, at Gettysburg, PA on 1 July 1863. He was in a hospital in Baltimore, MD with no further military record.
After the War
By 1870 he was a chair maker at North Port, Tuscaloosa County, AL with Hallman neighbors on both sides. In 1907 he was living in Tuiscaloosa.
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). Personal details from family genealogists, the US Census of 1870, and the Alabama Census of Confederate Veterans (1907). His gravesite is on Findagrave; his stone has his birth year as 1831, probably in error.
He married Margaret "Margie" Taylor (1838-1920) and they had a daughter Sallie Marie.
12/01/1833; Cottondale, AL
1915; Tuscaloosa, AL; burial in El Bethel Cemetery, Tuscaloosa County, 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_i.htm [AotW citation 25543]