(c. 1841 - 1865)
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 26th Alabama Infantry
He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant of Company I, 26th Alabama Infantry on 4 February 1862. He was promoted to First Lieutenant on 18 June 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 in December 1862. He was captured at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May 1863 and paroled on 18 May. He commanded a Corps of the Whitworth Sharpshooters at Kennesaw Mountain and Peachtree Creek, GA in 1864. He was wounded by a "cannonball" to his upper right arm at Franklin, TN on 30 November 1864 and his arm was amputated at the Franklin field hospital. He was captured there on 17 December. On 10 February 1865, after recovering from his surgery, he was sent to the Federal prison at Camp Chase, OH, but he died there on 11 March 1865 at age 24.
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. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
c. 1841; Fayette County, AL
03/11/1865; Camp Chase, OH; burial in Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery, Columbus, OH
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 25545]