Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd Alabama Infantry
He enlisted in Tuskegee as a Private in Company C, 3rd Alabama Infantry on 31 March 1862.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in action in the left hand near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862, and lost all of the fingers and part of the thumb on that hand.
The rest of the War
By October he was detailed as a nurse or clerk in a hospital in Gordonsville, VA and was there until he was certified as disabled for further field service and detailed to the CS Quartermaster Department in Richmond, VA from 15 September 1863 to November 1864. He was then assigned to a Richmond hospital to the end of that year.
References & notes
His service from his Compiled Service Records (CSRs) at the US National Archives via fold3, which also has him as J.W. Somerville. His wounding from a casualty list for Rodes' Brigade in the Montgomery Weekly Advertiser of 8 October 1862, as I.W. Summerville.