(1841 - 1911)
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd Alabama Infantry
About age 19, he enlisted as Private, Company H, 3rd Alabama Infantry in April 1861 in Lowndes County. He was promoted to Corporal, wounded at Malvern Hill, VA on 1 July 1862, and was appointed 4th Sergeant that day.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was promoted to 2nd Sergeant by May 1863 and was wounded at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May. He was promoted to First Sergeant and was captured at Petersburg, VA in April 1865.
After the War
By 1880 he was farming at Collerine, Lowndes County, AL.
References & notes
His service from the State of Alabama.1 His wounding on South Mountain from a casualty list for Rodes' Brigade in the Montgomery Weekly Advertiser of 8 October 1862. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
He married Claudia Sophronia Rives (1845-1945), an 1864 graduate of Judson College, in June 1866 and they had 8 children.
10/08/1841; Collirene, Lowndes County, AL
12/21/1911; burial in Rives Cemetery, Collirene, AL