(1830 - 1875)
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd Alabama Infantry
He was commissioned Captain of Company I, 3rd Alabama Infantry in April 1861. He was wounded at Seven Pines, VA in June 1862.
On the Campaign
He commanded his Company in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862 and was wounded and captured there.
The rest of the War
He was promoted to Major on 30 May 1863 and assigned to command several companies of conscripts and reserve troops at Camp Watts near Notasulga, AL. They fought as Ready's Battalion at Beasley's Tank near Chehaw, AL on 18 July 1864 and elsewhere in Alabama that year, and surrendered at Montgomery, AL in May 1865.
References & notes
His service from the State of Alabama.1 His command 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.
He married Amanda Sledge (1833-1896) in June 1853 and they had 5 children.
More on the Web
See an excellent online exhibit from William G. Wilson on the action at Beasley's Tank.
09/27/1830; Tuscaloosa County, AL
06/30/1875; Wetumpka, AL; burial in Wetumpka City Cemetery, Wetumpka, AL