(c. 1837 - ?)
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry
In 1860 he was a 23 year old overseer on the J.C. Taylor farm at Liberty Hill in Dallas County, AL. He enlisted as a Private, Company G (later renamed F), 5th Alabama Infantry on 10 April 1861 in Cahaba, and was elected First Sergeant on 27 April 1862. He was slightly wounded on 27 June 1862 (probably at Gaines' Mill, VA).
On the Campaign
He commanded his Company as senior man present in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862, and was captured there.
The rest of the War
He was a prisoner at Fort Delaware until 2 October when he was sent to Aiken's Landing, VA for exchange. He was declared exchanged on 10 November 1862. He was wounded in the left leg and captured at Gettysburg, PA on 1 July 1863. His leg was amputated and he was paroled at Baltimore and transferred to City Point, VA for exchange on 25 September 1863. He was furloughed home in October, disabled, and officially retired to the Invalid Corps on 6 September (or 17 November) 1864. He was surrendered in May 1865 and paroled at Demopolis, AL on 13 June 1865.
References & notes
His service from the State of Alabama,1 Fry's roster,2 and his Compiled Service Records,3 online from fold3. His command and status as "missing" on South Mountain is found in a casualty list for Rodes' Brigade in the Montgomery Weekly Advertiser of 8 October 1862. Personal details from the US Census of 1860.
c. 1837 in AL
1 State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <https://archives.alabama.gov/research/CivilWarService.aspx>, Source page: /civilwar/soldier.cfm?id=3755, etc. [AotW citation 25621]
2 Fry, Anna M. Gayle, Memories of Old Cahaba, Nashville (Tenn): Publishing House of the M. E. Church, South, 1905, pg. 107 [AotW citation 25622]
3 US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927 [AotW citation 28044]