Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry
He enlisted as a Private, Company 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 paroled and returned to duty, dates not given. He was wounded in the left leg and captured at Gettysburg, PA on 1 July 1863. His leg was amputated and he was paroled and exchanged on 25 September 1863.
1 State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <http://www.archives.state.al.us/civilwar/index.cfm>, 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]