(1843 - 1921)
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 6th Alabama Infantry
In 1860 he was a 17 year old student living on his father's large plantation in Autaugaville. He enlisted as Sergeant, Company L (later G), 6th Alabama Infantry on 2 June 1861 at Corinth, MS.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862 and captured.
The rest of the War
He was paroled from Fort McHenry and exchanged at Aiken's Landing, VA on 10 November 1862. He was in the Winder Hospital in Richmond, VA and furloughed for 30 days on 7 December 1862. He was at home to at least April 1863.
After the War
By 1870 and to at least 1880 he was farming at Autaugaville. By 1910 he had retired and was living in Selma.
References & notes
His service from the State of Alabama.1 He's listed as killed on South Mountain in a casualty list for Rodes' Brigade in the Montgomery Weekly Advertiser of 8 October 1862. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860-1920. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
He married Sarah Frances Underwood (1845-1879) in April 1863 in Autauga and they had 6 children born between 1864 and 1879; Sarah and infant Susan both died that year. He married again, Sarah's cousin Martha Rebecca Underwood (1858-1899) in December 1885 and they had a daughter Bertha. He married a third time, to Martha's sister, Eula D. Underwood (1862-1926) in 1902.
02/15/1843; Autaugaville, AL
01/21/1921; Selma, AL; burial in Live Oak Cemetery, Selma, 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=79779, etc. [AotW citation 25659]