(1837 - 1879)
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd Alabama Infantry
A 22 year old druggist in Mobile, he enlisted as Private, Company A, 3rd Alabama Infantry on 23 April 1861.
On the Campaign
He was slightly wounded in the foot in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant on 23 March 1863 and wounded twice more: at Chancellorsville, VA in May 1863 and at Mine Run, VA in November. He was captured at Cedar Creek, VA on 20 October 1864.
After the War
He had a saloon in Mobile.
References & notes
His service from the Alabama Archives,1 with details from additional research by Booth Malone, author of an upcoming novel of the Third Alabama [his 3rd Alabama Infantry Regiment blog]. Personal details from family genealogists, at least one of whom has his middle name as Ballard (his mother's maiden name), and the US Census of 1860. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
He married Elizabeth Higgins (1839-1879) in about 1870 and they had 4 daughters.
10/30/1837; Mobile, AL
12/17/1879; Mobile, AL; burial in Magnolia Cemetery, Mobile, AL