(c. 1839 - ?)
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd Alabama Infantry
Age 22, he enlisted in Mobile as Private, Company B, 3rd Alabama Infantry in April 1861, and was appointed 2nd Sergeant, date not given.
On the Campaign
He was in action at Turner's Gap on South Mountain on the 14th and at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862. Afterward he wrote:
Of the men who entered the fight [at Sharpsburg] only four of us remain, and when we retreated two days afterwards across the Potomac, we had but one sergeant - your humble servant - and no commissioned officer present.
References & notes
His service from the Alabama Archives,1 with details from additional research by artist and author of an upcoming novel of the Third Alabama, Booth Malone [his 3rd Alabama Infantry Regiment blog]. He's the source also of the quote above, from Sharpe's letter of 20 September 1862 published in a Mobile newspaper.