(c. 1840 - 1863)
Home State: Georgia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 22nd Georgia Infantry
He enlisted as Private, Company C, 22nd Georgia Infantry at Camp McDonald on 21 September 1861.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in the shoulder in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was in a hospital in Richmond by 14 October 1862 and furloughed there on 23 October (then age 22). He was in Chimborazo Hospital #2 in Richmond on 12 December and sent to Farmville, VA on 21 December. He retuned to duty on 31 December 1862. He was wounded and "left on the battlefield" at Gettysburg, PA and captured there on 2 or 3 July 1863. He was held at Fort Delaware into October then transferred to Point Lookout, MD. He died in the Hammond US Army General Hospital there of chronic diarrhea on Christmas Day 1863.
References & notes
His service from Henderson's Roster,1 as Lemuel Easterling or Easterlin, and his Compiled Service Record (CSR) at the US National Archives, online via fold3, often as L. Easterling. His gravesite is on Findagrave. The pointer to Easterland and further details thanks to Barry Truluck from his research in a casualty list in the Richmond Enquirer of 17 October 1862 and the CSR.
12/25/1863; Point Lookout, MD; burial in Point Lookout Confederate Cemetery, Point Lookout, MD