(1841 - 1906)
Home State: Georgia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 22nd Georgia Infantry
He enlisted as Private, Company C, 22nd Georgia Infantry on 11 February 1862 in Atlanta.
On the Campaign
He was slightly wounded in the chest in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was wounded again, shot through the hip and groin at Deep Bottom, VA on 16 August 1864 and was in the Jackson Hospital in Richmond, VA until furloughed to Montgomery, AL on 17 September 1864. He returned to duty in October and rode in the wagon train during the Appomattox Campaign where he surrendered on 9 April 1865.
After the War
By 1880 was a farmer in Paulding County. From 1887 to about 1898 he was in Dooly County, and he moved to Cordele, Crisp County by 1900.
References & notes
His service from Henderson's Roster,1 and his Compiled Service Record (CSR) at the US National Archives, online via fold3. Personal details from his 1898 and 1900 pension applications, online from the Georgia Archives. His gravesite is on Findagrave. He also has a modern government stone at Crossroads Baptist Church Cemetery
in Dallas, Paulding County, GA. The pointer to Morris and further details thanks to Barry Truluck from his research in a casualty list in the Richmond Enquirer of 17 October 1862, pension applications, the US Census of 1880, and the CSR.
He married Mary N. Tracy (1848-1922) and they had 3 children between 1870 and 1880.
06/18/1841 in GA
05/30/1906; burial in Sunnyside Cemetery, Cordele, GA
1 Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964, Vol. II, pg. 954 [AotW citation 26090]