(c. 1843 - 1923)
Home State: Georgia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 13th Georgia Infantry
In 1860 he was 17 years old and living on his parent's farm near Zebulon in Pike County, GA. He enlisted as a Private in Company A, 13th Georgia Infantry on 8 July 1861 at Griffin, GA.
On the Campaign
He was slightly wounded in the shoulder in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was promoted to 5th Sergeant on 9 July 1864. He was surrendered and paroled at Appomattox Court House, VA on 9 April 1865.
After the War
In 1870 he was farming his widowed mother's place in Pike County. By 1880 and to at least 1900 he was a farmer in the Africa District, Spalding County, GA. In 1920 he was boarding with the Boying family there.
References & notes
His service from Henderson1 and his Compiled Service Records,2 online from fold3. Sharpsburg wound detail from a casualty list in the Savannah Weekly Republican of 4 October 1862. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860-1920. His gravesite is on Findagrave; the US War Department provided his headstone in August 1930, with help from his Congressman Samuel Rutherford (1870-1932).
He married Sarah Melvina "Sallie" Wimbish (1851-1914) in July 1878 and they had 3 daughters.
c. 1843; Pike County, GA
02/27/1923; Pomona, GA; burial in Wimbish Family Cemetery, Griffin, GA
1 Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964 [AotW citation 27712]
2 US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927 [AotW citation 27713]