(1840 - 1925)
Home State: Georgia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 13th Georgia Infantry
In 1860 he was a 20 year old farmer on his parent's large place near Zebulon in Pike County, GA. He enlisted as a Private in Company A, 13th Georgia Infantry on 8 July 1861 at Griffin, GA. He was home on furlough in July and August 1862.
On the Campaign
He was slightly wounded by gunshots to his head and hip in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was in a hospital in Charlottesville, VA from 23 to 27 September, then furloughed home to 18 October 1862. He was promoted to 4th Corporal on 18 April 1864 but was wounded at Spotsylvania Court House, VA on 12 May, and was retired to the Invalid Corps due to disability on 3 December 1864.
After the War
By 1870 near his parents and siblings, and to at least 1900, he was farming back in Pike County. By 1910 and to at least 1920 he was retired and his son Eugene was running the farm, by then listed at Hollonville in Pike County, GA.
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.
He married Cynthia Elizabeth Driver (1844-1927) and they had 10 children between 1865 and 1888.
02/10/1840; Pike County, GA
12/12/1925; Newnan, GA; burial in Hollonville Cemetery, Hollonville, GA
1 Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964 [AotW citation 27717]
2 US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Former Confederate Soldiers who Served in the 1st Through 6th U.S. Volunteer Infantry Regiments, 1864-1866, Record Group No. 94 (Adjutant General's Office, 1780's-1917), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927 [AotW citation 27718]