(c. 1842 - 1863)
Home State: Virginia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 31st Virginia Infantry
In 1860 he was an 18 year old worker on his parent's farm near Philippi in Barbour County, VA. He enlisted as a Private in Company H, 31st Virginia Infantry on 11 May 1861 at Monterey. He was wounded in the thigh at Manassas, VA on 28 August 1862.
On the Campaign
He was wounded by a gunshot to his forearm, which broke the ulna (bone), in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was in hospitals in Richmond, VA to the end of 1862, then in Danville, VA. He died in the CS General Hospital in Danville, VA on 30 (or 31) August 1863. One record has his death on 29 May.
References & notes
c. 1842; Barbour County, VA
08/30/1863; Danville, VA
1 Ashcraft, Jr., John M., 31st Virginia Infantry, Lynchburg (Va): H. E. Howard, Inc., 1899 [AotW citation 27902]
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 27903]