(1839 - 1863)
Home State: Virginia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 31st Virginia Infantry
In 1860 he was a 21 year old farm worker on his parent's place near Green Bank, Pocahontas County, VA. He enlisted there as a Private in Company G, 31st Virginia Infantry on 29 May 1861 along with his brother William.
On the Campaign
He was captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was paroled on 21 September 1862 at Sharpsburg but was listed as absent without leave in November 1862 with no later military record. He may have been promoted to Sergeant, date not given. He was killed at Romney, VA/WV in 1863.
References & notes
1839; Green Bank, VA
1863; Romney, VA
1 Ashcraft, Jr., John M., 31st Virginia Infantry, Lynchburg (Va): H. E. Howard, Inc., 1899 [AotW citation 27924]
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 27925]