(1832 - 1926)
Home State: Virginia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 31st Virginia Infantry
In 1860 he was a 19 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 Valentine.
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 but was listed as absent without leave in November 1862 with no later military record.
After the War
He was a miner in Yavapai County, AZ by 1888 and was admitted as a resident to the Arizona Pioneers' Home, Prescott, AZ on 1 June 1920. He died there, unmarried, from liver and stomach cancer in 1926.
References & notes
01/23/1842; Green Bank, VA
03/30/1926; Prescott, AZ; burial in Arizona Pioneers Home Cemetery, Prescott, AZ
1 Ashcraft, Jr., John M., 31st Virginia Infantry, Lynchburg (Va): H. E. Howard, Inc., 1899 [AotW citation 27926]
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 27927]