(1843 - 1926)
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry
In 1860 he was a 17 year old laborer living with his widowed mother at Burnt Corn in Monroe County, AL. He enlisted as a Private in Company D (later renamed C), 5th Alabama Infantry on 29 July 1861 at Bells Landing, AL.
On the Campaign
He was captured in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was held at Fort Delaware until paroled on 2 October, then sent to Aiken's Landing, VA for exchange. He was declared exchanged to return to duty on 10 November 1862.
He transferred to Company F, 53rd Alabama Partisan Rangers (Cavalry) and mustered at a Private with them on 1 November 1862, but there are no later records in his CSR files.
After the War
By 1880 and to at least 1900 he was a farmer in Panola County, TX, and he'd retired there by 1910.
References & notes
His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 online from fold3; thanks to Miles Krisman for the pointer to him. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860, 1880, 1900, and 1910. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
He married Francis Randall Baldwin (1842-1933) in November 1856 and they had 6 children.
10/06/1843; Birmingham, AL
09/02/1926; Bell County, TX; burial in Woods Cemetery, Woods, TX
1 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 28017]