(1838 - 1894)
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry
Known by Luther, in 1860 he was a 22 year old farmer in Monroe County, AL. He enlisted as a Private in Company D (later renamed C), 5th Alabama Infantry on 15 March 1861 at Pineville, 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 was captured again, at Gettysburg, PA on 2 July 1863, held at Fort Delaware to 22 October 1863, then was a prisoner at Point Lookout, MD. He was released for exchange on 13 February 1865.
After the War
By 1880 he was a farmer at Bell's Landing in Monroe County, AL.
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 and 1880. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
He married Laura Craker in November 1869. He married again, Ida Mae Riley (later Davis; 1858-1920) in January 1879 and they had 9 children. Her father was Thomas Mercer Riley (1805-1887), late Captain of Company C of the 5th Infantry.
07/05/1838; Monroe County, AL
01/17/1894; burial in Bells Landing Cemetery, Hybart, AL
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 28020]