(c. 1830 - ?)
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry
In 1860 he was a 30 year old clerk in Hayneville, Lowndes County, AL. He enlisted as a Private in Company K, 5th Alabama Infantry on 1 September 1861 at Union Mills, VA.
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 a prisoner at Fort Delaware until 2 October when he was sent to Aiken's Landing, VA for exchange. He was ill with chronic bronchitis in a Richmond, VA hospital and furloughed for 60 days on 29 October 1862. He was officially declared exchanged on 10 November 1862. He was listed as absent on furlough for much of 1864, but had enrolled as 2nd Lieutenant of Company D of the 53rd Alabama Partisan Rangers (Cavalry) on 26 April 1864. He was surrendered with them and paroled at Montgomery, AL on 1 June 1865.
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.
He married Melissa R. Robertson (c.1838-) in November 1859.
c. 1830 in 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 28086]