(1841 - 1921)
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry
In 1860 he was an 18 year old student living with the dentist and physician Terrell Stringfellow and his family in Pickensville, AL. He enlisted there as a Private in Company C (later renamed H), 5th Alabama Infantry on 20 April 1861. He was promoted to 3rd Sergeant by March 1862.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was captured at Gettysburg, PA on 1 July 1863, initially a prisoner at Fort McHenry, then transferred to Fort Delaware. He was sent on to Point Lookout, MD on 22 October 1863 and was in the hospital there when he was exchanged on 10 February 1865. He was surrendered in May 1865 and paroled at Columbus, MD on 17 May 1865.
After the War
In 1880 he was a warehouse keeper in Memphis, Pickens County, AL, but by 1900 he was a general merchant in Columbus, Lowndes County, MS. He had retired there by 1910 and was still in Columbus in 1920.
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, 1880-1920. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
He married Martha Frances "Fannie" Poyas (1843-1873) in 1865 and they had 3 children. He married again, Carey Elizabeth Williams (1856-1941) in February 1877 and they had 5 more.
12/11/1841; Pickens County, AL
11/02/1921; Lowndes County, MS; burial in Friendship Cemetery, Columbus, MS
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 28099]