(? - 1863)
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry
He enlisted as a Private in Company I (later renamed K), 5th Alabama Infantry on 16 May 1861 in Montgomery, AL.
On the Campaign
He was probably wounded in action in Maryland in September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was on wounded furlough for 30 days in October 1862. He was captured at Waterloo, PA on the return from Gettysburg on 5 July 1863 and was a prisoner at Fort Delaware by 7 July. He died there of small pox on 24 October 1863.
References & notes
His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 online from fold3, with his first name from a pay record of 17 June 1862; thanks to Miles Krisman for the pointer to him. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
He is easily confused with Francis D Meadows (c.1842-) of Lowndes County, son of James and Ellen, who served in Company M, 6th Alabama Infantry.
10/24/1863; Fort Delaware, DE; burial in Finn's Point National Cemetery, Pennsville, NJ
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 28112]