(c. 1844 - 1915)
Home State: Georgia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 13th Georgia Infantry
In 1860 he was a 16 year old farm boy on his parent's place at Zebulon in Pike County, GA. He enlisted as a Private in Company B, 13th Georgia Infantry on 11 March 1862 in Savannah, GA.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was in a hospital in Richmond, VA by 13 October and furloughed on the 18th, returning to duty in February 1863. He was wounded, his right arm broken, at Winchester, VA on 19 September 1864. He was on wounded furlough from 18 October 1864 to the end of the war.
After the War
By 1870 he was a farmer at Greenville in Meriwether County, GA. In 1880 he was farming at Cave Spring, Floyd County, GA and by 1900 in Chattooga County. In 1910 he was a farmer back in Floyd County.
References & notes
His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 online from fold3, and from Henderson.2 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860-1910. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
He married Jessie Elizabeth Gill (1843-1873) in Meriwether County, GA while on furlough after Sharpsburg, and they had 3 children. He married again, Mary Emma Lawrence (1856-1935) in August 1873 in Pike County, and they had 11 more children by 1910.
c. 1844; Monroe County, GA
10/19/1915; in GA; burial in New Bethel Cemetery, Floyd County, GA
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 28454]
2 Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964 [AotW citation 28455]