(1840 - 1905)
Home State: Georgia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 13th Georgia Infantry
He enlisted as a Private in Company K, 13th Georgia Infantry on 8 July 1861 at Griffin, GA.
On the Campaign
He was wounded and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was paroled near Shepherdstown, VA on 29 September 1862. He was captured again, on 29 April 1863 near Fredericksburg, VA, and was briefly in the Old Capitol Prison in Washington, DC. He was paroled there on 10 May 1863. He was wounded again, by a gunshot to his right thigh in May 1864, place not given, was in a Richmond, VA hospital, then furloughed for 60 days on 26 May 1864. He was surrendered and paroled at Appomattox Court House, VA on 9 April 1865.
After the War
In 1880 he was a laborer in Mountville, Troup County, GA. In 1900 he was running a large boarding house in Atlanta, GA. He was a merchant at Warm Springs, GA at his death in 1905.
References & notes
His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 online from fold3, and from Henderson,2 both as E.W. Hightower. Personal details from family genealogists, the US Census of 18880 and 1900, and from his 1904 Soldier's Pension application, online from the Georgia Archives.
He married Emily Eugenia Hightower (how related?, 1844-1927) in 1867 and they had 8 children.
11/27/1840; Troup County, GA
06/18/1905; Warm Springs, 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 28479]
2 Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964 [AotW citation 28480]