(1840 - 1904)
Home State: Georgia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 13th Georgia Infantry
In 1860 he was a 19 year old on his parent's farm at Hogansville, Troup County, GA. 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, MD on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was paroled near Shepherdstown, VA on 29 September 1862 and was in Atlanta, GA when he was paid on 11 December 1862. He was judged disabled and detailed as a Sub-enrolling Officer in Troup County, GA from 19 January 1864 to at least 18 February 1865, the latest record in his military file.
After the War
By 1870 he was a farmer at LaGrange, Troup County, GA and in 1880 he was farming at Hogansville. In 1900 he was proprietor of a hotel at 124 Hill Street in Valdosta, Lowndes County, GA.
References & notes
His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 online from fold3, and from Henderson,2 who also lists a Pearson Lee Hopson in Company K; they may be the same person. Personal details from family genealogists, the US Census of 1850 (as Erasmus L Hopson) and 1860-1900, and his 1904 Georgia Indigent Soldier's pension application, online from the Georgia Archives. His gravesite is on Findagrave, source also of his photograph, contributed by Mike Moon. His grave marker was ordered by the United Daughters of the Confederacy in 1960.
He married Louvenia M. Wood (1845-) in October 1868.
09/11/1840; Troup County, GA
12/30/1904; burial in Myrtle Hill Cemetery, Hogansville, 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 28491]
2 Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964 [AotW citation 28492]