(1838 - 1917)
Home State: Georgia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 13th Georgia Infantry
In 1860 he was a 21 year old worker on his parents large farm at Waynmanville in Upson County, GA. He enlisted as a Private in Company D, 13th Georgia Infantry in July 1861.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg, MD on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
There is no later record in his military file.
After the War
By 1870 and to at least 1910 he was a farmer at in Upson County.
References & notes
His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 online from fold3, also as R.M. McFarland, and Henderson.2 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860-1910. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
He married Martha Amelia "Mattie" Lyon (1847-1875) in February 1864 and they had 5 children. He married again, Etta Virginia Nelson (1856-1891) in October 1875 and they had 6 more. He married for the third time Sallie E Hobbs (1854-1910) in January 1899.
03/03/1838; Upson County, GA
11/18/1917; Upson County, GA; burial in New Hope Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Yatesville, 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 28523]
2 Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964 [AotW citation 28524]