(c. 1829 - 1905)
Home State: Georgia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 13th Georgia Infantry
In 1860 he was a 28 year old farmer at West Point in Troup County, GA. He enlisted as a Private in Company K, 13th Georgia Infantry on 21 August 1862 in LaGrange, GA.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg, MD on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was on wounded furlough from 5 October 1862 to 12 February 1863. He was captured at Danville, VA on 6 April 1865 and a prisoner at Point Lookout, MD until released on 29 June 1865.
After the War
In 1870 he was a farm worker back at West Point, but by 1880 and to at least 1900 farmed his own place in Chambers County, AL.
References & notes
His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 online from fold3, and Henderson.2 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1880. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
He married Mary Elizabeth Hodnett (1834-1883) in August 1852 and they had 11 children. He married again, Mary Albenie "Bennie" Sorrell (1851-1913) in May 1884.
At least 5 of Mary Elizabeth's brothers served in Company K during the war, including John Wesley Hodnett, who died of smallpox shortly after Sharpsburg.
c. 1829 in GA
02/20/1905; burial in Pleasant Grove Congregational Christian Church, Chambers County, AL
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 28532]
2 Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964 [AotW citation 28533]