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Confederate (CSV)


Lemuel Joiner

(1835 - 1924)

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Mississippi Infantry Battalion

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 25 year old worker on his parent's farm in Itawamba County, MS. He enlisted at Columbus, MS as a Private in Company K, 2nd Mississippi Infantry Battalion on 1 May 1862.

On the Campaign

He was later docked for the cost of a bayonet he lost in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

His Company (K) was converted to cavalry and attached as Company F to the 8th (Wade's) Confederate Cavalry (2d Regiment, Mississippi and Alabama Cavalry) in January 1863. He was promoted to Corporal by June 1863 and was with them to December 1863, when he was listed absent without leave with no later military record.

After the War

By 1870 he was a farmer at Oatmeal in Burnet County, TX. In 1880 he was farming in Mason County, TX, and was in Kent County in 1900. In 1910 he was farming with his daughter Lisa Belle and her family in Howard County, TX. By 1920 he'd finally retired ("farmer, but too old to work") and lived with his daughter Sarah and her family at Spur, Dickens County, TX.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Military Service Records,1 via fold3, filed under 48th Mississippi Infantry, as L. Joiner, and 2nd CS Cavalry, as Lem Joiner. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860-1920. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


07/30/1835; Evergreen, AL


08/15/1924; Coahoma, TX; burial in Coahoma Cemetery, Coahoma, TX


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 28987]