(1835 - 1877)
Home State: Mississippi
Branch of Service: Infantry
In 1860 he was 25 years old and lived with wealthy planter James Harper and his family on their plantation near Wall Hill in Marshall 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 in action with his Company at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was sick in a Richmond hospital in December 1862.
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 with them to at least July 1863, but there's no later military record.
After the War
By 1870 he was a farmer at Water Valley in Lafayette County, MS.
References & notes
His service from his Compiled Military Service Records,1 via fold3, filed under 48th Mississippi Infantry. His presence at Sharpsburg from a petition he and others of his Company signed on behalf of Lieutenant Thomas Lipscomb. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860 and 1870.
He married Elizabeth Pensie Vaughn (1844-1925) in March 1867 and they had 9 children by 1877.
1835 in TN
08/1877; Yalobusha County, MS
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 28992]