(c. 1833 - 1889)
Home State: Mississippi
Branch of Service: Infantry
In 1860 he was a 27 year old farmer with his brothers Robert and Reuben near Columbus in Lowndes County, MS. He enlisted at Columbus as a Sergeant 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 admitted to a hospital in Richmond, VA on 19 December 1862 with chronic diarrhea and back with his Company about 27 January 1863.
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 served with them to the end of the war and was surrendered at Citronelle, AL on 4 May and paroled at Columbus, MS on 17 or 18 May 1865.
After the War
By 1870 and to at least 1880 he was a farmer at Columbus with his brother Reuben and sister Jeanette.
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 1860-1880. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
There were 3 Littleton brothers in the 2nd Battalion/48th Regiment: Green, Reuben, and Absalom Tatum (kia Seven Pines 5/31/62); another brother Robert was in the 3rd Mississippi Battalion (State Troops) and probably did not survive the war.
c. 1833 in TN
1889; Caledonia, MS; burial in Vinton Cemetery, Clay 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 28996]