(c. 1844 - 1863)
Home State: Mississippi
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 2nd Mississippi Infantry
A 17 year old farmer, he enlisted in Company K, 2nd Mississippi Infantry in May 1861. He was reported "absent wounded" in May or June 1862, place of wound not given, and returned to duty.
On the Campaign
He was wounded by gunshot to the left leg and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
His leg was amputated and he was treated at a US Army hospital in Fredrick, MD from 22 October to 14 January 1863, when he died of his wounds. He was originally buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Frederick.
References & notes
Burial information from Pruett1. Life and service details from roster data compiled by Michael R. Brasher. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.2
The Death Book at Mt. Olivet Cemetery says his body was "taken" - which may mean it was recovered by his family, or it may mean the remains were reinterred in another cemetery such as Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD, after the war, as was the case for many Confederates.
c. 1844 in AL
01/14/1863; Frederick, MD; burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Frederick, MD
1 Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010 [AotW citation 4424]
2 National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <http://www.civilwarmed.org/explore/primary-sources/databases/frederickpatient/>, Source page: patient #5.299 [AotW citation 21318]