(1841 - 1933)
Home State: Georgia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 13th Georgia Infantry
In 1860 he was a 19 year old worker on his parent's farm near Fayetteville in Fayette County, GA. He enlisted as a Private in Company F, 13th Georgia Infantry on 12 May 1862.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was absent from his Company from 30 April to 31 December 1864 with no later military record.
After the War
By 1870 and to at least 1880 he was a farmer near Fayettevile, GA. In 1900 he was farming at Stout's Mountain in Cullman County, AL but in 1910 was retired and living with his son Pinkney and family in Trimble, AL. In 1930 he was still in Trimble, living with his daughter Ethel and her family.
References & notes
His service from Henderson,1 as Coleman B. Lynch, and his Compiled Service Records,2 online from fold3. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860-1930. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
He married Sarah Elizabeth Haisten (1845-1900) in December 1866 and they had 8 children.
His brothers Hosea Wesley (b 1837) and James Pinkney Lynch (b 1843) were also in Company F, but both died in Maryland in 1864. James was killed at Monocacy Junction near Frederick, MD on 9 July 1864 and Hosea was mortally wounded and captured there, dying in August.
02/17/1841; Brooks, GA
06/19/1933; Notasulga, AL; burial in Sardis Cemetery, Trimble, AL
1 Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964 [AotW citation 7263]
2 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 28270]