(1839 - 1863)
Home State: Texas
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 5th Texas Infantry
see his Battle Report
Age 22, he was commissioned Captain of a mounted artillery company he helped organize in July 1861 in Livingston, TX, and they mustered as Company K of the 5th Texas Infantry on 9 September at Camp Van Dorn.
On the Campaign
He relieved Colonel Robertson in command of the regiment as senior officer on 14 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was acting Major of the regiment in the Winter of 1862-63 and was selected to command a battalion of Texas Sharpshooters in the Texas Brigade on 23 March 1863. He was mortally wounded on the breastworks defending the entrance to the Nansemond River near Norfolk, VA on 14 April 1863 and died the next day.
References & notes
Service information from Simpson.1 Details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave, as is a memorial from his original burial in the Turner Cemetery in Turnwold, Georgia. That is the source also of his picture, from a faded copy photograph provided by Virginia Gregorcyk (probably from an original cased ambrotype of unknown provenance).
More on the Web
There's a Texas State Historical Marker for him at Livingston.
04/03/1839; Putnam County, GA
04/15/1863; Norfolk, VA; burial in J.A.S. Turner Cemetery, Midway, TX