(1825 - 1898)
Home State: Georgia
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 60th Georgia Infantry
Sheriff of Troup County, Georgia, he was elected Captain of Company B, 60th Georgia after his enlistment on 17 July 1861.
On the Campaign
He commanded the regiment as senior officer present at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was in command at Gettysburg, also, and was elected Major 17 August 1863. He was wounded at the Wilderness (May 1864), and later Colonel and in command of the combined 60th and 61st Georgia (Jan 1865) until the surrender at Appomattox.
References & notes
12/31/1825; Greenville, SC
05/28/1898; LaGrange, GA; burial in Hillview Cemetery, LaGrange, GA
1 Brantley, Chris, The Lawton-Gordon-Evans Brigade (CSA), Published 2000, first accessed 15 August 2005, <http://users.erols.com/brant/GeorgiaBrigade/index.html>, Source page: /soldiers.html [AotW citation 222]
2 Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964 [AotW citation 19680]