(1826 - 1896)
Home State: Georgia
Command Billet: Artillery Battalion Commander
Branch of Service: Artillery
He is said, in family lore, to have been a wealthy slaveholder, and involved with the last (illegal) slave ship voyage from Africa to Georgia. He had service in the Mexican War (1847-48) as an artillery Sergeant, and was Sheriff of Sumter Country, GA from 1856-57 and was an officer in the Georgia Militia.
He enlisted for War service 6 July 1861 at Americus at age 36 and formed the Sumter Artillery battery. He was appointed Major of Artillery on 22 May 1862 and Lieutenant Colonel on 26 May.
On the Campaign
He commanded his battalion of artillery in Maryland.
The rest of the War
He was promoted to Colonel on 22 April 1864.
After the War
He was a farmer and cotton broker. He was on the Americus City Council from 1867-72, President of the first Board of Education (1873), and Mayor, elected to terms in 1874, 1877, and 1893, and was serving as such at his death. He was a member of the Georgia General Assembly for a term in 1890-91.
References & notes
His gravesite is on Findagrave.
12/04/1826; Pulaski County, GA
03/17/1896; Americus, GA; burial in Oak Grove Cemetery, Americus, GA