(1819 - 1869)
Home State: Louisiana
Command Billet: Battery Commander
Branch of Service: Artillery
Born in Vermont (or Maine), and married to a Delaware woman, he was living in Claiborne County, MS by 1841. Reported hard to get along with, he was nonetheless a highly respected artillerist.
On the Campaign
He was in command of his battery on the Maryland Campaign.
The rest of the War
He was ill on the Knoxville campaign and was left behind when the army retreated. He was captured, exchanged, captured again, and was POW at Camp Chase near Chicago to the end of the War.
After the War
He traveled with Jefferson Davis after the fall of Richmond, and practiced law - as a "prominent attorney-at-law in Port Gibson" - after the War. He was murdered near Port Gibson by a man he had reportedly insulted at the courthouse that day, shot at his office with 18 buckshot entering his neck and head.
References & notes
1819 in VT
1869; Port Gibson, MS; burial in Wintergreen Cemetery, Port Gibson, MS
1 Alexander, Edward Porter, Military memoirs of a Confederate: A Critical Narrative, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1907 [AotW citation 609]
2 Woodhead, Henry, editor, Voices of the Civil War: Antietam, Alexandria (Va): Time-Life Books, 1996, pg. 89 [AotW citation 610]