(c. 1836 - 1862)
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry
In 1860 he was a 24 year old overseer on the large Bell farm near Belvue in Dallas County, AL; planter Elijah Bell was also a clergyman. He enlisted as a Private in Company G (later renamed F), 5th Alabama Infantry on 10 April 1861 in Cahaba, AL. He was sick at Union Mills, VA in September and August 1861 and again, in Richmond, VA in June 1862.
On the Campaign
He was killed in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.
References & notes
c. 1836; Dallas County, AL
09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD
1 Fry, Anna M. Gayle, Memories of Old Cahaba, Nashville (Tenn): Publishing House of the M. E. Church, South, 1905, pp. 109 - 120 [AotW citation 9417]
2 State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <https://archives.alabama.gov/research/CivilWarService.aspx>, Source page: various [AotW citation 15783]
3 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 27968]