Apr. 5, 1909 Amissville Rappahannock County Virginia, USA
Company B, (Mosby's) 43rd Battalion Partisan Cavalry, Dept. of Northern Virginia, C.S.A.
Residence Rappahannock County, VA.; 5'10", ruddy complexion, light hair, blue eyes. Enlisted for the duration of the war by Ranger Captain William R. Smith on 11/15/1863 in Fauquier County, VA., he was mustered into Company B, Mosby's 43rd Battalion Virginia Partisan Cavalry as a Private. Present on 10/1 - 12/31/1863 Roll. POW 5/19/1864 in Fauquier County; confined Vienna, VA; forwarded to U.S. Provost Marshal General, Alexandria, VA., on 5/21/1864; confined 5/22/1864 in Old Capitol Prison, Wash., D.C.; transferred 6/15/1864 to Fort Delaware, DE.; took Oath of Allegiance there on 6/14/1865.
Mosby's Cavalry Regiment, formerly the 43rd Battalion, was organized in December, 1864. The battalion was formed in June, 1863, with five companies, later increased to eight. The unit served behind Federal lines in Northern Virginia and was the most effective command of its kind. The enemy forces were never safe and the area became known as "Mosby's Confederacy".