|Birth: ||Mar. 29, 1836|
South Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Nov. 30, 1864|
Amzi Meek was the first of his immediate family to move from York County, South Carolina to southern Arkansas as he appears on the 1860 census in Palestine Township, Bradley County, Arkansas. Amzi was mustered in at Camp Pillow near Memphis, Tennessee, on June 26, 1861. He joined for duty and enrolled June 20 by T. C. Hindman. He was elected
to the rank of 1st Lt. On July 31, 1861, he was promoted to the rank of Captain in Co. I, 2nd Regiment Arkansas Volunteers, Govan's Brigade, Cleburne's Division, Hardee's Corp, Army of Tennessee. In the early spring
of 1862 he was sent on recruiting service to his home in Arkansas. He became Major of 2nd & 24th Regiments Arkansas.
He appears on a Roll of Prisoners of War exchanged by order of Major General W. T. Sherman, Comdg. Military Division of the Mississippi, at Rough and Ready, Ga., Sept. 19 and 22, 1864 having been captured near Jonesboro, Georgia, on September l, 1864.
Meek was killed at the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee. The monument to the Confederates buried there reads; "Following the Battle of Franklin, November 30, 1864, John McGavock, owner of "Carnton", collected and buried here the bodies of 1496 Confederates. The five general officers killed there were interred elsewhere, after being brought to the house. Other Confederates were later buried here...." - Tennessee Historical Commission.
Eli Meek (1797 - 1866)
Martha Louisa Starr Meek (1801 - 1862)
John Rufus Starr Meek (1827 - 1900)*
Margaret Jane Meek (1829 - 1849)*
James Marion Meek (1831 - 1863)*
William Chambers Meek (1833 - 1841)*
Amzi Theophiliss Meek (1836 - 1864)
Martha Ann Meek Allison (1839 - 1885)*
Edward Stewart Meek (1841 - 1864)*
Note: Commanding Officer of the 2nd Arkansas Infantry
Plot: Section 21 - Ark - Grave 80
Created by: Larry Chenault
Record added: Jul 06, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5593315