|Birth: ||Jan. 19, 1844|
|Death: ||Nov. 24, 1925|
1st Tennesse Volunteer Infantry
Company 'A' The Pelham Guards
Enrolled 29 April 1861 at Pelham, Grundy County, Tennessee. Muster roll shows he was 19 but he had enlisted at 17 (under age). He contracted measles and so was absent during the battle of First Manassas, Virginia 21 July 1861. He was discharged with debility from fever at Camp Fisher, Virginia 9 October 1861 and re-enlisted on 1 June 1862 at Knoxville, Tennessee in Co A, Smith's 4th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment. Wounded twice and captured 26 September 1863 near Rome, Georgia. He was in prison at Camp Douglas, Illinois until 17 May 1865. In 1868 he became a travelling passenger agent for the N.C. & St. Louis Railroad, at Chattanooga, Tennessee and was later transferred to Little Rock, Arkansa and then to Chicago, Illinois where he remained until 1894. In 1906 he went to Dalhart, Texas and entered the real estate business, residing there until his death on 24 November 1925, aged nearly eighty-two years. He attended the yearly Confederate reunions and lived over the old days as well as renewing old friendships.
Created by: Jerry Platz
Record added: Sep 07, 2011
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