|Birth: ||May 1, 1844|
|Death: ||Sep. 7, 1910|
Served as a private in Co. A, 29th Illinois Infantry Regiment.
Britton Stacey was born near Gainsboro, Jackson Co, Tenn., 1 May 1844, and died at his home, 7 Sept 1910, Elizabethtown, very suddenly of heart failure. When two years old his parents removed to Kentucky and in 1852 to Illinois, locating on the farm some 10 miles north of Elizabethtown. Grew to manhood working on the farm and attending public school in winter. On 13 Aug 1862 he enlisted as a private in Co. F, 131st Illinois Infantry and was mustered in at Metropolis Nov. 13 of same year. Engaged in military operations on Yazoo River, fought at Haines' Bluff Arkansas Post and the Siege of Vicksburg. After fall of Vicksburg was taken ill with typhoid fever and sent to St. Louis hospital and remained seven months. Rejoined his command at Paducah, Ky. and soon afterward (Nov. 14, 1863) the regiment was consolidated with the 29th Inf. and Mr. Stacey was assigned to Co. A of that regiment. Next eleven months he was at Natchez on guard duty, then New Orleans, Daulphins Island at the Battle of Spanish Fort and in numerous other skirmishes. At the Battle of Spanish Fort, 27 Mar 1865, he was severely wounded by the explosion of a shell, his left arm being so badly lacerated that it had to be taken off above the elbow. Seventeen of the company were killed and wounded by the (part of paper missing). On Mar 22 (year not readable) he married Miss Emma J. TINSLEY, who survives him. No children blessed this union. After his marriage he engaged in farming until 1881, when he moved to Elizabethtown where since resided. Mr. Stacey served 12 years as deputy sheriff, having previously served eight years as constable while living on the farm.
Emma Jane Tinsley Stacey (1849 - 1914)*
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