|Death: ||May 12, 1864|
Son of James Slay and Elizabeth Davis. Joel enlisted on May 16, 1861 at Corinth, Mississippi and gave his age as 23. He re enlisted under the Conscription Act April 14, 1862. He was admitted to the Hospital at Lynchburg, Virginia on May 25, 1862 with pneumonia. On August 11, 1862, he was sent to CSA General Hospital at Danville, Virginia. He was sent to the Mississippi Hospital at Richmond, Virginia on February 22, 1863. After his return to service, he was wounded and sent to the General Hospital at Danville on May 19, 1863. Joel W. Slay was killed at the Battle of Spottsylvania Courthouse on May 12, 1864.
His brother David C. Slay, was killed during the battle at Vicksburg, Mississippi.
Source: A Genealogy of the Slay Family in America ; Copywrite 1995; LOC # 85-80711; J. Bradley Jeffreys; Coauthor, James H. Hines; MS AHD Call No. 929.256315J
Created by: Gayle Hennington Van Hor...
Record added: Sep 21, 2012
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Rest in peace to cousin Joel. Thank you for your service and committment to this country. You gave your country the ultimate sacrifice.|
Gayle Hennington Van Horn.
Added: Sep. 21, 2012