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Osborn J. Bounds
Birth: Jan. 25, 1846
Barbour County
Alabama, USA
Death: Feb. 2, 1865
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA

Military -
Civil War - Co. H, 39th Alabama.

Thanks to Martha Reid Chapter 19 United Daughters of the Confederacy for originally creating this memorial for Osborn J. Bounds

Note: Some associates of Martha Reid Chapter 19 United Daughters of the Confederacy recently checked on my behalf and there is at present, no marker for O. J. Bounds at the Confederate Circle monument however, he is on record as being one of the soldiers who's body was moved there along with the others who died in battle at Nashville.

Note: Osborn's name is seen written in family documents as "Osborn J. Bounds" . The name Osborn probably comes from one of his mother's younger brothers named Osborn W. Teat (b. 1824). Regarding the middle initial 'J'. William M. Bounds had a brother named James (1860 Ala census). There was also a Jesse L. Bounds in Barbour Co. Alabama, born about 1807 North Carolina who is listed in the census records and several land deed records who may have also been related to William M. Bounds in some way. Possibly a brother. In Bossier parish, LA there was a Jesse O. Bounds, son of William Richard Bounds that is believed to have been named for Osborn. Therefore, the common conclusion among some family has been that his full name could have been Osborn Jesse Bounds, although that's not confirmed.

Osborn was born in Barbour Co. Alabama, the son of William M. Bounds & Martha F. Teat. An old Bounds family Bible as well as a letter which included a list of dates written by George Albert Bounds in 1915 state an exact birth date for Osborn as Jan. 25, 1846. In 1860 just before the start of the war he is the youngest son found in William & Martha's household. It is not yet known for sure what the exact year of Osborn's enlistment was but it was probably towards the end of the war. He is not found in the earlier muster rolls which contain his two older brothers.

Not much has ever been known about Osborn by the descendants of his family. Information handed down over the years by subsequent generations was only that there was a younger brother named Osborn J. Bounds who died young before the family left Alabama but nothing was ever known about how he died.

Osborn had two older brothers who also served in Co. H, 39th AL. which was comprised of many men who came out of the small community of Louisville in Barbour County near Clayton, Alabama. Several of Osborn's older sisters had husbands that also served in the same company/regiment. It was not until recently that I discovered Osborn J. Bounds was a soldier in the Confederacy and served in the same regiment as his two older brothers, Stephen Henry Bounds (my g-grandfather) and William Richard "Richmond" Bounds.

But Osborn's life was cut short at an early age like so many who served.
Records show he was wounded and captured at the second days Battle of Nashville, Tennessee on December 16, 1864. He took a gunshot to the ankle which caused him to have the lower third of his leg amputated. Afterwards, he was taken as a prisoner of war. He developed Chronic Diarrhea and died as a POW in a Federal Hospital in Nashville just days after his nineteenth birthday. (Diarrhea and disease accounted for as many deaths during the Civil War as did battle injuries)

Below are records of Osborn J. Bounds' service in the war that were provided to me by some researchers of Alabama in the Civil War. Source references are noted. He is referred to as "Osmond C. Bound" in one record. This may be due to misspelling or misinterpretation of handwriting on some old records or he may possibly had been in fact referred to as "Osmond".

Also is the 1860 US census, Barbour Co, Alabama. which shows Osborn in the household of his parents. He is listed as 12 years old. Ages given in census records often times vary and are not always completely accurate. Family records of Osborn's exact birth date would actually make him 14 at the time of the census.

Osmond C. Bound

Residence was not listed; 16 years old.
Enlisted as a Private (date unknown).
He was listed as:
* POW 12/16/1864 Nashville, TN
* Wounded 12/16/1864 Nashville, TN (Severely wounded in right leg, amputated)
died of wounds as a POW 2/2/65
"H" Co. AL 39th Infantry
Sources used by Historical Data Systems, Inc.:
- Index to Compiled Confederate Military Service Records
- The Medical and Surgical History of the Civil War

Osmond C. Bound, Private, resident of Barbour County, Alabama, Company H, 39th Alabama Infantry, wounded by gunshot at Nashville, left ankle, circular amputation lower third right leg, December 13, 1864, captured at Nashville, Tenn., December 1864, died in U. S. General Hospital, Nashville, Tennessee February 1865, Chronic Diarrhea, age 17/18, buried in City Cemetery, grave no. 184[?]
M311: Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Alabama

Note: All CSA Soldiers who died in Nashville during the War were originally buried in Nashville's Old City Cemetery. They were all moved in 1869 to Confederate Circle, Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee. They are buried in 13 circular trenches extending around the base of the Large Confederate Monument in the Middle of Confederate Circle. There were originally no markers for these approximately 1500 men but over the years family members, researchers and various other associations, have placed VA flat markers around the monument to Honor their Confederate Ancestors buried there.

1860 United States Federal Census, Beat 11, Barbour, Alabama

William M Bounds 55 Farmer
Martha F Bounds 46 wife
Julia A Bounds 19 daughter
Lucinda Bounds 17 daughter
Rebecca Bounds 14 daughter
Osborn J Bounds 12 son
Eliza Bounds 9 daughter
Martha C Bounds 7 daughter
James Bounds 51 relationship not shown [insane]
Family links: 
  William M. Bounds (1805 - 1880)
  Martha F. Teat Bounds (1814 - 1881)
  Elizabeth Bounds Wood (1831 - 1915)*
  Stephen Henry Bounds (1833 - 1915)*
  William Richard Bounds (1835 - 1912)*
  Amanda Jane Bounds McKinney (1837 - 1919)*
  Julia Ann Bounds Foster (1839 - 1913)*
  Lucinda Bounds Lynn (1841 - ____)*
  Rebecca A. Bounds Vestal (1844 - 1936)*
  Osborn J. Bounds (1846 - 1865)
  John Wesley Bounds (1848 - 1858)*
  Mary Ann Eliza Bounds Evans (1850 - 1916)*
  Martha Caroline Bounds Watt (1853 - 1919)*
*Calculated relationship
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA
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Originally Created by: Martha Reid 19 UDC
Record added: Jul 21, 2010
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In honor of my 3rd cousin, 4 generations back. You and your sacrifice are not forgotten~
- C. Bounds
 Added: Nov. 19, 2014

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