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Capt Gainum M. Brightwell
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Birth: 1823
Rhea County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Feb., 1870
Izard County
Arkansas, USA

Capt. Gainum M. Brightwell; son of Leonard & Nancy Elizabeth (Wilson) Brightwell, husband of Nancy (Walker) Brightwell, husband of Nancy A. (Houser) Brightwell, husband of Sarah Margaret (Fulks) Brightwell Sheffield.

7th AR Confederate Infantry and 8th cavalry/musician in the 5th TN Volunteers
Served in Co. G of Shaver's 7th Infantry CSA as a captain.

A History of Independence County, Ark.
By A. C. McGinnis
Batesville, Arkansas
1976
In all, twenty-three companies of troops were enlisted in Independence County for the Confederate Army. Four captains -- John H. Dye, Ganum Brightwell, J. W. Cullins, and E. N. Floyd -- organized two companies each, and fifteen captains -- William E. Gibbs, Thomas J. Morgan, Winfred S. Smalley, J. T. Tracey, George W. McCauley, Simeon Cason, A. T. Jones, E. Houser, E. W. Echols, L. E. Knight, Thomas West, Samuel Jordan McGuffin, C. S. Washburn, Samuel R. Fetzer, and George W. Rutherford -- organized one each. The names of the captains and their units are inscribed on the Confederate monument on the courthouse lawn in Batesville.

Civil War Service
Name: G. Brightwell
Company: F
Unit: 8 Arkansas Cavalry.
Rank - Induction: Captain
Rank - Discharge: Captain
Allegiance: Confederate
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Name: Gairwan Brightwell
Company: G
Unit: 7 Arkansas Infantry.
Rank - Induction: Captain
Rank - Discharge: Captain
Allegiance: Confederate 
 
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 Spouse:
  Nancy A. Houser Brightwell (1825 - 1862)
 
 Children:
  Matilda "Caroline" Brightwell Meeker (1853 - 1924)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Lunenburg Cemetery
Lunenburg
Izard County
Arkansas, USA
 
Created by: C&P * LaPlante Files
Record added: Mar 04, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13525381
Capt Gainum M. Brightwell
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Capt Gainum M. Brightwell
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