Aug. 3, 1895 Upper Zion Caroline County Virginia, USA
Veteran of the Mexican - American War and War Between The States. Married to Agnes in 1860.
Company H "Sparta Grays" of Caroline County, 30th Virginia Infantry, Corse's Brigade, Pickett's Division, 1st Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, C.S.A.
Residence Caroline County, Va.; 31 year-old farmer. Enlisted on 4/2/1861 at Sparta, VA. for 12 months' service, he was mustered into "H" Co. VA 30th Infantry as 2nd Corporal. Present on all Rolls thru Feb 1862 Roll when paid Enlistment Bounty. Promoted to Sgt. prior to being discharged on 7/23/1862. On 1/1/1863 at Port Royal, Caroline County, he reenlisted and was mustered into "B" Co. VA 9th Cavalry as a Private for 3 years' Service. Present on all rolls to Nov & Dec 1863 when listed as sick since 12/10/1863. Present Jan & Feb 1864 Roll. Absent, wounded March & April 1864 Roll (likely from fighting in King & Queen County during early March). Present on all remaining Rolls thru 9/30/1864 final Roll.
Postwar he returned to farming in Caroline County, Va.
The 30th Infantry Regiment completed its organization at Fredericksburg, Virginia, in June, 1861. Men of this unit were from Fredericksburg and the counties of Spotsylvania, Caroline, Stafford, and King George.
The 9th Cavalry Regiment was formed in January, 1862, using the 1st Battalion Virginia Cavalry as its nucleus. Its companies were from the counties of Stafford, Caroline, Westmoreland, Lancaster, Essex, Spotsylvania, Lunenburg, King William, King George, and Richmond. It fought in the Seven Days' Battles, the conflicts at Gainesville, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Dumfries, Rapidan Station, Brandy Station, Upperville, Hanover, Gettysburg, Williamsport, Funkstown, Culpeper Court House, Bristoe, Mine Run, The Wilderness, and Todd's Tavern. Later it skirmished around Richmond and Petersburg, then was active in the Appomattox operations.