|Death: ||Sep. 20, 1863|
Martin Hasting shows as 17 years old in the 1860 census of Blount County, Al. He was killed in the battle of Chickamauga which was September 19th and 20th of 1863. Which means he was at least 19 years old.
He joined Company K, Alabama Regiment on August 12th, 1861 in Blountsville, Alabama recruited by Captain Skinner. He enlisted for a period of three years.
He was captured on April 8th, 1862 on Island 10 ( which I assume was off the shore of Mississippi). He was part of a prisoner exchange on board of the steamer Juo H Doge near
Vicksburg Ms. on September 20, 1862.
The troops on the Confederate side were 65,000 strong, they suffered 18,454 casualties and losses, 2,312 killed, 14,674 and wounded and 1,468 captured/missing. According to my research. The Union side after winning left the bodies Union & Confederate there on the ground to head back North quickly.
He was from the Liberty community in Blount County Al.
His father Charles Henry Graves also died in September or October of 1863( depending on whether you are looking at the state archives or the federal archives - I guess things never change ) while serving in Mobile, AL in the Civil War.
His mother was Mary Ann Allison Graves born circa 1820 in Franklin,Georgia.
He never married.
Charles Henry Graves (1820 - 1863)
Mary Ann Allison Graves (1820 - 1901)
Martin Hasting Graves (1843 - 1863)
Thomas Boswell Graves (1845 - 1916)*
Note: His brother, Thomas Graves is memorial # 64367300
Body lost or destroyed
Specifically: Killed in the Battle of Chickamauga I believe (hope) he is one of the Unknown Soldiers buried there.
Created by: Debra Graves Dawson
Record added: Sep 07, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 116678752