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 James Thomas Asbury Cartwright

James Thomas Asbury Cartwright

Birth
Tennessee, USA
Death 17 Aug 1884 (aged 46)
DeSoto County, Mississippi, USA
Burial Lake Cormorant, DeSoto County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID 18707195 · View Source
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He is the Son of Mary Polly Cartwright.

His Wife is Sylvia Elizabeth Moore Cartwright.
She is Buried at Carolina Cemetery, Prentiss County, Miss.

They were Married February 14, 1858 in Tippah County, Miss.

His Sister is Nancy Adeline Cartwright.
She was Born in Tippah County, Miss in 1848.

He Enlisted in the Civil War as a Confederate in 1861 at Ripley, Tippah County, Miss, in CO "R " 23RD Regiment, under Colonel J. M.Wells.

Like many of the Soldiers from Mississippi, they ENLISTED WITH THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI FOR A DURATION OF 1 to 4 YEARS: AT WHICH TIME IT WAS AGREED THEY WERE TO RETURN HOME.

Regrettably the Civil War Lasted Much Longer than even the 1 To 4 Years for which the Soldiers Committed to at the Beginning of the War.

They were then Transferred to another Regiment for the Duration of the War.

On October 17, 1861, the 23rd was sent to Hopkinsville, Kentucky.
Camp Diseases Plagued the Regiment and the Camp was more of a Hospital than a Training Area.

In February 1862, the 23rd was at Ft. Donelson, near Dover, Tennessee where he was taken Prisoner by the Union Army.
He was held at Camp Douglas, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.

All of the Confederate Prisoners were Badly Mistreated and Suffered Without Food, Medicine, Clothing or other Necessities Needed by All of them.

They were forced to Endure the "Cold Chicago Weather and Winds Off Lake Michigan" Without Proper Clothing or Bedding to Protect Them.

Many of the Soldiers Did Not Have Shoes - as they were Taken from them By the Union Soldiers.

He was Exchanged at Vicksburg, Miss; and Continued to Serve in the Forces until the End of the War.

He Suffered the Loss of a Leg Due to Frost Bites he Sustained.

Their 13 Children Encompasses Many Cemeteries located in Mississippi and Oklahoma as shown below;

#1> Hinds Cemetery, DeSoto County, MS; (1);
*Baby William Cartwright;

#2> Crossroads Cemetery, Prentiss County, MS;(2);
*Jacob Hoyle Cartwright;
*Mary Bell Cartwright Windham.

#3> Carolina Cemetery, Prentiss County, MS; (6);
*John Harve Cartwright;
*Newton Columbus Cartwright
*Thomas Lee Cartwright;
*George Buchanan Cartwright;
*Nancy Jane Cartwright Shackelford;
*Elizabeth "Lizzie" Florence Cartwright Windham.

#4> Jumpertown Cemetery, Prentiss County, MS; (1);
*Marion Edward Cartwright.

#5> Blackland Cemetery, Prentiss County, MS; (1);
*James Asbury Cartwright.

#6> Mount Olivet Cemetery, Choctaw County, OK;(1);
*Henry Hison Cartwright.

#7> Lakeview Cemetery, Love County, OK; (1);
*Lillard Idella Viola Cartwright.


DOCUMENTED:
#1> "History of Prentiss County, MS, Volume I", Booneville, Prentiss County, MS.

#2> "Out Of The Wilderness...Into Tomorrow - A History Of Jumpertown", Jumpertown, Prentiss County, MS.

#3> Civil War Documents and Records, Civil War History Books, and Historical Documented Movies, etc.

#4> "Moore-James Private Family Records".

#5> Tippah County, MS Marriage Records.

#6> Hinds Chapel Cemetery, Member Historical Society, DeSoto County, MS.

#7> There Is No Longer A Showing Of Where He Was Buried Nor His Baby Son.
They Were Buried In The Older Section Of The Cemetery.
The Graves Have Collapsed Into The Earth.


Gravesite Details Grave And Headstone Is No Longer Visible-Sank Into The Earth.
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  • Originally Created by: Sue Moore-Hardy
  • Added: 1 Apr 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18707195
  • Sue Moore-Hardy
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Thomas Asbury Cartwright (18 May 1838–17 Aug 1884), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18707195, citing Hinds Chapel Cemetery, Lake Cormorant, DeSoto County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .