James  Pinkney “Pink” Cagle

James  Pinkney “Pink” Cagle

Birth
Henderson County, North Carolina, USA
Death 31 Oct 1927 (aged 81)
Louisville, Winston County, Mississippi, USA
Burial Louisville, Winston County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID 8731010 · View Source
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James Pinkney "Pink" Cagle was the oldest child of Charles H. and Margarett E. Richardson Cagle. He would join the 11th Mississippi, Perrin's Regiment, Ferguson's Brigade, CSA. Entered as a Bugler at age 16 after running away to join against the wishes of his father. Pink fought for the last 2 years and 8 months of war, and was wounded at 2nd Battle of Bull Run. Pink, with his Cavalry Unit, was captured at Washington, GA while acting as escort for Jefferson Davis at the end of the war. He was released from Prison Camp at Forsythe, GA in May of 1865. In June of that year, he married Jennie Cheatham (1846-1883) of GA. After her untimely death from tuberculosis, Pink married Frances Sharp of Louisville, MS. in 1889. By both of his wives, he was the father of 12 children. Shortly before his death, he stood 5 hours as Honor Guard at the unveiling of a statue of Jefferson Davis at Vicksburg. He also posed for the Confederate Memorial that stood in the City Square of Louisville,and now stands in the median of a busy intersection of that town. Pink was a very colorful figure in the town of Louisville after the end of the Civil War. He served as Mayor for more than one term, as well as magistrate of District One (Winston County. He was Grand Tyler of the Grand Lodge, AF and AM, State of Mississippi, Trustee of the High School, and devoted member/Sunday School Superintendant for the Baptist church.
Pink was a blacksmith by trade, as his father and grandfather Cagle had been before him. Generations of Louisville citizens recalled seeing "Uncle Pink" atop his white horse, decked out in his Confederate Uniform, for any of the towns events.** -D. Stafford (2nd great -grand niece of J.P. Cagle)



  • Maintained by: Dede Stafford
  • Originally Created by: Wayne L. Osborne
  • Added: 8 May 2004
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James  Pinkney “Pink” Cagle (25 Apr 1846–31 Oct 1927), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8731010, citing Masonic Cemetery, Louisville, Winston County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Dede Stafford (contributor 46634805) .