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Age at Enlistment: 19
Length of Service: 1861
Service Record: Enlisted in Co. C at Wytheville 29 May 1861 with his friends and brother Haywood; sent to Camp Gauley on Patterson Farm in Aug 1861; Died of fever 3 days before the battle of Carnifax Ferry (now WV) while at Camp Gauley 6 SEP 1861 by his brother and fellow soldiers. His is the only CSA Soldier’s grave at the battlefield and there is a marker and plaque dedicated to him.
Survived War: No
Cemetery/Burial: Carnifax Ferry Battlefield State Park, Summersville, Nicholas Co. , WV
Soldier Info: Born in Virginia in 1841; Died in Virginia (WV) 1861
Relationship to Author: 2nd cousin 5x