Photo: 21st VA Infantry banner captured at GettysburgAge at Enlistment: 36
Length of Service: 1861-1864
Rank: 1st Sgt.
Unit: 21st VA Infantry Mileham’s Co.; Tuttle’s Bn Local Defense Abingdon, Va
Service Record: Enlisted as 1st Sgt of the Co. in 17 Sep 1861, but became very ill in April 1862 and likely had to be discharged; enlisted in local defense Tuttle’s Bn in Co. A on 28 May 1864. According to his findagrave.com: “Christopher was a first sergeant with the 21st Battalion, Virginia Infantry.
Survived War: Yes
Cemetery / Burial: Maple Grove Cemetery, Sylvia, Dickson Co., TN
Soldier Info: Born in Washington Co., VA in 1825; Died in Dickson Co., TN in 1891. Married author’s 4th Great Aunt, Lydia Blevins.
Relationship to Author: 1st cousin 5x