Tuesday, July 21, 2015

North & South Battle Of First & Second Bull Run.

The battle of first Bull run also known to the Confederates as Manassas was on July 18- 21, 1861.  There were many regiment from both sides, to many to list here.  The companies involved were numerous and will not be listed here.

I keep saying ( Will Not be List here), then whats the point of the post? As there were so many regiment and companies involved I decided to pick one regiment from both sides.  However as the number of men of each company is so large I will only list the men of each company that were either Killed, Wounded, Died of wounds or missing.  The Second Bull Run, was fought August 28-30, 1862.

The Regiments involved are the New York Eight Infantry and South Carolina Second Infantry.


New York Eighth Infantry.

BERTRAM, CHARLES, Age, — years. Enlisted, April 4, 1862, at New York city; mustered in as private, Co. B, April 4, 1862, to serve three years; missing since battle of Bull Run, Va., August 30, 1802; no further record.

COHEN, LOUIS, Age, 27 years. Enlisted, April 23, 1861, at New York city; mustered in as private, Co. H, April 23,1861, to serve two years; captured, August 29, 1862, at Bull Run, Va.;
paroled, September 3, 1862, at Centreville, Va.; mustered out with company, April 23,1863.

DEYHLE, GEORGE, Age, 22 years. Enlisted, August 4, 1862, at New York city; mustered in as private, Co. P>, August 4, 1862, to serve three years; reported missing since battle of Bull Run, Va., August 30, 1862; no further record.

EHLERMANN, DIETRICH, Age, — years. Enlisted, April 23,1861, at New York city; mustered in as private, Co. K, April 23, 1861, to serve twTo years; wounded, August 29, 1862, at Bull Run, Va.; died of wounds, August 30, 1862, at Regimental Hospital.

HERZFELD, JOSEPH, Age, 32 years. Enlisted, April 23,1861, at New York city; mustered, in as private, Co. E, April 23, 1861,to serve two years; killed in action, August 30, 1862, at Bull Run, Va.

KAUFFMANN, PHILIPP, Age, 20 years. Enlisted, April 23, 1861, at New Y'ork city; mustered in as private, Oo. G, April 23, 1861, to serve two years; killed in action, August 30, 1862, at Bull Run, Va.

KETTENRING, HENRY, Age, 26 years. Enlisted, April 23, 1861, at New York city; mustered in as private, Co. G, April 23, 1861, to serve two years-; killed in action, August 30, 1862, at Bull Run, Va.

KNOBLOCH, MATHIAS, Age, 21 years. Enlisted, April 23, 1861, at New York city; mustered in as private, Co. I, April 23, 1861, to serve two years; killed in action, August 30, 1862, at Bull Run, Va.

KRUMHETER, HENRY, Age, 29 years. Enlisted, April 23,1861, at New York city; mustered in as private, Co. I, April 23, 1861, to serve two years; wounded, August 30, 1862, at Bull Run, Va.; died of wounds, September 21,.1862, at Military Hospital, Fairfax Seminary, Va.

KUEHNE, AUGUST, Age, — years. Enlisted, April 23, 1861, at New York city; mustered in as private, Co. K, April 23, 1861,to serve two years; captured. August 30, 1862, at Bull Run, Va.;
paroled, September 13, 1862, at Aiken's Landing, Va.; no further record.

RETTBERG, CARL, Age, 33 years. Enlisted, April 23, 1861,at New York city; mustered in as private, Co. A, April 23, 1861, to serve two years; promoted corporal and sergeant major, dates not stated; reduced to sergeant and transferred to Co. A,December 22,1861; reduced to ranks, date not stated; killed in action, August 29, 1862, at Bull Run, Va.

WEHMANN, WILLIAM, Age, — years. Enlisted, April 23, 1861, at New York city; mustered in as private, Co. I, April 23, 1861, to serve two years; killed in actiqn, August 29, 1862, at Bull Run, Va.; also borne as George Wehmann.

South Carolina Second Infantry.

Co. A. 

Governor's Guards.

Second Corporal, Goodwyn, Charles Thomson (born July 13, 1845), enrolled at Columbia for State duty, April 8, 1861; mustered into Confed- erate service, May 22, 1861; wounded in the arm at Manassas, July 21, 1861; not on any available muster roll subsequent thereto.^

Casson, James H., enrolled at Columbia, April 8, 1861, for State duty; mustered into Confederate service, May 22, 1861; reported on muster roll of January 8, 1862, as detached on baggage guard at Manassas, Va. ; reported on muster roll of May 1, 1862, as detailed as baggage guard at Gordonsville, Va.; wounded at Savage Station, June 29, 1862; reported on muster roll of November 1, 1862, as absent, wounded ; reported on mus- ter roll of January 1, 1863, as present; died July 7, 1863, of wounds received at Gettysburg, July 2, 1863.

Dickerson, George W., enlisted May 22, 1861 ; wounded in foot at Manassas, July 21, 1861; enlistment renewed for two years, February 5, 1862; on last available muster roll (June 30, 1864) as present.

Dwight, W. M., enlisted May 22, 1861 ; wounded in the thigh at Manassas, July 21, 1861; enlistment extended for two years, March 22, 1862; not on any available muster roll after May 1, 1862

Emlyn, H. N., enlisted at Columbia, by Captain Casson, June 5, 1861 ; reported on muster roll of June 30, 1861, as at Culpeper, Va., with fever; wounded in the side at Manassas, July 21, 1861; not on any available muster roll after May 1, 1862.

Hollis, Charles, enlisted at Columbia, by Captain Casson, August 6, 1861; died of pneumonia at Moore Hospital, near Manassas, Va., December 30, 1861.

Co. B.

Butler Guards.

Captain, Hoke, Augustus D., entered State service, April 16, 1861 ; mus- tered into Confederate service, May 28, 1861 ; reported on regi- mental return of January 17, 1862, as having been wounded at Manassas, July 21, 1862, and as then in Greenville; on muster roll of May 1, 1862, as present; retired at the Reorganization, May 13,1862.

Sergeant, Jones, John M., enlisted at Greenville, for State duty, April 13, 1861 ; mustered into Confederate service. May 23, 1861 ; reported on regimental return of January 17, 1862, as guarding baggage at Manassas; not on muster roll of May 1, 1862, or any subsequent available muster roll.

Private, Markley, Henry C, enlisted at Greenville, for State duty, April 18, 1861 ; mustered into Confederate service. May 28, 1861 ; reported on regimental roster of January 17, 1862, as assistant postmaster at Manassas, Va., since December 28, 1861 ; reported on muster roll of May 1, 1862, as detailed in the Postoffice Depart- ment ; not on any subsequent available muster roU.

Private, Parkins, J. Daniel, enlisted at Greenville, for State service, April 13, 1861 ; mustered into Confederate service. May 23, 1861 ; reported on regimental roster of January 17, 1862, as guarding baggage at Manassas, Va. ; reported on muster roll of May 1, 1862, as on baggage guard at Gordonsville, Va. ; not on any subsequent available muster roll.

Private, Payne, John, enlisted at Greenville, for State duty, April 18, 1861 ; mustered into Confederate service. May 23, 1861 ; killed at Manassas, July 21, 1861.

Co. C.

Colmbia Grays

Private, urst, James P., enlisted at Morris's Island, for State duty, April 24, 1861 ; mustered into Confederate service. May 23, 1861 ; reported on muster rolls of December 31, 1861, and May 4, 1862, and regimental return of January 17, 1862, as on detached duty, guarding baggage at Manassas, Va. ; reported on muster roll of November 1, 1862, as present; reported on muster roll of May 1, 1864, as having returned from a furlough of thirty days from April 1, 1864; on last available muster roll (July 1, 1864) as present.

Private, Perry, Chesnut, enlisted at Morris's Island, for State duty, April 24, 1861 ; mustered into Confederate service. May 23, 1861 ; reported on muster roll of December 31, 1861, and regimental return of January 17, 1862, as on detached service with Govern- ment working squad on road between Manassas and Centreville; reenlisted February 7, 1862; reported on muster roll of May 1, 1862, as present; on last available muster roll (July 1, 1864) as present.

Co. E.

Camden Volunteers.

Lieutenant, DePass, William L., entered State service, at Camden, April 9, 1861 ; mustered into Confederate service, May 23, 1861 ; severely wounded in the head at Manassas, July 21, 1861 ; not on muster roll of May 1, 1862;' or any subsequent available muster roll.

Co. G.

Flat Rock Guards.

Private, Gardner, Robert C, entered State service, at Camden, April 24, 1861; mustered into Confederate service. May 22, 1861; wounded at first Manassas, July 21, 1861; died of his woimds, at Orange, Va., November 13, 1861.

Co. H.

Lancaster Invincibles.

Captain, McManus, Amos, entered State service, at Lancaster, April 28, 1861; mustered into Confederate service. May 22, 1861; wounded in an arm at Manassas, July 21, 1861 ; reported on muster foil of April 30, 1862, as on furlough; not on any subsequent available muster roll.

Sergeant, Williams, D. A., promoted from 3rd Corporal between May 22, and June 30, 1861; wounded at Manassas, July 21, 1861; promoted to 3rd Sergeant between June 30, 1861, and April  30,  1862.

Co. I.

Palmetto Guards.

Private, Bird, Isaac Bailey, enlisted at Charleston, May 9, 1861 ; mus- tered into Confederate service. May 22, 1861; reported on r^- mental roster of January 17, 1862, as having guarded baggage at Manassas, first, on October 17, 1861, and, second, on Decem- ber 12, 1861 ; reported on muster roll of November 1, 1862, as present; reported on muster rolls of January 1, February 28, July 1, August 31, and October 31, 1863, and February 29, and April

Private, Calder, Samuel C, enlisted at Charleston, May 9, 1861; mus- tered into Confederate service. May 22, 1861; reported on regi- mental roster of January 17, 1862, as having guarded baggage at Manassas, first, October 17, 1861, and, second, December 12, 1861; discharged on Surgeon's certificate, by command of the Secretary of War, September a, 1862.

Co. K.

Brooks Guard Volunteers.

Private, Phillips, L. R., enlisted at Charleston, May 9, 1861 ; mustered into Confederate service. May 23, 1861; wounded at Manassas, July 21, 1861 ; reported on muster roll of February 10, 1862, as on detached service; reported on muster roll of May 30, 1862, as present; promoted to 2nd Sergeant between May 30, and Novem- ber 1,1862.

Private, Purse, William G., enlisted at Charleston, May 9, 1861; mus- tered into Confederate service. May 23, 1861 ; on muster roll of July 1, 1861; woimded at Manassas, July 21, 1861; not on any subsequent available muster roll.

Friday, July 17, 2015

James A. Murrah, Georgia.

I was unable to find any personal information on him, other then his wife may have been; Emily C. McCaula ?

Georgia 55th., Infantry, Co. H.

C. S. A.

Murrah, James A.—Private May 1862. Transferred to (New) Co. A, 60th Regt. Ga. Inf. May 10, 1862. Left at Gettysburg, Pa. as nurse for wounded July 3, 1863. Captured there July 5, 1863. Paroled at DeCamp General Hospital, David’s Island, N. Y. Harbor, Aug. 24, 1863. Exchanged at City Point,Va. Aug. 28, 1863. Left at Frederick City, Md., as nurse for wounded, July 9, 1864. Captured at Monocacy, Md. July 10, 1864. Imprisoned at Fort McHenry, Md., and Point Lookout, Md., where he was paroled Mch. 15, 1865. Transferred to Aiken's Landing, Va. same day. Received at Boulware & Cox's Wharves, James River, Va., Mch. 18, 1865. (Born in Fairfield District, S. C.)

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Michael Alexander Bellotte.

Michael A. Bellotte. 

Birth: Jan. 1, 1830.
Death: Jul. 24, 1861.

Wife: Mary E. Bellotte (1832 - 1911).

Children: Mary Tallulah Bellotte (1858 - 1863), Willie Lewis Bellotte (1860 - 1863).

Burial: Mount Zion Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Sandy Springs, Anderson County, South Carolina.

Civil War Veteran.

Fourth South Carolina Infantry, Co. K.

Third Lieutenants. Bellotte, Michael Alexander, joined for duty and enrolled at Pendleton, June 2, 1861 ; mustered into Confederate service, at Columbia, June 7, 1861 ; reported on muster roll of August 3l, 1861, as at general hospital by order of the Surgeon, and as said to have died July 24, 1861.*

*The unofficial compilation says he died at Culpeper, Va., July 22, 1861, from a wound received from the accidental discharge of a shell at Stone Bridge, Va.

Author.  Its also reported he died at the Battle of First Menassas

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Richard B. Davis, Virginia

 Virginia 12th., Infantry, Co. E.
Petersburg Riflemen

The following  statement was made by Mr. Davis a few miles outside of Chancellorsville.

Mr. Richard B.  Davis, of Petersburg, Va., a member of the Petersburg Riflemen, tells the following incident, of which I remember hearing at the time of the battle from the men who were on the north side of the turnpike where it occurred:

"As we were passing up the road in the direction of Chancellorsville and had near- ly reached that point at which Capt. Hill Carter's horse was afterwards killed, we came to a small hut on the north side of the road having a broad rock chimney extending nearly across the end of the house next to us. Behind this chimney there stood an old colored woman, who, appearing to know that there was a large force of the enemy ashort distance up the road, and seeing our thin line of skirmishers advancing (we had only thirty-two men in line) , and frightened about out of her wits at the prospect of the inpending collision, with wild gesticulations, pointing in the direction of the enemy, and in tones of most earnest entreaty, exclaimed to us, 'Oh, for God's sake, don't go up there! Don't go up there!! " There are thousands of them up there and they will kill every one of you all !' This she repeated several times, most earnestly. Some of us said to her as we approached and passed by her, 'Never mind, old lady, we've got a plenty of men just behind us to take care of those Yankees. Don't be alarmed.' " 

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Monday, July 13, 2015

William Byrum "W.B." Funderburk

William Byrum "W.B." Funderburk.

Birth: Sep. 10, 1849, Lancaster County, South Carolina.
Death: Mar. 12, 1893, Lancaster County, South Carolina.

Wife: Mary Anna Evans Funderburk (1851 - 1908).

Children: Edwin B. Funderburk (1873 - 1924), James S. Funderburk (1875 - 1952), Charles Henry Funderburk (1881 - 1923).

Burial:  Spring Hill Baptist Church, Tradesville, Lancaster County, South Carolina.

Second South Carolina Infantry.
Company H., "Lancaster Invincibles."
Palmetto Regiment.

Funderburk, W. B., enlisted at Lancaster, by Captain McManus, October 15, 1861 ; reported on muster roll of June 30, 1863, as in hospital, at Lynchburg, Va. ; reported on muster roll of August 31, 1863, as present; wounded at Bean's Station; reported on muster roll of October 31, 1863 (not turned in until December 31, 1863), as in hospital, wounded; reported on muster roll of February 29, 1864, as on furlough ; reported on muster roll of April 30, 1864, as at home, wounded ; on last available muster roll (June 30, 1864) as present.

Simon E. V. Seward

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Simon E. V. Seward. 

Birth: May 14, 1844.
Death: Apr. 5, 1912.

Parents: Joseph B. & Sarah E. Seward.

Wife: Sarah Ann Seward, ( 1847-1936.)

Children: Annie Belle Seward.

Burial: Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg, Petersburg City, Virginia.

Simon Seward.  
Private, Thirteenth Virginia Cavalry, Co. E.

Simon Seward was born in 1844, in Surry county, Va., near James river, and in 1854 came with his parents to Petersburg to reside. In his native county and in Petersburg he attended school, but early in the war he enlisted in the Confederate army as a member of Capt. E. A. Goodwyn's company, 13h Virginia Cavalry, and participated with his command in several engagements, among them those at Brandy Station, Middleburg and Ashby's Gap.


In the summer of 1863, when the regiment was in Maryland on its way to Gettysburg, young Seward was captured near Bock- ville, Md., and, after being confined six weeks in the Old Capi- tal prison, in the city of Washington, was sent to Point Lookout, at which. place he was a prisoner until the night of December 1, 1863, when he made his escape.

Returning to Petersburg soon after the surrender, Mr. Seward began business as a retail grocer, but, soon extending his busi- ness, became one of the wholesale grocers of this city. Leaving the business of merchandizing, he took hold of that of milling, and conducted this business successfully 'for several years. More recently, however, he has been conducting the business of a manufacturer of trunks and traveling bags, his establishment being one of the largest in the South. 

For many years Mr. Seward was a member of the common council of Petersburg, officiating as chairman of its street committee. At this time he is a member of the city school board, of which he is the vice-president. Bural Messenger, July 2, 1892.

Author. Thirteenth Cavalry ( Sixteenth Battalion, Cavalry), Fifth Cavalry, 12 month, 1861-1862. 

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Sherob Luther Leaphart.

Sherob Luther Leaphart.

Birth: Dec. 23, 1830.
Death: Jun. 27, 1886.

Parents: Michael Leaphart (1795 - 1876), Susan Leaphart (1805 - 1876).

Siblings: Godfrey Leaphart (1825 - 1891), Sherob Luther Leaphart (1830 - 1886), Caroline Leaphart Earle (1833 - 1915).

Burial: Saint Andrews Lutheran Church Cemetery, Columbia, Lexington County, South Carolina.

Second South Carolina Infantry.
Company A., " Governor's Guards."


Leaphart, S. L., elected Captain,  at the Reorganization, May 13, 1862; wounded at Sharpsburg, September 17, 1862; reported on muster rolls of November 1, 1862, and January 1, and February 28, 1863, as absent, wounded; reported on muster roll of June 30, 1863, as present; wounded at Gettysburg, July 2, 1863*; reported on muster rolls of August 31, and November 1, 1863, and February 29, 1864, as in the hands of the enemy; reported on muster rolls of April 30, and June 30 (the last roll available), 1864, as a prisoner at Johnson's Island, Ohio, since Gettysburg.

* The unofficial compilation says he lost a leg.

Col. Charles Frederick Fisher.

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Charles Frederick Fisher, President of the North Carolina Railroad Company and stominent resident of Salisbury, the county seat of Rowan Countv Fisher, a tall, slender man with a scraggiy bronze beard, had long been a controversial figure in state business circles, and was the onlv son of Charles Fisher and his wife, Christina Beard.

He had been born in Salisbury on December 26, 1816, in an atmosphere of comparative wealth. Young Fisher attended classical schools in Salisbury and entered Yale University in 1835, but left college in his freshman year for reasons which are not quite clear. He later engaged in agriculture and mining and was for several years associated with Dr. Austin in the publication of the Western Carolinian in Salisbury."

In 1854, Fisher represented Rowan County as a Democrat in the North Carolina Senate. He was elected President of the North Carolina Railroad in 1855

Unfortunately, we know little of Fisher's private life except the fact that he was happily married to Elizabeth R. Caldwell, a daughter of David F. Caldwell. One daughter, Frances Christine, later a famous writer under the name of Christian Reid, was born to this union

Shortly after the Sixth had taken Ricketts' battery, Colonel William Smith stumbled across the body of Fisher  Later, other Confederates, hurrying to the battlefield from Manassas Junction, passed a lone rider on horseback carrying Fisher's body, "cold and stiff in death." The colonel's remains were carried in front of the saddle in the direction of the junction Captain York of Company I, Sixth Regiment, sent a telegram to Governor Clark on the 22nd:

Col. Chas. F. Fisher was killed in battle today. Send notice to family. His body on the way.

The body reached Raleigh on the morning of July 2-1 on the mail train from Petersburg An escort of the Twelfth Regiment North Carolina Troops under Colonel James J. Pettigrew accompanied the remains. Fisher's death created a deep impression on the minds of the people of North Carolina. When the train carrying the body reached Raleigh, crowds filed into the car which contained Fisher's coffin, on top of which were "placed the sword and hat of the deceased patriot." People saw that there were two bullet holes in the hat, revealing the fact that the fatal bullet had passed entirely through Fisher's head. The train carrying the body was draped in mourning, while the flag on the State Capitol was lowered to halt-mast.The Raleigh Register exclaimed:

A braver man than Colonel Fisher never lived. He carried his life in his hand for the service of his country, and at the hour of need freely offered it upon its altar.

On the afternoon of July 24 Fisher's body arrived at Salisbury, his home town. Almost the entire population of the town was at the station to meet the remains which were escorted by "Capt. Cole's Company of Guilford men." Eight pallbearers bore the coffin through the streets to the Episcopal Church followed by a "very long procession of citizens. . . ." The funeral services were very solemn. The Salisbury Brass Band played for the occasion with 'measured music." It was evening when Fisher's body was lowered into the grave. According to the Salisbiny Carolina Watchman.

The exercises there were deeply solemn, though brief. It was indeed a touching moment. Manly bosoms heaved with emotion . . . soon the mound of yellow clay rose to mark the resting place of an intrepid patriot of the revolution of 1861. . . . He is gone. Peace to his ashes, and forever green be the laurels of his memory..

As the thunderous crashes of the military salute echoed in the evening stillness all Salisbury wept.

Burial: Old Lutheran Church Cemetery, Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina 

Author.  This information was taken from the Regimental History, of the Bloody Sixth North Carolina, State Troops.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Louis Leoferick Marks.

Maryland Campaign of 1862.

War Talks of Confederate Veterans
Published 1892.

Statement by L. L. Marks.

Comrade L. L. Marks, of Petersburg, Va., who was captain of Company C, of the 12th Va., says: "When we stacked arms to get rations, f he trays of bread were in sight, in front of each company, and were very tantalizing to us as hungry as we were, but we left without touching them. At the place at which we unslung knapsacks and formed the line of battle to the left of the turnpike, we were immediately (less than fifty yarjis) in rear of Grimes' battery, which we understood was drawing the fire of the batteries of the enemy, numbering thirty pieces. We moved forward to charge these guns of the enemy, and after going some little distance came to a point at which were Gens. Lee and Anderson. Gen. Long- street rode up and asked that his men be relieved, as they were exhausted in the pursuit of the enemy on his front. We were then marched across the turnpike, very much to our relief, as we had understood that we were to have charged the enemy's batteries referred to."

Referring to this incident, Comrade Tur- ner says: "I well remember that, whilst we were having our color-bearers and general guides out aligning the brigade, some mounted staff-officer came dashing from the direction of the place at which Hood's Texas brigade played such havoc with the Federal Zouaves, and, seemingly regardless of Gen. Mahone, dashed along down the line and at the top of his voice cried out, 'Hurry up, boys! We have them on the run! If you will just hurry up, we will get our independence to-day!' Gen. Mahone, not appreciating the interruption, shouted, 'Tell that crazy fool to get out of the way, and you listen to me.' These were about Gen. Mahone's words, as well as I remember them." 

Comrade Marks, who when wounded was left on the field during the night, says, that he then learned that the troops which engaged us at this point were fresh troops, recently brought to the front from the fortifications about Washington.

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Brigadier-General William E. Baldwin.

Brigadier-General William E. Baldwin entered the Confederate service early in 1861 and was commissioned colonel of the Fourteenth Mississippi infantry. He was assigned to the army in central Kentucky and in February, with his command, constituted part of the force at Fort Donelson. The important part borne by him and his troops at that important post is best told in the report of General Pillow, who said: "I speak with special commendation of the brigades commanded by Colonels Baldwin. Wharton, McCausland, Simon ton and Drake." And again, "Colonel Baldwin's brigade constituted the front of the attacking force, sustained immediately by- Colonel Wharton's brigade.

These two brigades deserve especial commendation for the manner in which they sustained the first shock of battle, and under circumstances of great embarrassment threw themselves into position and followed up the conflict throughout the day. Being mostly with these two brigades, I can speak from personal knowledge of the gallant conduct and bearing of the two brigade commanders, Colonels Baldwin and Wharton. Baldwin and his command were involved in the surrender of Donelson.

After being exchanged he was assigned v the army of West Tennessee, and on December 6, 1862,  was engaged in a spirited and successful battle at Coffee- ville. General Tilghman, who commanded on this occasion, says in his report: "I take special pleasure in mentioning the names of Brig. -Gen. W. E. Baldwin, of my own division, and Col. A. P.Thompson, commanding a brigade in General Rust's division. These officers, in command on my right and left, displayed the greatest good judgment and gallantry. ' ' General Baldwin had received his brigadier-general's commission on the 19th of September, 1862.

His command consisted of the Twentieth and Twenty-sixth Mississippi and the Twenty-sixth Tennessee regiments of infantry. He led this brigade at Port Gibson, Baker's Creek (Champion's Hill), the Big Black, and through the siege of Vicksburg. Here he was a second time made prisoner of war and paroled. After his exchange he was assigned to the command of a brigade in the district of Mobile. His further participation in the war was, however, soon cut short by his death, which occurred on the 19th day of February, 1864. In his death the Confederacy lost a gallant and efficient soldier and Mississippi an illustrious citizen.