Killed at battle of Franklin, TN (C.S.A.)
Enlisted on December 17, 1861 as Drill Master of the 48th Tennessee Infantry. Captured at Fort Donelson, Tennessee on Feb. 16,1862 and sent to Camp Chase, Ohio and then on to Johnson's Island Prisoner of War Camp. He was exchanged at Vicksburg, Mississippi on September 20, 1862. On October 3, 1862 he was appointed 1st Lt. and transferred to the 42nd Tennessee Infantry. On September 16, 1863 he assigned to the Staff of Brig. Gen. W. A. Quarles as A.I.G. He was killed at Franklin, Tennessee when hit by five bullets that went through his body and he was "gathered to his Father's arms". "He was a true soldier always, and no man of Quarles' Brigade will ever forget him."
From Find A Grave: Memorial #6515317
The Battle of Franklin was fought on November 30, 1864, in Franklin, Tennessee, as part of the Franklin–Nashville Campaign of the American Civil War. It was one of the worst disasters of the war for the Confederate States Army. Confederate Lt. Gen. John Bell Hood's Army of Tennessee conducted numerous frontal assaults against fortified positions occupied by the Union forces under Maj. Gen. John M. Schofield and was unable to break through or to prevent Schofield from executing a planned, orderly withdrawal to Nashville.
The Confederate assault of six infantry divisions containing eighteen brigades with 100 regiments numbering almost 20,000 men, sometimes called the "Pickett's Charge of the West", resulted in devastating losses to the men and the leadership of the Army of Tennessee—fourteen Confederate generals (six killed, seven wounded, and one captured) and 55 regimental commanders were casualties. After its defeat against Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas in the subsequent Battle of Nashville, the Army of Tennessee retreated with barely half the men with which it had begun the short offensive, and was effectively destroyed as a fighting force for the remainder of the war.
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Categories: 48th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (Voorhies'), United States Civil War | 42nd Regiment, Tennessee Infantry, United States Civil War | Killed in Action, Confederate States of America, United States Civil War | Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio | Prisoners of War, Confederate States of America, United States Civil War