Served in Company A, 42nd Inf., Mississippi as Pvt
Residence was not listed;
Enlisted on 5/1/1862 as a Private.
On 5/1/1862 he mustered into "A" Co. MS 42nd Infantry
(date and method of discharge not given)
(Estimated date of enlistment)
- Index to Compiled Confederate Military Service Records
Unit Details:42nd Infantry Regiment was organized at Oxford, Mississippi, in May, 1862, and in June
moved to Virginia with about 750 officers and men. Its companies were recruited in the counties
of Carroll, Coahoma, Tate, De Soto, Panola, Lafayette, Union, Pontotoc, Marshall, Benton, and
Tippah. For a time it served on garrison duty in the Department of Richmond, then was assigned
to General J.R. Davis' Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia. The 42nd was active from Gettysburg to Cold Harbor, endured the hardships of the
Petersburg siege south of the
James River, and saw action around Appomattox. It lost forty-six percent of the
575 engaged at Gettysburg, had
8 disabled en route from Pennsylvania, and had 6 killed and 25 wounded during the Bristoe
Campaign. The regiment surrendered 1 Lieutenant, 1 Chaplain, and 5 enlisted men on April 9,
1865. The field officers were Colonels William A. Feeney, Hugh R. Miller, and Andrew M.
Nelson; Lieutenant Colonel Hillery Mosely; and Major Robert W. Locke.