Nathaniel J Bumpers
Birth: 26 May 1833
Death: 28 Oct 1864
(Aged 31 years, 5 months, 2 days.)
Burial: Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery
Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA
Served in Company E, 24th Inf., Alabama as Sgt
Unit Details:24th Infantry Regiment was organized at Mobile, Alabama, in August, 1861. Its members were recruited in the counties of Mobile, Shelby, Pickens, Clarke, and Talladega. For a time the unit served in the Army of Mobile, then shared in the Kentucky Campaign, but ws not actively engaged. Assigned to General Manugault's Brigade, it participated in the campaigns of the Army of Tennessee from Murfreesboro to Atlanta, was part of Hood's expedition into Tennessee, and fought in the Battle of Bentonville. During February, 1862, this regiment had 680 effectives, sustained 118 casualties at Murfreesboro, and lost thirty percent of the 381 at Chickamauga. In December, 1863, it contained 278 men and 184 arms, and surrendered in April, 1865, about 125 strong. The field officers were Colonels William A. Buck and Newton N. Davis, Lieutenant Colonels William B. Dennett and Benjamin F. Sawyer, and Major Junius J. Pierce.
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