Enlisted on 4/28/1864 at Barrancas, FL as a Private.
On 4/28/1864 he mustered into "D" Co. FL 1st Cavalry
He was Killed on 5/4/1865 at Alabama
(Killed while on scout. His horse and equipment were
captured by the enemy.)
He was described at enlistment as:
5' 7", light complexion, blue eyes, dark hair
born in Santa Rosa County, FL
(Born in 1847)
Sources used by Historical Data Systems, Inc.:
- Biographical Rosters of Florida's Soldiers 1861-1865
1st FL Cavalry
( 3-years )
Organized: Various Places 12/62 to 8/64 on 12/1/62
Mustered Out: 11/17/65
1st REGIMENT CAVALRY.
Authorized by Gen. Banks October 29, 1863, and on ganized at Barrancas, Fla., December,
1863, to August, 1864. Attached to Pensacola, Fla., District West Florida, Dept. Gulf,
to October, 1864. 2nd Brigade, District West Florida, to January, 1865. 3rd Brigade,
District West Florida, to March, 1865. 2nd Brigade, Lucas' Cavalry Division, Steele's
Command, to May, 1865. District of West Florida to November, 1865.
SERVICE.-Duty at Barrancas, Fla., till March, 1865. Expedition from Barrancas toward
Pollard, Ala., July 21-25, 1864. Actions at Camp Gonzales July 22, and near Pollard
July 23. Expedition from Barrancas August 1314. Expedition from Barrancas to Mariana
September 18-October 4. Euche Anna C. H. September 23. Mariana September 27. Vernon
September 28. Expedition up Blackwater Bay October 25-28.. Milton October 26. Expedition
from Barrancas to Pine Barren Creek November 16-17. Pine Barren Creek and Bridge
November 17. Expedition to Pollard, Ala., December 13-19. Bluff Springs and Pollard
December 15. Escanabia Bridge December 15-16. Pine Barren Ford December 17-18.
Expedition from Barrancas to Milton February 22-25, 1865. Milton February 23.
Campaign against Mobile and its defences March 18-April 9. March to Blakely, Ala.,
March 18-31. (Dismounted men remain at Barrancas.) Expedition to Alabama & Florida R. R.
March 18-25. Near Evergreen March 24. Muddy Creek, Ala., March 26. Siege of Fort
Blakely March 31-April 9. Near Blakely April 1. Occupation of Mobile April 12.
March to Montgomery April 13-25. Duty there and in Alabama till May. Ordered to
Barrancas,. Fla., and duty in Western and Middle Florida till November.
Mustered out November 17, 1865.
Frederick A. Dyer "A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" vol. 3
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