My ggrandpa Francis (aka Frank) Mayberry served at Port Hudson, La. from fall of 1862 thru his capture and parole in the spring of 1863. He was enlisted in Abbay's Battery, First Mississippi Light Artillery, Company K. He was a Corporal at the time of his capture. He served during the siege, I read somewhere that he was one of the survivors of around 19 of his buddies were killed. He had made a powder horn during the siege. On the side of the powderhorn is the following which is still readable if looked at closely. "To: H. H. Mayberry
January 31, 1863
From: Frank Mayberry, Port Hudson, Louisana"
The above was neatly scribed in script beautifully done with a very sharp instrument. It was given to me back in the early 1940's by my grandmother Nancy Alice Hamilton wife of Henry Hamilton Mayberry who was killed while roping a wild range steer in the Arbuckle Mountains of Indian Territory on May 14, 1895. He is buried at Hickory Community Cemetery at Hickory, Indian Territory (Oklahoma). There is a Masonic Headstone which indicated that he was a Master Mason of Lodge No. 23 Healdton, Oklahoma. He had apparently transferred his membership to Schullin, Ok. but the transfer had not been completed at time of his death. Henry H. Mayberry was his only son born on Mar 26, 1861 at Port Gibson, Claiborne Co., Ms.
Anyone having information on Corporal Frank Mayberry of Co. K, Mississippi Light Artillery (Abbay's Btry) please contact me at 318 North G St., Muskogee, Ok 74403 or email