The following two gallant Gillintines served in Co. H, 43rd MS Infantry:
1st Sergeant John C. Gillintine -- wounded Corinth; served at Battles of 2nd Jackson (7/9-16/63) & Chicamauga (9/19-20/63) with Pound’s Battalion of Mississippi Sharpshooters; surrendered NC at war’s end (as 1st Sergeant, Co. K, 14th Consolidated MS Infantry)
Private Thomas Henry Gillentine -- enlisted 3/31/63 Van Buren, MS; 3/19/65 wounded Bentonville, NC (only documented 43rd casualty for this intense battle); Gillentine says in his 1900/1924 pension applications that his “left leg [was shot] off above the knee” and “I had my leg shot off at Bentonville, NC, last battle of war”; surrendered NC at war’s end in Odd Fellow’s Lodge Hospital, Greensboro, as a member of the 43rd, as part of Lowery’s Brigade, Loring’s Division (occupation in 1900: farmer) (aged 17 at enlistment)
For more info on the regiment, please see www.43rdms.homestead.com/index.html.
If you have any war-era info on these men whatsoever, please contact me! Photos of them?
Thanks! -- Jim Huffman, 43rd MS