To Ron S.
Thank you for your thoughts. I will look back at what I have concerning the dates. I appreciate your observation concerning his getting to Lauderdale Springs. At one time, I was able to research in the Archives in Jackson, Ms., but am far from there now. I know some of the info on Jacob came from a book detailing soilders records. It is such an interesting subject, and I have so much to learn about looking for information specific to individuals.
The younger brother, William T. (or R.) Matthews, enlisted in 3-5-62. Unit not known. He was present until 10-28-63, which would have been roughly 15 months. At that point, he was sent to a hospital by a Dr. Lockhart. He died of disease in Lafayette Co. Ms. 1-29-64 at about 20 years of age. Burial site unknown, perhaps at a small family plot south of Oxford, where his father was buried in about 1859, which has several unmarked graves. Perhaps he was still in that hospital and buried there.