Thank you both so very much for the suggestions and site. This is what I've been looking for. Two of my other great-grandfathers fought and received wounds at Chickamauga(the fourth being too young to enlist).
After looking at J.V. Carter's service record (I got it at NARA last fall) it is clear that he was no longer in service in Jan. 1864. In Feb of 1864, there were skirmishes in Chunky and Newton Co. MS. It makes you wonder if he helped defend his hometown area or if he had even made it back home yet or not.
One question leads to another. Thanks again.