Not sure how this relates, but I feel it has to somehow... I believe that my g-grandfather, John Wood Ellis was also a member of Co. E of the 7th Battalion, Mississippi Infantry. He resided near Causeyville/Energy during the war and later settled near Vimville. He is buried at Hebron Baptist Church, where he was a preacher at one time, and within the past couple years, someone placed a foots stone on his grave that reads "Segt John W. Ellis. Co. B 7the Battalion" or something close to that. I asked the church where the marker came from, as it wasn't there several years ago when I first discovered his grave. When they responded they said that a James and Linda Butler apparently moved the marker there from land near Causeyville as they apparently thought it might be damaged or lost as a result of logging in that area. The church had no luck finding or contacting the Butlers, but I'd like to track them down to get a little back-story on the marker and see what other information they may have. The records I've been able to find show my great grandfather in Co. E of the Battalion, but the marker indicates Co B. Another family source has told me that a medal was found in his old home place that also says Co. B 7the Battalion.
Any info or connections would be greatly appreciated.