Col. Jonathan S. Fulton, 44th Tennessee Infantry, Mortally wounded June 30, died July 4, 1864
Military Annals of Tennessee, Confederate, John Berrien Lindsley, editor, Vol. 1, p. 539
A SKETCH OF THE LIFE OF COL. JOHN S. FULTON
From Notes of Sergt. G. W. D. Porter, of Company B.
It was a fierce conflict from day to day up to the 30th. On that day, after seven hours hard fighting, the command was ordered in rear to have a few hours much needed rest. Here, while sitting beneath the shade of a tree, Col. Fulton received a mortal wound. The vindictive shell was seen to burst high in the air above. A fragment came whistling directly to where he sat. He saw it, and, fully realizing his danger, rose to avoid it, but was too late to escape. It struck his head above the eye, breaking his skull, and striking him down to rise no more. He lingered a few days in excruciating pain. Although unconscious, the contortions of muscles and body, and troubled groans, were evidence of the pain. Thus he lingered until the 4th of July, 1864 - his great soul celebrating our national Sabbath by abandoning that once perfect and manly body, now maimed and wounded, for one of higher order and better service. Uncle Joe, his faithful colored man, was with him to the last, doing all that love and fidelity could dictate.