Could have been a soldier who had been a Sewanee student in its first class (es). Since Sewanee is in Middle TN and the 31/39th and 16th were East TN units it would make more sense to have been someone in Turney's 1st Inf or another Franklin County unit. But since most of the students were from affluent families from several states, he could have returned home to enlist. Your reply led me to looking up Sewanee and I was appalled at what I read has been going on there the last few years. First, the Rebel Rest house burnt, "they" decided the monument of Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith was deemed unsuitable to be on the campus as it only had his civil war accomplishments listed and not his educational achievements at the university. At least, they moved it to his grave. Then they are are apparently trying to erase the university's history of being established by affluent people...namely through owning slaves. More of the erasing of the
Confederacy and blaming slavery.