Thank you for the in depth answers to my questions. In answer to your question about him being a "galvanized" yankee, I doubt it. During the war, he rode with Diamond's 10th Yankee Chasers and Company G in the 7th Battalion, Confederate Cavalry. From John Wells, I found out he was in the "Greasy Creek Guards" that was absorbed into the 10th, and he was with some of his cousins in another Guard unit around Flat Gap, KY. All this took place between 1862 and 1865.
The date of his death is a question mark, but it was suppose to be before 1900. He and his 2nd wife, Sarah Calvin or Colvin Sparks, were living in Johnson County, Kentucky in 1884. I hope this fills in some of the blanks. If you can add any pension information, I would be grateful for your effort. Thanks again.