I am looking for information on Michael Albert Linch/Lynch
Born December 31, 1843 in Newberry, South Carolina
Died August 6, 1926 in Louisville, Mississippi
Son of Giles Chapman Linch and Martha Caroline Metts
His residence was Winston County, Mississippi
He was single at that time but later married Laura Beville after the war.
I have found several Mississippi records on a Michael A Linch/Lynch:
Company G, 20 Mississippi Infantry, Private-Sergeant
Company D, 11 Perrin's Mississippi Cavalry, Private-Private
Company I, 29 Mississippi Infantry, Private-Private
Company C, 19 Mississippi Infantry, Private-Private
Do you know which could be the right ones?
I have a story on him written by his daughter following:
My father joined the Civil War and fought all over the country. He had a fine black stallion and he rode him to Corinth with all he could carry with him and kept the horse through the four years of Army life and rode him home again. What a happy time for his anxious parents.
His only scar received during the War was a bayonet stuck into his cheek in his last days of the War. Finally in 1926, the scar on his cheek inflamed and turned into cancer in his last days causing his death.
While in Memphis, Tennessee, during the war my father rode his black stallion into the front entrance of the Gayoso Hotel, then rode out with being molested. He said he had some close calls in the war. The Yankees shot at him many times but he came out with flying colors. He had grown into a man. He married Miss Laura Beville on January 7, 1869 at her home close to Beville Hill. They lived with his parents for one year then went to live in Florida bu the yellow fever broke out so they moved back home. He built a house about one half mile from his father and raised a large family of 12, five boys and seven girls. He then built another house close to Louisville, Mississippi. He died there and he was buried at White Church by the Masons.