Here's a thumbnail sketch of his service.
For the record, I take the "deserted" statement with a grain of salt. Many soldiers files have cards stating on a given muster roll as having deserted.
However, later, they have returned and marked "present."
Given that a considerable number of Confederate records later in the war were lost, we cannot determine actual service data. My ggrandfather's muster records post June 30, 1863 are missing thereafter although they served as Jefferson Davis's Cavalry escort through May 5, 1865.
Federal records after Appomatox frequently record a newly captured POW as a deserter. My ggrandfather being one, which I have subsequently determined to be an incorrect characterization.
Residence was not listed; a 27 year-old Farmer.
Enlisted on 8/19/1862 at Scott, VA as a Private.
On 8/19/1862 he mustered into "B" Co. VA 25th Cavalry
He deserted on 8/1/1864
(Also served in Scott County Militia)
He was listed as:
* Sick 4/22/1863 (place not stated)
* Blacksmith 6/3/1863 (place not stated)
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