Silas Sharpton (left) United Confederate Veterans Reunion
Emma Samson statue, Gadsen, GA, October 11, 1916
Born: February 14, 1829
Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County, Georgia
Died: June 9,1921
38th Tennessee Infantry
(38th Tenn. Inf Looney's Reg't.)
Enlisted March 1, 1861
(alt. loc. Corinth Mississippi)
Battle of Shiloh, Tn. April 6 and 7, 1862
Taken Captive at the Battle of Perryville, Ky
Appears on a Register of Prisoners of War
Captured October 19,1862. Taken to Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio
"Sent to Vicksburg, Miss., via Cairo, IL December 5, 1862"
Exchanged at Vicksburg, MS and rejoined the regiment at Demopolis, AL.
He was wounded at the Battle of Peachtree Creek, Georgia on July 20, 1864, in his right wrist, which caused it to turn inward at a right angle, making it difficult for him to perform his farmwork.
Remarks: August 5, 1864In Hospital: Floyd House, Auburn, Ga
"right forearm fract. radius resulting in resection of lower 3rd radius"
My 2nd Great Grand Uncle
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