My great-grandfather on my mother’s side (He was my great-grandfather on my mother’s side. Patten>Longhurst>Trebing) fought at the Battle of Franklin.
Pvt Robert Patten, 4th. Mississippi Infantry, Company E of Sears Brigade (Claudius W. Sears), General Sam French’s Division, A.P. Stewart’s Corp. He served with them since Fort Donelson all the way to the bitter end. Don’t know how he survived, he musta been a good ducker. He was captured at Fort Donelson and again at Vicksburg . He also served for 10 months on a gunboat on the Yazoo River.
I have about 12 copies of his pay records.
As far as I know, there were no relatives with him. He was born in Toronto Canada of Irish immigrants and was working in Mississippi . He joined the CS Army in Carroll County , MS.
Family lore has it that my great-grandmother, Katie Burke, “picked him up”, as he was walking barefoot into Nashville after the Battle of Nashville. He may have deserted, been wounded and furloughed, captured and paroled. Again, family lore. He did settle in Nashville . Married and had six children. He worked for the railroad and was killed in 1882 in a car switching accident.
His casualty status at Franklin is unknown.
He is buried at Calvary Cemetery, Lebanon Road , Nashville , TN
1100 Tucker Drive
Pulaski, TN 38478
- CWD has the last name spelled Patton