My name is Steve Radel from St. Louis & my great-grandfather was Samuel Maxfield who served with the 16th Kentucky Infantry at the Battle of Franklin. I’m amazed at your research & dedication to Civil War history. I just realized today the level of the intense fighting that Samuel must have been involved in at the Battle of Franklin, as it appears that he must have been involved with the heavy hand-to-hand combat that occurred near the Carter House. I’m certainly glad that he came thru it alive, as my grandfather was not born until 7 years after the war was over.
Please add my name to your list of descendants of the battle. I’m very interested in learning more about the history of the battle & will be surely visiting the Carter House when I’m in the area. Thanks for all of your work in preserving the history of the Civil War.
My great grandfather, Samuel Winnie Maxfield. Private, was born 1827 in PA, married Sarah Cooper in Ohio in 1850. He was also in the 12th Kentucky for a few months after being wounded in Knoxville,TN. He survived the war & went back to Kentucky.
Samuel lived in St. Clair, MO 1890-1901 – died 1910, burial place unknown at this time. He’s my great-grandfather – one of his sons was Frank Winnie Maxfield, my grandfather, born 1872.
I can be contacted thru firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you so much for all of your hard work with this project and in preserving the history of the Civil War.
Residence was not listed; Enlisted on 10/27/1861 at Camp Lee, KY as a Private.
On 12/19/1861 he mustered into “E” Co. KY 16th Infantry