Isaac Reeder, Sgt., Co A, 31st Miss Infantry, KIA at Franklin

1. Isaac Reeder

2. Enlisted as “3 Sgt” in Co. A (Orr’s Guards) at Red Land, Miss On Feb 28, 1862. This company soon became designated as Co. A, 31st Mississippi. After returning to his unit from the hospital at Canton, Miss., he was reduced in rank to Private on July 1, 1863.

3. Isaac was born in Alabama in 1830, and later moved to Toxish (Toxish Station on the Natchez Trace) area of Pontotoc County, Mississippi, in the late 1840’s. He was living with the James Ware family (first pastor of Toxish Baptist Church) during the 1850 US Census. Isaac was married Dec 7, 1850. He farmed & later served as the church secretary until joining the CSA in 1862.

4. Isaac was killed in action at the Battle of Franklin. He left behind a wife & 4 children.

5. N/A

6. Isaac was my maternal gg-grandfather.

7. Because there is no record of his burial, we suspect he was buried with the unknown Confederate dead.

8. My email address is ” drjtblack at gmail dot com “.

9. Please feel free to publish Isaac’s information so that others will know of his service in the CSA and his role in the Battle of Franklin.

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