Full Name of Soldier: James Elbert Gosnold (Gosnel, Gosnell)
Rank, Unit: Private Company F, 29th Tennessee Infantry (CSA)
Personal information: Born Greene County TN in 1840 Father’s name unknown d. circa 1840; Mother’s name is Millie, died shortly after child birth of Eli Feezel in 1842.. 2 half-brothers: James Riley McNew, Eli Patton Feezel (4th Tennessee Mounted Infantry US)
Orphaned – first with Rader family then with James Evans family – 1850 census lists him as Elbert Goslin
Enlisted October 1861 at Henderson Mills Greene County TN at a BBQ used to encourage enlistments.
Slightly wounded in the leg at either Adairsville or Jonesboro GA. Future brother-in-law was 29th TN INF colorbearer following the Corinth reorganization. Rose to the rank of Sergeant when in the 2d Consolidated TN INF REGT. Pension record at Tennessee State Library and Archives. Married Nancy Francis Starnes in Greene County TN.
Franklin: Was not wounded, captured or missing – continued on to Nashville and the NC campaign being paroled on 2 May 1865.
Relation: I’m his great grandson – he is my paternal grandmother’s father
Burial place: Timber Ridge Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Greene County TN.
No pictures in uniform – one pre war and one post war.
Surviving letters, diaries, or documents – None – a couple of Confederate money bills and a ribbon for attending confederate veteran gathering at Johnson City, TN
Contact e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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