Enlisted on 10/28/1861 at Camp Hobson, KY as a Private.
On 1/2/1862 he mustered into “E” Co. KY 21st Infantry
He was Mustered Out on 1/13/1866 at Louisville, KY
(Sentenced and confined to Fort Pickens, FL for six mos. hard labor)
He was listed as: AWOL 10/1/1862 (place not stated). Returned 2/28/1864 (place not stated)
After serving his prison sentence he returned to his unit and saw action in the Atlanta and Tennessee campaigns
If absent from 10/1/62 until 2/28/64 he missed action at Stones River, Missionary Ridge and Chickamauga. Since he returned in late February 1864, he saw action with the 21st Kentucky in the Atlanta Campaign, Kennesaw Mountain, and Franklin-Nashville.
His brother-in-law, William B. Bickett, enlisted July 10, 1862 into the 6th KY Cav.
Submitted by: Kraig McNutt (direct descendant), tellinghistory[at]yahoo.com