This is the husband of my second cousin, three times removed- He was a fifer for Company C, 8th Tennessee Infantry (US). He enlisted in Union County TN on February 1st 1863 when he was 22 years of age.
The 8th was part of the 1st (Reilly's) Brigade, 3rd (Cox's) Division, of the XXIII Corps for most of their involvement of the war. They were engaged in the Knoxville Campaign, the Atlanta Campaign, the Battles of Franklin and Nashville, and then finally in the Carolinas Campaign before being mustered out on June 30 1865.
Here he is later in life, I've tried unsuccessfully to identify his lapel pin. Any information anyone can provide would be most appreciated! He lived until 1936.
This last picture, surprisingly enough was found online while researching the 8th Tennessee! It is from the 8th Tennessee Reenacting group's website. I've tried unsuccessfully to get in touch with my relative that provided the picture to them but have yet to hear back from the website or anyone from that group. If you are affiliated with them or can point me in the right direction please get in touch with me. I'd love to be able to get connected with my relative and share what I know about our shared ancestor.
Many thanks to the Tennessee and the Civil War website, and my relative who worked so hard on our family's genealogy.