Private Samuel H. Alexander
F/C  Companies

 

He was born 22 March 1833 in Warren, TN, the son of Samuel and Ella Margaret (Perkins) Alexander.

 

He enlisted 28 May 1861.

 

Wounded at Murfreesboro and went home after the battle without leave. Then he returned in the Spring of 1863.

 

He was then permitted to fall out of ranks in the march from Tullahoma (sick), after 21 April 1863.

 

Listed as paroled at McMinnville on 25 July 1863.

 

He married Ruth Sewell 14 October 1866 in Viola, she was born 11 October 1842 in Overton Co, TN, and died 23 April 1895 in Viola, Warren Co, TN. She was the daughter of Jesse Londerman and Elizabeth A. (Speer) Sewell. They had four children: Maggie E., Jesse, Mary J. and Alice Emeline Alexander.

 

Died 5 June 1918 in Viola, Warren, TN, and was buried Riverside Cemetery, McMinnville, Warren County, TN.

 

This would seem to be the man in this photo. (See Original members: Privates for the other Samuel H. Alexander's photo.)

 

The photo depicts a man in a cavalryman’s uniform. Interestingly a Private Samuel H. Alexander was was in the 4th Tennessee Mounted Volunteers, CSA, and when captured joined the 4th Tennessee Mounted Regiment, USA.

This Regiment operated at large in Tennessee during September 1864. Stationed at Alexandria, TN., operating against guerrillas. Four companies at La Fayette, TN., 4th Sub-District, Middle Tennessee, April, 1865. Action at Wall's Hill September 28, 1864. Polk County November 23, 1864. Operating against guerrillas in White, Overton, Fentress and Montgomery Counties and quieting country till August, 1865. They mustered out August 25, 1865.

Born 8 January 1831 and died 15 June 1897 and is buried in the International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, Norman, Cleveland Co, OK.

He married Manerva Catharine Alexander and they had at least seven children: Ella Belle, Mary, Monroe Wilson, L. A., Alice Meridian, Nettie Gray and T. Martin Alexander.

In the 1880 they lived in Wilson Co, TN. Then they moved to an area northeast of Denton County, TX, then on to OK. By 1895, they lived in Norman, Cleveland County, OK.

He applied for a pension in 1890 and his wife did in 1897.


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