This Compiled Military Service Record abstract was transcribed and submitted by Michelle Caldwell.


Rank Entering the Service: Private

Rank Leaving the Service: Private

Military Unit: 39th (Bradford’s) Infantry Regiment

Alternate Name for the Military Unit: Col W.M Bradford’s 31 Infantry

Company: G

Enlistment Date: 18 MAR 1862

Place of Enlistment: Rogersville Junction

Abstract of Information available in the Service Records: Reenlisted for 3 years or the war on May 3 1862

Captured on July 4, 1863 at Vickburg Mississippi and released on July 10,1863.

Captured at Wytheville Virginia on December 19, 1864 by forces under Major General Thomas commander of the Department of the Cumberland. Prisoner was forwarded to Captain C.B. Pratt, Commissary of Prisoners, at Military Prison in Louisville Ky on April 26, 1865. Arrived at Military prison on April 27, 1865 and was sent the next day to Camp Chase, Ohio. Arrived at Camp Chase on April 30, 1865.

Signed an Oath of Allegiance to the United States on June 10, 1865.

Physical description given by the records:
Complexion, Dark
Hair, Black
Eyes, Black
Height, 5 feet 6 inches
Age (at the time of release from prison), 21

Personal Information about the Veteran (Not contained in the CMSR):
Parents: Andrew Caldwell and Hulda Dinsmore
Born: October 15, 1843 in Hawkins County, Tennessee
Married: November 16, 1865 in Hawkins County to Mary Elizabeth Thomas
Died: June 5, 1915 in Kansas City Missouri
Buried: Ogden, Utah

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