J. S. Lockhart
Submitted by Greg Curtis
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Pvt. J. S.
Lockhart - Was born in Grundy
County Tn. in 1845. He joined the 16th Tennessee infantry Co. H on
5/18/61 during the reorganization he was found underage and discharged
at Chattanooga in 1862. He then went on to join several Cavalry
commands and was captured numerous times but managed to escape. He was
with Col. Allen's Cavalry Regiment when he was captured the first time.
Was under the command of Capt. George Carter and was captured in
Pikeville Tn. then escaped and joined Capt. Carson's Scouts when he was
captured on 8/19/63 in Sequatchie Valley, but escaped in McMinnville.
One of Joseph's greatest escapes was when he escaped the notorious
Calvin Brixey who was known for killing his prisoners. Joseph finally
joined with Gen. Wheeler and finished the war under his command. He
married a woman named Lucy from Grundy they were married in Smith Co.
He died on 12/2/1921 in Altamont his wife died 3/1936. They are buried
in the Altamont City Cemetery.
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