John Harrison Inman, Private, Co. A,  5th Mississippi Infantry

1841

  • January 18: John “Jack” Harrison Inman is born to Aaron and Lavinia Inman in Chickasaw County, Mississippi.

1850

  • November 26:  United States Federal Census taken in Monroe County, Mississippi shows 10 year old John living with his parents. His father, Aaron, is a miller.

1861

  • October 18: Jack enlisted in the Confederate Army in Enterprise, Mississippi.

1862

  • January and February: Company Muster Roll.  Present.
  • April 6: Wounded at the Battle of Shiloh at 11 A.M. in the 2nd engagement. He received a severe flesh wound.
  • October 31 – January 28/63:  Company Muster Roll.  Present.  Remarks “Desserted 9 Dec 1862. Joined from desertion 19 Jan 1863. Due Commutation from 24th Aug to 8th Oct.”

1863

  • January and February: Company Muster Roll.  Present.
  • March and April:  Company Muster Roll. Present.
  • May and June:  Company Muster Roll.  Remarks “Detailed as bridge guard.”
  • July and August:  Company Muster Roll.  Present.

1864

  • January 1 – April 30:  Company Muster Roll.  Present.  Remarks “Was absent without leave 19 days.”
  • July and August:  Company Muster Roll.  Absent.  Remarks “Sent to hospital 27 Augt 1864.”
  • November 30:  Fought at the Battle of Franklin. He was captured by US troops and taken on Nashville.
  • December 2:  Forwarded to Louisville, Kentucky and sent on to Camp Douglas, IL the next day.
  • June 18: Discharged from Camp Douglas, IL. ---lists residence as Marion County, Mississippi.

1880

  • June 5: The United States Federal Census taken in Maury County, Tennessee shows John, a farmer, and Mary living with their 5 children.

1900

  • June 5: The United States Federal Census taken in Maury County, Tennessee shows John, a farmer, and Mary living with 8 of their children.

1911

  • January 15: Jack Inman dies of heart trouble in Maury County, Tennessee.
  • January 17: An obituary in The Tennessean.