Pleasant C. Templeton, Corporal, Co. K, 16th Tennessee Infantry

1844

  • April 21: Templeton Pleasant is born in White County, Tennessee to parents William and Lydia Templeton.

1850

  • The United States Federal Census taken on August 26th in White County, Tennessee shows 6 year old Templeton living with his parents William and Lydia Templeton and his siblings : John A., 23, George W., 22, William L., 19, Narcissa L., 16, Amanda R., 14, Amanda S., 9 and Thomas J., 7.

1860

  • The United States Federal Census taken on June 26th in Rock Islands, White County, Tennessee shows 14 year old Pleasant living with his parents William and Lydia Templeton, and his siblings Amanda, 20 and Thomas J., 18.

1862

  • September 15: Enlisted in Sparta, Tennessee.
  • August 31-December 31: Company Muster Roll. Present.

1863

  • January & February: Company Muster Roll. Remarks “Left sick at Shelbyville
  • February 27th, Rejoined Co. 3 March.”
  • March & April: Company Muster Roll. Present.
  • July 17: Company Muster Roll/Chattanooga Tennessee. Remarks “Promoted to Corporal. May 1863.”
  • July & August: Company Muster Roll. Present.

1864

  • January & February: Company Muster Roll. Present. Remarks “1 Cap box and 24 Caps $2.20”
  • March & April: Company Muster Roll. Present.
  • November 30: Pleasant fought with his regiment in the Battle of Franklin. He was injured and remained in Franklin when his regiment moved on to Nashville. Pleasant sustained a gunshot wound to his left lung.
  • December 18: Captured in Franklin, Tennessee on the Confederate retreat from Nashville and transferred to a hospital in Nashville.  
  • December 29: Pleasant Templeton died from his wounds. He was buried in the City Cemetery (grave number 10768.)
  • ***Pleasant’s body was later removed to a family cemetery in White County.***