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

1841

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

1850

  • November 26:  U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Monroe County, MS showed 10 year old John living with his parents. His father, Aaron, was a miller.

1861

  • October 18: Jack enlisted in the C.S. Army in Enterprise, MS.

1862

  • January and February: Company Muster Roll.  Present.
  • April 6: Wounded at the Battle of Shiloh at 11 am 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 to April: Company Muster Rolls. 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: Jack was captured at the Battle of Franklin.
  • 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, MS.

1880

  • June 5: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated Maury County, TN showed John, a farmer, and Mary living with their 5 children.

1900

  • June 5: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated Maury County, TN showed John, a farmer, and Mary living with 8 of their children.

1911

  • January 15: Jack Inman died of heart trouble in Maury County, TN.
  • January 17: An obituary in The Tennessean, Nashville, TN.
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