Private Josephus Bond, Co. H, 3rd Mississippi Infantry, CSA

1842 (abt)

  • August: Josephus Bond was born in Mississippi to John and Sarah Bond.

1850

  • November 11:  The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Harrison County, MS showed 8-year-old Cephus living with his parents and siblings. His father, John, was a farmer.     

1860

  • September 24: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Harrison County, MS showed 17-year-old Cephus living with his parents and 2 of his siblings. His father, John, is a laborer. Two of his brothers, Henry and Andrew, are living in neighboring homes, already married with families of their own.

1861

  • January 10: Cephus married Eliza Redmond in Harrison County, MS.
  • October 8:  Cephus Bond enlisted in the C.S. Army in Pass Christian, Harrison County, MS.

1862

  • February 13: Cephus’ brother John Carroll Bond enlisted in the C.S. Army and he was mustered into the same company and regiment as Cephus.
  • July & August: Company Muster Roll. Present. Remarks “Duty whole time.”
  • July: Cephus appeared on a regimental return as “sick in hospital.”
  • September & October:  Company Muster Roll.  Remarks “Sick in Camp.”

1863

  • January & Febuary:  Company Muster Roll.  Present. Remarks “Present on duty whole time.”
  • July & August:  Company Muster Roll.  Absent.  Remarks “Absent without leave since July 16’63.”
  • September & October: Company Muster Roll.  Remarks “Deserter – Absent without leave since July 16’63.”

1864

  • November 30:  Cephus Bond fought in the Battle of Franklin on the Eastern Flank of the battlefield in Gen Lorings Division. He was wounded and would have been treated at Carnton.
  • December 17:  Cephus was captured by the U.S. Army in Franklin.
  • September 1 to February 28, 1865: Company Muster Roll. Absent. Remarks “Made prisoner and wounded at Franklin Tenn. Nov 30’ 1864.”

1865

  • January 1: Cephus was received at U.S. General Hospital No. 1 in Nashville from Franklin. His diagnosis is listed as a “simple fl. wd. of rt. Thigh sev.” (Simple flesh wound of the right thigh severe)
  • January 4: Cephus was transferred from Nashville, TN to Louisville, KY and then on to Camp Chase in Columbus, OH.
  • March 26: Cephus was transferred from Camp Chase to Point Lookout, MD, where he was received on March 31st.
  • June 9: After signing his oath of allegiance, Cephus was released from Point Lookout.
  • June 14: Cephus showed up on a register of refugees in Washington, D.C.. He was provided transportation to Harrison County, MS.

1870

  • July 12: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Harrison County, MS showed Cephus, a farmer, and Eliza living with their children.

1876 (abt) 

  • Eliza Redmond Bond died.

1879

  • September 3:  Cephus married Frances Redmond, his first wife Eliza’s younger sister in Perry County, MS.

1880

  • July 13: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Marion County, MS showed Cephus, a farmer, and Frances living with their children.

1900

  • June 7:  The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Marion County, MS showed Cephus, a farmer, living with Frances and their children.

1906

  • December 7:  The Times Democrat, New Orleans, LA.