Sergeant Meriwether Black, Co. E, 3rd Missouri Infantry, CSA


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  • January 26: Meriwether Green Black was born in Kentucky to parents Charles and Martha Green Black.


  • U.S. Federal Census showed Charles Black, head of household, living in Knox County, KY. There was a male child under the age of 5 living in the household, which was Meriwether.


  • September 27: U.S. Federal Census taken in Daviess County, MO showed 15-year-old Meriwether living with his parents and siblings. His father had no occupation listed, but lived in a farming district.


  • February 21: Meriwether married Rachel Payne in Daviess County, MO.


  • August 20: U.S. Federal Census taken in Gallatin, Daviess County, MO showed Meriwether, a farmer, living with his wife Rachel and their son, Thomas.


  • December 28: Meriwether Black enlisted in the Confederate Army, He mustered into Co. E, 3rd MO Infantry.


  • March to June: Company Muster Roll. Absent. Remarks “detached service”
  • July to December: Company Muster Roll. Present.


  • November 30: Meriwether was wounded while fighting in the Battle of Franklin. He was captured by U.S. troops on December 17th while convalescing in a makeshift hospital in Franklin. He died on December 28 in Franklin. During re-interment he was buried at the McGavock Confederate Cemetery, section 14, grave 110.