Private Mills C. Brinson, Co. K, 25th Georgia Infantry, CSA

1841

  • Mills Cornelius Brinson was born in Georgia to Adam and Cynthia Brinson.

1850

  • September 5: The U.S. Federal Census showed 9 year old Mills living with his parents and siblings in Screven County, GA. His father was a farmer.

1860

  • June 26: The U.S. Federal Census taken in Screven County, GA showed 18 year old Mills, a student, living with a Burke family and all of his siblings.

1861

  • August 4: Mills Brinson married Mary Ingram.

1862

  • May 12: Mills enlisted in the C.S. Army.
  • May and June: Company Muster Roll. Present.
  • July and August: Company Muster Roll. Absent. Remarks “Absent at convalescent camp at Springfield.”
  • September and October: Company Muster Roll. Absent. Remarks “Absent sick.”

1863

  • August 31: Attached to Walkers division hospital Lauderdale, MS. By this point Mills has been promoted to Corporal.

1864

  • November 30: Mills fought with his regiment in the Battle of Franklin. He was fighting near the Southwest flank near the current Carter House parking lot. He was wounded.
  • December 15: Mills C. Brinson died in Franklin, TN from the wounds he received fighting on November 30th. Mills was buried at the McGavock Confederate Cemetery in section 79, grave no. 45.