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


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


  • September 5: The United States Federal Census shows 9 year old Mills living with his parents and siblings in Screven County, Georgia.  His father was a farmer.


  • June 26: The United States Federal Census taken in Screven County, Georgia shows 18 year old Mills, a student, living with a Burke family and all of his siblings.


  • August 4: Mills Brinson and Mary Ingram are married.


  • May 12: Enlisted in the Confederate 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.”


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


  • November 30:  Mills fights 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 dies in Franklin, Tennessee from the wounds he received fighting on November 30th.  Mills is buried at the McGavock Confederate Cemetery in section 79, grave no. 45.