Corporal Pleasant C. Templeton, Co. K, 16th Tennessee Infantry, CSA

1844

  • April 21: Templeton Pleasant was born in White County, TN to parents William and Lydia Templeton.

1850

  • August 26: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in White County, TN showed 6 year old Templeton living with his parents William and Lydia Templeton and his siblings.

1860

  • June 26: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Rock Islands, White County, TN showed 14 year old Pleasant living with his parents William and Lydia Templeton, and his siblings.

1862

  • September 15: Enlisted in Sparta, TN.
  • August 31-December 31: Company Muster Roll. Present.

1863

  • January & February: Company Muster Roll. Remarks “Left sick at Shelbyville           
  • March & April: Company Muster Roll. Present. Remarks “Rejoined Co. 3 March.”
  • July 17: Company Muster Roll/Chattanooga Tennessee. Remarks “Promoted to Corporal. May 1863.”
  • July & August: Company Muster Roll. Present.

1864

  • January & February: Company Muster Roll. Present. Remarks “1 Cap box and 24 Caps $2.20”
  • March & April: Company Muster Roll. Present.
  • November 30: Pleasant fought with his regiment in the Battle of Franklin. He was injured and remained in Franklin when his regiment moved on to Nashville. Pleasant sustained a gunshot wound to his left lung.
  • December 18: Captured in Franklin, TN on the Confederate retreat from Nashville and transferred to a hospital in Nashville.  
  • December 29: Pleasant Templeton died from his wounds. He was buried in the City Cemetery (grave number 10768).