Sergeant Reuben A. Ham, Co. C, 33rd Mississippi Infantry, CSA
- May 22: Reuben Anderson Ham was born to James and Lucy Ham in Mississippi.
- October 5: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Lawrence County, MS showed 17 year old “R.A.” living with his parents and siblings. His father, James, was a farmer.
- August 26: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Monticello, Lawrence County, MS showed 27 year old “Anderson” living with his widowed mother and siblings. The slave schedule listed him as owning 1 male slave, 20 years old.
***Reuben marries between 1860-1864 to Samantha.***
- May 7: Reuben Ham enlisted in the Confederate Army in Grenada, MS.
- April1 – August 31: Company Muster Roll. Present. Remarks “Bounty due”
- November & December: Company Muster Roll. Absent. Remarks “Absent without leave Lawrence Co. Miss. Nov 1. 1862”
- March & April: Company Muster Roll. Present.
- May & June (dated July 25, 1863): Company Muster Roll. Presence not stated. Remarks “with leave July 17, 1863”
- July & August: Company Muster Roll. Absent. Remarks “absent without leave since July 1863”
- September & October: Company Muster Roll. Absent. Remarks “absent without leave”
- November & December: Company Muster Roll. Present. Remarks “Lost 20 cartridges. 20 caps. 1 musket. 1 cartridge box $32.50”
- March & April: Company Muster Roll. Present. By this time Reuben has been promoted to 5th Sergeant.
- July & August: Company Muster Roll. Presence not stated.
- November 30: Reuben was wounded in the Battle of Franklin. Company Muster Roll for period remarks “wounded and left at Franklin, Tenn.”
- December 17: He was captured in Franklin, Tennessee.
- January 27: Admitted to U.S.A. General Hospital No. 1 Nashville, Tenn. Injury: Gun shot wound third finger of left hand. Date of operation: Dec. 2, 1864. Operation: Amputation of third finger left hand at metacarp phalangeal articulation. Diagnosis: amputation 3” finger lt hand and fracture of lt radius. Missile: Can. Ball. Treatment: Cold water dressing. Age: 32.
- March 5: Reuben died in Nashville, TN of erysipelas (infection) from his finger amputation. He was buried in grave #12400 at the City Cemetery.