Cocke County TNGenWeb
The following list contains my ancestors who
participated in the Civil War. Ancestors fought on both sides. I will
include the source of the information on the list.
Willis Baxter, Private, Co K, 3 Confederate
Pension Application, Ancestry.com
Willis Baxter was the son of Rev. Jesse Baxter.
Additional information found in McClung Library, Knoxville TN: Private,
John P Lynch's (Tennessee) Battery. Enrolled April 29, 1862
at Cocke County by William Garner for 3 years or "War". June 30, 1863
to April 30, 1864. Muster at Carter's Station, Tennessee
dated September 19, 1864.*Served as a member of the River
Defense artillery on the bluffs at Vicksburg. On a Roll of
POW's (from the artillery commands) refusing to sign Paroles,
Vicksburg. Subsequently paroled at the Marine Hospital by Lt.
Col. WP Davis. Sent as a prisoner returning to the lines
after surrender and parole to Memphis, then to Gratiot Street Prison,
St Louis, Missouri on August 3, 1863. Forwarded to Camp
Morton, Indiana on August 26, 1863. Name listed on Roll as
having died of pneumonia on November 22, 1863 and buried in Greenlawn
Cemetery in grave 520, Indianapolis, Indiana.
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