7th Tennessee Cavalry USA.
PINKSTON, ELIJAH (N), Companies D, C & E, corporal/pvt,
enlisted for 3 years at Huntingdon, TN on 6/26/62 and
mustered at Humboldt, TN on 8/11/62 at age 35. He was 5'8"
tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, auburn hair, a farmer,
born in Carroll Co, TN. He was due a $100 bounty for
enlistment. Pinkston went AWOL from 2/17/63-5/26/63. He
returned and served as an ambulance driver from 8/8/63.
Presumed captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on
3/24/64, he was a prisoner in Andersonville Prison in
Georgia and most likely other eastern prisons. Exchanged
through North East Ferry, NC on 2/27/65, he was taken to
the hospital in Jeffersonville, IN with scrobutus. He
listed his nearest relative as his wife Emily of Buena
Vista, TN. This appears to be Hannah Uptigrove, who he
married in 1855. Pinkston was discharged at the
Jeffersonville, IN military hospital on 6/1/65 and did not
return to live in Carroll Co. In 1880 census, he was in
Franklin Co, IL near Cave City.2 3 4
- Ancestry.com. Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002
- The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, National ParkService
- Elijah Pinkston's Civil War Service Record
- THE 7TH TENNESSEE CAVALRY USA (Originally 2nd WestTennessee Volunteer Cavalry) Peggy Scott Holley