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61st Alabama Infantry (CSA)
Ancestor Info
Name: Jabez LeftwichRank: Private Company: E

Jabez Leftwich was born in Georgia in 1825 to Joel Leftwich and Rebekah (Warren) Leftwich. He married Nancy Paschall Dingler 2/25/1829. 'Jabez and Nancy eloped from the campground of the Dingler family, who were enroute to Mount Prospect, Ala. from the Atlanta area. He was 20 years old and she was 15. The Dingler family claimed Nancy was kidnapped. After their marriage, they settled in Newton Co., Ga. Sometime before July of 1860, Jabez and his family emigrated to Macon Co., Ala. Later that year, their youngest daughter was born. Jabez worked as an overseer until he enlisted in the Confederate Army on May 29, 1863 in Macon County. (by Capt Baber). He was assigned to Company E, 61st Alabama Infantry. Jabez was captured by the Yankees on May 23, 1864 at Bethal Church, Va. He was first sent to Port Royal, Va., arriving on May 30th, and then to the Union prison at Point Lookout, Md. He was paroled on Sept 18, 1864 and sent to Aiken's Landing, Va. for exchange. Jabez was admitted to Wayside Hospital in Richmond on Sept 23rd, where he died four days later. (Disease: Phthisis Pulmonalis).' (2nd Cousin 5 times removed)

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Contact Name: Donald Steven Smith
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