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David J. Stovall

David J. Stovall was listed in the 1850 Census in the home of John and Judith Stovall, living in Franklin County, Georgia. That Census specified that every member of that household had been born in Georgia. The household included: John, age 52; Judith R., age 32; William C., age 18; Samuel C. W., age 16; David J., age 14; Susannah C., age 12; Washington, age 10; Martha A., age 8; Hannah C., age 6; John A., age 3; Timothy D. Stovall, age 2 and Elizabeth Harres (Harris), age 23.

The 1860 Census listed David Stovall living in Murray County, Georgia, using the post office at Spring Place. It listed David, age 26; Artesimo, age 27; Mary C., age 5; William F, age 3; James F, age 1; and Martha A., age 17. The last named female probably was David's sister, shown in the earlier Census at age 8.

Confederate Army records indicate that David Stovall enlisted as a Private, Company B, 39th Infantry Regiment Georgia, May 10, 1862. On May 6, 1863, he transferred to Company A, 37th Infantry Regiment Georgia.

While Stovall was with the 39th Georgia Infantry, that unit was not involved in any fighting. After he joined the 37th Infantry, that unit engaged in military conflict at Chickamauga, Ga., September 19-20, 1863; Philadelphia, Tenn., October 15-25, 1863; Campbell's Station, Tenn., November 16, 1863; Missionary Ridge, Tenn., November 26, 1863; and the siege of Knoxville, Tenn, from November 17 till December 4, 1863; Athens, Alabama, January 26, 1864.

Pvt. David Stovall died February 10, 1864, but the military records give no information as to where, when or how he died. His unit next engaged in fighting at Dalton, Georgia February 22, 1864.


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