John Stewart Cromwell

John Stewart Cromwell was born March 31, 1827 in Summerfield, Dallas County, Alabama.   He was married to Elizabeth Jane Jones on December 21, 1848 in Lafayette County, Mississippi.   John & Elizabeth had eight children between 1850 and 1863.   John enrolled at Oxford February 19, 1862 at the age of 35.   He enlisted in Confederate States Army for three years at Grenada by Lt. Burnett March 15, 1862, Private, Company A, 29th Regiment Mississippi Infantry, Confederate States Army.   He was transferred June 29, 1862 to Company C, 1st Battalion Mississippi Sharp Shooters, C.S.A. in Tupelo, Mississippi, which subsequently became Company C, 9th Battalion Mississippi Sharp Shooters.   He left sick at Glasgow, Kentucky on September 12, 1862.   In November and December 1862, he was absent in a parole camp.   He joined his company again in January 1863 and served until April 16, 1864 when he was granted a 30-day furlough.   He rejoined his company and was shot and killed in the Battle of Pickett's Mill on May 27, 1864 near New Hope Church, Georgia, at the age of 37.

Thank you,

Shelia (Cromwell) Lyon

Norman, Oklahoma

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