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John T. Pinkston
Posted by: John Pinkston (ID *****4963) Date: June 20, 2007 at 15:38:21
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I recently came across information about John T. Pinkston, born Oct. 8, 1848 in Washington Cnty, Ga.

John T. Pinkston was the son of James M. Pinkston & Ann C. Dickson. He served in the 6th Georgia Infantry Regiment.

Service record:Enlisted on 3/12/1864 as a Private. On 3/12/1864 he mustered into "A" Co. GA 6th Infantry
He was Surrendered on 4/26/1865 at Greensboro, NC
He was listed as: * Wounded 6/9/1864 Petersburg, VA

I found a paragraph about him in the book -Confederate Military History, published in 1899. Since it is 108 years ago I believe it has worn out as a copyright. At any rate it is just a paragraph, and further I want to get it somewhere on the web, just for other genealogical researchers who may come across it this way. But not wanting to cross the line insofar as copyright here, I quoted it on my blog, which I believe comes under the Fair use clause. Here is a link for the paragraph: Sorry for the ugly link. Also on my blog is info on Charlie Milam Pinkston (1851-1920), Green B. Pinkston(1774-1852), and Henry B. Pinkston(1828-1887).
Lets see, the Green B. post was in June 2006, Charlie Milam in January 2006,and also info on Henry B. the same month.

But to get back to John T. Pinkston, " His service in the field began with this brigade in the little army, under Gen. Beauregard, which defended Peteresburg and Richmond from the federal forces under General Butler while Lee and Grant were struggling in the Wilderness in May 1864. He participated in the battle of Drewry's Bluff, resulting in the defeat of Butler, and a forenight later fought under General Robert E. Lee at Second Cold Harbor, repelling the assaults of Grant's army. Until December, 1864, he was on duty along the Petersburg and Richmond lines, fighting in the battles of Petersburg, the Crater, Ream's Station, Fort Harrison, Weldon Railroad and other engagements."

Other info: He married Mattie P. Knowles, daughter of William Burton Knowles & Rebecca May, in 1867. Born 20 Apr 1851 in Fayette, Ga. Died 21 Apr 1943 in Cook County, Georgia.

1880 Census

John T. PINKSTON M Male 31 GA Co Bailiff
Mattie P. PINKSTON M Female 25 GA
James M. PINKSTON S Male 8 GA
Annie L. PINKSTON S Female 6 GA
Sallie L. PINKSTON S Female 4 GA
William F. PINKSTON S Male 1 GA
Lena L. PINKSTON S Female 1 GA

1910 census still in Sparta, Hancock County, GA

1920 census- -no longer around; wife Mattie living at Lena's household

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