Image courtesy: The Williamson County Historical Society

Newton Jasper Anglin was just 18 when he enlisted with Company H of the 24th Tennessee Infantry on August 24, 1861. He has quite an interesting record.

He was officially listed as a deserter on 28 June 1862 but his records show that he re-enlisted Dec 1, 1862. The record leaves one to wonder if he really deserted or was he absent for some other reason that his current record does not reflect.

His unit, the 24th Tennessee Infantry, was engaged at Stones River (Dec 31, 1862 through Jan 2nd, 1863). Anglin was listed as wounded and even captured. It appears his leg was amputated from the Stones River wound.

His amputation apparently did not end his military service. He was granted a furlough on Feb 23, 1864, apparently even serving through the spring of 1865.  If Anglin served through the war, he would have likely seen action at the Battle of Franklin and even Nashville.

During the war, the 24th Tennessee Infantry saw action at Stones River, Missionary Ridge, the Atlanta campaign, Franklin and Nashville.

The 24th Tennessee Infantry (CSA) served in Strahl’s Brigade along with the 4th-5th, 19th, 31st, 33rd, 38th and 41st TN at Franklin (Nov 30, 1864).

Anglin's marker at Rest Haven in Franklin

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