Information Courtesy of Michael R. Brasher, Webmaster & Historian, 2nd Mississippi Infantry Regiment, May 2009
Norton, Jacob A.: Joined Wednesday, May 1, 1861 from Tippah County, Mississippi (Company B, the O’Connor Rifles). His rank was Private and he listed his age as 21 and occupation as farmer. He was wounded at Gaines Mill on 27 June 1862, but returned to duty. He was again wounded at Bristoe Station on 14 October 1863 and sent to the hospital. After recovering, he again returned to duty. Once more he was wounded at the battle of the Wilderness on 6 May 1864, sent to the hospital and returned to duty on 1 August 1864. Private Norton was wounded for a fourth time at the Weldon Railroad on 18 August 1864 (or 19 August 1864 – records are conflicting). He was furloughed 40-days from 30 August 1864. Once more he returned to duty and was finally paroled at Appomattox Court House, VA on 9 April 1865.
NORTON, JACOB A
PVT B 2 MISS INF CSA
- DATE OF DEATH: 07/15/1920
- BURIED AT: SECTION CONF SITE 208-A
He is buried with his wife:
NORTON, ROSA BENA W/O JACOB A
- DATE OF DEATH: 08/28/1939
- BURIED AT: SECTION CONFE SITE 208-A
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