Private Calvin Kersey (Keirsey)

Born 1836 in Warren County, TN, the son of Hiram and Margaret “Peggy” (Hill) Kersey and the brother of Hiram “Pomp” Kersey. His older brother and two cousins were in the same company.

He enlisted on the 20 November 1862 for a period of three years.

Was absent without leave for 20 days prior to January 1863 muster.

He went home, possibly to join the 'Short Mountain Bushwhackers' that were led by his brother "Pomp", on the 14 October 1863 when near to Chattanooga, TN.

He married Adaline D. Stoner on the 18 September 1862 in DeKalb Co. She was born March 1839 and died some time after 1900. They had nine children: Andrew "Andy" R., Etta, James Hiram, John Taylor, Margaret, Robert, Samuel B., Sarah and William Kersey. She was the daughter of John and Sara (Miller) Stoner.

He died 25 April 1892, Nashville, Davidson Co, TN. (Cause of Death: Strangulation, Tennessee Death Records 1891-1893) He is buried in the Dixon Springs Cemetery, Dixon Springs, Smith Co, TN. (Cemetery is 14 Miles NNW of Carthage)