Private Peter Horry Cantrell
A Company

Born 1835 in Sink Creek, DeKalb Co, TN.

The son of Green Cantrell and Mary 'Polly'  Cantrell (Cantrell may have been her maiden name)

He enlisted in the Regiment on 18 May 1861.

Wounded at Perryville (Chaplin Hills) 8 October 1862 when he had a kneecap knocked out of place by a minie ball.

Wounded slightly at Missionary Ridge and taken prisoner 24 November 1863 he was then sent to Rock Island, IL, until the end of the war. While at Rock Island, IL, he was a member of 'The Seven Confederate Knights' (C7K).

Married Elizabeth Purser on 11 November 1865 in Warren County, TN. She was born 1 February 1828, in White Co died 14 November 1914 and is buried in the Concord Cemetery, Warren Co. Known children are: Andrew Jackson 'Jack' , Mary Ann, and Martha Jane 'Mattie'. She was the daughter of  James snr and Mary (Davis) Purser.

He was previously married to Sarah Green on the 11 May 1858 in DeKalb Co. She was born 6 November 1840, possibly in DeKalb Co, and died 24 Aug 1860 in DeKalb Co. She was the daughter of Shadrack and Mary Ann (Compton) Green.  They had one son Shadrak Cantrell who was born 22 June 1860 and as his mother died in the August it wasnt at childbirth.

He lived in Warren County all his life and died 16 October 1905 and is buried in the Concord Cemetery, Warren Co, TN, his wife is buried with him.

She filed for a widow's pension. #2761 on 19 July 1909 in Warren Co, which was accepted.