Private David Wood Maxwell
K Company

 

He enlisted on the 9 June 1861.

 

Was sick at Camp Trousdale and was left behind 22 July 1861 when the Regiment went to Chattanooga.

 

Joined the artillery, probably serving with the 1st Tennessee Light Artillery Battalion (also called the 1st Tennessee Heavy Artillery Battalion.)

 

He was born 5 March 1822 near Baxter in Jackson Co, (now Putnam Co) TN, the son of Samuel and Martha A. (Patton) Maxwell.

 

Married Mary Elizabeth “Besty” Shanks on the 2 June 1844 in Jackson Co., born 13 March 1826 in VA and died 9 May 1888 in Putnam Co, TN. She was the daughter of William Simon and Margaret Peggy (Maddux) Shanks. They had 10 children: Martha Ann, Margaret Franklin, Joel Whitten, Elizabeth Jane, William Cullen, Tennessee Belle, Laura Josephine, Andrew McClain and David Wood Maxwell Jr.

 

He died on the 14 August 1869 in Putman Co, TN. They are both buried in the Maxwell Cemetery, Putnam Co., TN.

 


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