2nd Lieutenant (In Cavalry) Andrew Jackson Lacy
(C in Cavalry) Company

Born on the 12 October 1843 the son of William Lacy Jr and Keliah Grimsley Lacy.

He enlisted in the infantry on the 3 December 1861. (This information is suspect).

An Andrew J. Lacey enlisted on the 2 August 1862, at Cookeville, TN, in the 8th (Dibrellís) Tennessee Cavalry, CSA (also known as 13th Tennessee Cavalry and sometimes as 13th (Goreís) Tennessee Cavalry).

His horse was valued at $225 was killed at Parker's Crossroads on the 31 December 1862.

He resigned 1 July 1863, as Colonel Waman Leftwich Dibrell thought him incompetent he then disappeared and to this day it is not known what happened to him.

An Andrew J. Lacey enlisted in 2 August 1862, at Cookeville, in the 8th also the 13th (Dibrillís) Tennessee Cavalry.

(When with them he would have been at Sparta moved to Murfreesboro 8 October 1862. Its first engagement was a skirmish in Neely's Bend, near Nashville, 15 October 1862. Then regular frequent skirmishes in the area, next was with General Forrest in his raid in the middle of December into West Tennessee, culminating in the Battle of Parker's Crossroads. It returned to Middle Tennessee, and on 24 February 1863 was ordered to Florence, AL and engaged Federal gunboats on 25 March. From Florence, it moved to Spring Hill, TN, then back to Florence then demonstrations opposite Corinth, MS.)

He married Margaret Elizabeth Byers on the 15 December 1861, born 12 April 1844 in Jackson Co. died 19 June 1926 in TN. She was the daughter of Alexander Watson and Leitha (Grimes) Byers. Their son William Wolsey Lacy was born in 1862.

With his disappearance/death his wife remarried in 1866 to John Anderson Matheny and they had five children. This was John's second wife his first Lucinda Deatherage had died 6 Jul 1865 at Jackson Co, TN.

(It has been suggested in a book that he could have been a member of the Regiment, but this has not been proven. This would seem to be the man in the photo.)


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