Monday, December 19, 2011

Military Monday: The Story of Moses Fillingame

This is my FIRST post for Military Monday.  I hold dear the sacrifices made by my ancestors whom served our country and ALL of those who gave their all for the values and freedom that our country is founded on.  

Moses Fillingame, my third great-grandfather, enlisted in the Confederate States Army in 1862, Perry County, Mississippi.  He was with Company F, 7th Battalion, Mississippi Volunteers.  A muster roll card states that he was sent to the field hospital 06 September 1862.  Moses, being too sick to return to his duties, was sent home.  Soon after Moses returned home, his wife Elizabeth fell ill.  In early 1863 (January or February), they both died from the measles.  It is not known if Moses contracted the measles while in the army or after returning home.  In 1865, the sister of Moses (Harriet) and her husband Lyman Carley filed for guardianship of the Fillingame children.  Moses and his wife Elizabeth (Anderson) were the parents of six minor children at the time of their deaths.

In addition to his military service, Moses Fillingame was a Mason with the Enon Lodge #199, New Augusta, Mississippi.

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