Stewart, Jerry

Ca. 1826 - ????

Jerry Stewart was born in Brunswick County, Virginia, around 1826. In April 1863, Stewart was at Jackson, Tennessee, serving as a cook for white Federal troops. Along with Ransom and Rachel Parks, Stewart then moved to Corinth, Mississippi, where the men enlisted.

At the time of his enlistment, Stewart (or Stuart) was described as standing 5' 7" tall with black eyes, black hair, and a black complexion. He was a laborer prior to joining up. On April 12, 1864, at the Battle of Fort Pillow, Stewart was taken prisoner of war but managed later to escape two days later and return to his unit.

In March 1874, Stewart maintained a residence "in the country near Memphis." His pension file index card indicates that he also went by the name of Jeremiah A. Stewart and that he lived up through at least 1907; his exact date of death is not recorded on the card.

Muster Rolls

June 20, 1863: Muster In
June 20 to 30, 1863: Present
July and August, 1863: Present
September and October, 1863: Present
November and December, 1863: Present
January and February, 1864: Present
March and April, 1864: Present
March and April, 1864: Fort Pickering, Tenn.; present
May and June, 1864: Not stated
To August 31, 1864: Not stated
September and October, 1864: Not stated; lost gun wiper
November and December, 1864: Present; promoted from corpl to Sergt to Date Dec 1- 1864, lost gun wiper
January and February, 1865: Present; promoted from corpl to sergt to date from Dec 1/64.
March and April, 1865: Present; commissary sergt.
May and June, 1865: Present
July and August, 1865: Present
September and October, 1865: Present; present sick
November and December, 1865: Present
January 12, 1866: Muster Out; Due U.S. for ordnance 22 cts

Highest Rank Achieved:
Sergeant
Enlistment Date: