|Name: CARMICHAEL, JESSE MALCOLM (also listed on muster roll as J. M. Carmack)|
|Rank: 4th Corporal|
|Enlisted: 3 March 1862|
|Service History: Present Winchester, Va 1862/05/25; Cross Keys, Va 1862/06/08; Cold Harbor, 1862/06/27; Malvern Hill 1862/07/02; Cedar Mt 1862/08/09; Hazel River 1862/08/23; Manassas Junction 1862/08/27; Manassas Plains 1862/08/28, 29, & 30; Chantilly 1862/09/01; Harpers Ferry, 1862/09/13; Sharpsburg 1862/09/17; Severely Wounded Shepards Town, Va 1862/09/18; Absent Wounded Fredericksburg, Va 1862/12/13; Suffolk, Va 1863/05/03; Gettysburg, Pa 1863/07/02 and 3. Lost his right hand at Sharpsburg; discharged 10 October 1862.|
|Date of Birth: 29 October 1837||Place of Birth: Macon County, Georgia|
|Date of Death: 26 October 1908||Place of Death: Ozark, Dale County, Alabama|
|Buried: Union Cemetery, Ozark, Dale County, Alabama|
|Father: Daniel Carmichael (b 1819 in South Carolina, son of Malcolm Carmichael and Nancy McDuffie)|
|Mother: Martha Ann Charlotte Coleman (b 1819 in Georgia, daughter of Jesse Coleman and Charlotte Jordan)|
|Spouse(s): (1) Amanda J. Smith, b abt 1842, d 8 July 1870; daughter of Wesley Smith and Marguerite Lollers; (2) Mary Smith, b 15 October 1844, d 24 January 1885, sister of Amanda J. Smith; married bef 1880; (3) Emma Hortense Beard, b 26 November 1855, d 26 January 1897, daughter of William Francis Beard and Elizabeth Donaldson; married 17 December 1885.|
|Children: by (1) Lillian (Simons), Archibald Hill, Charles Daniel, Amanda Pauline (Borders); by (2) Joseph, Margaret, Tyler, Malcolm; by (3) Jesse Beard|
|Occupation: Lawyer, judge, newspaper editor|
|Residence(s): Sylvan Grove and Ozark, Dale County, Alabama|
Representative in the Alabama General Assembly in 1870; State Senator
1872; Probate Judge of Dale County 1878; elected for the second
district, 1884; elected judge of the third circuit, 1886. Alabama State
Auditor 1880-1884, 1905-1907; 1901 appointed head of the Board of
Convict Inspectors and became a trustee of the Alabama Polytechnic
Institute. Editor of the Southern Star.
His son Archibald Hill Carmichael served as Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives.
"He was an excellent soldier, present in every campaign and every battle in which the regiment was engaged until wounded at Sharpsburg, Maryland, September 17, 1862, by which he lost his right hand and was honorably discharged from the service in consequence. ... After his discharge he went home to his young family and began anew the battle of life. He owned a little farm in the piney woods a few miles east of Newton. With his one hand he worked, made crops, supported his little family, and read law of nights by pine-knot fires for about two years, and then his father, who was Probate Judge of the county, took Jesse as a clerk in his office, where he became familiar with the forms and laws of procedure in that court. ... He is fanatically honest. The Judge is an excellent citizen, of the highest moral character and integrity. He bears his age well and looks to be at least a dozen years younger than he is. There is no better man or more useful citizen within the State. He is a thorough Democrat in politics and always manifests a deep concern in the well-being of the country and the happiness and prosperity of the people." (Oates, The War Between the Union and the Confederacy, Appendix A)
right, Jesse & Mary Carmichael, Union Cemetery, Ozark;
Epitaph: "A brave Confederate soldier, a faithful public servant and cherished citizen, and an affectionate husband, father and friend has gone home."
|Submitter: Georgia V. Fleming||E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org|