|Sallie Ewing Gaut, her brother |
inherited control of Andrew Ewing
|Accounting of Alexander Ewing's estate, including "little Andrew age 3 years"|
|1835 List of people enslaved by the Ewing Estate|
|Andrew was "hired out around from year to year" - Statement by Sallie Ewing Gault|
|General George Luther Stearns|
|Andrew Ewing's enlistment papers.|
The 12th US Colored Infantry spent much of the rest of the War west of Nashville near Johnsonville helping to build and guard the railroad line to the Tennessee River. In early November 1864 they were involved in an attack by Confederate John Bell Hood's forces on the Johnsonville battery.
|Johnsonville "Colored" Battery west of Nashville|
On December 15-16, 1864 the 12th US Colored Infantry participated in the Battle of Nashville. I've written more extensively about this significant event here. Andrew Ewing was injured during the fighting when a cannonball broke a tree limb out of a tree that he was standing either in or under and the limb fell and injured his leg. However he stayed with his company for the pursuit of Hood's Confederate Army of Tennessee - at least as far as Franklin. When the US Army troops arrived in Franklin on the heels of the defeated Confederates, Sgt Ewing was "left sick at Franklin, Tenn." I have not been able to determine exactly where he was left - in a field hospital? in one of the buildings used as a US Army hospital such as St. Paul's Episcopal Church or the Masonic Hall? I would love to know.
|December 18, 1864 - Andrew Ewing was "Left sick at Franklin, Tenn"|
|Andrew Ewing's disability certificate|
|William B. Giles|
Hired Andrew when he left the Army