WILLIAM MITCHELL GAMMON
Company "I" 9th Kentucky Infantry
William "Mitch" Gammon was born Nov.21, 1840 in Smith Co. TN. He enlisted in the Union Army, Nov. 2,1861.He went to Columbia, Ky. to enlist. He was first in Capt. Roark's 9th Regiment Ky. (Foot Volunteers) later called Co. I 9th Ky. Infantry. He was mustered in at Camp Doyle, Adair Co. Ky. Nov.26, 1861. He was promoted from Private to Corporal. May 1, 1862, then to Sergeant. Nov. 1,1862. He fought in the following battles: (numerous other battles in addition to these) Shiloh, TN. April 7 1862. Siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30, 1862. Occupation of Corinth, May 30, 1862 Murfreesboro, TN. (Stones River) Dec. 30-31, 1862 to Jan. 2, 1863 Battle of Chickamauga September 19-20. Siege of Chattanooga September 24-Novmber 23. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Numerous battles in North Georgia in the: Atlanta Campaign such as, Dalton, Ga., Kennesaw Mountain, Peach Tree Creek, and the siege of Atlanta, Ga. (I have his diary of the last year of the war.) He was mustered out Dec. 15, 1864 at Louisville, KY. He was paid $100.
His father, and two of his brothers also served in the Civil War, all Union. His father, Thomas Gammon enlisted Nov. 16, 1863 in E Ist. Tennessee Mounted Infantry Volunteers. He was mustered out Jan. 22, 1865. Thomas was a Sergeant. William Mitchell Gammon had two brothers that were in the same company that he was, the 9th Ky. They were John Simpson Gammon, and Marquis D. L. Gammon. John Simpson Gammon died shortly after he enlisted of typhoid fever. Marquis D.L. Gammon enlisted Nov. 1861 and was mustered out Dec. 15, 1864. Their father moved to Texas after the war, and is buried there.
William Mitchell Gammon came back home to Macon County Tennessee. He married Sarah Jane Cox on October 12, 1865. They had 3 children Sarah Jane died 8 months after their third child was born. William Mitchell married again, only to be widowed again. He was married the third time; this time he preceded her in death. William Mitchell Gammon was active in his church, where he served as a deacon, and clerk. He also served in the Macon County court system 1892-1898. William Mitchell Gammon died February 27, 1918; he is buried in Macon, County TN.
Great Great-Grandfather of: Patricia A. (Gammon) Latham
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