Private John Cornett
Co B, 13th Cavalry, CSA
John appeared on the musters for September 9, 1862 - April 30, 1863. He was at the Battle
of Leatherwood (Perry County) in October of 1862. He also participated in the Battle of Mill Cliff, Battle of Poor Fork and Battle of Whitesburg in the Fall of 1862.
In 1863 John Cornett became ill with pleurisy was discharged by Colonel Ben Caudill at Gladeville, Virginia (now known as Wise, Virginia) on June 5, 1863. This turned out to be fortunate in the long run for John Cornett. Just over a month later, while stationed at Gladeville, Virginia, Caudill's 13th KY. was attacked by a large Union force and a good number of the men were taken prisoner. This included Colonel Caudill, Sergeant Sparkman, and a large number of officers in Caudill's command.
Instead, John Amburgey recovered from his illness, survived the war, and in 1870 he and his wife - Nancy Combs - moved to Dutton, Arkansas (Madison County) where he raised a family of ten children. John Cornett died in 1904 and was buried at the Dutton Cemetery, off Highway 16 across the White River (Mile Marker 111) Dutton, Arkansas with a nice Confederate tombstone.
Mark's Great Granduncle