Calvin C. Hall
Calvin C. Hall was born in 1845, in southern Arkansas. He was only 16 years old when Capt. G.W. McCown came to Camden, Arkansas recruiting men for Bankhead's Battery. On December 6, 1861 Hall enlisted along with 35 other men from his hometown. Hall served with the battery without a single missed day throughout the campaigns of 1862 and 1863. He was never posted sick or without leave and proved to enjoy his army life.
Hall served valiantly at Missionary Ridge on November 25, 1863. Scott's Battery was overrun and many men deserted following the battle, but C.C. Hall. Scott's Battery was broken up by order of General Polk and Hall was transferred to Swett's Mississippi Battery.
At the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain Hall was wounded in the leg and spent some time in the hospital. Upon his release he was transferred to Shannon's Scouts where he reached the rank of Corporal. When the war ended he was at Columbus, Mississippi. and signed his parole on April 26, 1865.
Hall returned to Lewisville, Arkansas where he lived for the rest of his life. He married Tabitha C. Hall (1844-1933) and they had one son J.C. Hall. He died on May 17, 1924. He was a member of the United Confederate Veterans, Sam H. Dill Camp No. 444 of Lafayette County Arkansas.
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