He served as a Private with A Company 23rd Battalion, Virginia
Infantry. The 23rd Infantry Battalion was formed in January, 1862, with
five companies, later increased to eight. It was attached to Echols'
and Patton's Brigade, fought at Greenbrier River, then lost eighteen
percent of the 350 engaged at Droop Mountain. During 1864 it was active
in the Shenandoah Valley and in mid-April, 1865, disbanded. The field
officers were Lieutenant Colonel Clarence Derrick; and Majors William
Blessing, William P. Cecil, and David S. Hounshell. His wife
applied for his pension 1 May 1917 at Smyth County, Virginia before S.
McClure Justice of Peace. S. McClure is probably Samuel McClure
who married William Meek Surber's sister Mary Lavina Surber.
See the pension Application by Sarah Jane Nunn
the pension Approval to Sarah Jane Nunn