This is the headstone of Civil War 32nd Regiment of Tennessee Volunteer Infantry and my great,great,grand Uncle Dempsey Ashford.
Dempsey Ashford was born in North Carolina on the 15 of Dec 1837 the last child of 13 children. He moved with his family to Giles Co. Tennessee in 1841. He worked on his father's cotton farm at age 22 he joined the Tennessee Volunteer Infantry . Records indicate that he was taken prisoner and died in captivity early in 1862. His brother was also in the prison camp, Osborn Ashford he survived the war and prison.