F. M. Sloan

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F. M. Sloan
Co. D.
6 La. Inf.
June 23, 1908
Aged 76 yrs.
Full Name: F. M. Sloan
Location: Section:Confederate Field, Section 1 (F)
Row:A  Number:43
Reason for Eligibility: Confederate Veteran 
Birth Date: 1832 
Died: June 23, 1908 
Burial Date: June 24, 1908 
Confederate Home Roster Information:
Birth Place: Louisiana 
Occupation: Mechanic 
Marital Status: Widower 
Came To Texas: 1873 
Residence: Nacogdoches 
Admitted To Home: July 10, 1907 
Religion: Baptist 
Army: Northern Virginia 
Brigade: Taylor's 
Regiment: 6th Louisiana Inf. 

SLOAN, F. M. (1832~1908) F.M. Sloan was born in Avoyelles Parish in Central Louisiana in 1832.

During the Civil War, Sloan belonged to Company D (Charles D. Tenney's Company), 6th Louisiana Infantry, Taylor's Brigade in the Army of Northern Virginia. The 6th was organized at Camp Moore in May 1861. Sloan volunteered for service on June 4, 1861. The 6th fought at 1st Bull Run, 2nd Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, the Wilderness, and Petersburg Siege. The 6th surrendered April 9, 1865 at Appomattox Court House, Virginia.

Sloan was wounded at the battle of Malvern Hill at the close of the Peninsula Campaign in July of 1862. He was shot multiple times. The most serious wound was a fractured spinal column caused by a gunshot wound and he was unable to return to active duty. The back wound caused him problems for the rest of his life. He was admitted to Chimborazo Hospital in Richmond on July 4, 1862 and was released at the end of November, 1862. He was given a medical discharge.

Sloan moved to Texas in 1873 and lived in Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches County where he was a member of the Baptist Church.

He was a widowed mechanic when he was admitted to the Confederate Men's Home in Austin on July 10, 1907. He died at the Home on June 23, 1908 and was buried at the Texas State Cemetery.

Information taken from Texas State Cemetery file materials.

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