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.