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PRUITT, McCormick (Private, Company M, 6th Alabama Infantry Regiment) McCormick Pruitt was born on June 8, 1840 in Lowndes County, Alabama; died in June 15, 1911 in Blount Springs Alabama and is buried in Elmwood Cemetery Birmingham Jefferson County, Alabama. He was the son of Malinda Posey and Lawrence M. Pruitt. McCormick married December 7, 1871 in Lowndes County Alabama to Martha Jane "Pattie" Powell born 1846; died 1929; buried in Greenwood Cemetery Montgomery Alabama Section 1, Lot 927, B-2. Children of McCormick and Pattie are: Photo of McCormick Pruitt

Picture furnished by Bill Butler 

1st)   Allen Powell Pruitt born October 25, 1872 at Grandpa Powell's place Lowndes County Alabama. Never Married.
2nd)  Lillian Ray Pruitt, born April 15, 1875 at Centerfit Place Lowndes County, Alabama; died October 8, 1876 buried New   Bethel Cemetery, Lowndes County Alabama. 
3rd)  Elihue  Posey Pruitt was born August 1, 1877 at Pleasant Hill, Lowndes County Alabama, married September 28, 1899 at  Sandy Ridge, Alabama to Annie Louisa "Kittie" Ellis . Dr. E. P. died April 30, 1954 and is buried at Elmwood Cemetery, Birmingham, Alabama.
4th)  Fannie Belle Pruitt, January 24, 1880, Centerfit Place, married April 27, 1898 at Mr. Eagers home in Montgomery to William Faye Hurt
5th)  Wallace Powell Pruitt February 14, 1882 at Centerfit Place, Lowndes County Alabama; died July 1968; buried Springhill Cemetery Chatom, Alabama
6th)  Bessie Lee Pruitt was born September 14, 1883; died November 14, 1883, Fort Deposit, Lowndes County Alabama  
7th)   Dr. Enoch Lawrence Pruitt born September 24, 1884 in Fort Deposit Lowndes County Alabama; died July 18, 1971; buried at Payne Cemetery, Sandy Ridge Lowndes County Alabama. Enoch married October 9, 1907 at the Frank  Brook’s  home in Sandy Ridge to Virginia Russell born October 6, 1887; died August 31, 1865; buried: Payne Cemetery, Sandy Ridge, Lowndes County Alabama.
8th)   (Unnamed Boy Pruitt) born March 27, 1887; died June 8, 1887, Fort Deposit, Lowndes County Alabama
Nathaniel Pruitt born April 17, 1888; died February 12, 1889, Fort Deposit, Lowndes County Alabama. 

McCormick joined the Hayneville Guards, a militia unit, in 1859 along with his future brother-in-laws Octavius Augustus Powell and Mark Allen Powell. Most of the Hayneville Guards were enrolled for Confederate service on  April 17, 1861 at Braggs Store, Lowndes County Alabama in Captain Willingham's Company that went to Montgomery Alabama and on Monday, May 6, 1861 became Company E, 6th Alabama Volunteer Infantry Regiment.  McCormick's name appears on a muster in Roll dated June 30, 1861 at Fairfax Virginia. The Company became Company M, after the re-organization and enlistment in the Army of Northern Virginia in March 1862 at Yorktown Virginia. Compiled Service Record indicates he received pay at Fairfax Virginia on June 30, 1861, Union Mills Virginia October 31, 1861. He was wounded in the right hand at Chancellorsville Virginia on  May 2, or 3, 1863.  First his hand was removed then further up his arm as gangrene set in.  Taken to General Hospital No. 18 where his right arm was amputated at the shoulder by his uncle, Dr. Posey, who came from Alabama to take car of him.  From that summer of 1863 until the end of the war, McCormick was placed on the rolls of the Invalid Corps and spent the remainder on various duty, but mainly at home in Lowndes County. He received pay at Orange Courthouse, Virginia on April 1, 1864 and Bunker Hill, Virginia on June 30, 1864, Confederate pension dated July 6, 1909 to November 24, 1920, roll number 32182.   

McCormick died from Locomyotopia  three weeks before the birth of his grandson, Lawrence Lenoir Pruitt.

Contributions by:
Bill Butler; Lawrence (Larry) Pruitt Clifton and Billie Capell and James McFerrin Key

On Feb. 5, 2003, James D. Allen, creator of this website passed away
There is no doubt that he would want the work on the
6th Alabama Infantry to go on.
With that in mind, this site is dedicated to him.
We miss you, Jimmy.

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