Jane - You are quite welcomed. Let me know if you run across anything else that hints at his Confederate service. Do you know anything about his older brother's condition? The 1860 census notes that he is "decrepit". His epitaph also alludes to the same. There is no photo of the marker on his FindAGrave memorial, but I have to wonder if the transcriber might have misread the word "affliction" and instead wrote "affection."