Thank you for your response. I live in Opelika, Alabama, near Auburn University and about 30 miles NW of Columbus, Georgia. The grave is located in Rosemere Cemetery and is well marked and cared for. I am a life-long resident, but have never heard the circumstances of his burial here. There were several skirmishes that took place near here during Rousseau's raid and Wilson's raid, and of course Union soldiers were stationed here during reconstruction. It's a mystery to me, and I hope someone here has some connection.