Article from the CONFEDERATE VETERAN mag., dated 1902, page 128. [ This is not my family, only post articles]. Dying as he had lived, calmly and peacefully, JOSEPH W. ALEXANDER passed away on Jan. 30, 1902. He was born in Henry Co., Tenn, March, 1844 and at the breaking out of the war was a student at Spring Hill Academy. He was the youngest member of Capt. Henry Pointer's company and having been captured with his regiment, 3rd Tenn. at Fort Donelson, he was sent to Ca,mp Douglas. In Sept, 1862 he was exchanged at Vicksburg and was in the Port Hudson engagement in March, 1863. After the fall of Vicksburg he, with his regiment was placed in the trenches at Jackson, where through his dauntless courage in exposing himself to the dangers of war, he was shot through the right lung. To the day of his death MR. Alexander felt a hero's pride in the parloe which he carried home in May, 1865, in the pocket of his battle stained jacket of gray. In 1872 he married MISS MATTIE CRUMP, of Spring Hill and of this happy union four splendid sons survive their father, while three daughters went before him to the home of the blest. He was of nature as modest and gentle as a woman's and yet he possessed those sterling qualities which endeared him to his regiment, his brother Masons, his fellow-citizens, and the members of the Methodist church, to whose tenets he was ever faithful.