There was an Abraham B. Box (son of Robert and Patsy Box) and an A. L. Box (son of William and Martha Box) listed as Privates in Co. C Tippah Tigers from Jonesboro and Ruckersville, mustered into state service at Ruckersville 1 Aug. 1861.The record shows A. L Box, son of William and Martha Box, died in Hopkinsville, KY. in the winter of 1861-62.The following account indicates some of the 200 Confederates who died there of disease were claimed by their kin and buried elsewhere. However about 100 were buried in Riverside Cemetery at Hopkinsville.
The Confederate gravestones for Abe Box, Sr. and Abe Box, Jr. were put up many years after their death.In this case, the Sr. and Jr. suffix was based upon their age and they were not father/son.
They had at least 4 cousins serving with them in the 23rd Miss Inf.: Van D. Bell was in Co. C with them; Simeon Bright, Tandy Bright and William Bright were in Co. G.Tandy Bright was killed at Fort Donelson. Van D. Bell, Simeon Bright and Abraham B. Box were captured and later exchanged.The record of Abraham B. Box is confused.There are records of his wife, Nancy, filing for his back pay as a widow in Oct. 1864, but no record of his death was found.