He was a private in Company G, 39th Mississippi Infantry which during the battle was attached to Sears’ Brigade. Their position was on the Northern flanks of the draw formed by Little Kennesaw Mountain and Pigeon Hill. After the battle it was reported that the 39th had suffered 7 killed, 18 wounded, 5 missing. The source for this is Dunbar Rowland’s “Military History of Mississippi, 1803-1898″.
It is my understanding that there was not ‘generally’ an official process for notification of family of deaths; that such things were usually done by friends or relatives since these units were all formed from one area.