Pleasant Witt, husband of Eliza Lewallen (dau of Wiley Lewallen)

Wiley Lewallen's daughter, Eliza, was married to Pleasant Francis Witt.   Here's information in a book I have on him.   There are other Witts in that book so if anyone has a Witt relative they want me to look up for them, let me know.

"Under The Starry Cross" written by Robert L. Witt of Houston, Texas, is the following:
   "WITT,PLEASANT F., 47th Alabama Infantry Regiment, Company E, CSA.   He was enlisted as a Private on 3 May 1862 by Captain J. M. Campbell.   On a 30 December 1862 accounting list for pay and clothing he was described as age 24 years, eyes gray, hair dark, complexion fair, and 6 feet 1-1/2 inches.   Under remarks appears the notation, "Died Aug. 12, 1862."   the file contains a pension application letter from his wife Eliza Witt witnessed by her father, Wiley Lewallen, and dated 27 october 1862.   A CS Treasury Department receipt for $62.03 payable to Eliza Witt at Centre, Cherokee County Alabama also appears in the record."
   "Private Witt served in General Thomas J. 'Stonewall' Jackson's Division of Lee's Army of Northern Virginia.   Private Witt was mortally wounded on 9 August 1862 at the Battle Cedar Mountain, Virginia in one of Jackson's many victories, and the Witt family's many losses - in this war.   As green troops, the Alabamians were at first driven back in a furious attack by a Division of Union infantry, but were finally rallied by Old Stonewall himself who rode among the rebel troops on his little mare, swinging above his head his heathed saber which had picked that fateful moment to become stuck in its case.   Jackson moved to the front of the line and fearlessly admonished his wavering green troops to rally behind him.   Stonewall's antics served to shame those who had left their lines and, upon seeing their already legendary commander standing virtually alone before the onrushing enemy hosts, the young Alabamians' courage and pride soon returned.   Those who fought for old Stonewall would later describe a mystic, almost religious, quality to the inspired leadership of this unique commander.   History would judge him both a fanatic and a military genius, and Dixie would claim him as one its most revered legends.
   "With their brigade counterparts t Cedar Mountain, the 47th alabama regrouped, dug in, and then poured several vollies into the assaulting Federals.   When the Union advance faltered, the Confederates, spurred on by Old Stonewall, moved to the attack and drove the Federals fromt he field inflicting heavy losses in the Union ranks and precipitating the general engagement at Second Bull Runn near Manassas, Virginia three weeks later.
   "After the battle, most of Jackson's troups were bivouacked on the field....
   "The 47th Alabama would go on to become one of Jackson's most battle tested regiments, but Cedar Mountain was to be the only battle Pleasant Witt was to witness.   In three years of war and fourteen battlefields, the troops of this unit would never again yield a position they were ordered to hold.   Many historians have suggested that it was no coincidence that the fortunes of the Confederacy declined when Stonewall Jackson was acidentally shot by his own nervous skirmishers after the Battle of Chancellorsville the following year.
   "Pleasant F. Witt was born in 1839.   He was one of the seven sons of Silas and Susannah Randolph Witt to have served in the Southern cause and one of two to be sacrificed to the great tragedy of that war.