Joel T. was born in 1848 in Gwinnett Co., Ga. He joined the First Alabama Cavalry, Company G with his father, Daniel Sharpton, and brother, William Alan Sharpton.
Chattanooga National Cemetery
Service records compiled by Glenda Todd and used with her permission. This and other information about the history of the First and the men who fought with the unit
can be found in her book, First Alabama Cavalry, USA: Homage to Patriotism.