John was a member of Co. E, 32nd Infantry. Enlisted 1862 as a Private; mustered out 1865 as a Sgt.
This picture was in the belongings of James Frederick EARLS. James' father was Pleasant EARLS who lived in Cumberland County, KY and Howell Co., MO.
Cerilda Yates' maiden name was Breedlove. Myra Yates is Jim Yates' sister. Myra died in 1888 in MO. Cerilda and Jim Yates married 20 August 1885 in MO.
My GG-Grandfather James K. P. Yates was the singing master at the church in Ten Mile, TN. This picture is in that church there today.