Source: LAWSON LEGENDS, by Richard Roman
"Elijah Sexton was a small man and talked fine. He deserted the Confederate Army and hid by dressing as a woman, darkening his face and working in the Fields. Artie Lawson has a 1/2 gallon jug that belonged to Elijah Sexton, The leather strap was cut off the jug. Times were hard after the Civil War."
"Elijah joined Co F 2nd Mississippi Cavalry at Enterprise on October 19, 1863."