23rd Georgia Infantry

Company A 23rd Georgia Infantry BARTOW YANKEE KILLERS

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Daniel, John and Pleasant Chitwood of this Company

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Comany A's Record of Events
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Aug 31, 1861 to Oct 31st, 1861 Not stated where they were
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July 1863 to December 1863 In Camp on James Island, S.C.
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January and February 1864 In Baldwin Florida Change of Station from James Island S.C. to John's Island S.C. and then to Savanah, Ga. and to Lake City, Fl. Engaged in Battle, Olustee, Fl. Feb 20th 1864 from there to Baldwin, Fl.

Alexander, Benjamin
1st Lt. mustered 8-31-61, enlisted as Private Sept. 1861 Bartow Co, Ga.,
Admitted to Chimborazo Hosp. #5 12-10-61 for rheumatism, returned to duty 12- 17-61. remarks: Transferred to Petersburg, sent back.
Resigned 12-23-62, because of wound in the neck received at Sharpsburg 9-17-62
Wounded: At the Battle of Sharpsburg, Md. 9-17-62, Gun Shot wound, ball entering the Right side of the face, breaking the jaw, ball exiting right side back of neck, injuring the medium nerve resulting in the loss of hearing in the right ear, paralysis of right arm, And tongue.
Served in the army until disabled by wound at Sharpsburg, Md.
Wife Jamima Alexander, married 7-18-1865 Jefferson Co. Ky.
Pension filed in Floyd Co.
Died: July 7, 1916 Floyd, Co. Ga.
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Alexander, Joseph L
mustered 8-31-61 Camp McDonald, Ga.,
Killed at the Battle of Seven Pines 5-31-62
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Anderson, B
mustered 8-31-61 Camp McDonald, Ga.,
Roll Jan/Feb 62 present
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Arnold, Willis (J W)
mustered 8-31-61 at Camp McDonald, Ga.
Admitted to Gen Hosp. Charlottesville, Va. 9-23-62 Coufusio, sent to Gen Hosp. at Lynchburg, Va.
Admitted to Chimborazo Hosp. #2 12-15-62, Contused wound of hip and back, returned to duty 12-30-62, age 27, Farmer
One Medical Directors Card shows: Admitted to Chimborazo Hosp #2, 12-14-62 and Died 12-15-62
Captured near Fredericksburg, Va. 5-3-63
Wounded slightly at Battle of Olustee 2-20-64, Rolls for Jan/Feb 64 states
wounded, in hospital at Savannah, Ga.
Admitted to Gen Hosp. #1 Oglethorpe, Barracks, Savannah, Ga. 3-17-64, remarks: Gen Hosp. #2
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Baker, James W
mustered 8-31-61 at Camp McDonald, Ga.
Admitted to Camp Winder Hosp. 10-5-62
Wounded; 7-1-62 at Battle of Malvern Hill Va. Gun Shot, Ball entering about center of right shoulder blade fracturing bones, Ball ranging towards left shoulder fracturing bones of the neck and spinal column near where the neck and backbone unite.
P R Lewis, witness in his pension, states that Baker was also wounded at Battle of Cold
Harbor 7-3-64, gunshot in left arm
Captured near Fredericksburg, Va. 5-3-63
Admitted Gen Hosp #9, 7-7-63, transferred to Chimborazo Hosp #2 7-8-63
Admitted to Chimborazo Hosp #2, 7-8-63 for Diarrhea, returned to duty 7-22-63
Roll Jul/Aug 63 absent on sick furlough 8-7-63
Roll Sep/Oct 63 AWOL from 9-14-63 to 9-24-63, present rest of the time
Roll for Mar/Apr 64 shows present, last on file
Admitted Gen Hosp #9, 6-6-64, transferred to Jackson Hosp 6-7-64
Admitted to Jackson Hosp 6-7-64, Vulnus Sclopiticum Left Arm, furloughed 30 days starting 7-28-64
Pension filed in Bartow Co, Ga.
Wife; Nancy J Baker
Died; 12-28-1896 Bartow Co. Ga.
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Barron, John A
mustered 8-31-61 at Camp McDonald, Ga.
Discharged 4-16-62, 2nd discharge date shows as 4-22-62, for Anchylosis of Knee Joint, the result of Phlegmonous Erysipelas
Rolls Non/Dec 61 says absent sick since 11-20-61
Rolls Jan/Feb 64 says same thing
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Bell, A P
mustered 8-31-61 at Camp McDonald, Ga.
Roll Jan/Feb 62 Appointed A.Q.M. Sgt of Regt. by Col. 8-31-61
Discharged by Secretary of War 11-9-62
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Bentley, Dotson
Enlisted 4-3-63 at Atlanta, Ga.
Rolls Mar/Apr 64 Last on file shows present, no further record
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Bentley, G M
Enlisted 1-10-64 at James Island, S.C.
Died 2-20-64 at Lake City, Fl. from disease at Olustee, Fl.
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Bentley, John W
Enlisted 9-20-61 at Camp McDonald, Ga.
U.S.A. record: Admitted Gen Hosp #5 10-18-62 at Frederick, Md., sent to Gen Hosp 10-20-62
Paroled and sent to Fort McHenry, Md. to Aikens Landing 10-25-62 for exchange, declared exchanged 11-10-62
Admitted Gen Hosp #25 10-29-62, furloughed 11-14-62 to 12-15-62, 30 days
Captured near Fredericksburg 5-3-63
Roll Sep/Oct 63 absent sick in Hosp in Charleston. S.C.
Roll Nov/Dec 63 absent, Furloughed to Ga. since 12-12-63
Rolls Jan to Apr 64 shows present
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Brice/Bise/Buise, Abraham
mustered in Camp McDonald, Ga. 9-4-61
Roll Nov/Dec 61 present
Admitted Chimborazo Hosp #2 7-10-62 for Debility, transferred to Danville 7-22-62
Admitted Gen Hosp Danville 7-23-62 Typhoid Fever Died 8-14-62
Mother: Hannah Brice filed for bounty
Effects: 1 pr pants, 2 coats, 1 shirt, 1 handkerchief, 1 silver watch, 1 purse, cash $4.15
Born in Spartinsburg, S.C., 19 yrs, 5’5” tall, Dark complexion, Black eyes, Black Hair, Farmer/ Died of Phthisis Pulmo
Note: Roll for Apr 64, last on file shows present ?
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Buice, Joshua
mustered 8-31-61 at Camp McDonald, Ga.
Roll Nov/Dec 61 shows present
Killed in Battle of South Mountain, Va. 9-14-62
Mother: Hannah filed for bounty
Born in Spartinsburg District, S.C., 22 yrs, 5’8” tall, Dark complexion, Black eyes, Black hair, Farmer (Brother to Abraham)
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Bishop, John
mustered 9-30-61 at Camp McDonald, Ga.
Roll Nov/Dec 61 present
Admitted to Chimborazo Hosp #3 4-8-62, returned to duty 4-14-62
Died of Typhoid Fever in Hosp in Richmond, Va. died 6-14-62
Wife: Ester filed for bounty, Born in S.C. 60 yrs, 5’8” tall, fair complexion, Blue eyes, light hair, Farmer
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Boston, William J Captain
mustered 8-31-61 at Camp McDonald, Ga.
Roll Dec 61 present
Promoted to 2nd Lt. 9-3-61
Roll Jan/Feb 62 Present at Yorktown, Va. ( Jan 62 in Artillery service), Feb 62, Sick
Promoted to Captain 5-22-62
Captured at Chancellorsville 5-2-63
Roll Sep/Oct 63 absent, furloughed to Ga. since 10-30-63
Admitted to Jackson Hosp 6-9-64, Rising on left hand, returned to duty 7-4-64
Promoted to Major 8-13-64
notes from Capt Boston for 10-26-64, states that unit strength was 482 total including disabled, 442 agrogate
Surrendered at Goldsboro, N.C. 4-26-65
Present at surrender at Bentonville NC,
Resided in Resaca, Gordon Co. Ga. 1899
This man testified at the Court Martial of Emory F. Best
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Brady, A
One POW card, Name appears on list of Rebels who were in hospital at Raleigh, N.C. 4-13-65, when the city was captured
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Brantley, J W
One medical card
Admitted to Gen Hosp #9 10-29-62, transferred to Gen Hosp #25
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Brewster, Jesse
mustered 9-3-61 at Camp McDonald, Ga.
Rolls all available rolls show present thru Mar/Apr 64 last on file
Admitted to Gen Hosp at Petersburg, Va. 6-17-64, Vulnus Sclopiticum thigh, transferred to Richmond, Va. 6-24-64
Surrendered at Goldsboro, N.C. 4-26-65
Born 1836 / Buried in Cherokee, Co. Ala. in Little River Cemetery, no head stone and at the head of his son John Milton
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Brewster, William
mustered 9-6-61 at Camp McDonald, Ga.
Roll Nov/Dec 61 present
Killed at Battle of Sharpsburg. Md. 9-17-62
U.S.A. records show: his name appears on List of Confederates wounded or died in hospitals around Antietam, Md., taken prisoner: Battle of Antietam
Place of Death: Lines Farm Hosp. Father James Brewster, filed for bounty from Bartow Co. Ga.
Present at surrender, surrendered at Bush Hill NC
Resided in Round Mountain, Ala. 1904
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Brown, John A
One Card:
Regimental Return for Dec-61, states, left in Hosp at Richmond, Va. 11-20-61
No Further record
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Brown, John M
Mustered in 8-31-61 at Camp McDonald, Ga.
Roll Nov/Dec 61 AWOL since 12-10-61
Dec Regimental Return says left in hospital at Richmond, Va. 12-10-61
Roll Jan, 62, transferred 1-17-62 to Co. E 23rd Ga.
Roll Feb 62, transferred to service, State of Georgia, by order of Secretary of War. transferred to Col Chastain’s Reg’t Ga. Vols. 12-19-61
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Bruce, Lumpkin
Mustered 8-31-61 at Camp McDonald, Ga.
2 cards only
Pay roll 8-31 to 10-31, 61 paid
Roll Nov/Dec 61 present, no further record
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Bruce, William M
(only med records on file)
Admitted Chimborazo Hosp #2 7-10-62 Typhoid Pneumonia, transferred to Danville 7-22-62
Admitted Chimborazo Hosp #2 8-19-62 Dropsy and Fever, died same day Richmond, Va. no further record
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Burdett, Berry
Mustered 11-11-61 at Camp McDonald
Roll Nov/Dec 61 present
Discharged 4-22-62
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Burdett, Lindsey
Enlisted at Cartersville, Ga. mustered 9-7-61 at Camp McDonald, Ga.
Furloughed 10-14-62 to 11-14-62 30 days present on all rolls available, last on file Mar/Apr 64 no further record
Wife: Sarah, married 4-16-71 Bartow Co. Ga.
Present at surrender 4-26-65
Never captured Died: 7-14-01 Talladega Co. Ala.
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Burdett, Samuel G
Enlisted 4-3-62 at Yorktown, Va.
Admitted Chimborazo Hosp #5 wound of thigh, transferred to Palmyra Hosp,
furloughed 30 days from 10-14-62, returned to duty 11-30-62
Captured near Fredericksburg 5-3-63,
Promoted to Brevet 2nd Lt. 9-27-63 to fill vacancy of G W Hunt
He writes to Gen ?, 12-8-63 to asking for a 20 day furlough home to Cass County, Ga. to attend to personal business, because his wife is very sick with fever and very low health and can’t raise her head without help.
Nov/Dec 63 absent on furlough to Ga. since 12-13-63
Rolls Jan thru Apr 64 present
Promoted 1st Lt. 8-15-64 no later record
This man testified at the Court Martial of Emory F. Best
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Cantrell, John
Mustered 8-31-61 at Camp McDonald, Ga.
Admitted Chimborazo Hosp #4, 6-29-62 Fever Continuous, Sent to Danville, Va.
Admitted to Gen Hosp. Danville, Va. 7-22-62 for Febris Typhoidis
Admitted to Gen Hosp #6 on 9-24-64 in Richmond, Va.
Discharged 6-29-62 Gen Hosp #1, Danville, Va., by Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability for Hypertrophy Heart
Born in Martinburg, N.C., 36 yrs., 5”9”, Fair Complexion, hazel eyes, Dark hair.
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Cantrell, Rudicil (Ruthail) as shown by signature
Mustered 8-31-61 at Camp McDonald, Ga.
Admitted to Gen Hospital #6 Richmond, Va. 9-24-62 on morning report
Wounded: by shell in the hip
Wife: S C, filed in Sevier Co. Ark
Soldier filed in Little River Co. Ark.
Served till surrender, don't know if present or not
Died 12-21-1902 Ark
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Cantrell, Rufus
Enlisted 3-8-62 at Atlanta, Ga.
Captured near Fredericksburg 5-3-63 , sent to Old Capitol Prison in Washington, D.C. and then to Fort Delaware 5-7-63 and paroled there
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Carter, George W
Mustered 8-31-61 at Camp McDonald, Ga.
Captured at Battle of Williamsburg, Va. in May 62 and sent to Fort Monroe, Va.
Pay roll shows as paid for time period 5-1 to 11-1-62, no further record
Served till close of war
Wife: Mary A E Carter, exchanged letters with her during the war
Filed for pension in Tupelo, Jackson Co. Ark
Totally disabled
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Castner, Eli
Mustered 8-31-61 Camp McDonald, Ga.
Admitted to Chimborazo Hosp #5, 12-10-61 Diarrhea, returned to duty 12-17-61
12-11-61 transferred to Petersburg, Va., sent back
Discharged 4-22-62 by special order #92, A.G.O. 62 Par. 8
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Chapman, Mathias A
Enlisted 10-6-61 Camp McDonald, Ga.
Captured at Battle of Antietam (Sharpsburg) 9-17-62
Father: Joel Chapman, lived about 112 miles south of Acworth, Ga., thought his son Mathias was dead, died at Antietam, and applied for Bounty due him
U.S.A. record: Admitted to Gen Hosp Germantown, Pa. 10-1-62, shot in the face,
Prisoner sent from hospital 1-1-63,. Held at Fort Delaware after Capture at Antietam and Paroled, then forwarded to Fort Monroe, Va. = in letter of instruction dated 3-28-63.
Received a 30 day furlough from 7-3-63 from Captain Commanding Post Ringold, Ga.
Captured again at Dallas/Dalton, Ga. 6-2-64, sent to Nashville, Tenn. then to Louisville 6-14-64, then sent to Rock Island Prison, Ill., arriving there 6-16-64.
Joined U.S. Navy and was transferred out of Rock Island 7-6-64
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Daniel Chitwood

Chitwood, Daniel
Mustered 8-31-61 Camp McDonald, Ga.
Captured at Fredericksburg, Va. 5-3-63, sent to Old Capitol Prison, Washington, D.C. then to Fort Delaware 5-7-63 and paroled
Furloughed from 6-15-63 to 7-7-63, 22 days
Rolls shows present thru Apr 64, last on file
Present at surrender
Wife: Sarah, married 10-17-65 Cass Co. Ga.
She filed for pension in Gordon Co. Ga.
Died: 5-23-1892 Cobb Co. Ga.
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John Chitwood

Chitwood, John
Enlisted in Bartow Co. Ga., mustered 8-31-61 Camp McDonald, Ga.
Admitted C.S.A. Gen Hosp in Charlottesville, Va. 9-23-62 for Vulna Sclopiticum (gun Shot), sent to Gen Hosp at Lynchburg, Va. 9-24-62
Pension says discharged in the first of 1863 from sickness
Captured at Fredericksburg, Va. 5-3-63, sent to Old Capitol Prison, Washington, D.C. then to Fort Delaware on 5-7-63 and paroled there
Rolls show present up to Apr 64 last on file
Wife: Mandy, filed for pension in Crawford Co. Ga.
Pension says served to close of war
Died: 6-30-1887
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Pleasant Chitwood

Chitwood, Pleasant
Mustered 8-31-61 Camp McDonald, Ga.
Roll Nov/Dec 61 present
Admitted to Gen Hosp Camp Winder, Richmond, Va. for Chronic Diarrhea and
Died 10-30-62
Father: Daniel Chitwood applied for bounty due his son
Born Cass County, Ga., 22 yrs, 6’, Fair complexion, Blue eyes, Light hair, Farmer
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Cochran, Upson
Born 1843 in Georgia
Mustered 8-31-61 Camp McDonald, Ga.
Captured Fredericksburg 5-3-63, sent to Old Capitol Prison, Washington, D.C., then to Fort Delaware on 5-7-63, Paroled there.
Rolls to thru Apr 64 present Survived the war, in Pickens County Ga. in 1870
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Compton, S or L. J
Mustered 8-31-61 Camp McDonald, Ga.
Admitted to Chimborazo Hosp #3 4-8-62 Icterus
Deserted 5-27-62
Recommended for discharge for Chronic Hepatitis, General Debility, and Incipient Phthisis
Discharged 5-30-62
Died 5-31-62 Battle of Seven Pines
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Copeland, A J
Enlisted 8-25-61 Cass County, Ga.
Killed at Battle of Seven Pines 5-31-62
Mother: Frances Copeland
21 yrs, Born in Cass, Ga., 6’, Dark complexion, Black eyes, Black hair, Farmer.
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Lt. Thomas P. Costner's Sword

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Sword Handle showing Company and Regiment

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Handle showing name

These sword photos are used with the permission of the Richard J. Ferry collection

Costner, Thomas P
Mustered 8-31-61 Camp McDonald, Ga.
Promoted 2nd Lt. 2-13-62
Promoted 1st Lt. 12-23-62
Roll Jul/Aug 63 absent on detached duty in Ga.
Captured at Chancellorsville 5-2-63
Wounded at Battle of Olustee, Fl 2-20-64
Died 2-21-64
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Cotton, F
1 card
Admitted to Gen Hosp at Howard Grove, Va. 3-4-65
Furloughed home for 30 days 3-11-65
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Covington, William F
Born: 5-27-1827 Spartanburg SC
Mustered 8-31-61 Camp McDonald, Ga.
Roll Nov/Dec 61 present
Pay Roll for time period 8-31 to 10-31-61
Only served 9 months
Discharged 4-22-62, discharged May of 62, from Yorktown, Va. For Rheumatism
Filed for pension in Fulton Co. Ga.
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Culver, Augustus
Mustered 8-31-61 Camp McDonald, Ga.
Received furlough 30 days from 7-20-62 to 8-20-62
Captured at Fredericksburg 5-3-63, Exchanged at City point Virginia 5-23-63
Rolls show present on all available, Apr 64, last on file
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Culver, H G
Mustered 8-31-61 Camp McDonald, Ga.
Captured at Frederick, Md. 10-7-62, name appears on Paroled POW list dated 9-27-62 and again on 10-3-62 for Army of the Potomac.
Shows on another list of CSA POW’s sent to Baltimore, Md. from Frederick, Md.
Admitted to Gen Hosp #1 at Frederick, Md. 10-7-62 for Vulna Sclopiticum, notes: returned to duty 11-24-62
Admitted 12-4-62 Gen Hosp at Petersburg, Va. CSA Vulna Sclopiticum left leg, rmks: Paroled Prisoner
Discharged 12-12-63, filed for pension in Ok. in July 1915
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4th Sergt. Joseph Culver, later in life

Culver, Joseph
Enlisted 9-3-63 at Cartersville, Ga.
Admitted Chimborazo Hosp #4 5-16-64 for Vulna Sclopiticum right shoulder, transferred to Lynchburg, Va. 5-23-64
Present on rolls from 9-63 to 4-64
Applied for pension from Texas 9-6-1916
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Culver, William
Mustered 8-31-61 Camp McDonald, Ga.
Died from fever on 2-2-63 according to his Captain William J Boston
Regt card dated 4-10-62 shows he died at Yorktown, Va. on 3-28-62 and his effects was $21.25 sent to his brother H G Culver. William was single, born in Hancock County, Ga. his Father was Tubman A Culver and lived in Cherokee, County Ga. attorney was Augustus Culver
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Daniel, James S
Mustered 8-31-61 Camp McDonald, Ga.
Name appears on list of POW’s captured at Battle of Williamsburg, Va. in May of 62 and sent to Fort Monroe, Va.
Captured near Fredericksburg 5-3-63, Exchanged at City point Virginia 5-23-63
Admitted Gen Hosp #9 Richmond, Va. 5-18-64, sent to Jackson Hosp 5-19-64
Admitted Jackson Hospital 5-19-64 Jaundice (Jaunders?), furloughed 30 days from Jackson, Hosp 7-13-64
Admitted Gen Hosp Petersburg, Va. 5-23-63 Chronic Diarrhea, returned to duty 6-17-63, rmks: paroled POW
Roll Jan/Feb 64 absent on detached service
Roll Mar/Apr 64 present
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Davis, El Nathan (musician)
Mustered 8-31-61 Camp McDonald
Transferred from Company A to E 1-1-62
Discharged for advanced age, Predisposition of lower extremities, exposed to severe winter climate-causing Dropsical Effusion of his feet and legs, Surgeon S W Thompson, either 1-30-62 or 2-1-62 at Yorktown, Va. 52 yrs old, Born in Pendleton, Dist. S.C., 6’, blue eyes, fair complexion, Dark hair, Farmer
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Davis, Tyre Captain
Mustered as Pvt. 8-31-61 Camp McDonald, Ga.
Admitted Chimborazo Hosp #5 pneumonia, transferred to Petersburg 12-11-61, sent back, returned to duty 12-17-61
Appointed 2nd Lt. 9-3-61
Jan 62 on Artillery duty
Furloughed 30 days from 2-8-62
Furloughed 30 days from 1-9-63
Captured Chancellorsville 5-2-63, Exchanged at City point Virginia 5-23-63
Tendered his resignation on 8-21-63, for his country having petitioned for the public good and having been severely wounded
Roll Sep/Oct 63 on detached service in Ga. since 10-22-63
Roll Nov/Dec 63 present
Jan/Feb 64 on detached service again
Promoted to Captain 1-4-65 as Capt William J Boston was Promoted in Rank
This man testified at the Court Martial of Emory F. Best
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Dobbs, Charles F
Mustered 8-31-61 Camp McDonald, Ga.
Roll Nov/Dec 61 shows AWOL since 11-1-61
Dec 61 return shows he obtained a leave of absence and has not returned
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Dunn, William M
Born: 5-17-1844 Spartanburg, SC
Mustered 8-31-61 at Camp McDonald, Ga.
Roll Nov/Dec 61 present
Captured near Fredericksburg, Va. 5-3-63, held at Fort Delaware and exchanged after about 40 days
Admitted Gen Hosp Petersburg, Va. 6-22-64 Acute Diarrhea, transferred to Richmond 6-24-64
Roll Jul 63 thru Feb 64 present
Wounded: lost 3rd and 4th fingers on left hand (Not sure this is a battle wound, think it happened after the war)
Died at Richmond, Va. 6-30-64 of Disease (this info came from records)
Present at surrender
Wife: V.V. married 8-19-1869 Floyd Co. Ga.
Filed for pension in Floyd Co. Ga.
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Edwards, Hosea
Mustered 8-31-61 Camp McDonald, Ga.
Roll Nov/Dec 61 present
Died 10-2-62 at Winchester, Va. of Disease
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Fagin, R M
1 Med card
Appears on register of Chimborazo Hosp, period Sept 17, 64 to Sept 24, 64 rmks: Grahams and Rds S.C.
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Goodwin, S. S. 1st Sgt.
Mustered Camp McDonald, Ga.
receipt of clothing 8-31-61
Pay Roll from 8-31 to 10-31-61
Roll Nov/Dec 61 present no further record
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Guyton, D J
Born: 1840
Mustered 8-31-61 Camp McDonald, Ga. as Corporal
Pay Roll 8-31 to 10-31-63 Cpl.
Nov/Dec 61 3rd Cpl
Detailed as Wagoner since 9-10-63 thru 1-64 at James Island
Jul/Aug 63 present, shows as Private
Rolls to Apr 64 present, last on file
Admitted Gen Hosp Danville, Va. 10-22-64 Debilitas, transferred to Raleigh, N.C. 11-26-64
Admitted Pettigrew Gen Hosp #13 Raleigh, N.C. 11-26-64 acute Rheumatism returned to duty 12-22-64 P.O. Cartersville, Ga.
Present at surrender at Greensboro, NC 4-26-65
Filed for pension in Bartow Co. Ga.
Wife; Rebecca J, married 12-24-1865, Died: Aug 1919 in Bartow Co. Ga.
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Hayes, J B
Mustered 8-31-61 Camp McDonald, Ga.
Roll Nov/Dec 61 present
Furloughed 5-1-62 to 7-1-62
Admitted Chimborazo #2 12-12-62 Billous
Captured at Fredericksburg 5-3-63 Exchanged at City Point, Va. May 23,1863
Jul/Aug 63 absent sick in Georgia
Furloughed 7-14-63 to 8-14-63
Sep/Oct 63 present Appointed 1st Sgt 9-27-63
Admitted to Jackson Hosp 6-3-64 Vulna Sclopiticum thigh, furloughed 40 days 7-18-64
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Helton, Joseph Isham
Admitted to Gen Hosp #21 Richmond, Va. 6-7-62 chronic diarrhea
Admitted to Gen Hosp Danville, Va. 6-28-62 Typhoid returned to duty 7-16-62
Admitted to Chimborazo Hosp #3 Richmond, Va. 4-8 to 4-11-62 Sclerus
Pioneer service at Hosp in Charleston, S.C. Jul 63 & Apr 64
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Helton, Marion F
Enlisted 8-10-63 Atlanta, Ga.
Battle of Olustee 2-20-64
Admitted Jackson Hosp Vulna Sclopiticum right hand 6-13-64
Slightly wounded 7-16-64
Admitted to Wayside Gen Hosp #9, 7-17-64
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Holcomb, J M
1 card
POW surrendered at Goldsboro, N.C. 4-26-65
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Hoyse, Q T
1 card
Admitted to Wayside Gen Hosp #9, from 6-2 to 6-22-64 Petersburg, Va. Disposition
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Hunt, George W
Mustered 8-31-61 Camp McDonald, Ga.
U.S.A. record Captured 1862, had gun shot wound Right arm, ball entered lower third of forearm and exited near elbow joint abscess at union of radius and ulna bones at connection with stiffness of fingers, paroled 9-30-62
Admitted Gen Hosp #20 10-31-62 returned to duty 11-21-62
Furloughed 11-27-62
Appointed Ensign January 5, 1863
Survived the war, resided in Wishita Co. Ok in June 1901 when he witnessed for John F M Williams
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Jenkins, Ephraim 3rd Sgt
Mustered 8-31-61 Camp McDonald, Ga.
Appointed 2d Sergeant in 1863
1-15-64 on detail
7-18-64 revoked
see personal papers of J B George 19th Ga. Inf. Co. A
Roll for December 31, 1863 , last on file, shows him present. No later record.
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Jenkins, Henry Sr.
Mustered 8-31-61 Camp McDonald, Ga.
Furloughed 30 days 2-19-63
Captured near Fredericksburg 5-3-63, exchanged 5-22-63
Captured at Anderson, S.C. and paroled 5-3-65
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Keen, John B Cpl
Mustered 8-31-61 Camp McDonald, Ga.
AWOL 10-20-61 to 11-15-61
Killed at Seven Pines, Va. May 30,1862 , 29 yrs,
Father James M Keen, Resaca, Ga.
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Knight, Joshua
Born: Mar 1821 Dekalb Co. Ga.
Mustered 8-31-61 Camp McDonald, Ga.
Captured Battle of Williamsburg in May 62 and sent to Fort Monroe, Va. (not Dated)
Gen Hosp #1 10-31-62
Captured near Fredericksburg, Va. 5-3-63, Exchanged at City Point, Va. May 23,1863
Admitted Gen Hosp Petersburg, Va. 5-23-63 to 6-11-63 Paroled Prisoner
Roll Mar/Apr 64 On arrest for desertion 4-11-64 detailed for cm?
Admitted to Gen Hosp 8-19-64 for Vulna Sclopiticum flesh wound left leg,
Furloughed 50 days 9-14-64 no later record
At home on wounded furlough at time of surrender, from Battle wounds suffered in Aug 64 on the north side of the James River
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Lawrence, Andrew J
Mustered 8-31-61 Camp McDonald, Ga.
Admitted Gen Hosp #18 5-11-62 Dysentery, transferred to Petersburg 6-25-62
Captured at Chancellorsville 5-2-63, Exchanged at City Point, Va. May 23,1863
USA record; Lincoln Gen Hosp Washington, D.C., 5-10-63 sent to Old Capitol Prison, Washington, D.C. 5-22-63 ward #20, paroled from there June 10, 63 5-10-63 Conf. Prisoner see manuscript #1066 A J Lawrence 23rd Ga.
Roll for April 30, 1864 , last on file, shows him present. No later record.
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Lawrence, William M Sgt
Mustered 8-31-61 Camp McDonald, Ga.
Captured near Fredericksburg 5-3-63, Received at City Point, Va. for exchange May 23, 1863
Appointed 2nd 2-24-64
Killed at Battle of Cold Harbor, Va. June 3,1864
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Lee, Jefferson O
Mustered 8-31-61 Camp McDonald, Ga.
Admitted Chimborazo Hosp #5 12-10-61 transferred to Petersburg, sent back 12-11-61, released 12-17-61
Died of fever in Hosp in Richmond July 1862
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Lee, A. W.
Enlisted in Bartow County, Ga. August 31,1861 .
Died at Richmond, Va. May 20,1862 . Buried there in Hollywood Cemetery.
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Lewis, Pickens R
Mustered 8-31-61 Camp McDonald, Ga.
AWOL, (home on sick furlough) 12-16-61 Bartow County, Ga. 4-8-62 detailed to 9-26-62 for Quarter Master Dept. at Richmond, Va. received pay at Atlanta, Ga. 9-26-62 no further record
Present at surrender
Resided in Bartow Co.? alive in 1891
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Logan, Joseph
Mustered 8-31-61 Camp McDonald, Ga.
Feb 62 Company Wagoner
Died 4-22-62 cause not shown
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Marshall, John G
Captured at Nashville, Tenn. 12-16-64 received at Camp Chase, Ohio from Louisville, Ky. 1-6-65
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Martin, George
Mustered 8-31-61 Camp McDonald, Ga.
Admitted to Chimborazo Hosp #3, 7-14-62 gun shot wound to shoulder
Died 7-31-62 of Vulmus Sclopiticum,
Born in Alabama, note: there is another record in with this says G W Martin died 7-12-62, place not shown
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Mathis, Daniel
Mustered 8-31-61 Camp McDonald, Ga. transferred from Co. K to Co. A, for George Davis on 12-14-61 at Yorktown, Va.
Prostate
Discharged 5-24-62 on Surgeon’s certificate, 50 yrs old at time of discharge
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McElwee, Thomas
Died 9-20-62 at Sharpsburg, Md. of wounds received in the Battle of South Mountain on 9-14-62
Born in Cass County Ga. Father David McElwee, about 21 yrs, 5’8”, fair complexion, blue eyes, light hair,
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Macentyre, Obidiah
Mustered 8-31-61 Camp McDonald, Ga.
Roll Aug/Sep 61 present
Roll Nov/Dec 61 present
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Minyard, T A
Enlisted 9-17-61 Camp McDonald, Ga.
Transferred from Co. D to Co. A 12-16-61 at Yorktown, Va.
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Motes, James C
Mustered 8-31-61 Camp McDonald, Ga.
Furloughed from 1-27-62 to Bartow County, Ga. to accompany brothers remains to his home in Ga., thru to March 1st 62.
Admitted Chimborazo Hosp #2 7-20-62 transferred to Gen Hosp in Danville, Va.
Admitted Gen Hosp Danville, Va. 7-23-62 for febris typhoidis returned to duty 8-20-62
Admitted Chimborazo #1 8-30-62 diarrhea returned to duty 10-13-62
Admitted to Camp Winder Hosp #5 2-16-63
Wayside Hosp #9 appears on Register 2-16-63 transferred to Gen Smith’s office
Nov 2 to Nov 28, 63 he was paid for pegging shoes, 20 pairs $4.00
Guard at Texas Hosp 6-30-63 Hosp Roll dated 7-17-63
Transferred from Hosp in Richmond to Hosp duty in Atlanta, Ga. since 9-7-63.
Detail sent to Texas Hospital 9-8-63
Appears on Register of Medical Director’s office Examination of Detailed Soldiers, Roll Jul/Aug 63 detailed to Texas Hospital, no date.
Returned to Duty by Surgeon Halloway from Texas Hosp Sep 63, seen for Rheumatism complaint, detailed by Gen Lee on detached service at Hosp in Richmond
Rolls 11-63 thru 4-64, absent on Hosp duty
Furloughed 30 days 7-13-64 from Jackson Hosp Richmond, 40 yrs old, Gray hair, Grey eyes, Fair Complexion, 5’6”, Born in Cassville, Bartow County, Ga.
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Motes, Wesley M
Mustered 8-31-61 Camp McDonald, Ga.
Roll Nov/Dec 61 present
Died 1-26-62 at Yorktown, Va., born in Franklin County Ga.
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Nelson, F
Admitted to Gen Hosp #9 Richmond, Va. 7-12-64, sent to Jackson Hosp 7-13-64
No further record found
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Nix, Newton
Mustered Camp McDonald, Ga.
Admitted to Chimborazo Hosp #4 Richmond, Va. Gonorrhea, transferred to Farmville 5-7-62
Admitted Gen Hosp #18 Richmond, Va. 6-8-62 Typhoid fever
Died July 6th 1862 Erysipelas
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Oates, George A
Surrendered at Augusta, Ga. 5-29-65
No further record
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Patterson, A J
Mustered 8-31-61 Camp McDonald, Ga.
Killed at Battle of Sharpsburg, Md. 9-17-62
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Pinion, Elbert N
Mustered 8-31-61 Camp McDonald, Ga.
Roll cards show absent on furlough since 12-21-63
Captured near Fredericksburg, Va. 5-3-63, sent to Old Capitol Prison in Washington, D.C. then to Fort Delaware on 5-7-63
Roll Jan/Feb 64 shows AWOL in Ga. since 1-20-64
Roll Mar/Apr 64 shows dropped from rolls for long and continued absence
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Pool, Benjamin G Captain
Mustered 8-31-61 Camp McDonald, Ga.
Present all of 1861
12-61 present at Yorktown, Va. on Artillery duty
Jan/Feb 62 present but sick 2-62, issued special requisition for building materials for winter quarters 1-29-62
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Price, Joshua
1 card Pay Roll from 8-31-61 to 10-31-61
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Reed /Reid, James
Mustered 8-31-61 Camp McDonald, Ga.
Roll Aug thru Dec 61, present
Roll Jan/Feb 62 On furlough since 1-7-62 to Bartow County Ga.
Roll Jan/Feb 64, joined from Desertion
Roll Feb 62 shows furloughed from 1-27-62 for 30 days
Roll Mar/Apr 64 On arrest for Desertion
USA record: On Roll of Deserters from Rebel Army = received 8-15-64, took Oath of Allegiance to U. S. Govt. at Chattanooga, Tenn. August 10,1864 and is North of Ohio River.
Residence; Cass County Ga.
Dark Ruddy Complexion, Dark eyes, Dark Hair, 5’6” or 5’8”, took oath again at Louisville, Ky. 8-28-64, rmks: Conscript
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Reed, Robert
Enlisted 2-3-64 at Atlanta, Ga.
Jan/Feb 64 present
Mar/Apr 64 Deserted at Baldwin, Fla. 3-12-64
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Reid, John
Enlisted 4-14-61 Camp McDonald, Ga.
Roll Nov/Dec 61 present
Roll Jan 62 Died 1-6-62 at Yorktown, Va. Born in Ga.
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Roberts, S T 1st Sgt
Enlisted 11-29-61 Camp McDonald, Ga.
Received pay for 2-28-62 thru 7-1-62
Received pay for 7-1-62 thru 9-1-62 as Quarter Master Dept
Received pay as 1st Sgt 7-21-62
Detailed as Quarter Master Sgt and ordered to report to Atlanta, Ga. to the Asst. Q M on Duty there 12-8-62
Received rations for detailed service in Atlanta in the QM Dept. from 11-1-62 thru 11-20-62
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Rouce, James M
Mustered Camp McDonald, Ga.
Roll Aug to Dec 61 present
Discharged 4-4-63
Jan/Feb 64 present
Mar/Apr 64present, On arrest for Desertion
Captured at Weldon Rail Road 8-19-64, POW at Point Lookout, Md., received from City Point, Va. 8-24-64
Joined the U.S. service 10-14-64, Born in Cass County, Ga. 18 yrs, 5’7”, Dark eyes, dark hair, dark complexion, Farmer, entitled for Discharge for Gun Shot Wound received at the Battle of Malvern Hill, Va. on 7-1-62, Ball entered at middle of the Deltoid muscle, shoulder dislocated resulting in complete loss of motion of upper arm, the ball still remaining in his shoulder
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Rouce, Marion
Enlisted 8-10-63 Atlanta, Ga.
Rolls July 63 thru Apr 64 present
Admitted Pettigrew Gen Hosp #13 Raleigh, N.C. 6-1-64 returned to duty
Admitted Gen Hosp Petersburg, Va. 6-20-64 Lumbago, transferred to Richmond 6-24-64
Received clothing at Camp Winder Richmond, Va. 8-8-64
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Russell, George
Deserted Rebel Army July 1864
Captured at Putnam County, Md. received at Louisville, Ky. Military Prison, took Oath of Allegiance 7-28-64 and was released 7-31-64 to remain North of the Ohio River ,
Captain S E Jones Union/ Residence Putnam County, Md.
Dark Complexion, Dark eyes, Dark Hair, 5’6”, Conscript
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Sanders, Allen
Mustered 8-31-61 Camp McDonald, Ga.
Roll 8-31-61 to 12-61, present
Admitted Chimborazo Hosp #3, Richmond, Va. 4-8-62 returned to duty 4-11-63
Yorktown, Va. Note: stating to admit him and S T Compton into Gov Hosp dated 4-7-62, Yorktown, Va. signed G.A. Carter Asst. Surg.
Died of Fever 8-21-62 at Hosp at Camp Winder
Buried in Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond
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Sheppard, Thomas
Mustered 8-31-61 Camp McDonald, Ga.
Roll 8-31-61 to 12-61 present
Admitted Gen Hosp #21 Richmond, Va. typhoid 6-20-62 transferred to Danville 6-28-62
Admitted Gen Hosp Danville, Va. 6-29-62 Rheumatism returned to duty 8-6-62
Admitted Receiving and Wayside Hosp #9 Richmond 10-18-62 trans to Camp Winder
Admitted Camp Winder 10-18-62 Syphilis, transferred to Danville Gen Hosp 12-15-62
Admitted CSA Gen Hosp Danville Va. 12-16-62 Rheumatism (Deserted 4-16-62)
Admitted Receiving and Wayside Hosp #9 5-4-63 sent to Chimborazo Hosp #4
Admitted Chimborazo Hosp #4 Richmond, 5-4-63 Chronic Rheumatism transferred to Chimborazo Hosp #2 5-9-63
Admitted Chimborazo Hosp #2 5-9-63 Chronic Rheumatism, transferred to Lynchburg, Va. 5-11-63
Roll Jul/Aug 63 not stated
Roll 9-63 to 12-63 present
Roll Jan/Feb 64 absent on furlough since 2-8-64
Mar/Apr 64 present
Admitted Jackson Hosp Richmond, Va. 6-14-64 Acute Diarrhea returned to duty 7-3-64
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Shepp, A B
Enlisted 8-14-61 Walker Co. Ga. (Bartow County Invincibles)
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Shinnall, S Berry
mustered 8-31-61 Camp McDonald, Ga.
Roll 8-31-61 to 12-61 present
Admitted Chimborazo Hosp #5 wound of shoulder returned to duty 11-19-62
Captured near Fredericksburg, Va. 5-3-63
Appointed 3rd Corporal 63
Received clothing for 3rd Quarter 1864
July 63 to Apr-64 present last on file
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Sizemore, Ansel
Mustered 8-31-61 Camp McDonald, Ga.
Rolls Aug-31, 61 to Dec-61
Discharged 4-22-62
Detailed to work in iron furnace but went to Army of Tennessee and was killed
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Smith, J B
Enlisted 3-61 in Pool's Co.
Was detailed to work in iron foundry in Bartow Co. to work for the Confederacy, worked there till June 1864 when he joined the Ford's Co. of Bakers Regt. Remained with this command till the surrender May 17th 1865 at Kingston, Ga.
Wife: Nancy M, married 12-25-1858 Bartow Co. Ga.
Died: 10-5-1914 Cherokee Co. Ga.
Never served with the 23rd Ga
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Smith, William
Born: 3-1843
Enlisted 8-8-63 Atlanta, Ga.
July 63 thru Apr 64 present
Received clothing 3rd quarter 64
Shows up on list of wounded and killed September 6,1863, as =
Wounded through right breast at Morris Island, S. C.
Wounded: at Battery Wagner on Morris Island 8-30-63, a piece of shell struck him in the left sbreast breaking the breastbone and injuring left lung
W.M. Smith Paroled at Goldsboro, N.C. 5-1-65 present Co. A
Filed pension in Bartow Co. Ga.
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Strain, William A
Enlisted 8-8-63 Camp McDonald, Ga.
Rolls July 63 thru Apr 64 present last on file
Appointed 1st Corporal 9-27-63
Admitted Jackson Hosp Richmond, Va. 10-1-64 Chronic Diarrhea
Furloughed 30 days 10-13-64
Received clothing Sept 64
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Strickland, Samuel
8-31-61 thru 12-61 present
Died of Hydrarthrus at Camp Winder Div. 5 Hosp Richmond, Va. 10-18-62, effects $3.20, born in Ga.
Register of Deaths also says he died of wounds 9-1-62 Richmond, Va.
Buried in Confederate Cemetery at Charlottesville, Va.
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Tracy, McDonald
11-11-61 Camp McDonald, Ga.
Clothing receipt 8-31-61
Last on roll for December 31,1861
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Vincent, Levi J
Mustered 8-31-61 Camp McDonald, Ga.
Captured at Battle of South Mountain 9-14-62
Paroled Oct 2, 62 . Exchanged at Aiken's Landing, Va. November 10, 1862
Winder Div #3 Richmond, Va. furloughed 30 days 10-26-62?
Appointed 4th Corporal in 1863
Transferred from Chimborazo Hospital #5, at Richmond, Va. to Lynchburg, Va., suffering from contusion of back, May 23,1864 . No later record.
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Waters, Adolphus
September 13,1861
Admitted 5-26-62 to CSA Hosp Petersburg, Va. for fracture of right femur
Discharged at Richmond, Va., on account of fracture of right thigh which rendered him incapable for service, June 3,1862
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Wheeler, William H
Born: 1840 Bartow Co. Ga.
Mustered 8-31-61 Camp McDonald, Ga.
Roll 8-31 to 12-61 present
Captured near Fredericksburg, Va. 5-3-63, forwarded to Old Capitol Prison, Washington D.C., forwarded to Wheeling, Va. (Anthenium Prison) 8-1-63, then sent to Camp Chase, Ohio 8-3-63, Captured by Ringold Cavalry at White Hall 7-24-63 37 yrs, 5’5”, light hair, green eyes, light complexion, Farmer, residence Walker County, Ga.
DJ Guyton (witness) said he served his whole term without ever getting a furlough
Present at surrender near Greensboro, NC 4-26-65
Filed pension in Hall Co. Ga.
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Williams, Charles
Deserted at Richmond, Va. 11-15-61
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Williams, George
11-11-61 Camp McDonald, Ga.
Deserted from Old Fair Grounds Camp Richmond, Va. 11-15-61
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Williams, John F M
Mustered 8-31-61 Camp McDonald
Wounded: Gunshot in left ankle
Admitted Chimborazo Hosp #5, 12-10-61 Rubeola, till 12-17-61
Discharged 12-23-61 from Yorktown, Va. for disability
Filed for pension in Logan Co. Ark.
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Wood, Berry
Mustered 8-31-61 Camp McDonald, Ga.
Admitted Chimborazo Hosp #4 Richmond, Va. 6-3-62 for acute diarrhea, released 7-7-62
Furloughed 30 days to home starting 10-31-63
11-1-63 sick in Hosp in Atlanta, Ga.
Roll Apr 64 last on file to show present
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Wright, Henry
Enlisted 11-12-63 Atlanta, Ga.
Admitted Gen Hosp Petersburg, Va. gun shot wound left arm 8-19-64 transferred to Danville, Va. 9-30-64, Wounded at Weldon Railroad, Va.
Admitted Pettigrew Gen Hosp #13 Raleigh, N.C. Vulna Sclopiticum left arm 10-3-64 furloughed 10-6-64 Cartersville, Cass County, Ga.
Admitted Jackson Hosp 12-15-64 gun shot wound left arm minie ball, furloughed 60 days 3-22-65
Admitted Jackson Hosp 3-23-65 Vulna Sclopiticum left arm, minie ball
Deserted 3-31-65
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Wright, James M
Mustered 8-31-61 Camp McDonald, Ga.
Admitted Chimborazo Hosp #3 8-29-62 Debilitous released 9-10-62
Captured near Fredericksburg, Va. 5-3-63
Furloughed to Georgia 12-13-63, Exchanged at Aiken's Landing, Va. May 23,1863
Killed at Bentonville, N. C. March 18,1865
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Wright, Samuel
Mustered 8-31-61 Camp McDonald, Ga.
Admitted Chimborazo hosp #5 pneumonia 12-4-62 to 3-30-63
Transferred to Georgia 12-19-63
Surrendered at Goldsboro, N.C. 4-26-65
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Young, Henry
Mustered 8-31-61 Camp McDonald, Ga.
Transferred to 18th Ga. on 11-19-62
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Young, Thaddeus
Born: 1835
Mustered 8-31-61 at Camp McDonald, Ga.
Discharged 2-21-62 for Defective Vision & Rheumatism at Yorktown, Va. born in Rabun County, 26 yrs, 5’7”, fair complexion, blue eyes, light hair, Farmer
Discharged for disability at Yorktown, Va., for loss of an injured eye, in the spring of 1862
Paroled at Kingston Ga. 5-12-1865
Filed pension in Cherokee Co. Ga.
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