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Private Jonathan David Hickox
4th ( Clinch's ) Georgia Cavalry, Co C
"Camden Mounted Rifles"
Clinch's Georgia Light Artillery
CSA

Born March 15, 1839.
Married to Lucinda "Loucy" Jones.

Enlisted June 26, 1862 with 4th Georgia Cavalry in Waynesville, GA.
Present for Duty from May 21 to June 30, 1862
Absent on Furlough in Ware Co, GA from 23 August to 1 September 1862
Present for Duty in September 1862 to 19 June 1863
Listed as Absent without Leave (AWOL) June 20 to June 30 but was listed as present from June 30 to 1 December 1863
Was transferred to Clinch’s Georgia Light Artillery Company on 1 December 1863 Received & Present for Duty 18 December 1863
Present for Duty 31 December 1863 to September 1864
Absent without Leave 16 September 1864 til the end of the war.

Died October 23, 1909.

G-G-G-Grandfather of Justin LeClair.

 

 

 

Andrew Lewis Miller
  2nd State Line Regiment, Virgina, Co G
which became Co C of the 45th Virginia Battalion
"Grayson Rifles"
CSA

From what became Wyoming County, West Virginia

Great-Grandfather of Keith Miller
G-G-Grandfather of Avery Miller

 

 

Abraham Berry Weatherby
160th Ohio Infantry, Co F
USA

Born May 25th, 1837 in Logan, OH
Married Anna J. Williams on December 29th, 1859
Died May 26th, 1916 in Columbus, OH

G-G-Grandfather of Steve Weatherby

 

 

Private Joshua Oliver
86th Ohio Infantry
2nd Ohio Heavy Artillery
2nd Minnesota Cavalry
USA

Joshua Carl Oliver, born Nov 10, 1844 in Morgan Co. Ohio to John and Mary Green Oliver. Enlisted June 9 1862, Co K, 86th Ohio Infantry, at Camp Chase, Ohio. Aged 19 Occupation Farmer Six feet tall, blue eyes, and black hair, from McConnelsville, Ohio. Stationed at Clarksburg WV assigned to railroad guard duty. Engaged Jenkins' Raiders. Returned to Ohio September 17, 1862 and mustered out on September 25.

J.C. Oliver next appears on June 23, 1863 as a member of Company I, First Ohio Heavy Artillery (some conjecture on whether 1st or 2nd) for three years. Posted to Camp Nelson, KY. Given furlough on December 26, 1863, to return on January 18, 1864. Failed to return, and listed as a Deserter on the rolls from that point.

Joshua was illiterate, and it is possible did not understand his enlistment papers or his furlough, but this is lost.

He again enlists, on May 9, 1864 at Fort Snelling, MN, in Co I, 2nd MN Cavalry. Paid a $25 bounty up front with $75 to be paid at muster out. Posted to Fort Sully on the Missouri River in central South Dakota then north to find Lakota (Sioux) indians in western North Dakota. Engaged the Sioux at the Battle of Killdeer Mountain on July 28, 1864. He may have participated in the rescue of an Emigrant wagon train of 160 wagons in September of 1864, and Co I may have been assigned to escort them to the Yellowstone River. Later posted to Spirit Lake, Iowa and Heron Lake doing patrol duty. Joshua Carl Oliver was mustered out on November 22, 1865 in Nashville, TN.
He settled in the Dakota territories after the war.

G-G-Grandfather of Robert W. Hughes
G-G-G-Grandfather of Kieran Hughes

 

 

Peter Waymire
135th Indiana Infantry
Company H
USA

Peter Waymire served for 100 days and spent enlistment at Nashville, TN and Stephens, AL. His rank is unknown.

G-G-Grandfather of Jimmy Oswalt

 

 



Jimmy Oswalt with ancestor
Private George Waymire

4th Indiana Cavalry
Company I
USA

Captured May 9, 1864 at Varnell's Station, GA
Died of Diarreha, Aug 13, 1864
Camp Sumter, Andersonville, GA
Buried in National Cemetery
Grave  # 5547

G-G-Uncle of Jimmy Oswalt

 

 

Private John Ross Hooks
53rd Alabama Partisan Rangers
Company E
CSA

John Ross Hooks was a private in Company E, 53rd Alabama Partisan Rangers. Better known as Hannon's Partisan Rangers, they participated in more than 85 engagements during the war.
Pictured with John is his wife Mary Ann.

G-G-G-Grandfather of Jimmy Oswalt

 

 

Samuel Gordon
170th Ohio Infantry
Company C
USA

Organized in Bellaire, OH
Mustered in May 13, 1864 for 100 days service.
Left State for Washington, D.C., May 17.
Attached to 2nd Brigade, Haskins' Division, 22nd Army Corps, to July, 1864 
Assigned to duty as garrison at Forts Simmons, Barnard, Mansfield, Gaines and Battery Vermont, Defenses of Washington, till July 4.
Moved to Sandy Hook, Md., July 4 and duty in the
Defenses of Maryland Heights till July 15.
Attached to Reserve Division, Dept. of West Virginia.
Operations in the Shenandoah Valley July 15-August 24.
Expedition to Snicker's Ford July 17-18.
Rocky Ford July 18.
Battle of Kernstown, Winchester, July 24.
Martinsburg July 25.
Moved to Frederick, Md., July 30;
Thence guard supply trains to Harper's Ferry and duty there till August 24.
Mustered out September 10, 1864. 
Information from Dyer's Compendium.

Married to Margaret B. Finney

Ancestor of Brent Harmon

 

 

John Edward Stewart
170th Ohio Infantry
Company E
USA

See above for regimental actions.

Born January 12, 1834
Richland Township, Belmont County, Ohio

Ancestor of Brent Harmon

 

 

Captain William Halon
125th New York Infantry
Company B
USA

Organized at Troy, N.Y., and mustered in August 29, 1862.

Left State for Baltimore, Md., August 31;
thence moved to Martinsburg, Va., September 2, 1862.
Retreat to Harper's Ferry, W. Va., September 11-12.
Attached to Miles' Command, Harper's Ferry, W. Va., September, 1862.
Camp Douglas, Chicago, Ill., to December, 1862.
3rd Brigade, Casey's Division, Defences of Washington, D.C., to February, 1863.
3rd Brigade, Abercrombie's Division, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington, to June, 1863.
3rd Brigade, 3rd, Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1864.
3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, to June, 1864.
Consolidated Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, to November, 1864.
3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, to June, 1865.

SERVICE.--
Defense of Harper's Ferry, West Va., September 12-15, 1862.
Maryland Heights September 12-13.
Bolivar Heights September 14-15.
Surrendered September 15.
Paroled September 16 and sent to Annapolis, Md., thence to Camp Douglas, Chicago, Ill., and duty there guarding prisoners till November, 1862.
Declared exchanged November 22, 1862.
Moved to Washington, DC, November 23-25.
Camp at Arlington Heights, Va., till December 3,
and at Centreville, Va., till June, 1863.
Ordered to join Army of the Potomac in the field and
Joined 2nd Army Corps June 25, 1863.
Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 25-July 24.
Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 2-4.
Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Va., July 5-24.
Duty on lines of the Rappahannock.and Rapidan till October.
Advance from the Rappahannock to the Rapidan September 13-17.
Bristoe Campaign October 9-22.
Auburn and Bristoe October 14.
Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8.
Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2.
Duty near Brandy Station till May, 1864.
Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7.
Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May 3-June 15.
Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7.
Spotsylvania May 8-12.
Po River May 10.
Spotsylvania Court House May 12-21.
Assault on the Salient "Bloody Angle" May 12.
North Anna River May 23-26.
On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28.
Totopotomoy May 28-31.
Cold Harbor June 1-12.
Seige of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865.
Jerusalem Plank Road, Weldon Railroad, June 22-23, 1864.
Demonstration on north side of the James July 27-29.
Deep Bottom July 27-28.
Demonstration north side of the James August 13-20.
Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14-18.
Ream's Station August 25.
Reconnaissance to Hatcher's Run December 9-10.
Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7, 1865.
Watkins' House March 25.
Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9.
On line of Hatcher's and Gravelly Runs March 29-30.
White Oak Road March 31.
Sutherland Station and fall of Petersburg April 2.
Pursuit of Lee April 3-9.
Sailor's Creek April 6.
High Bridge and Farmville April 7.
Appomattox Court House April 9.
Surrender of Lee and his army.

Moved to Washington, DC, May 2-12.
Grand Review May 23.
Mustered out at Alexandria, Va.. June 5, 1865.
Veterans and Recruits transferred to 4th New York Heavy Artillery.

Regiment lost during service 15 Officers and 112 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 112 Enlisted men by disease. Total 240.

G-G-Grandfather of Aimee Harmon

 

 

George Marquet and his wife Mary Doherty
128th New York Infantry
USA

G-G-Grandparents of Aimee Harmon

 

 

Private Francis Marion Hesterly
19th Georgia Infantry
Company A
CSA

Born September 29, 1836 and died on May 13, 1915. Francis, along with his brother Thomas, enlisted in Company A of the 19th Georgia Infantry on June 11, 1861. This company was raised in Fulton County and was called the "Georgia Volunteers". They spent the winter of 1861-1862 in garrison duty at Manassas Junction. In the spring of '62, they joined a brigade at Yorktown, VA under the command of John Bell Hood. During the Peninsula Campaign, the 19th fought at West Point, Seven Pines, Mechanicsville, Gaines' Mill, Frazier's Farm,and Malvern Hill. When Hood rose to division command, James Jay Archer assumed command of their brigade now in AP Hill's "Light Division". The brigade lost heavily at Cedar Mountain, Second Manassas, Antietam, and Fredericksburg. The regiment's colors were captured at Fredericksburg during the temporary Federal breakthrough south of Marye's Heights. Francis was captured either sometime during the Peninsula Campaign or at Cedar Mountain and was paroled from Ft. Monroe, VA on September 1, 1862. He rejoined his regiment before Antietam. In early 1863, the 19th was transfered to Alfred Colquitt's Brigade. After Chancellorsville, this brigade was sent to Charleston to take part in the defense of the city. In February of 1864, they fought at Olustee, FL. In May of 1864, their brigade found itself back in Virginia. It took part in the fighting at Drewry's Bluff, Cold Harbor, and the defense of Petersburg. Ordered to North Carolina to help stem the advance of Sherman, their last fight was at Bentonville, NC. Francis was captured on the last day of this battle, March 21, 1865. He was taken to New Bern, NC and sent by ship to Hart's Island, NY arriving there on April 10, 1865. He was released June 15 and family lore states he walked home to Georgia. He was a "railroad man" before and after the war.

G-G-G-Grandfather of Gene Harmon
G-G-G-G-Grandfather of Brent Harmon

 

 

Private Thomas B. Hesterly
19th Georgia Infantry
Company A
CSA

Born in 1843, Thomas enlisted in Company A of the 19th Georgia Infantry along with his brother, Francis, on June 11, 1861. This company was raised in Fulton County and was called the "Georgia Volunteers". Thomas never saw any action. He was discharged on February 1,1862 after suffering a fractured leg and ankle joint in a train accident. The injury required surgery.

G-G-G-Uncle of Gene Harmon
G-G-G-G-Uncle of Brent Harmon

 

 

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Corporal Stephen Pollard
7th Confederate Cavalry, Co B
40th Georgia Infanty, Co G?
CSA

Stephen was born in Fayette, Carroll County, GA on August 19, 1829 and married Mary A. Vines on July 27, 1850. He enlisted in June 1862 in Carroll County with the 7th Confederate Cavalry, Company B, also known as "Claiborne's Regimental Partisan Rangers/7th Regimental Confederate Partisan Rangers). In March 1863, he transfered to Company L.  Sometime between September and October of 1863, he was promoted to corporal.
He was a member of this cavalry unit until April 29, 1864 when he was given leave to go home for another horse after losing his the day before. In July, he also received a letter from his wife stating their house had burned down. On bounty rolls from April to October of 1864, he is marked as "not entitled to bounty" due to his absence. This may be in part due to him not being able to rejoin his regiment which was disbanded in July with remnants being integrated into the 10th Confederate Cavalry.

Family legend states
he was not able to rejoin his cavalry command and therefore enlisted in Company G, 40th Georgia Infantry and that he served with this unit until surrendering in April 1865 at Raleigh-Durham, NC. However, though no record has been found of this enlistment, he was with a unit somewhere because he was issued clothing in the 3rd quarter of 1864 by the Confederate army.

He died at the age of 70 in Temple, Haralson County, GA on October 24, 1899. His widow lived until 1904.

In the picture above, Stephen is shown with two Colt Navy .36 caliber pistols and a US Model 1855 Springfield muzzle-loading single shot pistol with detachable carbine shoulder stock. It used a Maynard tape priming system and fired .58 caliber minie balls - same as the Springfield rifle musket

G-G-G-Grandfather of Gene Harmon
G-G-G-G-Grandfather of Brent Harmon

 

 

William D. Malcom
42nd Georgia Infantry
Company G - the Walton Blues
CSA

Enrolled as a 2nd Lieutenant - Mustered out as Captain.
The 42nd GA captured DeGress' battery during the Battle of Atlanta.

He was born February 4, 1833 in Monroe, Walton County, Georgia.
He died April 1891 in Lutherville, Meriwether County, Georgia.

G-G-G-Grandfather of Gene Harmon
G-G-G-G-Grandfather of Brent Harmon

 

 

Johnathan Mills Surratt
Private
Capt. Jackson's Company
CSA

 Married Cherokee woman named Dilila in 1840, Cherokee City, AL
Uncle of Francis & Thomas Hesterly - mother's brother
Born in 1821 -Randolph, NC
Died in 1894 - Jackson, AL

G-G-G-G-Uncle of Gene Harmon
G-G-G-G-G-Uncle of Brent Harmon

 

 

Henry Harp
29th Alabama Infantry
Company G
CSA

      He was born in 1828 and resided in Barbour County, Alabama. He enlisted into the 29th Alabama Infantry Regiment Feb. 11, 1863. The regiment was assigned to the defenses of Pensacola, FL. from February 1862- July 1863, then transferred to the vicinity of Mobile, AL from July 1863- April 1864. In April it was assigned to the Army of the Tennessee, Stewart's Corps, Walthall's Division where he participated in the Battles of Resaca, New Hope Church, and Kennesaw Mountain. He was severely wounded in either the Battles of Peachtree Creek on 7/20/1864 or more likely at the Battle of Ezra Church on 7/28/1864. The 29th Alabama was the vanguard in the Confederate assault on the Union lines at Ezra Church and managed to penetrate approximately a mile inside of the northern lines before being repulsed. Peachtree Creek and Ezra Church inflicted around 75% casualties upon the 29th Alabama within a span of 8 days. In the first days of August 1864 he was evacuated to the Confederate hospital at Eufaula, AL. where he succumbed to his wounds. The date of death and the engagement where he was wounded have been hard to trace as his wife died at around the same time as well and his belongings were probated by a surviving friend from the regiment. His surviving 7 children were sent to live with relatives throughout Alabama and Georgia.


Out of 1100 effectives at the Battle of Resaca the 29th Alabama surrendered at Durham Station, NC on 26 April, 1865 with less than 90 men remaining.

G-G-G-Grandfather of Brad Norwood

 

 

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Pvt. Jacob Perry
10th Battalion Georgia Infantry
Company C
1825-1897
CSA

Jacob enlisted on 3/4/1862 and was assigned to Company C, which was known as the Zollicoffer Rifles and was composed of men from Sumter County, GA. The battalion mustered in at Griffin, GA 3/17/1862 and was utilized to guard Union prisoners at Camp Oglethorpe, GA for many months before being transferred to Virginia where it took part in the Suffolk Campaign.
It was then attached to the ANV as part of Wright's Brigade- Mahone's Division on 4/25/1864, and Jacob was involved at Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, and at Petersburg- especially in the actions for the Jerusalem Plank Road,
where the battalion lost 1/3 of its men, and later at the Crater.
Jacob surrendered at Appomattox and was paroled on 4/9/1865.

G-G-G-G-Grandfather of Brad Norwood

 

 

Pvt, Alexander Bass
11th Battalion Georgia Artillery
Sumter Flying Artillery ( Cutts Artillery )
Company D ( later Company B )
Merged into the 4th GA Vol. Infantry
1827-1902
CSA

Enlisted as a private on 15 May, 1862 at Americus, GA. Fought in many of the major engagements of the Army of Northern Virginia. His battalion was later rolled into the 4th GA Volunteer Infantry during the Petersburg Siege. Captured Petersburg, VA 2 April, 1865 during the defense of Ft. Gregg in an attempt to buy time for the Army of Northern Virginia to evacuate the Petersburg and Richmond defenses. On the roll of prisoners of war Appamattox Court House, VA 9 April, 1865. Released 28 June, 1865.

G-G-G-Grandfather of Brad Norwood

 

 

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First Sergeant Silvanus Gardner Hunter
31st Mississippi Infantry
Company H
CSA

Born 28 April, 1823 in Baldwin Co., GA.
Died 14 July, 1900 in Mantee, MS. 

Enlisted along with 6 brothers into various Mississippi regiments 13 March, 1862 at Persimmons Springs, MS in Co. H “Jackson Rifles” and elected First Sergeant. One of his slaves, George Hunter, served with him throughout his service in the war. Sent to Vicksburg during the naval bombardments 16 June, 1862. 5 August, 1862 battle at Baton Rouge, LA, then sent throughout northern Mississippi remainder 1862-early 1863. Admitted to the hospital at Castalian Springs, MS 1 April, 1863. Admitted to the hospital at Yazoo City, MS 5 April, 1863. Battle at Champions Hill, MS 16 May, 1863 as part of Loring’s Division escaping Vicksburg encirclement. Listed as AWOL 20 May, 1863 and listed as absent sick 15 September, 1863 at Newton’s Station, MS and demoted to Private.

G-G-G-Grandfather of Brad Norwood

 

 

Pvt. Jasper Jenkins Norwood
15th Mississippi Infantry
Company D, "Wigfall Rifles"
CSA
Born in 1838.
He enlisted 5/26/1861 in Corinth, Mississippi. Fought at Mill Springs, KY, Shiloh, TN, Corinth, MS, and Baton Rouge, LA. He was captured in the vicinity of Oxford, MS in Dec. 1862 and paroled Dec. 23, 1863. On March 15, 1863 he was detached for service in a Confederate hat works in Jackson, MS by special order of General Pemberton and is mentioned in the Pemberton Papers in the MS archives by name for his services there. In June 1863 he was detached from the hatshop and returned to front line service as part of the forces shielding Jackson during the Siege of Vicksburg. On Feb. 8, 1864 he was listed as having deserted during the retreat of the army from Canton, MS to Demopolis, AL.

G-G-G-Grandfather of Brad Norwood

 

 

Ebenezer Bunyan Lucius
31st Mississippi Infantry, Company H
2nd Mississippi State Cavalry, Company B

Born 15 Nov, 1830 Edgefield, SC Died 14 Oct, 1902 Mantee, MS

Enlisted as a private along with 2 brothers 13 March, 1862 at Persimmons Springs, MS in Co. H “Jackson Rifles.” Sent to Vicksburg during the naval bombardments 16 June, 1862. 5 August, 1862 battle at Baton Rouge, LA, then sent throughout northern Mississippi remainder 1862-early 1863. Battle at Champions Hill, MS 16 May, 1863 as part of Loring’s Division escaping Vicksburg encirclement. Battle at Jackson, MS 9-16 July, 1863. Sent to hospital on 16 July, 1863 and went AWOL from 18 July, 1863- 27 August, 1863. Deserted Newton’s Station, MS 7 September, 1863.

Re-enlisted as a private along with a brother 18 December, 1863 in 2nd Mississippi State Cavalry at Chickasaw County, MS and furnished their own guns. Deserted 16 January, 1864.

G-G-G-Grandfather of Brad Norwood

 

 

Thomas Huston Craige, II
192nd Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment

Drafted July, 1864 for 100 days service. Mustered in at Philadelphia, PA. Posted to Baltimore, MD at Ft. McHenry in July, 1864, Assigned to Johnson’s Island, OH POW camp Aug. 15th, 1864. Reassigned to Gallipolis, Ohio from Sep, 1864-Nov 1864. Mustered out- Philadelphia, PA November 11, 1864.

G-G-G-Grandfather of Brad Norwood

 

 

Pvt. Abraham Perry Anthony
CSA

Born in 1821.
Served in the Wesson Artillery (Mississippi) under Capt. Kittrell. This was a local defense company formed in 1863 in Choctaw County, Mississippi.

G-G-G-G-Grandfather of Brad Norwood.

 

 

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Pvt. William J. Parker
9th Georgia Infantry
Company K
CSA

Born in 1843 in Georgia.

He enlisted as a Pvt. on 6 July 1861 with the 9th Georgia Volunteer Infantry Company K. (Americus Volunteer Rifles). This regiment fought in the ANV and was assigned to Longstreet's Corps- Jones Division- Anderson’s Brigade. Engaged at South Mountain, MD Sept. 14, 1862 and then at Antietam, MD Sept 17, 1862. He was wounded at Antietam and evacuated to Confederate hospitals further south and did not return to duty. He collected a Confederate pension after the war and settled in Leslie, GA.

G-G-G-Grandfather of Brad Norwood

 

 

Pvt. Wiley Drury Chambliss
11th Artillery Bttn.
Company A
Sumter Flying Artillery
CSA

Enlisted July 6, 1861 at Americus, Georgia, Sumter County
Fought at South Mountain and Antietam under Gen. DH Hill, September 1862
Deserted from Camp Ninevah near Winchester Virginia October 19, 1862 and reported on last muster as AWOL.
Lived and died in Alabama after the war as a farmer.

G-G-G-G-Grandfather of Brad Norwood

 

 

Pvt. George Scott
1839-1900
14th Illinois Infantry
Company I
CSA

Enlisted 5/25/1861 at Kacksonville, Morgan County Illinois
Listed as being a machinist.
Fought in Missouri during 1861,
arrived at Ft Donelson the day after its surrender, and at Shiloh.
Severely wounded in the arm at the Battle of Shiloh on 4/6/1862 where half the regiment was listed as casualties.
Medically discharged 10/19/1862 and collected a federal
pension for the remainder of his life.
Later moved to Norfolk, VA where he worked as a dairyman.

G-G-G-Grandfather of Brad Norwood

 

 

Pvt. William P. Argo
Born in 1847 and died in 1935
19th / 20th Consolidated Tennessee Cavalry
Organized October 3, 1862
Known in the field and paroled as the 9th Tennessee Cavalry ( Biffle's )
Company B
August 24, 1862, Wayne County, Tennessee
Captain James M. Reynolds commanding
USA

 

Engagements:

Parkers Cross Roads,
Chickamauga,
Wheeler's October 1863 Raid ( McMinnville, Murfreesboro, and Pulaski )
Raids to Sweetwater and Philadelphia, TN
Operations in Eastern Tennessee and Southwestern Virginia
Resaca
Lovejoy's Station
Macon
Jonesboro ( Kilpatrick's Raid )
2nd Battle of Dalton
Wheeler's Tennessee Raid
Spring Hill, TN
Franklin, TN
Nashville, TN
Rear guard, Hood's Retreat
Reinzi-Verona, Mississippi to May 1865
Surrendered at Gainesville, Alabama on May 9, 1865
Surrendered: 22 officers, 281 men present

Served under Joe Wheeler and Nathan Bedford Forrest

G-G-Grandfather of Bobby Hughes

 

 

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2nd Liettenant Robert Adcock
43rd Mississippi Infantry
Company K
CSA

He enlisted as sergeant in the Kemper Fencibles formed up in Kemper County, Mississippi in November of 1861 and was elected 2nd Lieutenant on November 12th, 1862. He was captured at the surrender of Vicksburg and exchanged December 20th, 1863. He served through the Atlanta campaign, through Franklin and Nashville and was in service and present at the final surrender in 1865.

This daguerreotype was handed down from the Adcock family. Robert was my grandmothers grandfather, making him my G-great grandfather.

G-G-Grandfather of Mike Worrell

 

 

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Pvt. Henry Lawrence McNair
3rd Mississippi Infantry
Company C
CSA

He enlisted in September of 1862 at age 16 as a substitute for an older brother in Company C of the 3rd Regiment Mississippi Infantry. From his Military records and from family accounts he was separated from his unit after the battle of Bakers Creek and hid out on the family farm during the Union occupation following the surrender of Vicksburg. He then joined Powers Mississippi Cavalry Regiment and was wounded and captured at the battle of Franklin. He was transferred from Nashville, Tn. to Louisville, Ky. to Camp Chase, Oh. to Point Lookout, Md. where he was finally released and rejoined his unit just before the final surrender in 1865.

Photo above is post-war and the picture below is a company reunion picture.
Henry is the front row on the far right.

G-G-Grandfather of Mike Worrell


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William McCarter
116th Pennsylvania Infantry
Company A
Irish Brigade
2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps
Army of the Potomac
USA

Born in Derry, Co. Londonderry, (Northern) Ireland, c. 1840-41
Passed from this life February 10, 1911 aged 71 years.

Occupation: Currier (tanner)
Married to Anne McCarter and several children at Outbreak of War
He was 5 feet 10 inches tall, blue eyes and brown hair, terrible stammer.

Mustered in at Philadelphia Pa, Aug 23, 1862
Served as mail clerk for 116th Pa,
Personal clerk to Gen. Thomas F. Meagher for two months.

Action at Charlestown VA, Snicker's Gap VA, and Fredericksburg.
Wounded in left shoulder (spent ball) left ankle, and upper right arm close to shoulder while preparing to ram a cartridge during the assault on Marye's Heights. No amputation necessary, 47 additional balls found in his blanket roll.

1885 relocated to Fredericksburg VA, before accepting a job in the
Pension Office, Washington City, in 1886.

Married three times. Successful petition to Pension Office for an increase due to inability to sleep due to shoulder wounds in 1891.

G-G-Uncle of Nikki Hughes