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MUSTER ROLL

COMPANY B

65th REGIMENT
GEORGIA VOLUNTEER INFANTRY
ARMY OF TENNESSE, C. S. A.

FANNIN COUNTY, GEORGIA

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Summary Analysis

The following diagram offers a way to evaluate the Muster Roll's exit comments for a particular member of Company B. The intent is to assist the reader in assessing the comparative uniquenes of the exit route taken by that member during the 36 month active life of the unit (May 1862 through May 1865).

For example, Captain Andrew H. Morris (below) was one of 2 percent (rounded) whose exit from the unit came about as the result of "resignation." He was not alone, three others took the same route (123 X .02 = 3). The decision to put someone in one category versus another requires some judgement. Please note Lt. Green (below) likewise resigned. Since his resignation was the result of being wounded, he is counted in the 'wounded, but survived' category.

Also, the head count (N=123) does not include an individual who's name is referenced to another spelling of the name. Neither does it include a named individual who is fully described as a member of another unit of the 65th Georgia. Finally, if an individual is mentioned as being a member of the unit with no other comments; that is, 'present, but not otherwise accounted for,' then that person was placed in the 'Other' category.

Co B Attrition

Organized in May 1862, as Co. C, Inf. Battn. Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols, this Company became Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., in March 1863.

Command & Support Staff

Capt. A H Morris, (5K) photo date unknownMorris, Andrew H. --Elected Captain of Co. C. Inf. Battn. Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 14, 1862. Transferred to Co. B 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Absent, sick in hospital by order of regimental surgeon, Oct. 5, 1863. Resigned Jan. 25, 1864. Died at Hemp, Fannin Co., Ga., May 31, 1914.
[Ed Note: See letter written July 27, 1863. For more information contact Zack Bennett ZacBennettFamily@aol.com ]

Green, George N. --Elected 1st Lieutenant, Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 14, 1862. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Tendered resignation Dec. 28, 1863, on the grounds that he considered himself incompetent to hold the commission. Resignation accepted Jan. 19, 1864. Pension records state that shell burst near him, causing partial deafness at Missionary Ridge, Tenn., Nov. 24,1863.

Allan, Lewis Crayton (or Allen) --Elected 2d Lieutenant, Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 14, 1862. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Elected Captain Mar. 17, 1864, to take rank from Jan. 24, 1864. Tendered resignation Aug. 13, 1864, and again Jan. 16, 1865.

Willson, Henry C. (or Wilson) --Elected Jr. 2d Lieutenant, Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols, May 14, 1862. Transferred to Co. E, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. On detached service in Fannin Co., Ga., Aug. 19, 1863. Resigned, feeling himself incompetent, Jan. 21, 1864.

L GermanGerman, Larkin --Elected 2nd Lieutenant of Co. E, 2d Regt. Ga. Inf., Apr. 22, 1861. Appears last on roll for Apr. 25 --July 1, 1861, which shows him present. No record of transfer or discharge found. Enlisted as a private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., July 4, 1862. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Appointed 1st Sergeant; 2nd Sergeant Jan. 19, 1864; lst Lieutenant Jan. 25, 1864.
Ed Note: See reference to Larkin German in letter written July 27, 1863. (Double-click here image for enlargement)

Free, William Martin --Enlisted in Co. C, Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 14, 1862. Appointed 2d Sergeant. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Elected 2d Lieutenant Jan. 29, 1864. Pension record states he was discharged at Washington, Ga., at the close of the war. (Born in Hall Co., Ga., Mar. 14, 1836.)

Turner, Jesse S, --Enlisted in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 14, 1862. Appointed 2d Sergeant. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Died in Atlanta, Ga., hospital, Sept. 16, 1863.

Ashworth, Thomas L. --Enlisted in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 14, 1862. Appointed 4th Sergeant. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. On 30 days detached service in Fannin Co., Ga., to arrest deserters Aug. 19, 1863. Sick in hospital Aug. 31, 1864.

Baldridge, Lawson L. --Enlisted in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 14, 1862. Appointed 5th Sergeant. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Appointed 4th Sergeant Nov. or Dec. 1863. Reduced to private Mar. 1864. Deserted Mar. 1864. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Govt., Mar. 5, 1864.

Richards, James T. --Enlisted in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 14,1862. Appointed 1st Corporal Feb. 12,1863. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Died in Loudon, Tenn., hospital, Apr. 6, 1863.

Turner, Leander N. --Enlisted in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 14, 1862. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Appointed 2d Corporal Apr. 8, 1863. Absent without leave Nov. 26, 1863. Reduced to private Jan. 1, 1864, while absent.

Abercrombie, Richard H. --Enlisted in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 14, 1862. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Appointed 3d Corporal Apr. 8, 1863; 2d Corporal Jan. or Feb. 1864; 4th Sergeant June 1, 1864. In Ocmulgee Hospital, Macon, Ga., with gunshot wound, July 25-Aug. 2, 1864. Furloughed from hospital for 30 days. Pension records state he was at home on furlough at close of war. (Born in Ga., June 16, 1842. Died in Fannin Co., Ga., Apr. 10, 1925.)

Freeman, John W. --Enlisted in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., July 3, 1862. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. lnl., Mar. 1863. Appointed 4th Corporal Apr. 8, 1863. Deserted at Kingston, Ga., June 25, 1863. Reduced to private June 27, 1863. No later record.

Privates

Allan, Joseph G. -- Private May 28, 1863. Sick in hospital Aug. 31, 1864. Paroled at Greensboro, N. C., May 1, 1865. (Born May 1, 1838.)

Allan, William W. (or Allen) --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., July 9, 1862. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. In S. P. Moore Hospital, Athens, Tenn., June 30, 1863. Furloughed from there July 10, 1863. Captured at battle of Missionary Ridge, Tenn., Nov. 25 or 26, 1863.

Allen, William R --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Feb. 12, 1863. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Died of pneumonia at Asylum Hospital,.Knoxville, Tenn., Aug. 22, 1863.

Anderson, D. C. --Private. Died at Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 26, 1863. Buried there in Oakland Cemetery.

Anderson, Robert H. --Private Mar. 3, 1863. Transferred to Co. H, Mar. 19, 1863. In Clinton, Tenn., hospital, June 1, 1863; Knoxville, Tenn., hospital, Aug. 23, 1863; Covington, Ga., hospital, Feb. 1864. Undated roll for 1864, last on file, shows him absent without leave.

Bates, John C. --Private Sept. 27,1863. In Floyd House Hospital, Macon, Ga., with gunshot wound of right thigh Sept. 21, 1864. Pension record shows he was wounded, leg disabled, near Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 17, 1864.

Bates, Levi M. --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., July 1, 1862. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Appointed 5th Sergeant Apr. 1, 1864. In hospital June 1864. Returned to duty from hospital June 30, 1863, but never reported for duty.

Beaver, Hosea Alex --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 14, 1862. Absent without leave Dec. 14, 1862-Feb. 24, 1863. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted, June 1864. Captured at Marietta, Ga., June 15, 1864, and sent to Rock Island, Ill., prison. Forwarded to Point Lookout, Md., for exchange, Feb. 25, 1865. In 3d Division General Hospital, Camp Winder, Richmond, Va., Mar. 7, 1865.

Beaver, John M. --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 14, 1862. Absent without leave Dec. 14, 1862 --Feb. 14, 1863. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted from Loudon, Tenn., June 27, 1863. Returned to company from desertion. Roll dated Aug. 31, 1864, last on file, shows him absent, sick in hospital.

Bennett, Sicely E. --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Feb. 15, 1863. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863; to Co. I, Mar. 19, 1863. Deserted Apr. 6, 1863. Rejoined company from desertion and granted pardon Aug. 6, 1863. Deserted Dec. 8, 1863.

Brookshire, Levi --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Gt. Vols., Aug. 24, 1862. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Sick in Frank Ramsey Hospital, Loudon, Tenn., Apr. 27-Aug. 1863. Detailed as nurse in same hospital Oct. 1863 Aug. 1864. In Direction Hospital, Meridian, Miss., Feb. 8, 1865. Pension record states he was home on sick furlough at close of war. (Born in Wilkes Co., N. C., Feb. 9, 1830. Died in Fannin Co., Ga., Nov. 23, 1916.)

Brown, William L. --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Oct. 30, 1862. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted Dec. 9, 1863. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Govt., at Knoxville, Tenn., Jan. 2, 1864.

Bryson, Jeptha --Private Aug. 15, 1863. Deserted Dec. 9, 1863. Returned. Deserted July 1864.

Burgiss, Andrew J. (or Burgess, or Burger) --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 14, 1862. Absent without leave Nov. 1, 1862-Feb. 12, 1863. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Captured at Covington, Ga., July 22, 1864, and sent to Camp Chase, Ohio, prison. Applied to take oath of allegiance to U. S. Govt., Dec. 1864. Forwarded to New Orleans, La., May 2,1865. Received at Vicksburg, Miss., for exchange, May 12, 1865. (Born in Ga., in 1836.)

Carson, William M. (or W. J., or W. G.) --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Feb. 12, 1863. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf. Mar. 1863; to Co. 1, Mar. 19, 1863. Deserted, Jan.27,1864.

Casteel, Robert R. --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., July 3, 1862. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. On detached service working on stockade at Loudon, Tenn., Apr. 27, 1863; Zollocoffer, Tenn., Aug. 1863; with Engineer Corps Dec. 1863. Transferred to Co. A, 3d Regt. Engineer Troops; to Co. C, 11th Regt. Ga. Cavalry, May 2, 1864.

Chastain, John W. (or Chastein) --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Feb. 1, 1863. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863; to Co. 1, Mar. 19, 1863. Detailed to Engineer Corps, Apr. 1863. Deserted Sept. 1, 1863.

Clements, H. P. --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Aug. 24, 1862. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted Apr. 27, 1863. Rejoined from desertion June 14, 1863. Sick in Loudon, Tenn., hospital, June 30, 1863. Paroled at Greensboro, N. C., May 1, 1865.

Cobb, William J. --Private in Co. F, 19th Regt. Tenn. Inf., June 3, 1861. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Apr. 1, 1864, appointed 2d Sergeant. Captured near Nashville, Tenn., Dec. 16, 1864, and sent to Camp Chase, Ohio, prison. Forwarded to Camp Douglas, Ill., prison, Mar. 20, 1865.

Cogdill, L. B. --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 14, 1862. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted at Loudon, Tenn., Apr. 27, 1863.

Cornett, Wilson --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Feb. 12, 1863. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted July 3, 1864. Captured at Marietta, Ga., July 3, 1864, and sent to Camp Morton, Ind., prison. Forwarded to Point Lookout, Md., for exchange, Mar. 15, 1865. Admitted to Richmond, Va., hospital, Mar. 24-25, 1865. Granted 30 days sick furlough from hospital.

Cox, Andrew E. --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 14, 1862. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. On detached service working on stockade at Loudon, Tenn., Apr. 27, 1863; at Zollicoffer, Tenn., Aug. 1863. Detailed as company cook Apr. 1864. Pension record shows he was sent to Augusta, Ga., hospital, Oct. 1864. Cut off from command by Federal Army while on sick furlough Nov. 1864. Joined Co. A, 9th Regt. Ga. Militia Nov. 1864. Surrendered, Kingston, Ga., May 12, 1865.

Cox, Walton (or Walter) --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 14, 1862. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. On detached service working on stockade at Loudon, Tenn., Apr. 27, 1863. Absent, sick in hospital, Dec. 1863-Aug. 1864.

William W. Craig,  photo date unknownCraig, William W. --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 14, 1862. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Died in Clinton, Tenn., hospital, Dec. 6, 1863. Editor Note: For more information, please contact Suzanne Cross, svcross@mindspring.com

Crawford, James E. --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 14, 1862. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. In Frank Ramsey Hospital, Loudon, Tenn., Apr. 27, 1863. Detailed nurse in same hospital June 4, 1863. Deserted Dec. 7, 1863. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Govt., at Chattanooga, Tenn., Feb. 14, 1864.

Crawford, John M. --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 14, 1862. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted Dec. 7, 1863. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Govt., at Knoxville, Tenn., Jan. 12, 1864.

Crawford, William G. --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 14, 1862. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted, Knoxville, Tenn., Aug. 5, 1863. Captured at Fannin Co., Ga. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Govt., at Louisville, Ky., Dec. 22, 1863. Released and allowed to remain north of the Ohio River.

Crawford, William S. --See Crofford.

Crofford, William S. (or Crawford) --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 14, 1862. Deserted Oct. 20, 1862. Rejoined Jan. 6, 1863. Granted pardon. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863; to Co. 1, Mar. 19, 1863. Deserted July 1, 1863. In Dalton, Ga., hospital, Sept. 1863. Died in Cassville, Ga., hospital, Nov. 8, 1863. Croder, James N. (or N. J. Crowder) --Private May 30, 1863. Detailed as post wagoner at Kingston, Tenn., June 26, 1863. Furloughed for 20 days Jan. 23, 1864. Failed to return.

Crowder, William J --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 14, 1862. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Izif., Mar. 1863. Detailed as post wagoiier at Kingston, Tenn., June 26, 1863. Wounded and captured in battle of Missionary Ridge, Tenn., Nov. 25, 1863. In U. S. Army Hospital, Bridgeport, Ala., Dec. 1863. Sent to Camp Chase, Ohio, prison. Forwarded to City Point, Va., for exchange Feb. 25, 1865.

Davenport, Daniel C. --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., July 3,1862. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted at Knoxville, Tenn., Aug. 12, 1863. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Govt., Jan. 7, 1864.

Davenport, David E. --Private in Inf. Battn., Smitb's Legion, Ga. Vols., July 3, 1862. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf ., Mar. 1863. Deserted Aug. 12, 1863. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Govt., at Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 7, 1864.

Davenport, David G. --Private Aug. 15, 1863, Discharged because of idiocy Mar. 7, 1864. (Born in 1843 or 1844.)

Davenport, D. C, -- Name appears only on muster roll dated Aug. 31 1864, which states that he enlisted as a private May 14, 1862, and was killed near Dallas, Ga., May 28, 1864. [ Ed Note: The brother of Garner Davenport. ]

Garner DavenportDavenport, Garner --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 14, 1862. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Paroled at Greensboro, N. C., May 1, 1865. Pension record shows he was paroled at Smithfield, N. C., Apr. 26, 1865. (Born July or Sept. 20, 1843.) [ Ed Note: Photo taken at about age 95. He was the last living confederate veteran who went to war from the 'Copper Basin Country.' For more information contact Diane Bennett CBENN5544@aol.com and Patricia Williams WA4DYK@BELLSOUTH.NET ]

Davenport, Granville C. --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 14, 1862. Sick at home in Fannin Co., Ga., Dec. 16, 1862-Oct. 1863. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga., Inf Mar. 1863.

Davenport, Hulin --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Feb. 13, 1863. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Detailed, working on stockade, Loudon, Tenn., Apr. 27, 1863. On detached service at Zollicoffer, Tenn., Aug. 1863. Transferred to Engineer Corps July or Aug. 1864.

Davenport, John --Private July 3, 1863. Deserted, Kingston, Tenn., July 5, 1863.

Davenport, Osborn (or Osborne) --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 14, 1862. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. On detailed service in Fannin Co., Ga., to arrest deserters, Aug. 1863. Killed in battle of Missionary Ridge, Tenn., Nov. 25, 1863. [ Ed Note: A cousin of Garner Davenport. As the story goes, he was killed by a Federal sniper. His comrade, Larking German saw the smoke from the shot. This exposed the location of the sniper. Larkin returned fire and picked-off the sniper. ]

Daves, Alfred G. (or Alpherd G.) --Private June 29, 1863. Sick in hospital Oct. 1-31, 1863. Appointed 4th Corporal Apr. 1, 1864; 2d Corporal July or Aug. 1864. Pension record states he was wounded at battle of Franklin, Tenn., and was home on wounded furlough at the close of the war. (Born in Ga.)

Daves, Joseph --Private in Inf. Battn., Smitb's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 14, 1862. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Wounded at Tanner's Ferry, Ga., May 15, 1864. Deserted July 26, 1864. Died in Fannin Co., Ga., July 24, 1908.

Davidson, J. A. --Private. Died at LaGrange, Ga. Buried there in Stonewall Cemetery.

Davis, James H. --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 14, 1862. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted at Loudon, Tenn., Apr. 17, 1863. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Govt., Jan. 13, 1864.

Davis, John S --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 14, 1862. Absent without leave Nov. 27, 1862-Feb. 27, 1863. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Sick in Loudon, Tenn., hospital, Apr. 27, 1863. Deserted in 1863. Rejoined company. Sick in hospital Dec. 1863-Feb. 1864.

Dillingham, A. A. --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Feb. 10, 1863. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Furloughed form Forsyth, Ga., hospital, Oct. 15, 1863. Did not return from furlough and listed as a deserter.

Dodd, Edwin C, --Private June 1863. Pension record shows he died in Kingston, Ga., hospital, Dec. 22, 1863.

Edmonson, R. A. (or Edmondson) --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., July 9, 1862. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted at Knoxville, Tenn., Aug. 12, 1863.
[ Ed Note: For more information contact Gary Griswold Griswold41@ juno.com ]

Eller, George C. --Private. Name appears only on prisoner of war records which state that he was captured near Nashville, Tenn., Dec. 16, 1864, and sent to Camp Chase, Ohio, prison. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Govt., and released June 12, 1865. (Born in 1836 or 1837.) (See George Eller, Co. G.)

Ellis, J. N. --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 14, 1862. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Died of pneumonia in Fannin Co., Ga., Aug. 13, 1863. (Born in N. C., Nov. 30, 1834.)

Fields, Thomas J. (or Thomas L.) --Private in Cavalry Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 14, 1862. Appointed Bugler and transferred to Co. F, 6th Regt. Ga. Cavalry, Mar. 1863; to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Feb. 1, 1864. Paroled at Kingston, Ga., May 12, 1865.

Freeman, Jesse S --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Sept. 8, 1862. Absent, sick in Fannin Co., Ga., Oct. 30, 1862, having lost eyesight. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted Nov. 1863.

Furguson, John --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 14, 1862. Deserted. Rejoined company Mar. 1, 1863. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted at Loudon, Tenn., June 20, 1863.

Garland, Joseph (or Galana, Garian) --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 14, 1862. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted July 3, 1864. Captured at Marietta, Ga., July 3, 1864. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Govt., and enlisted in Co. E, 6th Regt. U. S. Vol. Inf.

Garnett, John G --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 14, 1862. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Appointed 4th Corporal June 27, 1863; 3d Corporal Jan. or Feb. 1864: 2nd Corporal July or Aug. 1864. Captured at Franklin, Tenn., Dec. 18,1964. Died in U. S. Army General Hospital, Nashville, Tenn., of wound in right tibia Mar. 7, 1865. Buried in Grave No. 12415, Nashville City Cemetery. (Born in 1844 or 1845.)

German, John --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 14, 1862. Absent without leave Dec. 1, 1862-Feb. 25, 1863, Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Reported missing in battle of Missionary Ridge, Tenn., Nov. 25, 1863. Captured at Ringgold, Ga., Nov. 28, 1863, and sent to Rock Island, Ill., prison. Prisoner of War record shows him as a deserter.

[Editor's Note: Jauken, Arlene Feldman. THE MOCCASIN SPEAKS: Living the Captives of the Dog Soldier Warriors - Red River War 1874-1875, Danforth Publishing, Lincoln Nebraska, 1998, tells the post-Civil War story of this soldier & his family. A worthwhile read.]

Green, John M. --Private Aug. 12, 1863. Captured at Franklin, Tenn., Dec. 17, 1864. Admitted to U. S. Army General Hospital No. 1, Nashville, Tenn., Dec. 25, 1864, of gunshot fracture of right shoulder. Forwarded to Camp Chase, Ohio, prison.

Green, William N. (or William M.) --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Feb. 12, 1863. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted at Athens, Tenn., Sept. 1, 1863. Conscripted into service at Albany, Ga., Jan. 19, 1864.

Griffin, Hamilton (or L. H.) --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Feb. 12, 1863. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Appointed 5th Sergeant Dec. 1, 1863; 4th Sergeant Mar. or Apr. 1864. Killed near Dallas, Ga., May 28, 1864.

Gross, Rickles F. --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 14, 1862. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted to enemy at Knoxville, Tenn., Aug. 5, 1863. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Govt., at Louisville, Ky., Dec. 22, 1863, and released north of the Ohio River.

Harris, William --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Aug. 24, 1862. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Absent, sick in Loudon, Tenn., hospital, Apr. 27, 1863. Discharged May 2, 1863, by order of Gen. Davis.

Hicks, Joseph A. (or James) --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Feb. 10, 1863. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863; to Co. 1, Mar. 19, 1863. Appointed 2d Corporal Apr. 1864. Captured at Marietta, Ga., June 15, 1864, and sent to Rock Island, Ill., prison, June 24, 1864. He enlisted in the U. S. Army for frontier service Oct. 15, 1864.

Hopper, E. B. (or Harper) --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Aug. 24, 1862. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Died in LaGrange, Ga., hospital, June 24, 1864, of chronic diarrhoea.

Hughes, Andrew Jackson --Private Aug. 12, 1863. In Blackie Hospital, Madison, Ga., Mar. 1864. (Born in Ga., June 15, 1845.) For more information contact Roy Queen royqueen@yahoo.com.

Jones, Jesse --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 14, 1862. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Paroled at Greensboro, N. C., May 1, 1865.

Kendall, William S. --See Kindall.

Killian, John P. --Private in Inf. Battn., Smitb's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 14, 1862. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Sick in hospital in Knoxville, Tenn., in Aug. 1863. Died in Knoxville, Tenn., hospital Oct. 15, 1863.

Kinds]], William S. --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 14, 1862. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted to the enemy at Knoxville, Tenn., Aug. 5, 1863. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Govt., Feb. 14, 1864.

Kinser, Joseph --Private in Inf. Battn., Smitb's Legion, Ga. Vols., Feb. 12, 1863. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. In Blackie Hospital, Madison, Ga., Mar. 1864.

Lang, Henry --See Long.

Lang, William --See Long.

Little, George W. (or Lytle) --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga., Vols., Sept. 3, 1862. Absent without leave Dec. 3, 1862 --Mar. 16, 1863. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf ., Mar. 1863. Absent, sick in hospital by order of regimental surgeon, Oct. 1863. Captured at Missionary Ridge., Nov. 25, 1863, and sent to Rock Island, Ill., prison. Stated that he was tired of C. S. A., and would be loyal to the Union.

JC LoganLogan, John C. --Private May 10, 1862. Roll for Dec. 31, 1862 Apr. 30, 1863, shows he transferred from Co. B, 4th Regt. Ga. Cavalry, Apr. 1, 1863. However, his name does not appear in the records of the 4th Regt. Ga. Cavalry. Detailed in Quartermaster's Department May or June 1863. Commissary Sergeant in Field, Staff, and Band, Sept. or Oct. 1863. Transferred to non-commission staff, July 1, 1864. Paroled at Greensboro, N. C., May 1, 1865. [Ed Note: For more information please contact: Sandie Logan Ingles, SLoganRN@aol.com, or visit her wwweb site, "Welcome to Sandie's Logan & Allied Kin..."

Long, Henry (or Lang) --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., July 9, 1862. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. On detached service at Loudon, Tenn., working on stockade since Apr. 27, 1863. Absent, sick in S. P. Moore Hospital, Athens, Tenn., May and June 1863. Furloughed from hospital July 10, 1863. Absent, sick in Fannin Co., Ga., unable to return Oct. 1863. Deserted and dropped from roll Dec. 1863.

Long, William --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., July 9, 1862. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. On detached service in Fannin Co., Ga., Aug. 19, 1863, to arrest deserters. Deserted Sept. 19, 1863, and dropped from roll.

Lytle, George W. --See Little.

McCiewer, L. C. --Zee McClure.

McClure, John (or MeCieur) --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Lgion, Ga. Vols., Jan. 20, 1863. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. At home, sick without leave, Sept. 5, 1863.

McClure, Lucius C. (or McCiewer, or Meclure) --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Feb. 18, 1863. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf ., Mar. --1863; to Co. I, Mar. 19, 1863. Sick in Loudon, Tenn., hospital, Apr. 1, 1863. Absent without leave Nov. 1863. Deserted May or June 1864. Pension record shows he was at home on sick furlough at close of war.

McKenney, G. W. A. --Zee McKinney.

McKiney, G. W. A. --See McKinney.

McKinney, George Washington Anderson (or McKenney, McKenny, McKiney) --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith'a Legion, Ga. Vols., Feb. 18, 1863. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. --Inf., Mar. 1863; to Co. 1, Mar. 19,1863. Nurse at Frank Ramsey Hospital, Loudon, Tenn., June 30, 1863. On detail as nurse in Cassville, Ga., hospital Mar. --Apr. 1864. Discharged, having been elected clerk Superior Court of Towns Co., Ga., in spring of 1864. Enlisted as a private in Co. F, llth Regt. Ga. Cavalry, May 25, 1864. Clothing was issued to him Sept. 30,1864. (Born in Rabun Co., Ga., Apr. 14,1826. Died at Cedartown, Ga., July 25,1901.)

Meclure, L. C. --See McClure.

Mashburn, Peter --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Feb. 11, 1863. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Sick in Loudon, Tenn., hospital, Apr. 27, 1863. Sick in Chattanooga, Tenn., hospital, July 5, 1863. Died in hospital, Chattanooga, Tenn., July 10, 1863.

Miller, Eli --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6,1862. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Paroled at Greensboro, N. C., May 1, 1865.

Murray, W. C. --Private Oct. 11, 1863. Deserted Nov. 26, 1863. No later record.

Night, William --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 14, 1862. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted at Loudon, Tenn., Apr. 5, 1863.

Odom, William M. (or Odum) --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 14, 1862. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. On detached service at Loudon, Tenn., working on stockade, Apr. 27, 1863. Deserted from Loudon, Tenn., June 27, 1863.

Odom, Wyley P. --See Odum.

Odum, Wyley P. (or Odom, or Wiley P.) --Private in Co. F, 6th Regt. Ga. Cavalry. Roll for Jan. and Feb. 1864, shows he transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Feb. 1, 1864. Does not appear on rolls of this regiment. Deserted Feb. 10, 1864. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Govt., at Chattanooga, Tenn., Apr. 16, 1864.

Paffis, Peter --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 14, 1862. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Absent sick, Apr. 16, 1863. Deserted May 23, 1864.

Patterson, A. J. --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 10, 1862. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Absent, sick in Loudon, Tenn., hospital, Apr. 27, 1863. Sick in hospital, Knoxville, Tenn., Aug. 1863. In Atlanta, Ga., hospital Oct. 1863. In General Hospital No. 2, Savannah, Ga., Dec. 1863.

Patterson, G. D --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Feb. 12, 1863. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863; to Co. 1, Mar. 19, 1863. Deserted Mar. 25, 1863.

Pearson, J. R. --Private. Name appears only on prisoner of war record which shows that he was captured near Jonesboro,. Ga., Sept. 2, 1864, and was exchanged at Rough and Ready, Ga., Sept. 21, 1864.

Petty, Daniel W. --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., July 9, 1862. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Absent, sick in Loudon, Tenn., hospital, Apr. 27, 1863. Detailed for hospital duty at Loudon, Tenn., June 4, 1863. Detailed nurse in Loudon, Tenn., hospital, July 1863. In C. S. Army Hospital, Jackson, Miss., Feb. 1865. Died in Murray Co., Ga., Apr. 30, 1913.

Pickelsimer, A. D --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's'Legion, Ga. Vols., May 14, 1862. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted from Cumberland Gap, Tenn., Nov. 17, 1863.

Picklesimer, David --Private in Inf. Battn., Smitb's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 14, 1862. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted from Loudon, Tenn., Apr. 5, 1863.

Pinkerton, N. J. --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Feb. 12, 1863. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted May 23, 1864.

Prewit, A. C. (or Pruett) --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 14, 1862. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Absent, sick in Loudon, Tenn., hospital, June 1863. Roll for Aug. 31, 1864, last on file, shows him present.

Prewit, James S. (or Pruett) --Private in Inf. Battn., Sinith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Feb. 10, 1863. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. On detached duty as wagoner in Loudon, Tenn., Apr. 27, 1863. Wounded in hand and sent to Knoxville, Tenn., hospital, Aug.. 1863. Deserted June 29, 1864. Returned to duty from hospital and never reported.

Prewit. Thomas S --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 14, 1862. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. On detached service at Loudon, Tenn., as wagoner, Apr. 27, 1861. Deserted to the enemy Nov. 26, 1863. Took oath of allegiance to US. Govt., Feb. 14, 1864. Pension record states he was home sick furlough at close of war. (Born June 19, 1836. Died in Fannin Co., Ga., Mar. 29,1908.)

Query, William R. --Private Apr. 20, 1863. Sick in Knoxville, Tenn., hospital, Aug. 1863. Died in Roy Hospital, Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 30, 1863.

Ray, Nathan --Private Sept. 5, 1863. Deserted Nov. 26, 1863. Dropped from roll Feb. 1864.

Rhoades, James --See Rhodes.

Rhodes, George L. --Private in Anderson's Co., Cavalry Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15, 1862. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted Feb. 10, 1864.

Rhodes, James T --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., July,3, 1862. --Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted June 25, 1863.

Rhodes, J, --Private. Captured. Died at Camp Douglas, Ill.

Roberson, John J, --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vol.s., June 16, 1862. Absent without leave Dec. 15, 1862 --Feb. 25, 1863. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted near Bell Bridge, Tenn., Aug. 14, 1863.

Shope, William T --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols. May 14, 1862. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863; to Co. B, Walker's Battn., Thomas' Legion, N. C. Troops in exchange for private W. L. Brown, July or Aug. 1863.

Simpson, James --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., July 3, 1862. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Detailed as cooper in Athens, Tenn., Aug. 1863. Deserted to the enemy Feb. 10, 1864. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Govt., at Chattanooga, Tenn., May 15, 1864.

Smith, Hawkins --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 14, 1862. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863.

Sparks, John J. --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's IAgion, Ga. Vols., May 14, 1862. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Appointed 1st. Corporal Apr. 8, 1863. On detached service in Fannin Co., Ga., to arrest deserters for 30 days beginning Aug. 19, 1863. Paroled at Greensboro, N. C., May 1, 1865.

Tague --See Teague..

Teague, Elijah (or Tague) --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., July 3, 1862. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted July 3, 1864. Captured near Marietta, Ga., July 3, 1864, and sent to Camp Douglas, Ill., prison. Released June 6 or 16, 1865. In Branch A, U. S. Army Post Hospital, Louisville, Ky., as charity patient with scurvy, June 21, 1865.

Teague, William --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Sept. 8, 1862. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted at Loudon, Tenn., Mar. 12, 1863.

Thomas, John --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 14, 1862. Absent without leave Dec. 2, 1862 --Feb. 14, 1863. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted at Kingston, Ga, June 25, 1863. No later record.

Tillson, Jacob --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 14, 1862. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Appointed 4th Corporal Jan. 1, 1864. Deserted Feb. 26, 1864.

Tillson. William --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 14, 1862. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Wounded July 22, 1864, and left on battlefield in enemy hands.

Trammell, J. E. --Private in Inf. Battn., Smitb's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 14, 1862. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf. Mar. 1863. Deserted at Knoxville, Tenn., May 9, 1863.

Wallace, A. J. (or Wallis) --Private in Inf. Battn., Smitb,s Legion, Ga. Vols., July 30, 1862. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted Aug. 12, 1863. Rejoined company. Deserted Mar. 15, 1864. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Govt., at Chattanooga, Tenn., Mar. 30, 1864.

Warren, Aaron --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 14, 1862. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted July 3, 1963, at Loudon, Tenn.

Weaver, Burton (or Birton) --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., June 8, 1862. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Wounded through left hip and permanently disabled near Marietta, Ga., July 4, 1864. Roll dated July -Aug. 1864, last on file, shows him absent, wounded in hospital. Pension record shows be was cut off from command by Federal Army while at home on wounded furlough in 1864. Enlisted in Co. A, 9th Regt. Ga. Militia, Nov. 1864. Surrendered at Kingston, Ga., May 12, 1865.

Whitfield, John B. --Private 1862. Discharged, under age. Pension record shows he enlisted as a private in Co. K, 10th Regt. Ga. Cavalry in 1864. Transferred to Captain Talbot's Co., Ga. State Troops, Cavalry Scouts in 1865. Surrendered at Milledgeville, Ga., May 1865. Not found on official records of any of these units. (Born in Jasper Co., Ga., in 1847.)

Williams, Shelton --Private in Inf. Batin., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 14, 1862. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted from Knoxville, Tenn., May 9, 1863.

C WoodyWoody, C. R --Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., July 4, 1862. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf ., Mar. 1863. Appointed 4th Sergeant Apr. 1, 1864. Absent without leave June 23, 1864. No later record.
[ Ed Note: For more information contact Don Gosdin dwgosdin@tiaer.tarleton.edu & visit his wwweb site ]
Another pic of C Woody [ Ed Note: For even more information contact Gary Griswold Griswold41@ juno.com ]

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This company was organized in May 1862 as Co C, Inf Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols. It became Co. B, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., in March 1863.

The 65th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry, began in May 1862 as the Infantry Battalion of Smith's Legion, Georgia Volunteers (also known as 'Georgia Partisan Rangers'). In March 1863, the Legion's Cavalry and Infantry Battalions were separated and each was increased to regimental size. The Cavalry Battalion became the 6th Regiment Georgia Cavalry and the Infantry Battalion, became the 65th Regiment Georgia Infantry Throughout their service, these regiments were assigned to the Army of Tennessee, CSA.

The sidebar image is a standard issue "State Seal" button worn by Confederate Soldiers from the State of Georgia (larger than full-scale). ECHOS OF GLORY: ARMS & EQUIPMENT OF THE CONFEDERACY Time life Books, 1991, pp. 96.

Muster Record Source: Henderson, Lillian. ROSTER OF CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS OF GEORGIA, 1861-1865 ~ VOLUME 6. Longino & Porter, 1994.

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