space space

spacer image
spacer image
space
Having trouble with the format of this wwweb page? Adjust your screen size to 1024x768.

your path: 65th GA home ~ Co C, 65th GA

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

MUSTER ROLL

COMPANY C, "DIXIE RANGERS"

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

WHITE COUNTY, GEORGIA

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Dixie RangersThis 35"x72" flag was captured near Barnesville, GA, in mid-April 1965, by a detachment of the 4th Indiana Cavalry. It is a cotton First National pattern, twelve stars, yellow silk fringe with the unit name painted in black on the reverse. The flag currently resides in the collection of the Museum of the Confederacy, Richmond, Va. (item WD487). For a larger image click here.

Summary Analysis

The following diagram offers a way to evaluate the Muster Roll's exit comments for a particular member of Company C. 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).

The head count (N=125) 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 C Attrition

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

Command & Support Staff

Craven, John H, -- Elected Captain in Co. G, 8th Regt. Ga. State Troops, Nov. 7, 1861. Mustered out at Savannah, Ga., May 12, 1862. Elected Captain in Co. D, Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15, 1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Wounded in hand at Missionary Ridge, Tenn., and sent to hospital Nov. 1863. Tendered resignation June 27 and Aug. 2, 1864, claiming physical disability. Resignation rejected. Killed at home by bushwhackers, Sept. 6, 1864.

Craven, William M. (or William H.) -- Enlisted in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 13, 1862. Elected 1st Lieutenant Sept. 8, 1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Resigned on surgeon's certificate of disability Nov. 24,1863.

Lilly, C. A. -- Enlisted in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15, 1862. Elected 2d Lieutenant Sept. 16, 1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Elected lst Lieutenant Nov. 24, 1863.

Densmore, Fletcher P. (or Dinsmore) -- Elected Jr. 2d Lieutenant in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15, 1862. Transferred to Co. C. 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Elected 2d Lieutenant Nov. 26, 1863. Killed near Decatur, Ga., July 23, 1864.

Fitzgerald, George F. -- Enlisted in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15, 1862. Appointed 1st Sergeant. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Reduced to private June 11, 1863. Paroled at Greensboro, N. C., Apr. 28, 1865.

Mashburn, John H. -- Enlisted in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15, 1862. Appointed 2d Sergeant. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Appointed 1st. Sergeant July or Aug. 1863. Elected Jr. 2d Lieutenant Nov. 24, 1863; 2d Lieutenant Dec. 14, 1863. Sent to hospital in Atlanta, Ga., July 18, 1864. Pension records state his arm was crushed by a falling log while building breastworks at Kennesaw Mountain, Ga. (Born in Ga., Dec. 24, 1833. Died in Forsyth Co., Ga., May 7, 1927.)

Morrison, Benjamin R. -- Enlisted in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15, 1862. Appointed 3d Sergeant. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Wounded at Tallie's Ferry July 1864. Roll dated Aug. 31, 1864, last on file, states he was wounded and absent with leave. Pension record states he was wounded in left leg, May 15, 1864.

Jarrard. John W. (or Garrard) -- Enlisted in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15, 1862. Appointed 4th Sergeant. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Died in General Hospital No. 1, Loudon, Tenn., Mar. 14, Apr. 20, or May 8, 1863.
Editor's Note: For additional information, please contact Bill Jarrard.

Allison, James A. -- Enlisted in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15, 1862. Appointed 5th Sergeant. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Appointed Color Bearer June 1863; 1st Sergeant Nov. 24, 1863. Deserted near Pine Mountain, Ga., June 13, 1864. Captured near Marietta, Ga., June 18, 1864, and sent to Camp Morton, Ind., prison. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Govt., and was released May 18, 1865. (Born in Ga. in 1827.)

White, Thomas J. -- Enlisted in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15, 1862. Appointed lst Corporal. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted. Joined from desertion Sept. 22, 1863, and arrested. Wounded at Dallas, Ga., July 1864. Roll dated Aug. 31, 1864, shows him wounded and absent. Pension records state he was sent home on sick furlough Sept. 15, 1864, and that he never recovered sufficiently to rejoin his command. Died in Lumpkin Co., Ga., Sept. 19, 1892.
[Editors Note: Brother of Josiah White. For more information please contact Todd White tnwhite@whitemtns.com, Josiah White's gg-grandson. You may also contact another descendant, Chad White chadw4@bellsouth.net.]

Stansel, James (or Stancel, or John H.) -- Enlisted in Inf. Bttn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15, 1862. Appointed 2d Corporal. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Discharged, because of chronic diarrhoea and great debility, July 28, 1863.

Dixon, James Allen -- Enlisted in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15, 1862. Appointed 3d Corporal. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Appointed 5th Sergeant Nov. 11, 1863; lst Sergeant July 1, 1864. Surrendered at Greensboro, N. C., Apr. 26, 1865. Paroled as 3d Sergeant Apr. 28, 1865. (Born in Henry Co., Ga., in Dec. 1842. Died in Habersham Co., Ga., Oct. 1916.)

Merrit LondonLondon, M. Merritt -- Enlisted in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15, 1862. Appointed 4th Corporal. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate of Disability, Apr. 21, 1863. Died in Lumpkin Co., Ga., Apr. 8, 1908.
[Editors Note: For more information, please contact Charlotte London Camp charcamp3@aol.com. Merritt London is the brother of Hugh London (gg-grandfather) and the brother of Samuel Marion London and Joseph Newton London.]

Privates

Abernathy, Miles (or Abbernathy) -- Private Aug. 21, 1863. In Newnan, Ga., hospital, sick, Dec. 21, 1863. Absent without leave Feb. 1864. In Ocmulgee Hospital, Macon, Ga., with rheumatism Apr. 6-10, 1865. Pension records state he was discharged at Station 96, S. C., at close of the war. (Born in Lincoln Co., N. C., in 1822.)

Adams, George H. (or George W, or George F.) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15, 1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted at Clinton, Tenn., May 28, 1863. Paroled at Thomasville, Ga., as private in 5th Regt. Ga. Inf., Reserves, May 10, 1865. Pension records state he died of typhoid fever Mar. 3, 1865, while at home on sick furlough.

Allen, John C., Jr -- Private in Co. K, Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15, 1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Wounded at Kennesaw Mountain, Ga., June 27, 1864. Roll for Aug. 31, 1864, last on file, shows him absent on account of wounds. No later record. (Born Aug. 21, 1841. Died Sept. 22, 1899.)

Allen, Nelson -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15, 1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Wounded, date and place not given. Died at Atlanta, Ga., May 25, 1864.

Allen, Wesley'A -- Private in Co. D, Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15, 1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863 Roll for Aug. 31, 1864, last on file, shows him absent, sick. Paroled at Kingston, Ga., May 12, 1865. (Born in Habersham Co., Ga., in 1930.)

Allen -- also Alley.

Alley, William H. C. (or Allen) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15, 1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Sent to hospital Oct. 24, 1863. Deserted at Pine Mountain, Ga., June 13, 1864. Captured near Marietta, Ga., June 18, 1864, and sent to Camp Morton, Ind., prison. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Govt., and released Feb. 10, 1865. (Born in Ga. in 1844 or 1845.)

Allison, Burch -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15, 1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted July 28, 1863. Rejoined company from desertion and placed under arrest Oct. 5, 1863. Paroled at Greensboro, N. C., Apr. 28,1865. In Post Hospital, Louisville, Ky., with intermittent fever June 27 -- July 3, 1865. (Born in Habersham Co., Ga., in 1831. Died in White Co., Ga., Nov. 1, 1884.)

Allison, Daniel C -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15, 1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Appointed 2d Corporal June 1, 1863. Died at Kingston, Tenn., hospital, July 1, 1863.

Allison, D. M -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15, 1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Died at Kingston, Tenn., July 1, 1863.

Allison, Richard -- Private 1863. Died at home in 1864.

Allison, William J -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Feb. 15, 1863. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted at Harrison, Tenn., Sept. 4, 1863. Returned from desertion Jan. or Feb. 1864. Deserted near Pine Mountain, Ga., June 13, 1864. Captured at Marietta, Ga., June 17, 1864, and sent to Camp Morton, Ind., prison. Paroled and forwarded to City Point, Va., for exchange, Feb. 26, 1865. Died in Ga., Jan. 25, 1874.

Anderson, Abraham -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Feb. 11, 1863. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted at Loudon, Tenn., Mar. 10 or Apr. 11, 1863.

Anderson, Benjamin -- Private Mar. 4, 1863. Transferred to Co. B, Apr. 1, 1863. In Loudon, Tenn., hospital, Apr. 1, 1863. Transferred to Co. C, July or Aug. 1863. Deserted at Hightower Bridge, Ga., May 20, 1864.

Anderson, Henry -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15, 1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt.,Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Died in Loudon, Tenn., hospital, Mar. 29, 1863.

Ash, A. J. -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15, 1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted at Loudon, Tenn., Apr. 21 or 28, 1863. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Govt., at Chattanooga, Tenn., Feb. 27, 1864.

Ash, F. M. (or T. M.) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga.,Vols., Feb. 15, 1863. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted at Loudon, Tenn., Apr. 1, 21, or 28, 1863.

Ash, L. M -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Feb. 15, 1863. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted at Loudon, Tenn., Apr. 28, 1863.

Ash, William R. -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Feb. 15, 1863. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. In Atlanta, Ga., hospital Oct. 21, 1863. Deserted near Pine Mountain, Ga., June 13, 1864. Captured near Marietta, Ga., June 18, 1864, and sent to Camp Morton, Ind., prison. Died there of inflammation of the lungs, Jan. 12, 1865. Buried in Grave No. 1257, Green Lawn Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind.

Baker, William A -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Feb. 18, 1863. Appointed 1st. Sergeant. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Sick in Knoxville, Tenn., hospital, June 30, 1863. Transferred to Co. C, 52d Regt. Ga. Inf., Dec. 1, 1863. Wounded in left leg and permanently disabled at New Hope Church, Ga., May 25, 1864. Pension records show he was shot by bushwhackers while at home and was unable to return.

Barnes, Eldridge -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15, 1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Detailed as bridge guard at Loudon, Tenn., Aug. 1863. Deserted near Pine Mountain, Ga., June 13, 1864. Captured near Marietta, Ga., June 18, 1864, and sent to Camp Morton, Ind., prison. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Govt., and released May 18, 1865.
[Editors Note 9-24-99: For more information, please contact Margaret Horton gramhorton@aol.com]

Barnes, George -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15, 1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf Mar. 1863. Died at Loudon, Tenn., hospital, Apr. 19, 1863.
[Editors Note 2-21-99: For more information, please contact Margaret Horton gramhorton@aol.com, his great granddaughter.]

Barnes, John Marion -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15, 1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Detailed as post wagoner at Kingston, Tenn., June-Aug. 1863. Deserted near Pine Mountain, Ga., June 13, 1864. Captured June 18, 1864, and sent to Camp Morton, Ind., prison. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Govt., and was released May 18, 1865.
[Editors Note 9-24-99: For more information, please contact Margaret Horton gramhorton@aol.com]

Bearden, John Kinsey (or Burden) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15, 1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863; to Co. F, May 1, 1863. In Chickamauga, Ga., hospital, Oct. 28, 1868. Wounded at New Hope Church, Ga., May 25, 1864. Pension records show he was shot by bushwhackers while at home and permanently disabled.

Blackwell, Daniet -- Private Mar 1, 1868. Deserted from camp near Harrison, Tenn., Sept. 4, 1863.

Blackwell, Jamm -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15, 1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf ., Mar. 1863. Appointed 4th Corporal June 1, 1863. Deserted from camp near Harrison, Tenn., Sept. 4, lMS. Rejoined from desertion Dec. 9, 1863.

Blackwell, John -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15, 1862. Transferred to Co. C , 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Appointed 4th Corporal Apr. 21 , 1863. Deserted at Clinton, Tenn., May 12, 1863. Rejoined from desertion July or Aug. 1863. Deserted Sept. 4, 1863. Rejoined from desertion Dec. 9, 1863. Transferred to Co. C, 52d Regt. Ga. Inf., by Special Orders No. 87, Par. 9, Dept. and Army of Tenn., dated Mar. 29, 1864.

Bramiet, John S -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Feb. 12, 1863. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. In Dalton, Ga., hospital Oct. 25,1863. Absent without leave Dec. 1863. Dropped from the roll for being absent without leave Aug. 1, 1864.

Brazil, Horatio (Braswell, or Brazile) -- Private in Co. E, 2d Regt. Ga. Cavalry May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., May 19, 1863, or Jan. 25, 1864. Wounded at Tanner's Ferry, Ga., May 1864. Captured near Calhoun, Ga., May 15,1864. Died of pneumonia at Camp Douglas, Ill., prison, Jan. 26, 1865. Buried in Grave No. 583, Block 2, Chicago City Cemetery.

Brown, F. C -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15, 1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Detailed as post teamster June-Oct. 1863. Deserted near Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 12, 1864. (Born in Ga., Sept. 7, 1828.)

Brown, John N. -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Aug. 15, 1862. Detailed as regimental teamster June 1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Roll dated Aug. 31, 1864, last on file, shows him absent, wounded. (Born in Ga. in 1827.)

Cook, William M. -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Feb. 9, 1863. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Sick in Loudon, Tenn., hospital Aug. 1863. At home on sick leave Oct. 1863. Deserted Feb. 21, 1864. Captured. Took oath of allegiance to U. S., at Chattanooga, Tenn., Mar. 8, 1864. Pension records state he was home on sick furlough at close of the war. Died in Lumpkin Co., Ga., in 1899.

Cranan, Luke J. (or Cranun, or Cronan, or Cronnan) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15, 1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted Jan. or Feb. 1864. Dropped from roll Aug. 1, 1864. Pension repords state he surrendered with his command at the close of the war. (Born in Lumpkin Co., Ga., in 1834.)

Crow, Marshall Sidne (or Michael Sidney) -- Private in Inf. n., Smi Co. C, 65th Pine Mount 19, 1864, ar to City Poil sham Co., 15, 1862. Transferred to Deserted. Rejoined near Marietta, Ga., June 1865. Paroled there and sent home. (Born in Habersham County)

Crow, William A -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15, 1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted, Harrison, Tenn., Sept. 4, 1863.

Crumly, John S. (or J. F. Crumley) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15, i862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Sick in hospital Dec. 1863 -- Aug. 31, 1864.

Davidson, D. M -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15, 1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Detailed at Loudon, Tenn., Aug. 1863. Paroled at Greensboro, N. C., Apr. 28, 1865. Died in White Co., Ga., July 8, 1900.

Denson, Andrew J. -- Priavte in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols', May 15, 1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Sick in Clinton, Tenn., hospital, June 1863. Deserted near Kennesaw Mountain, Ga., July 2, 1864. Pension records state he was wounded at Kennesaw Mountain, Ga., in July 1864, and that after recuperating he joined the State Troops and surendered with W. T. Wofford at the close of the war. (Born in N. C., Mar. 3, 1840.)
[Editors Note 6-25-99: For more information please contact Tony Denson, tdenson@netzero.net]

Denson, James B. -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols.' May 15, 1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863; to Co. F, 6th Regt. Ga. Cavalry, by exchange, Apr. 1, 1863.
[Editors Note 6-25-99: For more information please contact Tony Denson, tdenson@netzero.net]

Dixon, John Enoch -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., July 15, 1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted at Knoxville, Tenn., Aug. 15, 1863. Rejoined from desertion Sept. 15, 1863. Deserted near Kennesaw Mountain, Ga., July 2, 1864. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Govt., at Chattanooga, Tenn., July 11, 1864, and Louisville, Ky., July 13, 1864. Sent to be released north of the Ohio River. Pension records state he was captured at Kennesaw Mountain, Ga., in July 1864, and was sent to Camp Chase, Ohio, prison, where he remained until released. (Born in Henry Co., Ga., Dec. 16, 1844. Died in Habersham Co., Ga., in Dec. 1916.)

Dixon, William M. (or Dickson) -- Private Jan. 26, 1864. Captured at Salisbury, N. C., Apr. 12, 1865, and sent to Camp Chase, Ohio, prison. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Govt., June 18, 1865. (Born in 1846 or 1847.)

Eaton, Henry -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15, 1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Died at Frank Ramsey Hospital, Loudon, Tenn., June 1, 1863.

Edwards, John,F -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15, 1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Died in Asylum Hospital, Knoxville, Tenn., Aug. 9, 1863.

Elliot, James A -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15, 1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Died in camp at Loudon, Tenn., Apr. 10, 1863.

Elliot, John -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15, 1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted at Knoxville, Tenn., Aug. 12,1863. Rejoined from desertion Oct. 26, 1863, and placed under arrest. In Cannon Hospital, Union Springs, Ala., July 1864. Wounded at Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 1864. Paroled at Greensboro, N. C., Apr. 26, 1865.

Elliot, William S. -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15, 1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Appointed 2d Corporal July or Aug. 1863. On detached service to arrest deserters Oct. 1863. Deserted near Pine Mountain, Ga., June 18, 1864, and sent to Camp Morton, Ind., prison. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Govt. Enlisted in U. S. Army Mar. 22,1865.

Emerson, Robert C -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith’s Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15, 1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Detailed as regimental teamster Feb. 1864.

England, Coleman -- Private Co. G.

Etris, Samuel -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15, 1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863; to Co. B, 6th Regt. Ga. Cavalry, by exchange, Mar. 1863. Absent without leave Feb. 14, 1864.

Evans, R. Amber -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., June 17, 1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Captured May 1864. Exchanged at Camp Chase, Ohio, prison, in 1864. Sick in Loudon, Tenn., hospital, Aug. 11, 1864. (Born in Ga. in 1831 or 1832.)

Evans, William L. (or W. A., or William D.) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., June 17, 1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Detailed with Capt. Kitchens, Aug. 1863. Captured near Calhoun, Ga., May 19, 1864, and sent to Rock Island, Ill., prison. Took oath of allegiance to YJ. S. Govt. Enlisted in U. S. Navy, June 10, 1864.

Gary, Frank -- Private.

Gilbert, Henry -- Private. Name appears only on roll of men paroled at Greensboro, N. C., Apr. 28,1865.

Goss, Sanders -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols.. May 16, 1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar' 1863. Wounded in campaign from Dalton, Ga., to Atlanta, Ga. Roll dated Aug. 81, 1864, last on file, shows him absent, wounded. (Born in Habersham Co., Ga., Sept. 1833.)

Hall, J. M -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15, 1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Sick in Jackaboro, Tenn., hospital, Aug. 23, 1863. In Asylum U. S. Army General Hospital, Knoxville, Tenn., Sept. 25, 1863.

Helton, Sydney -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Feb. 18, 1863. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Granted 60 days furlough to Athens, Ga., from Law Hospital, July 14, 1864, because of chronic diarrhoea. No later record.

Hester, Thomas J -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15, 1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Captured in Franklin Co., Ala., Jan. 1, 1865, and sent to Camp Chase, Ohio, prison. Died Mar. 8, 1865. Buried in Grave No. 1598, Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery.

Holcomb, Benjamin Cleave (or Holoombe) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15, 1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Appointed 2d Sergeant Jan. or Feb. 1864. Captured at Oxford, Ga., July 22, 1864, and sent to Louisville, Ky., Military Prison. Forwarded from there to Camp Chase, Ohio, prison, Aug. 5, 1864. No record of his arrival at Camp Chase has been found. Pension records state he was accidentally killed by U. S. Army guard at Nashville, Tenn., while en route to Camp Chase.

Holcomb, J. Cicer -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga.Vols., May 15, 1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Appointed 5th Sergeant July 1, 1864. (Born in Ga. in 1831.)

Howard, Warren -- Private Oct. 1863. Died in hospital Jan. 31, 1864

Howell, J. P. -- Private in Inf. Battn. Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15, 1862. Transferred to Co. C. 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted at Knoxville, Tenn., Aug. 23, 1863. Pension records state he was sent home on sick furlough in the fall of 1863, and that he never recovered sufficiently to return to his command. (Born in Franklin Co., Ga., in 1833. Died in Hall Co., Ga., June 19, 1909.)

Hughs, A. Miles (or Hughes) -- Private Aug. 1863. Deserted near Kennesaw Mountain, Ga., July 2,1864. Captured at Chattanooga, Tenn., July 3, 1864, and sent to Camp Douglas, Ill., prison. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Govt. and was released June 16, 1865. For more information contact Roy Queen royqueen@yahoo.com.

Hughs, Miles (or Hughes) -- Private Dec. 4, 1863.

Hughs, William D. (or Hughes) -- Private Co. E.

Hutson, H. M, -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Feb. 15, 1863. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted near Harrison, Tenn., Sept. 4, 1863.

Hutson, W. T, -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15, i862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted near Harrison, Tenn., Sept. 4. 1863.

Jarrard, William -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15, 1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted at Clinton, Tenn., May 12, 186S. Rejoined from desertion. Desertion near Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 12, 1864.

Johnson, John F, -- Private. Lost eye at Duck River, Tenn., in 1864.

Kennan, John -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15, 1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Died at Cumberland Gap, Tenn.

Kennedy, A. G -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15, 1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted at Knoxville, Tenn., Aug. 12,1863. Rejoined from desertion Sept. 26, 1863, and placed under arrest. Deserted near Kennesaw Mountain, Ga., July 2, 1864.

Lewis, Thomas -- Private Feb. 22, 1865. Paroled at Greensboro, N. C., May 1, 1865.

Mashburn, Charles W. (or Moshbum) -- Private in Inf. Rattn., Smith's lagion, Ga. Vols., Aug. 15, 1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Appointed 4th Sergeant June 12, 1863. Guard in Wayside Hospital, Knoxville, Tenn., July 20, 1863. Paroled at Greensboro, N. C., May 1, 1865, his rank shown as lst Corporal.

Masters, Baylus Earl -- Private in Co. G, 8th Regt. Ga. State Troops, Nov. 25, 1861. Roll for Apr. 25, 1862, last on file, shows him present. Mustered out in 1862. Enlisted as a private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15, 1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf ., Mar. 1863. Appointed 2d Sergeant July or Aug. 1863. Reduced to private Jan. or Feb. 1864. Captured at Missionary Ridge, Tenn., Nov. 25, 1863, and sent to Rock Island, Ill., prison. Prisoner of war record shows his rank as Sergeant. Forwarded to New Orleans, La., May 3, 1865. Sent to Commissioner of Exchange May 23, 1865.

McAfee, James E. -- Appointed 2d Sergeant of Co. G, gth Regt. Ga. State Troops, Nov. 28, 1861. Mustered out at Savannah, Ga., May 1862. Enlisted as a private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15, 1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863; to Co. C, 52d Regt. Ga. Inf., in 186S. Captured at Vicksburg, Miss., July 4, 1863. Paroled there July 6, 1863. Exchanged Oct. 8, 1863. No later record.

McCurdy, Wflliam -- Name appears only on a Prisoner of War record which shows that he was captured at Anderson, S. C., May 19, 1865.

McDanel, Peter. -- McDaniel.

McDaniel, James C, -- Private Aug. 26, 1863. Captured at Marietta, Ga., July 5, 1864, and sent to Camp Douglas, Ill., prison. Requested permission to take oath of allegiance to U. S. Govt., claiming to have been loyal, that he was forced into the Rebel Army to avoid conscription, and deserted to avail himself of the amnesty proclamation. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Govt. Enlisted in Co. F, 6th U. S. Volunteers.

McDaniel, Peter (or McDanil, or McDonald) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 17, 1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Appointed Orderly to Colonel June 1863. Absent without leave from June 10, 1863 July 31,1864. Dropped from the roll Aug. 1, 1864.

McDonald, James C. -- See McDaniel.

McGee, John P. (or McGhee) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., June 20,1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted near Pine Mountain, Ga., June 13, 1864. Captured at Marietta, Ga., June 18, 1864, and sent to Camp Morton, Ind., prison. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Govt., May 22, 1865.

McGhee, Francis M. (or McGee) -- Private in Co. C, 52d Regt. Ga. Inf., May 4, 1862. Appointed 1st. Sergeant. Captured at Vicksburg, Miss., July 4, 1863. Paroled at Vicksburg, Miss., July 6, 1863. Exchanged Oct. 8, 1863. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 29, 1864. Deserted near Pine Mountain, Ga., June 13, 1864. Captured at Marietta, Ga., June 18, 1864, and sent to Camp Morton, Ind., prison. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Govt., at Indianapolis, Ind., May 22, 1865, and released there the same day.

Mincey, John W. (or Mincy) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., June 17, 1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863; to Co. F, Apr. 1, 1863. Deserted Sept. 19, 1863. Rejoined company and placed under arrest Dec. 15, 1863. Court martialed and acquitted. Paroled at Greensboro, N. C., May 1, 1865.

Peck, James H. -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 16, 1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted July or Aug. 1863. Joined from desertion Sept. 26, 1863, and placed under arrest. Absent, sick, Aug. 31, 1864.

--------------
Editor's Note: He's buried in the Old Fairlawn cemetery in Comanche, OK (Stephens County). b.6/30/1830; d.3/22/1897. He moved from GA to Polk Co., AR in 1878 and then moved sometime from there to OK. His wife (Mary E. [Dodd] Peck) died in 1901. (Per information from David Smith - Sun., 5.13.2001 - sccwvets@juno.com)

Porter, Perry W -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Feb. 15, 1863. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted near Harrison, Tenn., Sept. 4, 1863. Joined from desertion Jan. 27, 1864.

Purdy, John J -- Private in Inf. Battn. , Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15, 1862. Detailed wagoner at Cumberland Gap, Tenn., Nov. 1, 1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. In Concert Hall Hospital, Montgomery, Ala., Nov. 15, 1864. Paroled at Greensboro, N. C., May 1, 1865.

Riley, Albert Origan -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15,1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863; to Co. F, 6th Regt. Ga. Cavalry, May or June 1863. Killed at Little Springs, Ga., Sept. 12, 1863.

Russell, George W. -- 1st Corporal in Co. G, gth Regt. Ga. State Troops, Nov. 7, 1861. Detailed Artilleryman Feb. 19, 1862. Roll for Apr. 25, 1862, last on file, shows him present. Enlisted as a private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15, 1862. Appointed Sergeant in 1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted at Knoxvflle, Tenn., Aug. 12, 1863.

Scitze, David (or Seitzer) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15, 1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Roll dated Aug. 81, 1864, shows him as a prisoner of war. No later record.

Scitze, Henry (or Seltzer, or Sites) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's lagion, Ga. Vols., May 15, 1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Roll dated Aug. 31, 1863, shows him absent, wounded. No later record.

Sears, George W. (or Seayrs) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15,1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Captured at Missionary Ridge, Tenn., Nov. 25, 1863, and sent to Rock Island, Ill., prison.[Editors Note: For more information, please contact Joan Thatcher TrailsEnd@netmdc.com]

Sebolt, Caleb (or Seabolt) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15, 1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted at Harrison, Tenn., Sept. 4, 1863.

Sebolt, George W -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15, 1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Appointed 4th Corporal Dec. 1863. Deserted Mar. or Apr. 1864. Dropped from rolls for absence without leave Aug. 1, 1864.

Sebolt, J. Kaney (or Seabolt, J. Kanery) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Feb. 11, 1863. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted at Clinton, Tenn., May 12, 1863.

Self, John -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15, 1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted at Harrison, Tenn., Sept. 4, 1863.

Shuffield, Everett (or Sheffield, or Absolom) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., June 19, 1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Refft. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted at Rock Springs, Ga., Sept. 13, 1863. Captured. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Govt., at Chattanooga, Tenn., Sept. 17, 1863.

Sims, James I. -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Feb. 18, 1863. Transferred to Co. C. 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted at Chickamauga, Ga., Sept. 25, 1863. Rejoined company Oct. 26, 1863. Paroled at Greensboro, N. C., May 1, 1865. (Born in Ala., in 1826.)

Smith, John M -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Feb. 1, 1863. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Died at Clinton, Tenn., hospital, July 1, 1863.

Spencer, William G. -- 4th Sergeant in Co. G, 8th Regt. Gir. State Troops, Nov. 7, 1861. Mustered out in 1862. Enlisted as a private in Co. D, Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion Ga. Vols., May 15, 1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65tb Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted at Loudon, Tenn., Apr. 21, 1863. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Govt., at Chattanooga, Tenn., Feb. 29, 1864.

Stansel, John H. (or Stance]) -- Appointed 3d Sergeant in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15, 1862. Reduced to ranks Aug. 1, 1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted at Clinton, Tenn., May 12, 1863.

Strickland, Henry -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's' Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15, 1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Roll dated Apr. 30, 1863, shows him deserted Feb. 1, 1863. No later record.

Swain, N. R. (or Swann) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Aug. 15, 1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf. Mar. 1863. Deserted near Harrison, Tenn., Sept. 4, 1863.

Tharmond, Elisha J. -- See Thurmond.

Thompson, Aaron, Sr -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 17, 1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863; to Co. G, Apr. 14, 1863. Deserted Feb. 22, 1864. Pension records state he first enlisted in Co. F, 6th Regt. Ga. Cavalry, and later to the 65th Regt. Ga. Inf. (Born in S. C., Mar. 9, 1818.)

Thompson, John J. (or John F.) -- Private Oct. 22, 1863. Absent without leave Aug. 31, 1864. Paroled at Greensboro, N. C., May 1, 1865.

Thompson, Thomas L -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15, 1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Appointed 4th Corporal in 1864; 2d Corporal Feb. 1, 1864. Surrendered at Greensboro, N. C., Apr. 28, 1865. (Born in N. C. in 1838. Died in Stephens Co., Ga, in 1912.)

Thurmond, EUsba J. (or Tharmond, or, Thrormond) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Feb. 15, 1863. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Captured at Missionary Ridge, Tenn., Nov. 25, 1863, and sent to Rock Island, Ill., prison. Released June 21, 1865. (Born in 1826 or 1827.)

Turner, M. C -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's lagion, Ga. Vols., May 15, 1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted at Harrison, Tenn., Sept. 4, 1863. Rejoined com pany. Captpred at Missionary Ridge, Tenn., Nov. 25, 1863, and sent to Louisvflle, Ky., Military Prison. Turner, William M. -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Feb. 19, 1863. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 186S. Deserted at Bell's Bridge, Tenn., July 25, 1863. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Govt., at Chattanooga, Tenn., Mar. 22, 1864.

Waldrop, William M, -- Enlisted as a private in Co. C, 52d Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 4, 1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Nov. or Dec. 1863. Deserted near Pine Mountain, Ga., June 13, 1864. Captured near Marietta, Ga., same day, and sent to Camp Morton, Ind., prison. Released May 2S, 1865.

Walker, J. C -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smitb's lagion, Ga. Vols., May 15, 1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863; to Co. G, in exchange for E. K. Suggs, and appointed 2d Sergeant Sept. or Oct. 1863. Roll for Sept. and Oct. 1863, shows him absent without leave since Aug. 8, 1863. No later record.

Warford, Christopher Columbus (or Worford, Wofford) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15, 1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 186S. Deserted at Knoxville, Tenn., Aug. 12, 1863. Rejoined company Dec. 23, 1863. Deserted at Dalton, Ga., May 9, 1864. Captured in Hall Co., Ga., June 6, 1864. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Govt., and sent to be released north of the Ohio River, June 8, 1864.

West, William A -- Private in Co. G, 8th Regt. Ga. State Troops, Jan. 3, 1862. Roll for Apr. 25, 1862, last on file, shows him present. Mustered out in 1862. Enlisted as a private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Feb. 12, 1863. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Sent to hospital Oct. 15, 1863. Deserted near Pine Mountain, Ga., June 13, 1864. Captured near Marietta, Ga., June 18, 1864, and sent to Camp Morton, Ind., prison. Released from there on taking oath of allegiance to U. S. Govt., May 23, 1865.

White, A. J -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15, 1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Died near Chattanooga, Tenn.

White, Derias (or Darius) -- Private in Co. G, 8th Regt. Ga. State Troops, Jan. 8, 1862. Roll for Apr. 25, 1862, last on file, shows him present. Mustered out in 1862. Enlisted as a private in Inf. Battn., Smith's lagion, Ga. Vols., Feb. 11, 1863. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted from Knoxville, Tenn., Aug. 12, 1863. Returned from desertion Oct. 13, 1863, and arrested. Killed near Decatur, Ga., July 23, 1864.

White, Jammee -- Private Co. F.

White, Joaburt (or Joabert) -- Private in Co. G, 8th Regt. Ga. State Troops, Nov. 7, 1861. Roll for Apr. 25, 1862, last on file, shows him present. Mustered out in 1862. Enlisted as a private in Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf ., May 7, 1863. Deserted from Knoxville, Tenn., Aug. 12, 1863. Joined from desertion Oct. 13, 1863, and arrested. Captured at Adairsville, Ga., May 18, 1864. Received at Military Prison, Louisville, Ky., May 24, 1864. Forwarded to Rock Island, Ill., prison, May 25, 1864, where he died of pneumonia June 15, 1864. Buried in Grave No. 1238. [Editors Note 3-20-98: For more information please contact Todd White tnwhite@whitemtns.com, a ggg-grandson.]

White, Josiah -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15, 1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted near Knoxville, Tenn., Aug. 12, 1863. Joined from desertion Oct. 5, 1863, and arrested. Appointed 3d Corporal Nov. 1863. Captured at Marietta, Ga., June 18, 1864, and sent to Camp Morton, Ind., prison. Released May 23, 1865. (Born in Ga., in 1840. Died in Lumpkin Co., Ga., May 24, 1917.)
[Editors Note 3-20-98: For more information please contact Todd White tnwhite@whitemtns.com, a gg-grandson.]

Williamson, R. J. (or Williamston, or Wilkinson) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15, 1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Appointed 3d Corporal Dec. 1863. In hospital Apr. 1864. Deserted June 13, 1864.

Winkler, David H. (or Winkley) -- Private in Co. G, 8th Regt. Ga. State Troops, Nov. 25, 1861. Roll for Apr. 25, 1862, last on file, shows him present. Mustered out in 1862.. Enlisted as a private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Feb. 16, 1863. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted Sept. 1863. Rejoined from desertion Sept. 22, 1863, and placed under arrest. Paroled at Greensboro, N. C., May 1, 1865. (Born in 1829 or 1830.)

Wofford, Christopher Columbus Warford.

Yackerman, E -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Mar. 4, 1862. Transferred to Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Captured, date and place not given. Died at Camp Douglas, Ill., prison.

--------------

This company was organized in May 1862 as Co D, Inf Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols. It became Co. C, 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.

A photo of the battle flag of Co C, 65th GA, "Dixie Rangers," can be seen in William C Davis's book, The Fighting Men of the Civil War, (New York) WH Smith Publisher, 1989, pp.37.

Their published image is of an unidentified flag credited to the Museum of the Confederacy, Richmond, VA. The flag has all of the "Dixie Rangers" characteristics per the Museum's catalog description; that is, it's a First National pattern with twelve stars (eleven white stars arranged in a circle, plus one in the center, on a blue field), yellow fringe, and unit name, "Dixie Rangers" painted in black on the reverse. Also, stenciled on the white binding area (where the flag was secured to its staff) appears to be the numerals "487." The Museum inventory number for this item is WD487.

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

--------------
For additional information, suggestions, or other messages, please contact Michael Gay.

Copyright © 1997-2009 Michael Gay. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction in any form, in part or in whole is prohibited without written permission. .

Published on December 2, 1997. Changes last made on August 29, 2009.

Go top Top of page