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MUSTER ROLL

COMPANY D, "FREEMEN OF FLOYD COUNTY"

65th REGIMENT

GEORGIA VOLUNTEER INFANTRY
ARMY OF TENNESSEE, C. S. A.

FLOYD 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 D. 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=166) 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 D Attrition

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

Command & Support Staff

Foster, William Green (or William J.) -- Elected Jr. 2d Lieutenant, Co. C, 8th Regt. Ga. State Troops, Nov. 28, 1861; 2d Lieutenant Dec. 20, 1861. Mustered out at Savannah, Ga., May 1, 1862. Elected lst Lieutenant, Co. F, Inf. B'attn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862; Captain July 1, 1862; Captain of Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863; Lieutenant Colonel; Colonel Feb. 4, 1864. Surrendered at Greensboro, N. C., Apr. 26, 1865.

Morton, J. F. -- Enlisted in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Elected Jr. 2d Lieutenant; lst Lieutenant July 1, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Elected Captain sometime after Jan. 17, 1865. Paroled at Greensboro, N. C., May 1, 1865.

Norris, Joseph M, -- Private in Co. C, 8th Regt. Ga. State Troops, Nov. 28, 1861. Mustered out at Savannah, Ga., May 1862. Elected 2d Lieutenant, Co. F, Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Resigned, disability, May 10, 1863.

Griffin, Frederick Thomas -- -- 1st Sergeant in Co. C, 8th Regt. Ga. State Troops, Nov. 28, 1861. Mustered out at Savannah, Ga., May 1862. Elected Jr. 2d Lieutenant, Co. F, Inf., Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga., Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 186S. Elected 2d Lieutenant May 7, 186S. Roll for Aug. 81, 1864, last on file, shows him present. Died Sept. 1865.

Hawkins Algernon S. -- M Sergeant in Co. C, 8th Regt. Ga. State Troops, Nov. 28, 1861. Elected Jr. 2d Lieutenant Feb. 10, 1862. Mustered out at Savannah, Ga., May 1862. Enlisted as a private in Co. F, Inf. Battn:, Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., as 2d Sergeant, Mar. 1863. Appointed 1st Sergeant Mar. 16, 1863. Elected Jr. 2d Lieutenant May 7, 1863. In Atlanta, Ga., hospital, Aug. 20, 1864. Roll for Aug. 31, 1864, last on file, shows he was in hospital. Inspection report dated Sept. 22, 1864, shows him absent, sick. No later record.

Hammond, Hiram (or Hammond, or Hammonds, or Horace) -- Enlisted in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Appointed 1st Corporal. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., and appointed 2d Sergeant Mar. 18, 1863. Appointed lst Sergeant July or Aug. 1863. Captured at Coosaville, Ga., Nov. 8, 1864, and sent to Camp Douglas, Ill., prison. Forwarded for exchange to Point Lookout, Md., Mar. 14,1865. In General Hospital No. 9, Richmond, Va., Mar. 22,1865. Died in Floyd Co., Ga., Feb. 26,1896.

Pass, Augustus V. (or Gustin V.) -- 2d Corporal in Co. C, 8th Regt. Ga. State Troops, Nov. 28, 1861. Appointed 2d Sergeant. Mustered out at Savannah, Ga., May 1862. Appointed 3d Sergeant, Co. F, Inf . Battn., Smitb's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 186S. Appointed 2d Sergeant July or Aug. 1863. Reduced to private Aug. 15, 1864. Roll for Aug. 31, 1864, last on file, shows him present. Paroled at Goldsboro, N. C., May 5, 1865.

Crossman, Henry P. (or Crossmond) -- Private in Co. C, 8th Regt. Ga. State Troops, Nov. 28, 1861. Mustered out at Savannah, Ga., May 1862. Appointed 3d Sergeant, Co. F, Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., and appointed 4th Sergeant Mar. 1863; 3d Sergeant July or Aug. 1863. Sick in hospital Oct. 1863. Appointed Color Sergeant Jan. or Feb. 1864. Surrendered at Greensboro, N. C., Apr. 26, 1865. Paroled there May 1, 1865.

Isham, W. M. -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Appointed 5th Sergeant Feb. 1, 1863. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Appointed 4th Sergeant July or Aug. 1863. In Shelby Springs, Ala., hospital July or Aug. 1864. In lst Miss. C. S. Army Hospital, Jackson, Miss., with intermittent fever, Aug. 20, 1864-Jan. 23, 1865. Paroled at Greensboro, N. C., May 1, 1865.

Bruce, Henry F. -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Appointed lst Corporal Mar. 18, 1863. Absent, sick in hospital, Sept. 26,1863. Roll for Apr. 30-Aug. 31, 1864, shows him present. No later record.

McDonald, Thomas P. -- Enlisted in Co. F, Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Appointed 2d Corporal. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Captured near Jonesboro, Ga., Sept. 1, 1864. Paroled at Greensboro, N. C., May 1, 1865. Parole record shows him as a lst Corporal.

Worthington, James L -- Private in Co. C, 8th Regt. Ga. Inf., State Troops, Nov. 28, 1861. Mustered out at Savannah, Ga., May 1862. Enlisted as a private in Co. F, Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Appointed 3d Corporal Jan. 22, 1863. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863; to Co. G, Mar. 1, 1864. Roll for Aug. 31, 1864, last on file, shows him sick in hospital. No later record.

McDonald, James M. -- Enlisted in Co. F, Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Appointed 4th Corporal. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Appointed 5th Sergeant July or Aug. 1863. Absent, sick in hospital Oct. 5, 1863. Roll dated Aug. 31, 1864, last on file, shows him absent, sick in hospital. No later record.

Privates

Alfred, Masten (or Allred) -- Private Apr. 17, 1863. Deserted Sept. 1863.

Anderson, Dennis D. -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Sick in Loudon, Tenn., hospital, Aug. 30, 1863. Died in Fair Ground Hospital, Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 24, 1863.

Anderson, George D. -- Private in Co. C, 8th Regt. Ga. State Troops Nov. 28, 1861. Mustered out at, Savannah, Ga., May 1862. Enlisted as a private in Co. F, Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Appointed 4th Corporal Oct. 1863. Appears last on roll for Aug. 31, 1864. Pension record states he surrendered at Greensboro, N. C., at close of war. (Born in DeKalb Co., Ga., Nov. 16, 1843. Died in Floyd Co., Ga., Mar. 29, 1922.)

Anderson, S. J. (or S. A.) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Aug. 23, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. In Ocmulgee Hospital, Macon, Ga., with gunshot wound, July 26-Aug. 29, 1864. Died at Empire Hospital, Vineville, Ga., of gangrene, Sept. 4, 1864. Buried there in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Ashworth, James B, -- Private in Co. C, 8th Regt. Ga. State Troops, Jan. 3, 1862. Mustered out at Savannah, Ga., May 1862. Enlisted as a private in Co. F, Inf. Battn., Smith',s Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863.

Austin, L. N. -- Private Aug. 10, 1863. Died in Dalton, Ga., hospital Dec. 24, 1863.

Bagwell, Larkin -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, r862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. In Loudon, Tenn., hospital, May 30, 1863.

Barns -- see Burns.

Barton, William M. -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863; to Co. 1, Mar. 16, 1863. Sick in St. Mary's Hospital, LaGrange, Ga., Oct. 1, 1863; in hospital Aug. 31, 1864. Pension record shows he was left at Kingston, Ga., with typhoid fever in 1864. Cut off from command by Federal Army in 1864. Surrendered at Kingston, Ga., May 12, 1865. Died in Floyd Co., Ga., June 10, 1913.

Brandon, A. G. (or Brann, or Brannon) -- Private in Co. F, Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863; to Co. 1, Mar. 16, 1863. Appointed nurse in hospital at Ringgold, Ga., Mar. or Apr. 1863. Detailed as wagoner at Kingston, Tenn., June 20, 1863. Sent to hospital Apr. 29, 1864. No later record.

Brewer, Franklin -- Private July 27, 1863. Killed.

Burns, John C -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. In hospital, sick, Oct. 20, 1863-Aug. 31, 1864. In Floyd House Hospital, Macon, Ga., with epilepsy and general debility, Feb. 6-Mar. 6, 1865. Died Nov. 14, 1868.

Burns, James W. H. (or Barnes, or Burnes) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Sick in hospital Sept. 26, 1863, and Jan. 1864. Captured near Atlanta, Ga., July 28, 1864, and sent to Camp Chase, Ohio, prison. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Govt., and was released May 15, 1865. (Born in Ga., in 1842 or 1843.)

Carnes, James R, -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863; to Co. 1, Mar. 16, 1863. Detailed as nurse in Frank Ramsey Hospital, Loudon, Tenn., June -- Nov. 1863. Deserted from hospital Nov. 3, 1863. Rejoined from desertion. Detailed as nurse in Casaville, Ga., hospital Feb. 1864. Deserted May 19, 1864.

Carter, Elijah -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Feb. 14, 1863. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Sick in hospital Aug. 12, 1863 -- Aug. 31, 1864.

Carter, Hezekiah -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Feb. 14, 1863. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. In hospital Aug. 18, 1863 -- Aug. 31, 1864.

Cathey, Jeremiah L. Q -- Private in Co. C, 8th Regt. Ga. State Troops, Dec. 28, 1861. Mustered out at Savannah, Ga., May 1862. Enlisted as a private in Co. F, Smith',s Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf. Mar. 1863. Sick at home in Floyd Co., Ga., Apr. 30, 1863. No later record.

Caudle, Caloway (or Calloway, or Callaway) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Roll dated Apr. 30, 1863, states he was discharged at Loudon, Tenn., Jan. 21, 1863, but he continues to be shown on the roll. Sick in hospital Sept. 16, 1863 -- Aug. 31, 1864. Died July 24, 1865.
[Editor Note: For additional information WC Caudle, please contact: Michael D Cordle, mcordle2@juno.com.]

Chapman, Frederick A. -- Private in Co. F, Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Nov. 1, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Surrendered at Greensboro, N. C., Apr. 26, 1865. Paroled there May 1, 1865.

Chapman, James -- Private in Co. F, Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863.

Chapman, Lewis (or Louis) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smitb's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Sick in hospital Oct. 25, 1863. In Shelby Springs, Ala., hospital, and later in lst Miss. C. S. Army Hospital, Jackson, Miss., with debility, Aug. 20-Oct. 13, 1864.

Coleman, D. M -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Killed in battle near Dallas, Ga., May 27, 1864.

Coleman, John C -- Private Apr. 16,1863, a substitute for James Selman. Died in Atlanta, Ga., hospital, May 1, 1864.

Collier, William H -- Private in Co. F, Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. On detached duty Aug. 1863. Sick in hospital Oct. 10, 1863. Paroled at Kingston, Ga., Apr. 1865.

Cook, J. E. -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Sick in hospital Apr. 31-Aug. 31, 1864. Pension records state he surrendered at Kingston, Ga., at close of the war. (Born in Lincoln Co., N. C., Dec. 15, 1933.)

Copeland, Daniel Pack -- Private in Co. C, 8th Regt. Ga. State Troops, Nov. 28, 1861. Mustered out at Savannah, Ga., May 1862. Enlisted as a private in Co. F, Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols, May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Absent without leave Sept. 18, 1863. No later record.

Copeland, James -- Private in Co. F, Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863.

Cordle, Calvin C -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Feb. 23, 1863. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Surrendered at Greensboro, N. C., Apr. 26, 1865.

Cox, Robert C -- Private in Co. C, 8th Regt. Ga. State Troops, Jan. 4,1862. Mustered out at Savannah, Ga., May 1862. Enlisted as a private in Co. F, Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Sick in hospital Sept. 27, 186S. Surrendered at Greensboro, N. C., Apr. 26, 1865. Paroled there May 1, 1865. Parole shows rank as 4th Corporal.

Cradie, William (or Croudi) -- Name appears only on prisoner of war records which show that he was captured at Missionary Ridge, Tenn., Nov. 26, 1863, and died in U. S. Army General Hospital, No. 3, Nashville, Tenn., of gunshot wound in right side of head Jan. 10, 1864.

Crocker, William (or Crockett) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Feb. 14, 1863. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Captured at Franklin, Tenn., Dec. 17, 1864, and sent to Camp Chase, Ohio, prison. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Govt., June 18, 1865. Released July 1, 1865. (Born in 1820 or 1821.)

Davenport, B. M. -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Killed at Missionary Ridge, Tenn., Nov. 25, 1863.

David, Jesse -- Private Aug. 9, 1864.

Davis, G. W. -- Pension records state that he enlisted in Apr. 1864, was sent home on sick furlough Nov. 1. 1864, and had not recovered enough to rejoin his command at the time of the surrender. (Born in Ga., in 1846.)

John Davis, photo date 1900Davis, John -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65tb Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Sick in hospital Oct. 20, 1863. Roll for Aug. 31, 1864, last on file, shows him present. Pension records state he surrendered with his command at the close of the war. Died in Floyd Co., Ga., Mar. 24, 1922.

Editor Note: Darla Davis Brown, descendant, wishes to share...

"I wanted to tell you that your webpage on the 65th Georgia Regiment has been very helpful to me. I have been researching my ancestors for a few years.

My GGG Grandfather was Pvt John Davis of Co D. I wanted to let you know that I have pictures of the flag of Company D. This flag has been in my family for 140+ years. After the first color bearers were killed, John carried the flag until the Battle of Franklin was over. He then stuffed the flag into his boot to protect it. He then brought it back home with him. My grandfather died last year, and my father decided it was selfish to continue to hide this important piece of history away. He donated it to the Southern Museum of Civil War in Kennesaw Georgia. They said it would be a while before it could be displayed because they wanted to make sure it was properly preserved. It was in fine shape when we handed it over. The appraiser counted over 40 bullet holes, and you can see the bloodstain of what is assumed to be William Martin, who was the color bearer killed at the Battle of Franklin and fell on top of the flag."

For more information, feel free to "click" to contact Darla Davis Brown

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Davis, Joseph A. (or David) -- Private in Co. F, Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Sept. 10, 1862. Captured. Exchanged at Vicksburg, Miss., Dec. 4, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Appointed 4th Corporal July or Aug. 1863; 3d Corporal Sept. or Oct. 1863. Sick in hospital Oct. 16, 1863. In hospital Aug. 31, 1864. Paroled at Greensboro, N. C., May 1, 1865. Parole shows rank as 2d Corporal.

Davis, J. W -- Private Nov. 28, 1863. Pension records show he was furloughed from Montgomery, Ala., hospital for 60 days, Jan. 16, 1865. At home on sick furlough close of war.

DeJournett, William W. (or DeFournette, or DeJarnette -- Private in Co. C, 8th Regt. Ga. State Troops, Jan. 23, 1862. Mustered out at Savannah, Ga., May 1862. Enlisted as a private in Co. F, Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf ., Mar. 1863; to Co. I, Mar. 16, 1863. Detailed as clerk at headquarters Feb. 1864. Captured near Atlanta, Ga., July 27, 1864, and sent to Camp Chase, Ohio, prison, and transferred to City Point, Va., for exchange Mar. 4, 1865. Received at Boulware and Cox's Wharves, James River, Va., Mar. 10-12, 1865.

Dyer, Columbus (or Dyar, or Dial) -- Private in Co. C, 8th Regt. Ga. State Troops, Jan. 12, 1862. Mustered out at Savannah, Ga., May 1862. Enlisted as a private in Co. F, Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863 to Co. F, May 1, 1863. Captured at Missionary Ridge, Tenn., Nov. 25, 1863; remark: "Was sick." Received at Military Prison, Louisville, Ky., Dec. 6, 1863. Transferred to Rock Island, Ill., prison, Dec. 6, 1863, where he died of smallpox Mar. 15, 1864. Buried there in Grave No. 828.

Dyer, E. M. (or Dyar) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6,1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Surrendered at Greensboro, N. C., Apr. 26, 1865. Paroled there May 1, 1865.

Edge, Thomas -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith'ii Legion, Ga. Vols., Feb. 14, 1863. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. On detached duty Aug. 1, 1864.

English, John H -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Feb. 14, 1863. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Paroled at Greensboro, N. C., May 1, 1865.

Espey, Joseph S. (or Eskey) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Sept. 10, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863.

[Editor Note: For additional information, please contact: Dan Roper, RopersFive@aol.com]

Everett, J. P. -- Private Feb. 9, 1864. Paroled at Greensboro, N. C., May 1, 1865.

Ezzell, William L. (or Ezell) -- Private in Co. C, 8th Regt. Ga. State Troops, Jan. 6, 1862. Mustered out at Savannah, Ga., May 1862. Enlisted as a private in Co. F, Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Appointed 1st. Sergeant. Transferred to Co. I, and elected 2d Lieutenant Mar. 9, 1863. Captured near Marietta, Ga., July 3, 1864. Received at Military Prison, Louisville, Ky., July 14, 1864. Sent to Johnson Island, Ohio, July 15, 1864. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Govt., and was released June 14, 1865. (Born in 1840 or 1841.)

Finch, Thomas M -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863; to Co. I, Mar. 15, 1863. Died in Loudon, Tenn., hospital Apr. 23, 1863.

Fincher, J. M, -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Captured at Danville, Ky., Jan. 2, 1863, and sent to Camp Douglas, Ill., prison. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Paroled from Camp Douglas, Ill., prison Apr. 4, 1863. Roll for Apr. 30-Aug. 31, 1864, shows him absent, sick in hospital.

Fitzpatrick, H. H. (or H. C.) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863; to Co. 1, Mar. 16, 1863. Furloughed Sept. 1, 1863. Never returned to camp.

Flinn, William M. (or Fbrnn) -- Private in Co. F, Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Wounded at Chickamauga, Ga., Sept. 20, 1863. Detailed as nurse in S. P. Moore Hospital, Griffin, Ga., Oct. I -- Dec. 1, 1863. Absent without leave Jan. 16 -- Feb. 4, 1864. Court martialed and acquitted. Paroled at Greensboro, N.C., Apr. 28, 1865.

Floyd, Enoch (or Floid) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863; to Co. I, Mar. 16, 1863. Died in Loudon, Tenn., hospital, Apr. 26, 1863.

Flynn -- See Flinn.

Ford, A. S -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Sept. 10, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863; to Co. G, and elected Jr. 2d Lieutenant Jan. 21, 1864; 2d Lieutenant Mar. 15, 1864.

Garlington, Frank -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863.

Garlington, James -- Private in Co. F, Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Paroled at Tallahassee, Fla., May 22, 1865 .

Garlington, Walter -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf Mar. 1863.

Gartrell, Henry -- Private in Co. F, Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted near Atlanta, Ga., July 1864. Killed at New Hope Church, Ga., in 1864.

Glasgow, R. S, -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6,1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Absent in hospital Aug. 31, 1864.

Editor's Note: For more information, please contact: Byron Black, (501) 814-9859, lkblack@earthlink.net

Gravit, Jesse L. (or Gravite, or Gravet, or Jasper) -- Private Aug. 17, 1863. In St. Mary's Hospital, LaGrange, Ga., June 27, 1864. Captured at Jonesboro, Ga., Sept. 2, 1864. Exchanged at Rough and Ready, Ga., Sept. 19, or 22, 1864. Paroled at Greensboro, N. C., May 1, 1865.

Green, Cyreneus (or Cyrennes, or Pyrennes) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D. 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Absent, sick in hospital on all rolls from Aug. 8, 1863-Aug. 31, 1864. No later record.

Harbin, Thomas A. B, Jr -- Private in Co. C, 8th Regt. Ga. Inf., State Troops, Nov. 28, 1861. Mustered out at Savannah, Ga., May 1862. Enlisted as a private in Co. F, Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Mar. 1863. Transferred to Co. D,65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863; to Co. I, Mar. 16, 1863, and appointed Chief Musician; to Field, Staff, and Band, May or June 1863; to Co. I, July or Aug. 1863. Deserted Oct. 10, 1863, and reduced to private. Detailed at Griffin, Ga., Sept. 1864. Died in Griffin, Ga., Sept.1864.

Harbin, Thomas A. C, -- Private in Co. C, Bth Regt. Ga. Inf., State Troops, Nov. 28, 1861. Mustered out at Savannah, Ga., May 1862. Enlisted as a private in Co. F, Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Absent, sick in hospital, Sept.. 4, 1863. Roll for Aug. 31, 1864, last on file, shows he was detailed in Govt. Shop at Griffin, Ga. No later record.

Joseph Franklin Harris, photo date unknownHarris, Joseph F, -- Private Mar. 6, 1864. Captured near Atlanta, Ga., July 22, 1864, and sent to Camp Chase, Ohio, prison. Released there May 15, 1865. Died in Floyd Co., Ga., Apr. 1918.


Editor's Note: The brother of Thomas J. Harris. For more information, please contact: Kevin W. Harris [kwharris@alltel.net]

Thomas Jefferson Harris, photo date unknownHarris, Thomas J -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. In St. Mary's Hospital, West Point, Miss., Jan. 11, 1865. Pension records show he was wounded, date and place not given, and surrendered at Greensboro, N. C., Apr. 26, 1865. (Born in Floyd Co., Ga., in 1833. Died in Gordon Co., Ga., in 1897.)


Thomas Jefferson Harris

The banner of Company D was saved at the surrender when one of the men stuffed it in his pants and brought it back to Rome, Georgia, where it was used during the reunions after the war.

The story was told to Monroe Harris by a grandson of another member of this Company, about the banner of the 65th. When they were in a battle in Pikeville [NC], the standard bearer was shot and killed and the commanding officer of the banner was promptly shot in the arm. When the banner began to fall, someone shouted to Thomas J. Harris to carry the banner. He made the remark that he was too busy to carry the thing. So, he stuffed it in a hollow stump where it stayed until the battle was over and he went back and got it.

Per the December 26, 1919, Walker County Messenger. It states as follows: The death of T.J. Harris aged 83, at his home in East Armuchee, Saturday, comes at a shock to his many friends in that section. Surviving him are one sister and three brothers.

Editor's Note: For more information, please contact: Kevin Harris, a direct descendant of Thomas J. Harris, Kevin W. Harris [kwharris@windstream.net]

Haugh, J. J. (or J. V.) -- Private Aug. 6, 1863. Detailed in Quartermaster Department at Knoxville, Tenn., Aug. 1863.

Hawkins, W. D -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6,1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Absent without leave from Dec. 5-28, 1863. Returned and placed under arrest. Tried by court martial. Acquitted without forfeiture of pay. Appointed 2d Sergeant, Aug. 15, 1864.

Henderson, Enoch -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Feb. 14, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863; to Co. 1, Mar. 16,1863. Sick in Loudon, Tenn., hospital since Mar. 9, 1863. Deserted Aug. 16, 1863.

Henderson, William -- Private in Inf. Rattn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Mar. 11, 1862. Transferred to . D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863; to Co. 1, Mar. 16, 1863. Died at Loudon, Tenn., hospital, Apr. 24, 1863.

Hendricks, Jabe N -- Private in Co. F, Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 8, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Absent, sick in hospital Oct. 24, 1863. In St. Mary's Hospital, West Point, Miss., Jan. 27, 1865.

Hix, John (or Hicks) -- Private Feb. 14, 1864. Transferred to Co.C, 1st. Regt., Troops and Defenses, Macon, Ga., Nov. or Dec. 1864. Captured at Macon, Ga., Apr. 20, 1865.

Holtzclaw, John T. (or John F.) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Captured at Cassvflle, Ga., May 19, 1864, and sent to Rock Island, Ill., prison.

Hooff -- see Hough.

Hough, J. V. (or Hooff) -- Private Aug. 6, 1863. Detailed in Quartermaster Department in Knoxville, Tenn., Aug. 5, 1863.

Hubbard, Eli -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Absent, sick in hospital Sept. 2, 1863. Detailed as provost guard in Rome, Ga., Apr. 30, 1864. (Born in Baldwin Co., Ga., July 26, 1834.)

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

Jackson, Reuben -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863.

Editor's Note: For more information, please contact: Ed Jackson jackson@igs.cviog.uga.edu

Johnson, William F. or Winfield, F. S.) -- Private in Co. C, 8th Regt. Ga. Inf., State Troops, Jan. 12, 1862. Mustered out at Savannah, Ga., May 1862. Enlisted as a private in Co. F, Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863; to Co. F, Jan.. 1, 1864. Deserted Feb. 23, 1864. Captured in Dawson Co., Ga., in 1864. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Govt., at Louisville, Ky., May 10, 1864, and at Chattanooga, Tenn., May 23, 1864. Received at Louisville, Ky., May 24, 1864, and discharged May 27, 1864, to remain north of Ohio River during the war.

Kiney -- See Kinney.

King, William -- Private July 27, 1863. Absent, sick in hospital Oct. 1, 1863. Absent, sick in hospital, Aug. 31, 1864.

Kinney, D. J -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Dec. 22, 1862, as substitute for George Kinney. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863.

Langston, James W, -- Private in Co. F, Inf. Battn., Smitb's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863.

Lewis, Charlton G. (or Louis) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863; to Co. 1, Mar. 18,1863. Sick in Loudon, Tenn., hospital, Apr. 20, 1863. Nurse in hospital at Clinton, Tenn., May and June 1863. In hospital at Rome, Ga., Oct. 1, 1863. Deserted to the enemy Aug. 14, 1864. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Govt., Sept. 26, 1864.

Loyd, Samuel James -- Private in Co. F, Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863; to Co. I, Mar. 16, 1863. Sick at Loudon, Tenn., hospital, June 1863. Furloughed from Loudon, Tenn., hospital July 9, 1863. Absent, sent to hospital, Dec. 9, 1863. Undated roll, last on file, shows he was furloughed Aug. 22, 1864.

Loyd, William Monroe -- Private in Co. F, Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion Legion , Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf ., Mar. 1863; to Co. I, Mar. 16, 1863. Killed at Ponce DeLeon Springs, near Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 14, 1864.

Lynch, James David (or David James) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Feb. 23, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Wounded in right arm and shoulder near Atlanta, Ga., Aug. S, 1864. In Oemulgee Hospital, Macon, Ga., Nov. 7, 1864. (Born in Ga., Mar. 12, 1944.)

Lyon, Jeremiah A. (or Lyons, or Lynn) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Sick in Rome, Ga., hospital, May 1, 1863. Captured at Missionary Ridge, Tenn., Nov. 25, 1863, and sent to Rock Island, Ill., prison. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Govt., June 22, 1865, and released. (Born in 1829.)

Lyon, Jerry -- Private in Co. F, Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Killed at New Hope Church, Ga., in 1864.

McDonald, Richard -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863.

McDonald, W. H, -- Private Feb. 7, 1864. Paroled at Greensboro, N. C., May 1, 1865.

McGee, H. B. -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Sept. 10, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Discharged, disability by order of Gen. W. G. Davis, Knoxville, Tenn., Apr. 26, 1863. (born in Lincoln Co., N. C., in 1840.)

Maroney, Z. T. (or Marona) -- Private July 27, 1863. Discharged by order of Secretary of War, Mar. 12, 1864.

Martin, William A. (Squire) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863; to Co. G, Mar. 1, 1864; to Field, Staff, and Band. Elected Ensign May 13, 1864. Killed at Franklin, Tenn., Nov. 30, 1864. (Born in Henry Co., Va., Mar. 15, 1828.)

Merritt, William 0. (or Meritt) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Aug. 23,1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863; to Co. I, Mar. 16,1863, and elected 2d Sergeant same day. Elected Jr. 2d Lieutenant Apr. 29, 1863; 2d Lieutenant June 19, 1863. In hospital, Rome, Ga., Sept. 21, 1863. Roll for Apr. 1864, last on file, shows him present. Pension records state he was en route home on furlough at close of war. (Born in Ga. Died in Fulton Co., Ga., Mar. 16, 1916.)

Milam -- see Milum.

Miliem -- see Milum.

Miller, P. A -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863.

Miller, Eli -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. In Knoxville, Tenn., hospital, Aug. 25, 1863. Paroled at Greensboro, N. C., May 1, 1865.

Miller, James W, -- Private in Co. C, 40th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 4, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Jan. 1, 1864. Roll dated Aug. 31, 1864, last on file, shows him present. No later record.

Milum, Aquilla P. (or MiHem, or Milam) -- Private Apr. 22, 1863. Died in Griffin, Ga., hospital, of chronic diarrhoea, July 22, 1864.

Mobley, William M. (or Mobly) -- Private in Co. C, 8th Regt. Ga. State Troops, Jan. 6, 1862. Mustered out at Savannah, Ga., May 1862. Enlisted as a private in Co. F, Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863; to Co. I, Mar. 6, 1863. Captured at Marietta, Ga., June 15, 1864. Received at Military Prison at Lousville, Ky., June 22, 1864, and forwarded to Rock Island, Ill., prison, the same day. He enlisted in the U. S. Army for frontier service Oct. 17, 1864.

Mulkey, John W, -- Private In Co. C, gth Regt. Ga. State Troops, Jan. 6, 1862. Mustered out at Savannah, Ga., May 1862. Enlisted as a private in Co. F, Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf ., Mar. 1863; to Co. F. Surrendered, Greensboro, N. C., Apr. 26, 1865.

Mulraney, John (or Mutrainey, or Millrainey) -- Private in Inf. Batt., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Appointed Sutler Feb. 1863. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Appointed 5tb Sergeant. Dropped from roll. Reinstated Jan. 5, 1864. Transferred to Co. G, Mar. 1, 1864, and appointed 4th Sergeant. In St. Mary's Hospital, LaGrange, Ga., no date given. In St. Mary's Hospital, Union Springs, Ala., with angina pectoria, Sept. 15-Oct. 31, 1864. Returned to duty.

Nelson, P. H, -- Private June 30, 180. Deserted Nov. or Dec. 1863. No later record.
Editor Note: For more information, please contact: Joyce Nelson, sdgirljoyce@aol.com

Nelson, Wyatt -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith'a Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Paroled at Greensboro, N. C., May 1, 1865. (Born in Ga., in 1831.)
Editor Note: For more information, please contact: Joyce Nelson, sdgirljoyce@aol.com

Parish, Doc -- Private in Co. F, Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863.

Patman, James P. (or Patten, J. R.) -- Private in Co. F, Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Feb. 14, 1863. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. In Dalton, Ga., hospital, June 13, 1863. Absent, sick in hospital Oct. 20, 1863. Captured in Egypt, Miss., Dec. 28, 1864, and sent to Military Prison, Alton, Ill., Sent to James River, Va., for exchange, Feb. 1865. Paroled from Libby Prison, Apr. 3, 1865. In 2d Division General Hospital, Camp Winder, Richmond, Va., Mar. 9, 1865. In Jackson Hospital, Richmond, Va., with debilitas, Apr. 14, 1865.
Editor's Note: For more information, please contact: Billy J. Faust, bjfaust@iwl.net

Patman, Richard F, -- Private in Co. F, Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Appointed 1st. Sergeant. Surrendered at Greensboro, N. C., Apr.16, 1865. Paroled there May 1, 1865. Parole record shows his rank as 1st. Sergeant. (Born in Ga., Aug. 27, 1839. (Died at Calhoun, Ga., Aug. 23, 1920. Buried there in Chandler Cemetery.)
For a sketch of life in the army see 46 Years Ago by RF Patman, taken from the Calhoun Times, May 5, 1910.
Editor's Note: For more information, please contact: Billy J. Faust, bjfaust@iwl.net, or Jerry Holmes, rc648@yahoo.com.

Patman, William A, -- Private Feb. 1, 1864. Absent in hospital Aug. 31, 1864.
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Patten. -- see Patman.

Pearson, George R -- Private Feb. 7, 1864. In hospital, sick, Apr. 31, 1864. Killed at New Hope Church, Ga., May 25, 1864.

Phelps, Williamson T, -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Aug. 20, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863; to Co. H, 39th Regt. Ga. Inf., Aug. 1, 1864. Captured. Paroled at Salisbury, N. C., May 13, 1865.

Phillips, Madison (or Philips, Maderson) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Sept. 10, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. inf., Mar. 1863; to Co. F, Jan. 1, 1864. Wounded in right arm at Franklin, Tenn., in 1864. In pension application, Floyd Co., Ga., 1905, he claims to have surrendered at Greensboro, N. C., Apr. 26, 1865. Paroled at Greensboro, N. C., May 1, 1865. (Born in Floyd Co., Ga., Nov. 1841. Died at Piedmont, Ala., Dec. 25, 1930.)

Phillips, W. C. D. (or Philips) -- Private Aug. 10, 1863. Absent, sick in hospital, Sept. 19 1863. Appears on roll of Confederates captured at Macon, Ga., kpr. 20, 1865.
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Pinson, Frank M, -- Private in Co. F, Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vole., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Absent, sick in Rome, Ga., hospital, July 17, 1863-Aug. 31, 1864. Killed at Atlanta, Ga., July 22, 1864.

Pinson, W. Buck -- Private in Co. F, Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Sept. 1, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Appointed Ordnance Sergeant of the regiment Mar. 8, 1864, by order of Secretary of War.

Pollard, Jacob -- Private in Co. 8th, Regt. Ga. State Troops, Feb. 10, 1862. Mustered out at Savannah, Ga., May 1862. Enlisted as a private in Co. F, Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. G, Cavalry Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Feb. 1. 1863; to Co. G, 6th Regt. Ga. Cavalry, Feb. 23, 1863; to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf ., Mar. 1863. Roll for Dec. 31, 1863, last on which borne. shows him "Absent, detailed regimental teamster." No later record.

Pope, James A -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863; to Co. I, Mar. 16, 1863. Sick in Loudon, Tenn., hospital, Apr. 20, 1863. Appointed 3d Corporal May 8, 1863. Killed in action near Atlanta, Ga., July 22, 1864.

Pope, William C, -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1865; to Co. I, Mar. 18, 1863. Nurse in Clinton, Tenn., hospital, June 1863. Nurse in Fair Ground Hospital, Knoxville, Tenn., Aug. 1863. On receipt roll for clothing Aug. 10, 1864.

Ramsey, Isaac -- Private June 80, 186S. Sentenced by court martial to stoppage of one month's wages -- $11.00, Apr. 80, 1864.

Reece, Thomas -- Private in Co. C, 8th Regt. Ga. State Troops, Dec. 21, 1861. Mustered out at Savannah, Ga., May 1862. Enlisted as a private in Co. P, Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6. 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Died in Strawberry Plains, Tenn., hospital in 1863.

Reese, Francis M. (or Rease, or Reece) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's 14gion, Ga. Vols., Aug. 23, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863; to Co. 1, Mar. 16, 1863. Deserted Aug. 20, 1864.

Reese, James J. (or Reece) -- Private in Co. C, 8th Regt. Ga. State Troops, Jan. 4, 1862. Mustered out at Savannah, Ga., May 1862. Enlisted as a private in Co. F, Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6,1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863; to Co. 1, Sept. 1, 1863. Absent sick in Rome, Ga., hospital, Sept. 25, 1863. In Shelby Springs, Ala., hospital, June 24, 1864. Paroled at Greensboro, N. C., May 1, 1865. Died at Rome, Ga., July 10, 1910.

Reese, James L -- Private in Co. F, Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vola., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf Mar. 1863. Paroled at Greensboro, N. C., May 1, 1865.

Robertson, David (or Roberson) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863.; to Co. I, Mar. 16, 1863. Detailed nurse at Frank Ramsey Hospital, Loudon, Tenn., May and Dec. 1863. In Cassville, Ga., hospital, Jan. and Apr. 1864.

Roe. -- see Rowe.

Rowden, Layben (or Roudon, or Laborn, or Levin) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863; to Co. I, Mar. 16, 1863. Captured at Dallas, Ga., May 27, 1864, and sent to Rock Island, Ill., prison. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Govt., at Rock Island, Ill., Oct. 18, 1864. Applied for enlistment in U. S. Army, but was rejected. (Born in 1828 or 1829.)

Rowe, Hiram A. (or Roe) -- Pirvate in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Paroled, Greensboro, N. C., May 1, 1865.

Selman, James F -- Private in Co. F, Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6,1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Discharged, furnished John C. Coleman as substitute, Apr. 6,1863.

Selman, Wiley J, -- lst Corporal in Co. C, Sth Regt. Ga.. State Troops, Nov. 28, 1861. Mustered out at Savannah, Ga., May 1862. Enlisted as a private in Co. F, Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Surrendered at Greensboro, N. C., Apr. 26, 1865. Paroled there May 1, 1865.

Sherwood, R, -- Private Aug. 3, 1863. Detailed as clerk in Quarter master Department of Giltner's Cavalry Brigade, Feb.-Dec. 1864.

Shipley, Seabom J, -- Private in Co. C, 8th Regt. Ga. State Troops, Nov. 28, 1861. Mustered out at Savannah, Ga., May 1862. Enfisted as a private in Co. F, Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. H, Jan. 1, 1863; to Co. D, 65tb Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863; to Co. F, 1863. Wounded at New Hope Church, Ga., May 25, 1864. Surrendered at Greensboro, N. C., Apr. 26, 1865. Paroled there May 1, 1865.

Shipley, W. K, -- Private Apr. 8, 1863. Absent without leave Aug. 28, 1863. No later record.

Smith, Jesse W. -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Feb. 25, 1863. 'ftansferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Killed at New Hope Church, Ga., or Dallas, Ga., May 27, 1864.

Smith, John J, -- Private in Co. F, Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vol., Oct. 1, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Killed in battle near Dallas, Ga., May 27, 1864.

Snillimg, J. G. (or Swflfing) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Dec. 13, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. No record after Apr. 30, 1863.

Snow, Charles -- Private in Co. F, Inf. Battn., Smiths Legion, Ga. Vols., Feb. 4,1863. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Absent without leave July 28, 1863. Rejoined company Dec. 23, 1863, and placed under arrest. Died at Cassville, Ga., hospital, Feb. 5, 1864.

Strickland, John -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863.

Strickling, William T. (or Strickland) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Feb. 10, 1863. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Suffered gunshot wound in left wrist, place not given, and sent to Ocmulgee Hospital, Macon, Ga., July 22, 1864. Granted 60 days sick furlough, July 30, 1844, to go home to Dykes Store, Cherokee Co., Ala. Captured there Oct. 29, 1864, and sent to Camp Douglas, Ill., prison. Released there June 17, 1865.

Swillings. -- see Snillings.

Talley, John -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863; to Co. G, Mar. 1, 1864. Deserted to the enemy at Gordon Co., Ga., Aug. 6, 1864. Applied to take oath of allegiance to U. S. Govt., and to be released north of the Ohio River, at Chattanooga, Tenn., July 28, 1864.

Thompson, Gains (or Gaines) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Wounded, arm disabled, Jan. 1864. Roll for Apr. 30-Aug. 81, 1864, shows him as absent in hospital. Pension records state he was wounded at Kennesaw Mountain, Ga., in right arm June 29, 1864. (Bom in Ga., Dec. 15, 1821.)
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Thompson, J. W, -- Private Dec. 13, 1863. Died at Casaville, Ga., hospital, Apr. 12,1864.

Watters, Frank M. (or Waters) -- Private in Co. F, Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Killed in action near Atlanta, Ga., July 20, 1864.
[Editor Note: According to Dan Watters, the spelling of the name should be Watters. If you wish to learn more about the three Watters brothers, please contact Daniel M. Watters - dswatters@olg.com (grandson of J.M.Watters); or Dr. Julian Q. Watters - lfwatters@webtv.net (grandson of J.M.Watters); or Susan (Watters) Lovett - suel@ellijay.com (granddaughter of J.M.Watters). They will be glad to hear from you.]

JM Watters, photo date unknownWatters, James M. -- Private in Co. F, Inf. Rattn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Surrendered at Greensboro, N. C., Apr. 26, 1865. Paroled there May 1, 1865. (Per a note from the family: Born in Floyd County, Ga.on 14 Jan 1843; was a cadet at the Georgia Military Academy, Marietta, Ga before the Civil War; married Sara Cornelia Wynn after the Civil War; had six children and died in Floyd County, Ga. 26 Sep. 1926}
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Watters, William -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863.
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Whitehead, Green B. -- 2d Corporal Co. F.

Williamson, Phelp -- Private Aug. 16, 1863. Transferred to Co. H, 39th Regt. Ga. Inf., Aug. 1, 1864.

Wilson, Jack -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863.

Wilson, James -- Private in Co. F, Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863.

Wilson, Samuel T, -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863; to Co. F, in 1863. Wounded and sent to hospital May 29, 1864. Wounded in left leg, resulting in amputation, at Franklin, Tenn., Oct. 31, 1864, and captured there Dec. 17, 1864. Received at Military Prison, Louisville, Ky., Mar. 22, 1865. Forwarded to Camp Chase, Ohio, prison, Mar. 23,1865, where he was released June 11, 1865. (Bom in 1828.)

Wortham, S. -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Captured, dated and place not given. Died at Camp Douglas, Ill., prison.

Wortham, Thomas J -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf ., Mar. 1863. Captured at Chattahoochee, Ga., July 3, 1864, and sent to Camp Douglas, Ill., prison. Died there of dysentery Sept. 17,1864. Buried in Grave No. 12, Block 2, Chicago City Cemetery.

Worthington, Christopher -- Wrivate in Co. C, gth Regt. Ga. State Troops, Jan. 28, 1862. Mustered out at Savannah, Ga., May 1862. Enlisted as a private in Co. F, Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt.Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Wounded. Roll from Apr. 30-Aug. 31, 1864, last on file, shows him in hospital. No later record.

Worthington, Jackson -- Private in Co. F, Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar 1, 1863. (Born in 1845, or 1946.)

Worthington, John -- Private in Co. C, 8th Regt. Ga. State Troops, Nov. 28, 1861. Mustered out at Savannah, Ga., May 1862. Enlisted as a private in Co. F, Inf. Rattn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., June 7, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Wounded, causing anchyloais of the wrist, Aug. 5, 1864. Retired to Invalid Corps, Jan. 20, 1865. (Born in Edgefield District, S. C., in 1843, or 1844.)

Worthington, John H -- Private in Co. C, 8th Regt. Ga. State Troops, Jan. 4, 1862. Mustered out at Savannah, Ga., May 1862. Enlisted as a private in Co. F, Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Roll for Aug. 31, 1864, last on file, shows him present.

Worthington, Richard -- Private in Co. C, 8th Regt. Ga. State Troops, Nov. 28, 1861. Mustered out at Savannah, Ga., May 1862. Enlisted as a private in Co. F, Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Roll for Aug. 31, 1864, last on file, shows he was in hospital. (Born in Edgefield District, S. C., in 1832.)

Robert Worthington, 1910Worthington, Robert -- Private in Co. C, 8th Regt. Ga. State Troops, Nov. 28, 1861. Mustered out at Savannah, Ga., May 1862. Enlisted as a private in Co. F, Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Roll for Aug. 81, 1864, last on file, shows him present. (Born in 1844, or 1845.)

[Editor Note: Robert Worthington & faithful friend, 1910. For more information, please contact: Dennis Worthington, biscuits2@hotmail.com]

Worthington, Sampson B. (or Simon B.) -- Private in Co. C, 8th Regt. Ga. State Troops, Jan. 4, 1862. Mustered out at Savannah, Ga., May 1862. Enlisted as a private in Co. F, Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Surrendered at Greensboro, N. C., Apr. 26, 1865. Paroled at Charlotte, N. C., May 3, 1865. (Born in 1839 or 1840.)

Worthington, Samuel -- Private in Co. C, 8th Regt. Ga. State Troops, Jan. 26, 1862. Mustered out at Savannah, Ga., May 1862. Enlisted as a private in Co. F, Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf ., Mar. 1863; to Co. G, Mar. 1, 1864. Died in Atlanta, Ga., June 19, 1864. Buried there in Oakland Cemetery.

Worthington, Thomas -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Died in Loudon, Tenn., hospital, Mar. 19, 1863.

Wright, William H, -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., July 7, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863; to Co. I, Mar. 16, 1863. Deserted Dec. 16, 1863. Ap. prehended and arrested Mar. or Apr. 1864. Deserted Aug. 14, 1864.

Young, Francis W -- Private in Co. C, 8tb Regt. Ga. State Troops, Dec. 3, 1861. Mustered out at Savannah, Ga., May 1862. Enlisted as a private in Co. F, Inf. Battn., Smith's Loegion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Killed at Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 6, 1864.

Young, John -- Private Aug. 27, 1864.

Young, Peter V. -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smitb's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Paroled at Greensboro, N.C., May 1, 1865.

Zuber, James B, -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. On detached service in Ordnance Dept., Tullahoma, Tenn., Oct. 5, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. At Atlanta, Ga., Arsenal as armourer, Aug. 1863-July 1864; detailed to Macon, Ga., Arsenal on evacuation of Atlanta, Ga., July 1864.

Zuber, Samuel H -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863; to Co. C, 40th Regt. Ga. Inf., Jan. 1, 1864. Captured near Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 13, 1864, and sent to Camp Chase, Ohio, prison, Sept. 2, 1864. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Govt., June 11, 1865. (Born in Floyd Co., Ga., Mar. 9, 1844.)

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