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MUSTER ROLL

COMPANY H

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

GILMER 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 H. 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=102) 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 H Attrition

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

Command & Support Staff

Pearcy, Jacob W. -- Captain in Co. E, 6th Regt. Ga. State Troops, Nov. 7, 1861. Apparently mustered out at Savannah, Ga., May 1862. Elected Captain in Co. A, Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 12, 1862. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf ., Mar. 1863. Elected Major Mar. 9, 1863; Lieutenant Colonel June 20, 1863. Resigned Oct. 22, 1863.

Kitchens Francis M, -- 2d Lieutenant in Co. E, 8th Regt. Ga. Inf., State Troops, Nov. 7, 1861. Apparently mustered out at Savannah, Ga., May 1862. Elected lst Lieutenant in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 12,1862. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Elected Captain Mar. 9, 186S. Acting Field Officer Aug. 1864. Paroled at Greensboro, N. C., May 1, 1865.

Smith, Robert L, -- 1st Sergeant in Co. E, 8th Regt. Ga. State Troops, Nov. 7, 1861. Appointed Sergeant Major Apr. 21, 1862. Apparently mustered out in Savannah, Ga., May 1862. Elected 2d Lieutenant in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 12, 1862. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Elected lst Lieutenant Mar. 9, 1863.

Bearden, Daniel J, -- Private in Co. E, 8th Regt. Ga. State Troops, Nov. 7, 1861. Apparently mustered out in Savannah, Ga., May 1862. Elected Jr. 2d Lieutenant in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 12, 1862. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Elected 2d Lieutenant Mar. 9, 1863. Sick in Knoxville, Tenn., hospital, Aug. 12, 1863. Wounded at Jonesboro, Ga., Aug. 31, 1864. In hospital, wounded, Aug. 31, 1864.

Smith, Andrew J, -- Private in Co. E, 8th Regt. Ga. State Troops, Nov. 7, 1861. Apparently mustered out at Savannah, Ga., May 1862. Enlisted in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 12, 1862. Appointed lst Sergeant. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863.

Kell, William Alexander -- 1st Corporal in Co. E, 8th Regt. Ga. State Troops, Nov. 7, 1861. Apparently mustered out at Savannah, Ga., May 1862. Enlisted in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga., Vols., May 12, 1862. Appointed 2d Sergeant. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Wounded in hand resulting in amputation of finger, at Cumberland Gap, Tenn., Nov. 17, 1863. In Marshall Hospital, Columbus, Ga., June 20, 1864. Deserted at Kennesaw Mountain, Ga., and reduced to private July 3, 1864. Pension records state he lost middle finger of left hand in battle of Cumberland Gap, Tenn., and that he joined Raiston's Battn., under Gen. Wofford in 1865, and surrendered with that command at Kingston, Ga., at close of war. (Born in Gilmer Co., Ga., in 1838.)

Rodgers, Lorenzo D. -- 3d Sergeant in Co. E, 8th Regt. Ga. State Troops, Nov. 7, 1861. Apparently mustered out at Savannah, Ga., May 1862. Enlisted in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 12, 1862. Appointed 2d Sergeant. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. In Wayside Hospital, Petersburg, Va., Dec. 7, 1863. Deserted at Kennesaw Mountain, Ga., July 3, 1864, and consequently reduced to private. Wounded July 29, 1864. Deserted July 1864. Pension records show rank as 2d Sergeant.

Henderson, James H -- Private in Co. E, 8th Regt. Ga. State Troops, Nov. 27, 1861. Appointed 4th Sergeant Feb. 5, 1862. Apparently mustered out at Savannah, Ga., May 1862. Enlisted in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 12,1862. Appointed 4th Sergeant. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Appointed 2d Sergeant July 3,1864. Paroled at Greensboro, N.C., May 1, 1865. Parole record shows him as 1st Sergeant.

Bearden, Jacob Newton -- Private in Co. E, gth Regt. Ga. State Troops, Jan. 4, 1864. Roll dated Apr. 25, 1862, last on file, shows him present. Apparently mustered out at Savannah, Ga., May 1862. Enlisted In Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 12, 1862. Appointed 5th Sergeant. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Roll dated Aug. 31, 1864, last on file, shows him present.

Miller, Daniel -- Private in Co. E, 8th Regt. Ga. State Troops, Nov. 7, 1861. Apparently mustered out at Satannah, Ga., May 1862. Enlisted in Inf. Battn., Smith's region, Ga. Vols., May 12, 1862. Appointed 1st Corporal. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Paroled at Greensboro, N. C., May 1, 1865.

Spears, John C. (or Spear) -- Enlisted in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 12, 1862. Appointed 2d Corporal. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Detailed, Gilmer Co., Ga., to arrest deserters Apr. 10, 1863. Deserted near Chattahoocbee, Ga., and reduced to private July 5, 1864. Captured same place and same day. Sent to Camp Douglas, Ill., prison. Released May 15, 1865.

Bramblett, J. R. -- Enlisted in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 12, 1862. Appointed 2d Corporal. Transferred to Co. H, 65tb Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Detailed to arrest deserters in Gilmer Co., Ga., Apr. 10, 1863. Reduced to private by sentence of regular court martial for being absent without leave from Mar. 12-25, 1864. Killed in battle near Calhoun, Ga., May 15, 1864.

Osbom, N. J, -- Enlisted in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 12, 1862. Appointed 4tb Corporal. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Killed in battle near Dallas, Ga., May 30, 1864.

Privates

Allen, J. W -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Feb. 16, 1863. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Admitted to Loudon, Tenn., hospital, July 7, 1863.

Bailey, T. W -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 12, 1862. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Detailed as wagonmaster at Loudon, Tenn., Apr. 27, 1863. Absent without leave Oct. 25, 1863 -- Mar. 15, 1964. Returned to company and was pardoned. Wounded at Atlanta, Ga., July 22, 1864. Pension records state that the wound was in the lower right arm. Discharged, disability, in 1864. (Born in Ga., Jan. 22, 1835.)

Black, James S. H. (or James P.) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vola., May 12, 1862. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 186S. Detailed as post teamster Mar. 15, 1863. Deserted from line of battle near Adairsville, Ga., May 18, 1864. Captured at Adairsvffle, Ga., May 18, 1864, and sent to Rock Island, Ill., prison. Prisoner of war records show under remarks column "alias James P. Black.

Black, M, -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., July 22, 1862. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Roll for May and June 186S, shows that he died.

Chadwick, James C, -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 12, 1862. Detailed as teatnzter for regimental quartermaster June 1, 1862. Transferred to Co. H, 65tb Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted near Calhoun, Ga., May 13, 1864. Pension records state he was at home on wounded furlough from June 1864, to end of war. (Born in Henderson Co., N.C., Mar. 27, 1828.)

Climer, Bennett -- Private in Inf . Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Aug. 29, 1862. Transferred to Co. H, 65tb Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Detailed as teamster at Loudon, Tenn., Apr. 27, 1863. Absent without leave Mar. 12-25, 1864. Tried by regimental court martial and convicted.

Editor Note: For more information on Pvt. Climer, please contact Jan Brock at TJBROCK@mindspring.com and/or Benjamin Climer at climertech@gmail.com

AJ ColeCole, A. J -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 12, 1862. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Pension records state that he joined Capt. Brown's Co. B, Edmondson's Battn. in Jan. 1865, and surrendered with that command at Kingston, Ga., at close of war. (Born in Ga., in Aug. 1841.) (Family Lore Sidenote: Reported to have been hit 17 times during the Battle of Franklin---and survived).

Cole, J. H, -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith'g Legion, Ga. Vols., May 12, 1862. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Detailed as teamster at Loudon, Tenn., Apr. 27, 1863. Paroled at Kingston, Ga., May 12, 1865.

Couch, John W, -- Private May 1, 1863. Deserted at Cass Station, Ga., Mar. 12, 1864. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Govt., and released at Chattanooga, Tenn., May 1864.

Cox, Thomas M -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 12, 1862. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Detailed as company cook Aug. 31, 1864. Paroled at Greensboro, N. C., May 1, 1865.

Davidson, C. J, -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 12, 1862. Deserted Nov. 30, 1862. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Returned to company and court martialed Mar. 13, 1863. Sick in Knoxville, Tenn., hospital July 17, 1863. Wounded near Atlanta, Ga., and sent to hospital, July 26,1864.

Davis, W. D. -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 12, 1862. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863; to Engineer Corps Aug. 12, 1863.

Dever. -- see Dover.

Dillinger, Albert -- Private in Co. E, 8th Regt. Ga. State Troops, Nov. 7, 1861. Apparently mustered out at Savannah, Ga., May 1862. Enlisted as a private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 12, 1862. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Wounded in Atlanta, Ga., and sent to hospital July 22, 1864. Paroled at Greensboro, N. C., May 1, 1865.

Doner. -- see Dover.

Dover, A. M -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Aug. 19, 1862. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Discharged on surgeon's certificate of disability at Loudon, Tenn., Apr. 25, 1863. (Born in Rutherford, N. C., in 1836 or 1837.)

Dover, Stephen D, -- Private in Inf. Battn., Legion, Ga. Vols., May 12, 1862. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted from picket post near Dallas, Ga., Mar. 28, 1864. Captured. Took oath of allegiance to U.S. Govt., at Chattanooga, Tenn., Apr. 11, 1864.

Dover, Theron E. (or Dever, or Doner) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 12, 1862. Deserted at Cumberland Gap, Tenn., Nov. 30, 1862. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Rejoined his company and court martialed Mar. 6, 1863. In Cartersville, Ga., hospital Dec. 3, 1863-Feb. 1864. Deserted. Roll dated Apr. 30, 1864, shows him deserted and "now lying out in the mountains." Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Govt. at Chattanooga, Tenn., June 15, 1864, and at Louisville, Ky., June 16, 1864. Ordered sent to be released north of the Ohio River. Pension records state that he was killed in battle near Calhoun, Ga., May 15, 1864.

Epley, James -- Private in Co. E, 8th Regt. Ga. State Troops, Nov. 7, 1861. Apparently mustered out at Savannah, Ga., May 1862. Enlisted as a private in Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Aug. 20, 1863. Deserted near Calhoun, Ga., May 18, 1864.

Felmet, H. D -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smitb's 14gion, Ga. Vols., May 12, 1862. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863; to Co. A, by exchange, July 2, 1863. I)eierted Sept. 24, 1863. Rejoined company from desertion. Deserted at Dalton, Ga., Feb. 23, 1864.

Fricks, D. D. (or Frick) -- Private Mar. 3, 1863. Deserted at Loudon, Tenn., Apr. 1, 1863.

Frisbee, C. C, -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 12, 1862. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Absent without leave Mar. 12 -25, 1864. Court martialed. Paroled at Greensboro, N. C., May 1, 1865.

Greer, O. H -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's region, Ga. Vols., July 22, 1862. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863; to Engineer Corps Aug. 12, 1863.

Grogan, J. J -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Sept. 2, 1862. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Died at Carter's Depot, Tenn., Jan. 15, 1864.

Hall, J. A -- Private in Co. E, 8th Regt. Ga. State Troops, Nov. 7, 1861. Apparently mustered out at Savannah, Ga., May 1862. Enlisted as a private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 12, 1862. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Captured at Knoxville, Tenn., Sept. 22, 1863, and sent to Camp Morton, Ind., prison. Transferred to Ft. Delaware, Del., Mar. 19, 1864. Paroled there Feb. 1865, and exchanged. In C. S. Army Hospital No. 9, Richmond, Va., Mar. 10, 1865. Pension records state that he surrendered at home in Gordon Co., Ga., at close of war. (Born in Tenn., Jan. 23, 1843.)

Hall, John W -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 12, 1862. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Absent without leave from Oct. 25-Dec. 25, 1863. Pardoned by Capt. Kitchens. Captured at Marietta, Ga., June 17, 1864, and sent to Rock Island, Ill., prison.

Harben, Balaam (or Harbin, or Hardin) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 12, 1862. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Captured at Franklin, Tenn., Dec. 17, 1864, and sent to Camp Chase, Ohio, prison. In U. S. Army General Hospital No. 1, Nashville, Tenn., Dec. 24, 1864. Transferred to Provost Marshal Jan. 10, 1865. Paroled June 13, 1865. (Born in Ga., Aug. 1828.)

Harbon, Benjamin (or Hardin, or Harbin) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 12, 1862. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Absent, sick in Newnan, Ga., Apr. 11, 1864. Absent without leave Aug. 31, 1864. No later record.
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Harben, John (or Harbin, or Hardin) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Feb. 6, 1863. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Died in hospital at Knoxville, Tenn., Aug. 28,1863.

Harbin, Jesse M. (or Harben, or Hardin, or James M.) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 12, 1862. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Sick in hospital July 3, 1864. In 2d General Hospital, Augusta, Ga., Oct. 24, 1864. Pension record states leg severely wounded by a log rolling over it while building a bridge at ZoRicoffer, Tenn. Paroled at Augusta, Ga., in 1865. (Born in Ga., Apr. 12, 1835.)

Harper, Lindsay (or Lindsey) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 12,1862. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Absent without leave from Mar. 1-20, 1864, and was pardoned by Capt. W. G. Foster. Pension records show he was discharged, disability, May 1864. Died in Gilmer Co., Ga., Jan. 5, 1912.

Haynes, Andrew -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Aug. 1, 1862. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Delivered over to Capt. Anderson of 1st Regt. Ga. Regulars, he being a member of said regiment, Aug. 17, 1863. Transferred to C. S. Navy May 3, 1864. At home on sick furlough at close of the war.

Henderson, C. B -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 1862. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Absent, sick in hospital at Loudon, Tenn., since Apr. 27, 1863. Absent without leave from Apr. 14-May 5, 1864, and returned to duty by command of Capt. Foster. In St. Mary's Hospital, West Point, Miss., Jan. 10, 1865. In Way Hospital, Meridian, Miss., Jan. 12, 1865, with diarrhoea. In Hood Hospital, Cuthbert, Ga., Feb. 26, 1865, for treatment of wound caused by minie ball in the left side.

Henderson, Cicero -- Private Jan. 24, 1864. Deserted. Reenlisted for the war Mar. 25, 1864. Detailed as marker for the regiment Aug. 1864.

Henderson, Perry -- Private Jan. 24, 1864. Wounded at Atlanta, Ga., and sent to hospital June 22, 1864. Pension records state that be was wounded at Kennesaw Mountain, Ga., and was never able to rejoin command. Died near Villanow, Ga., June 12, 1913.

Hill, George A -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 12, 1862. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Elected Jr. 2d Lieutenant Mar. 9, 1863; 2d Lieutenant Apr. 13, 1863. Was furloughed for 35 days Feb. 13, 1864. Did not return from furlough and was dropped from the rolls on the authority of Paragraph 1, General Orders No. 15, 1863 Series, A.& I. G. 0. Richmond, Va. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Govt., May 3, 1864.

Hill, Seaborn -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 12, 1862. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Roll dated Aug. 31, 1864, shows him absent on detached service as teamster on pontoon train since Apr. 24, 1864.

WF HillHill, W. F -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 12, 1862. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Absent without leave Mar. 12-24,1864. Pardoned by Capt. W. G. Foster. Surrendered at Greensboro, N. C., Apr. 26, 1865.

Holden, James L -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., July 22, 1862. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Absent without leave Sept. 1-Dec. 10, 1863. His absence was unavoidable in consequence of the enemy in Knoxville, Tenn., and was pardoned by Capt. Kitchens. Captured near Marietta, Ga., June 17, 1864, and sent to Rock Island, Ill., prison. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Govt., Oct. 25, 1864. Volunteered for U. S. Army but was rejected. (Born in 1887 or 1838.)

Hudson, Julius A -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 12, 1862. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Wounded and left in the battlefield near Calhoun, Ga., sometime between Apr. and Aug. 31, 1864. Pension records state that he was killed at Resaca, Ga., May 15, 1864.

Hyatt, John F -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 12, 1862. Appointed Sergeant-Major in Field, Staff, and Band, Sept. 10, 1862. Transferred to Field, Staff, and Band, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Elected Lieutenant in Co. H, Nov. 28, 1863. Wounded June 22, 1864.

Jackson, Thomas. -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Feb. 15, 1863. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted from Loudon, Tenn., hospital, Apr. 6, 1863. Rejoined company at Knoxville, Tenn., May 1, 1863, and returned to duty. Sick in Zollicoffer, Tenn., hospital, Oct. 22, 1863. Roll for Mar. and Apr. 1864, states he left hospital and went home to Gilmer Co., Ga., without authority. No later record.

Jackson, William M -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 12, 1862. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted near Dalton, Ga., Apr. 26, 1864. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Govt., at Chattanooga, Tenn., May 12, 1864. (Born in Ga., in 1848.)

James, D. M -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., July 23, 1862. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863; to Co. F, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 10, 1863, in exchange for M. L. Smart. Sick in Lynchburg, Va., hospital, Sept. and Oct. 1863. On roll for Invalid Corps P.A.C.S., shown as retired, Dec. 22, 1864.

Jenkins, Isaac D -- Private in Co. E, 8th Regt. Ga. Inf., State Troops, Nov. 7,1861. Apparently mustered out at Savannah, Ga., May 1862. Enlisted as a private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 12, 1862. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted to the enemy in Gilmer Co., Ga., Oct. 10, 1864. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Govt., at Chattanooga, Tenn., Oct. 26, 1864, and sent to be released north of the Ohio River.

Johnson. -- see also Johnston.

Johnson, Andrew J, -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's region, Ga. Vols., May 12, 1862. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Absent without leave Mar. 12-25, 1864. Court martialed and convicted. Deserted and captured near Chattahoochee River, Ga., July 5, 1964. Sent to Camp Douglas, Ill., prison. Died there May 4, 1865, of dropsy. Buried in Grave No. 11 17, Block 3, Chicago City Cemetery.

Jones, John -- Private in Co. E, 8th Regt. Ga. State Troops, Nov. 7, 1861. Apparently mustered out at Savannah, Ga., May 1862. Enlisted as a private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 12, 1862. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted from line of battle near Adairsville, Ga., May 18, 1864. Captured at Kingston, Ga., May 18, 1864, and sent to Rock Island, Ill., prison. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Govt., and enlisted in U. S. Navy, June 10, 1864.

Jones, Leander -- Private in Co. E, 8th Regt. Ga. State Troops, Nov. 7, 1861. Apparently mustered out at Savannah, Ga., May 1862. Enlisted as a private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 12, 1862. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted near Dalton, Ga., Apr. 26, 1864. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Govt., at Chattanooga, Tenn., May 12, 1864.

Joyce, William A. (or Joice) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 12, 1862. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Absent without leave Mar. 12-25, 1863. Court martialed and convicted. Appointed 4th Corporal May 30, 1864. Captured at Jonesboro, Ga., Aug. 31, 1864, and sent to Camp Douglas, Ill., prison. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Govt., and enlisted in Co. E, 6th Regt. U. S. Vol. Inf.

Keener, J. V -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 12, 1862. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Absent without leave July 25-Aug. 25, 1863. Granted pardon. Surrendered at Greensboro, N.C., Apr. 26, 1865. Paroled there May 1, 1865. (Born in Ga., Jan. 6, 1842.)

Kelly, Lorenzo D. -- Private in Co. E, 8tb Regt. Ga. State Troops, Nov. 7, 1861. Apparently mustered out at Savannah, Ga., May 1862. Enlisted as a private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 12, 1862. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Appointed 2d Corporal Apr. 1, 1864. Killed in battle of Atlanta, Ga., July 22, 1864.

Kelly, R. P -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 12, 1862. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863; to Capt. McCallas Co., Engineer Troops, Aug. 12, 1863.

Liles, J. A. (or J. V.) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 12, 1862. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Discharged at Loudon, Tenn., Apr. 25, 1863, on surgeon's certificate of disability.

Loring, J. C. (or Leving) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 12,1862. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Sick in Loudon, Tenn., hospital, Apr. 27, 1863. Absent without leave from Nov. 1, 1863-Apr. 27, 1864. Returned to duty by regimental court martial Apr. 30, 1864.

McMillin, J. N. (or Macmillan) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 12, 1862. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Killed in battle of July 22, 1864, near Atlanta, Ga.

Matthews, James (or Mathews) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith'i; Legion, Ga. Vols., May 12,1862. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Detailed as blacksmith at Loudon, Tenn., Apr. 30, 1863. (Born in Ga., May 12, 1836.)

Meaders, W. C. -- Private. Pension records state that he enlisted June 20, 1864, and surrendered with his command at Bennettville (Bentonville), N. C., at close of war.

Meece, H. H, -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Feb. 16, 1863. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Under arrest charged with attempting to desert the Confederate service, Apr. 1864. Paroled at Greensboro, N. C., May 1, 1865.

Morris, W. W -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 12, 1862. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Wounded at Franklin, Tenn., Nov. 30, 1864. In St. Mary's Hospital, West Point, Miss., with gunshot wound Jan. 10, 1865; Way Hospital, Meridian, Miss., with disease, Jan. 12, 1865; Hood Hospital, Cuthbert, Ga., with wound suffered at Franklin, Tenn., Nov. 30, 1864, from Feb. 26-28, 1865. Returned to duty. (Born in 1833 or 1834.)

Niblo, C. M. (or Noble) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 12, 1862. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted Dec. 18, 1863.

O'Bryant, James. -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 12, 1862. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf Mar. 1863. Appointed 4th Sergeant July 3, 1864.

O'Bryant, John Henry (or Obryant, or O'Briant) -- private Co. A.

Obriant, Joseph (or Obryant) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 12, 1862. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted from his command at Cumberland Gap, Tenn., Dec. 17, 1862. Returned and relieved by court martial Mar. 13, 1863, with stoppage of one month's pay. Appointed 4th Sergeant, July 3, 1864. Paroled at Greensboro, N. C., May 1, 1865. Parole record shows him as 3d Corporal.

Osborn, W. H. (or Osbourne) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 12,1862. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Paroled at Greensboro, N. C., May 1, 1865. (Born in N. C., June 16, 1832.)

Owensby, K -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Sept. 12, 1862. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Furloughed Jan. 7, 1864. Never returned to company.

Pence, A. C -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 12, 1862. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Absent without leave Mar. 12-25, 1864. Court martialed and sentence executed Nov. 12, 1862. Ordered to duty May 28, 1864, or supposed to be in enemy lines.

Pence, C. P -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 12, 1862.'Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Died at hospital in Atlanta, Ga., Apr. 16, 1864. Buried there in Oakland Cemetery.

Pettit, John F, -- Private in Co. E, 8th Regt., Ga. State Troops, Nov. 7, 1861. Apparently mustered out at Savannah, Ga., May 1862. Enlisted as a private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 12, 1862. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Died June 30, 1863, at Clinch Hospital, Kingston, Tenn.

Pettite, Joshua C. (or Petit, or Pettile) -- 4d Corporal in Co. E, 8th Regt. Ga. State Troops, Nov. 7, 1861. Apparently mustered out at Savannah, Ga., May 1862. Enlisted as a private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 12, 1862. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted near Pine Mountain, Ga., June 17, 1864. Captured near Marietta, Ga., June 15, 1864, and sent to Rock Island, Ill., prison. Discharged from there June 25, 1864.

Price, W. D -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., July 22, 1862. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863; to Capt. McCalla's Co., Engineer Troops, Aug. 12, 1863.

Rudolph, Amzi. -- See Captain Co. P.

Sellars, John S. -- Private Aug. 3, 1863. Deserted May 2, 1864. Rejoined company. In Abingdon, Va., hospital, Nov. 6, 1863 -- Feb. 27, 1864. Deserted Apr. 30, 1864. Pension records state that be surrendered under Gen. Wofford at Kingston, Ga., at the close of the war. (Born in Haywood Co., N. C., in 1822.)

Sellers, J. M -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 12, 1862. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted near Dalton, Ga., Apr. 26, 1864.

Sellers, R. S -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. VoIs., July 7, 1862. In Knoxville, Tenn., hospital, Sept. 17, 1862. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Granted furlough from hospital. Did not return at expiration of furlough and was declared deserter. Rejoined company May 1, 1863. Wounded in arm, resulting in amputation above elbow, at Kennesaw Mountain, Ga., and sent to hospital June 29, 1864.

Sharyer, A. M. (or Sawyer) -- Private Mar. 5, 1864. In Augusta, Ga.i hospital, Mar. 24, 1864. Deserted at Kennesaw Mountain, Ga., July 8, 1864. [Editor Note: For more information, please contact Betty Crowder ecrowder@river-valley.net.]

Shepherd, A. W -- Private In Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 22, 1862. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Absent without leave Mar. 12-25, 1864. Court martialed and convicted. Surrendered at Greensboro, N. C., Apr. 26, 1865. Paroled there May 1, 1865. Died in Gilmer Co., Ga., May 3, 1918.

Simmons, J. A. (or J. H.) -- Private Mar. 3, 1863. Surrendered at Greensboro, N. C., Apr. 26, 1865. Paroled there May 1, 1865.

Smart, Marcus L. (or Hargus S.) -- Private in Co. F, 60th Regt. Ga. Inf., Oct. 15, 1862. Appointed 4th Sergeant in 1862. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., in exchange for D. M. James, Mar. 10, 1863. Appointed 3d Sergeant in 1864. Wounded in left thigh and left on the battlefield near Calhoun, Ga., May 15, 1864. Captured there same day, and sent to Louisville, Ky. Released June 16, 1865. Pension records state that the wound was suffered at Resaca, Ga. Died in Berrien Co., Ga., Nov. 4,1903.

Southern, M. L. (or M. S.) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Feb. 23, 1862. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Wounded and sent to hospital July 2, 1864. Appointed 3d Sergeant July 3, 1864. Paroled at Greensboro, N. C., May 1, 1865.

Strickland, G. W. -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 12, 1862. Transferred to Co. Ji, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Detailed as nurse at Frank Ramsey Hospital, Loudon, Tenn., Apr. 27, 1863-Feb. 1864.

Tatum, T. H. R. -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 12, 1862. Deserted at Cumberland Gap, Tenn., Dec. 7, 1862. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Rejoined command and arrested Apr. 23, 1863. Granted pardon. Wounded and captured at Resaca, Ga., May 15, 1864. Sent to hospital.

Walker, F)rancis M. -- 4th Corporal in Co. E, Sth Regt. Ga. State Troops, Nov. 7, 1861. Apparently mustered out at Savannah, Ga., May 1862. Enlisted as a private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 12,1862. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Detailed with Infirmary Corps, Aug. 1864.

Walker, Isaac Newton (or J. N.) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., July 22, 1862. transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Pension records show he was wounded and permanently disabled at Tanner's Ferry, Ga., May 15, 1864. Discharged May 1864.
Editor Note: For more information, please contact Steve Walker at dadof5@charter.net

Walker, W. H, -- Private Jan. 24, 1864. Paroled at Greensboro, N. C., May 1, 1865.

Westmoreland, R. P. -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., July 23, 1862. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. On special service as nurse in Loudon, Tenn., hospital, Apr. 17, 1863. Absent, sick in hospital at Bristol, Tenn., Feb. 1, 1864. Captured at Hartwell, Ga., May 19, 1865.

Whitener, Michael -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Sept. 4, 1862. Transferred to Co. H, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Absent, sick in hospital at Loudon, Tenn., July 4, 1863. Wounded and sent to hospital, May 15, 1864. Deserted to the enemy. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Govt., and decided to remain north of the Ohio River during the war, Apr, 25, 1865. Discharged Apr. 27, 1865.

Williams, Benoja H -- Private Aug. 1863. Wounded, date and place not given. Died of wounds Aug. 1864.

Williams, B. A. G, -- Private Aug. 8, 1863. Wounded near Atlanta, Ga., and sent to hospital July 29, 1864.

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