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MUSTER ROLL

COMPANY I

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

HABERSHAM 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 I. 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=45) 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 I Attrition

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

Command & Support Staff

Smith, Henry L. -- Captain. See lst Lieutenant Co. K.

Jervis, John A. (or Jarvis) -- Elected Jr. 2d Lieutenant Mar. 9, 1863; 1st Lieutenant Apr. 29, 1863. Appears on list of Quartermasters on duty Feb. 1, 1864. Sent to hospital in Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 20, 1864. Pension record states he surrendered with command at Greensboro, N. C., Apr. 26, 1865. (Born in Yancey Co., N. C., Aug. 10, 1828.)

Ezzell William L. (or Ezell) -- 2d Lieutenant. See private Co. D.

Smith, John B -- Enlisted in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 12, 1862. Transferred to Co. I, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 9, 1863. Elected Jr. 2d Lieutenant Mar. 9, 1863. Resigned, disability, Apr. 29, 1863. (The records show at various places this man'g; rank as Jr. 2d Lieutenant, 2d Lieutenant, and 1st. Lieutenant the name date.)

Ferguson, Jasper N, -- Enlisted in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Feb. 15, 1863. Transferred to Co. I, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Appointed 1st. Sergeant Mar. 9, 1863. Transferred to Co. K, in exchange for F. C. Sorrow, May 1, 1863. Appointed company ordnance sergeant. Deserted at Chattanooga, Tenn., July 3, 1863. Reduced to private. Rejoined from desertion Nov. 10, 1863, and placed under arrest. Deserted , never having returned from furlough. Dropped from roll Apr. 4, 1864.

Merritt, William O. -- 2d Sergeant. See private Co. D.

Sorrow, Francis C, -- 4d Sergeant. See private Co. K.

McCurdy, John (or McUuley) -- 4th Sergeant. See private Co. K.

Busha, Samuel (or Busha, or Busher) -- 5th Sergeant. See private. Co. K.

Humphries, P. G. (or B. H.) -- 1st Corporal. See private Co. K.

Sosbee, William L. -- 2d Corporal. See private Co. K.

Flannigan, Wiley Jack (or Flanigan) -- 3d Corporal. See private Co. K.

Meeks, Henry D. (Micks) -- 4th Corporal. See private Co. K.

Harbin, Thomas A. B., -- Musician. See private Co. D.

Privates

Allen, Nelson A, -- Private Mar. 3, 1863. In Loudon, Tenn., hospital, Apr. 10, 1868; Knoxville, Tenn., hospital, Aug. 1, 1863; Kingston, Ga., hospital, Sept. 1863.Updated roll for 1864, states he died in hospital.

Allen, W. M. -- Private. Died at.Atlanta, Ga.,..June,17, 1863. buried there in Oakland Cemetery.

Allison. Richard -- Private in Inf., Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Feb. 19, 1863. Transferred to Co. I. 65th Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. In Loudon, Tenn., hospital, Apr. 10, 1863; Atlanta, Ga., hospital, June 28, 1863., Furloughed for 80 days July 30, 1863. In Knoxville, Tenn., hospital, Aug. 1, 1863. Died at his home in White Co., Ga., Oct. 2, 1863.

Bennett, Abel M. (or Abram or Abraham M ) -- Private Mar. 22, 1863. Deserted Dec. 8, 1863. Captured at Marietta, Ga., June 15, 1864, and sent to Louisville, Ky., prison. Forwarded to Rock Island, Ill., prison, June 22, 1864, where be was confined until released Oct. 13, 1864, to join U. S. Forces. Enlisted as a private 1n Co. A, 3d Regt. U. S. Vols., Oct. 18, 1864. Deserted Oct. 27, 1865. Never returned to command although it remained in service until Nov. 29,1865.

Bennett, Sicily E. -- private Co., B.

Brandon, A. G. (or Brann, or Brannon) -- private Co. D. Brock, Thomas C. B. -- private Co. G.

Cantrell, E. B. B. (or E. W. B.) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vol., Feb. 21, 1863. Transferred to Co. I, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Detailed as guard at brigade Assistant Quartermasters' quarters Oct. 1860. Captured at Missionary Ridge, Tenn., Nov. 25, 1868, and sent to Rock Island, Ill., prison. Died there of chronic diarrhoea, Mar. 9, 1864. Buried there in Grave No. 856.

Cantrell M. T. -- private Co. G.

Carnes, James R. -- private Co. D.

Carson, William M. -- private Co. B.

Cawthon, Thomas W. -- private Co. K.

Chastain, John W. -- private Co. B.

Chastain, William E. -- private Co. G.

Conly, Samuel 0. (or Conley) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Feb. 21, 1863. Transferred to Co. I, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Sick In Loudon, Tenn., hospital, Apr. 1, 1863. In Rome, Ga., hospital, Oct. 4, 1863. Granted 30 days sick furlough Apr. 28, 1864. Paroled at Greensboro, N. C., Apr. 28, 1865. Parole shows rank as 4th Corporal.

Coward, Thomas J. -- private Co. G.

Crane, Wilkerson -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 1862. Transferred to Co. I, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Discharged, furnished substitute.

Crawford. -- see Crofford.

Crofford, William S. (or Crawford) -- private Co. B.

Curley, N. M, -- Private. Captured, date and place not given. Died at Camp Douglas, Ill.

Deaton. -- see Deyton.

DeJournett, William D. -- private Co. D.

Deyton, Samuel (or Deaton) -- private Co. G.

Eller, Elisha (or E. H.) -- private Co. G.

Eller, Joseph M -- private Co. G.

Eller, J. H -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Sept. 27, 1862. Transferred to Co. I, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863; to Co. G, in exchange for Thomas E. Brock, May 1, 1863. Deserted June 23, 1863.

Finch, Thomas M. -- See private Co. D.

Fitzpatrick H. H. -- See private Co. D.

Floyd, Enoch (or Floid) -- See private Co. D.

Franklin, Michael (or Mitchel) -- Private Mar. 4, 1863. Deserted at Bell's Bridge, Tenn., July 26, 1863.

Garner, George W, -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Feb. 12, 1863. Transferred to Co. I, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. In Loudon, Tenn., hospital, Apr. 1-30, 1860. In Knoxville, Tenn., hospital. Furloughed from hospital July 80, 1863. In Dalton, Ga., hospital, Oct. 1, 1863. Furloughed from hospital Oct. 28, 1863. In hospital Apr. 14-30, 1864. No later record. (Born in Franklin Co., Ga., Nov. 30, 1822.)

Garron, R. C -- Private Apr. 25, 1863. Deserted May 26, 1863.

Gilbert, Francis M. -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Feb. 19, 1863. Transferred to Co. I, 65th Regt. Go. Inf., Mar. 1863. Sick in Loudon, Tenn., hospital, Mar. 19, 1863. Furloughed from hospital. Never returned and listed as deserter from Aug. 1, 1863. Died in Lumpkin Co., Ga., July 29,1899.

Gunn, Wm M. -- See private Co. K.

Hargrove, Thomas D -- Private Mar. 23, 1863. Deserted from Loudon, Tenn., July 1, 1863.

Heath, Campbell R -- Private Mar. 23, 1863. Deserted from Loudon, Tenn., July 1, 1863.

Henderson, Enoch -- private Co. D.

Henderson, William -- See private Co. D.

Hicks, B. D -- private Co. K.

Hicks, Joseph A. (or James A.) -- private Co. B.

Higgins, Jasper -- Private Apr. 25, 1863. Deserted May 26, 1863. Court martialed in Atlanta, Ga., and was sentenced to be shot to death. Death sentence was commuted to hard labor.

Hooper, Enos -- private Co. G.

Hooper, Isaac M -- private Co. G.

Hooper, William M. -- private Co. G.

Hughes, James M -- Private in Inf. Rattn., Smith's Legion ' Ga. Vols., Feb. 15, 1863. Transferred to Co. I, 65th Regt. Ga, Inf., Mar. 1863. In Loudon, Tenn., hospital, Mar. 19-June 30, 1863; Dalton, Ga., hospital, Oct. 14-31. 1863. Died in Cassville, Ga., hospital, Dec. 16, 1863.

Humphries, H. H. -- private Co. K.

Humphries, James M -- private Co. G.

Humphries, J. G -- private Co. K

Hunter, Andrew J -- Private Aug. 24, 1868. In Dalton, Ga., hospital, Oct. 20, 1863. Absent without leave Nov. 20, 1863. Rejoined company Jan. 1864. Sent to hospital Jan. 22, 1864. In Ocmulgee Hospital, Macon, Ga., with ascites, chronic diarrhoea, and debility July 8-11, 1864. Furloughed from hospital for 60 days July 11, 1864. Pension records state he was home on sick furlough at close of war. (Born in Rabun Co., Ga., in 1827. Died in Habersham Co., Ga., Aug. 12, 1912.)

Jenkins, Lawson Henderson -- Private Aug. 4, 1863. Transferred to Co. X, Sept. 1863. In Bell Hospital, Rome, Ga., Aug. 4, 1863. Wounded at Kennesaw Mountain, Ga., June 27, 1864. Paroled as a Sergeant at Augusta, Ga., May 18, 1865. (Born in Ga., July 4, 1845. Died in White Co., Ga., Apr. 4, 1898.)

Jenkins, Reuben Wilburn (or Jinkins) -- private Co. K.

Jenkins, Stewart -- private Co. K.

Kimbrell Elias S. (or Kimbal) -- See private Co. K.

KimbrelL Kinsey (or Kimbal) -- private Co. K.

Kytle, Clayborn (or Kyth, or Claiborne Kitle) -- Private Aug. 4, 1863. In Dalton. Ga., hospital, Oct. 26,1863. Deserted to the enemy Feb. 12, 1864. Took oath of allegiance to U.S. Govt., Apr. 5, 1864.

Lamely, Wiffim -- Private. Died at Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 23, 1863. Buried there in Oakland Cemetery.

Landers, Francis M -- private Co. K.

Ledford, George W. (or George R.) -- private Co. G.

Lewis, Charlton G. (or Lonis) -- private Co. D.

Long, Richard V -- Private in Co. D, 11th Regt. Ga. Inf., July 3, 1861. Appointed 4th Corporal Feb. 10, 1862; 5th Sergeant Aug. 12, 1862. Wounded at Sharpaburg, Md., Sept. 17, 1862. Transferred to Co. I. 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., May 16,1863. Sick in Loudon, Tenn., hospital June 29, 1863. Died in Loudon, Tenn., hospital, July 4, 1863.

Louis. -- See Lewis.

Loyd, Samuel Jam -- private Co. D.

Loyd, William Monroe -- see private Co. D.

McCarty, Newton -- Private. Captured, date and place not given.

McCauley, Hugh L see Hugh L. McCurdy, -- private Co. K.

McClure, Lucius C. (or McClewer, or Mcclure) -- see private Co. B.

McCrosky, Toliver D. N -- private Co. K.

McCurdy, Hugh L -- private Co. K.

McCurdy, John -- See private Co. K.

McCurdy, Robert (or McHardy) -- Private Aug. 4, 1863. Absent without leave Aug. 1864. Captured at Hartwell, Ga., May 18,1865, and paroled there.

McHardy, Hugh L -- see McHardy, Hugh L., private Co. K.

McKinney, George Washington Andersoon -- private Co. B.

Meeks, Abel H. (or Meek, or Micks, or Able H.) -- see private Co. K.

Meeks, Neece D. (or Nace D.) -- Private Aug. 4, 1863. In Dalton, Ga., hospital, Oct. 7, 1863. Sent to hospital, Mar. 8, 1864. Paroled at Charlotte, N.C., May 6,1865.

Meeks, T. D, -- Private. Died at Atlanta, Ga., May 22, 1864. Buried there in Oakland Cemetery.

Mize, John J. (or Jasper J.) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 12, 1862. Transferred to Co. I, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Detailed as wagoner in Quartermaster's Dept., Sept. 20, 1863. Deserted from line of battle near Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 6,1864.

Mobley, W. M. (or Mobly) -- private Co. D.

Norwood, J. F -- Private July 24, 1863. In Dalton, Ga., hospital, Oct. 28, 1863. Absent, furloughed from Rome, Ga., hospital, Dec. 12, 1863, for 30 days. Absent without leave Jan. 12, 1864. Still absent without leave Apr. 1864. No later record.

Owenby, K. -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Sept. 12, 1862. Transferred to Co. I. 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted Jan. 7, 1864, never having returned from furlough.

Page, Andrew M -- Private in Inf. Battn. Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Feb. 14, 1863. Transferred to Co. I, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., War. 1863. Died of erysepelm at Loudon, Tenn., hospital, Apr. 21, 1863.

Patterson, G. D. -- private Co. B.

Peake, Thomas S. -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Feb. 26, 1863. Transferred to Co. I, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Absent without leave Aug. 1864. Deserted to the enemy Oct. 11, 1864. Took oath of allegiance to U.S. Govt. and remained north of the Ohio River during the war.

Popes, James A. (or Pope) -- private Co. D.

Pope, William -- private Co. D.

Powell, William Upson -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Feb. 14, 1863. Transferred to Co. I, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Died in Loudon, Tenn., hospital, Apr. 4,1863.

Pressley, Willliam S. (or William L.) -- Private Aug. 4, 1863. Sent to Loudon, Tenn.. hospital, May 1868. Deserted Feb. 12, 1864.

Rease, F. DL (or Reese) -- private Co. D.

Red, A. Gad (or Redd) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Feb. 16, 1863. Transferred to Co. I, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf ., Mar. 1863. Sent to Knoxville, Tenn., hospital, Aug. 11, 1863. Discharged, disabihty, Oct. 17, 1863.

Reese, James J. (or Reece) -- private Co. D.

Robertson, David (or Roberson) -- private Co. D.

Rowden, Layben (or Laborn, or Roudon, or Laban, or Levin) -- See private Co. D.

Ruse, J. J -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smitb's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 12, 1862. Transferred to Co. I, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863.

Sanders, Francis M, -- Private about Aug. 30, 1864. Captured at Franklin, Tenn., Dec. 17, 1864, and sent to Camp Chase, Ohio, prison.

Shirley, G. B, -- Private 1863. Sink, Andrew J -- private Co. K.

Sisk, E -- private Co. K.

Sisk, Gabriel M -- private Co. K.

Smallwood, Burom (or Hiram) -- Private Apr. 25, 1863. Deserted at Knoxville, Tenn., Aug. 16, 1863.

Smith, Charles B -- Private Aug. 4, 1863. Reported captured at Missionary Ridge, Tenn., Nov. 26, 1863. No later record.

Smith, Charles H -- private Co. K.

Smith, James P, -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Feb. 14, 1863. Transferred to Co. I, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. On special duty at Loudon, Tenn. Bridge, May 1863. Buried in Stonewall Cemetery, LaGrange, Ga.

Smith, John B, -- see private Co. K.

Smith, Newton -- private Co. K.

Turpin, Allen P. (or Turpen) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Feb. 14, 1863. Transferred to Co. I. 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Discharged on election as tax receiver of Rabun Co., Ga., Mar. 30, 1864. (Born in Rabun Co., Ga., June 10, 1827. Died in Rabun Co., Ga., Apr. 1, 1904.)

Turpin, James -- private Co. K.

Turpin, John J -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Feb. 14,1863. Transferred to Co. I. 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted Apr. 6, 1863. Apprehended and returned to company Apr. 17, 1864. Pension records state at home on sick furlough with smallpox at close of war. (Born in Habersham Co., Ga., 1827. Died in Haberaham Co., Ga., May 1914.)

Wright, William H -- private Co. D.

Wiggins, Jasper -- Private Apr. 25, 1863. Deserted May 26, 1863.

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This company was organized in May 1862 as Co I, Inf Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols. It became Co. I, 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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Published on December 3, 1997. Changes last made on March 16, 2009.

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