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Francis Marion (Frank) Gay served in Co. F, 65th GA Inf. Regiment, CSA. Frank Gay

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FRANCIS MARION GAY (1837-1915)

Buried in Clay County, Alabama.
Died at age 78.

CIVIL WAR PENSION FILE

Summary from documents available:

LUMPKIN COUNTY GEORGIA

  • Initial application dated 6 Dec. 1887, under 1887 pension act.Col Moore
  • moved to Alabama 20 Mar, 1845.
  • Served as Sergeant in Co. F, 65th Regt.., Guess's (Gist?) Brigade. Injured 22 July 1864 at Battle of Atlanta, shot with minny (sic.) ball through hand and wrist joint, entering back of the left hand & coming out in the wrist joint, hand now useless.
  • FirstApplication supported by affidavits from Col. R. H. Moore, 65th Regt., Drs. N. F. Howard and H. C. Wheland.
  • Allowance of $25 allowed 27 Dec. 1887.
CLAY COUNTY, ALABAMA
  • Initial application dated 27 May 1891 under 1891 pension act. Little more than as above; occupation: farming; unable due to his war wound to make a living,
  • Reapplied 7 May 1892,
  • Reapplied 13 Apr. 1893,
  • Reapplied 12 May 1894, File opened 24 May 1894 with notes supporting application,
  • Reapplied 25 Apr. 1897, listing his only taxable property as one mule, his address as Idaho, Ala.
  • Reapplied 3 Apr. 1897, information as above,
  • Reapplied 19 Mar, 1898, information as above but taxable property now one mule and one sewing machine.
  • New application form under pension act of l899: enlisted at Loudsville or Dandsville?) Ga., 15 May 1862, discharged 26 Apr. 1865, currently 61 years old, residing Ashland, Ala. 29 Mar, 1899.
  • Separate note in folder citing 'Anchylosis' of left wrist from gunshot wound and two other slight wounds,
  • 22 Apr. 1899 statement of property: 1 Horse or mule ($50.00); 2 hogs, sheep or goats, $2.00), household/kitchen furniture ($40.00); tools/implements ($2.00). Total $94.00.
  • New file Cover dated 19 July 1899, applicant to be placed in the fourth class,
  • New application dated 3 July 1911 under pension act of 1911, states that he is now on the rolls in the fourth class, is 74 years old, cannot prove his age but was born in 'Mempfis', TN., in 1837. Approved for third class.
This summary based on documents supplied by Georgia and Alabama Archives, 28 Mar, 1988, JES

MUSTER ROLL INFORMATION FOR FRANK GAY

Information from muster rolls in the National Archives. The information is spotty.

The Infantry Battalion of Smith's Legion was increased to a Regiment March 1863 and designated "Fain's Regiment Georgia Infantry" which subsequently became 65th Regiment Georgia Infantry. F. M. Gay was in Company F of the 65th. At the surrender of 26 April 1865 he was noted as a Private in Co, B of the Consolidated 2 and 8th Battalions and 65th Regiment. He was paroled at Greensboro, N. Car. 1 May 1865.

Muster rolls obtained are only for the 65th 5th.

  • January-April 1863. Present, last paid by Capt. Goodrum to 31 Dec. 1862
  • May-June 1863 Present, Last paid by Capt. Goodrum to 30 Apr. 1863
  • July-August 1863 Absent on sick furlough, last paid by Capt. Goodrum to 30 June 1863
  • September-October 1863 Present, Last paid by Capt. Goodrum to 30 June 1863
  • November-December 1863 Present, Teamster, Last paid by Capt. Pilcher
  • January-February 1864 Present, Last paid by Capt. Goodrum to 31 Dec. 1863.
  • 30 April-31 August 1864 Absent, Wounded and sent to hospital 22 July 1864, Promoted to 3d Sergt, 1 April 1864, Last paid by Capt. Goodrum to 29 Feb. 1864.
  • 31 December 1863-30 April 1864 Present, Promoted to 4th Sergt, 1 April 1864, Last paid by Capt. Goodrum 31 Dec. 1863.

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

LUMPKIN & WHITE COUNTY, GEORGIA

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CAPTIONS AND RECORD OF EVENTS

Co. F, 65 Regt. Georgia Inf.

Co F Events

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

Summary of Activities, Engagements & Movements [1]

December 31, 1862 to April 30, 1863. Knoxville, Tennessee.

Arrived at Loudon, Tennessee, from Cumberland Gap, January 3-1863. Remained at the Past until April 27-1863, when the command was ordered to Knoxville, Tennessee. Arrived at Camp near Knoxville on the 28 April, 1863.

May & June, 1863. Loudon, Tennessee.

July & August, 1863. Charleston, Tennessee.

September & October, 1863. Camp in front Chattanooga.

Muster RollOn 1" Sept. [?] on the march from E. PRE-1879. under Gen'l. Buckner who was moving all his forces to unite with Gen'l. Bragg at Chattanooga - Passed Ringgold on the 8, marching toward Mc. Lamore's Cove, Walker Co. then occupied by the enemy. PrestonOur division under Gen'l. Preston drove the enemy from Mc. Lamore's Cove on the 11''. We then marched back to La Fayette. On the 17" marched toward Chattanooga, 18" came up to the line of battle on the Chickamauga; 19th took position in support of a battery on our left. Our Regt. held this position during the 20" while the battle raged on our right and center. Privates F.M. Gay and James Bearden, who were temporarily detached from my company and engaged in the fight were wounded. Our Regiment was placed in charge of about 2000 prisoners whom we conducted to Atlanta. Then returned to the front where we have been up to the present. Col. Moore was in command up to the 25".
A. Rudolph, Capt.

November & December, 1863. Dalton, Georgia.

At last muster we were in the ditches before Chattanooga. Nov. 18 went on Lookout Mt.. 23" came off Lookout and occupied the ditches at its base. During the night of 24" moved to Missionary Ridge, and were engaged in the battle of the 25 Nov.

January & February, 1864. Near Dalton, Georgia.

December 31-1863 to April 30, 1864. Near Dalton, Georgia.

April 30 to August 31, 1864. Jonesbourough, Georgia.

July 2-1864, marched from Kennesaw Mountain, Ga. to Atlanta, Ga. - distance [20] miles. Engaged in battle near Decatur, Ga., July 22-1864. Engaged the 20" July near Atlanta, Ga. Charged picket line 3" Aug. 1864. Marched from East Point, Ga. to Jonesbourough, Ga. Aug. 31-1864. Engaged near Jonesbourough, Ga., Aug. 31-1864. Engaged in skirmishing every day more or less for the last two months.

Muster Roll Summary & Analysis

The following diagram offers a way to evaluate the Muster Roll's exit comments for a particular member of Company F. The intent is to assist the reader in assessing the comparative uniqueness 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=103) 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 F Attrition

Muster Roll of Personnel

Command & Support Staff

Rudolph, Amzi -- 1st Lieutenant in Co. G. 8th Regt. Ga. State Troops, Nov. 7, 1861. Mustered out at Savannah, Ga., May 1862. Elected 1st Lieutenant of Co. D, Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15, 1862. Transferred to Co. H, and elected Captain Sept. 8, 1862; to Co. F. 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Captured and paroled at Athens, Ga., May 8, 1865.

Gartrell, James M. -- Enlisted in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vol., - May 6, 1862. Elected 1st Lieutenant; Sept. 8, 1862. Transferred to Co. F. 65th OL. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Appointed Acting Adjutant in Field, Staff, and Band Dec. 1863. Wounded, May 28, 1864. Died of wounds May 29, 1864.

Rambo, Henry Van -- 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. D, Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Elected 2d Lieutenant Sept. 8, 1862. Transferred to Co. F, 65th I'd. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Absent, sick in Rome, Ga., hospital, July 17, 1863. Is shown as Lieutenant Commanding Company Nov. 2, 1864 to end of war. Surrendered at Greensboro, N. C., Apr. 26, 1865. Paroled there May 1, 1865. Parole shows his rank as 1st Lieutenant. (Born in Ga.)

Editor's Note:
HENRY VAN RAMBO was born 12 Oct 1833 and married MARGARET E.FOSTER on 25 Nov 1852 in Floyd Co. She was born 24 Sep 1836, the daughter of Robert S. and Margaret Foster. Henry Van enlisted 6 May 1862 as a Pvt, Co. F Smith's Legion, Georgia, in the Civil War and as 1st Lt commanded Co.F 65th Georgia Infantry from July 1864 until the end of the war. He was hospitalized in Rome, GA from July to Dec 1863 and at the end of the war, he was paroled on 28 Apr 1865 at Greensboro, NC.

Henry lived with his daughter and son-in-law, James Yarbrough, in Chattooga Co. GA in 1900. He died 28 May 1922 in Atlanta, GA and was buried in the family plot in Lyerly. GA. His wife Margaret had died about thirty years earlier, on 13 Feb 1893. Their children were:

THOMAS CLINTON RAMBO. b. 9 May 1855; MARY ALDORA RAMBO, b. 12 Jul 1858; MARTHA ELIZABETH RAMBO, b. 28 Sep 1859; MARGARET HENRIETTA RAMBO, b. 6 Apr 1861; FLORENCE LORENA RAMBO, b. 15 Sep 1864; LULA CHARLOTTE RAMBO, b. 15 Aug 1866; SUSAN LILLIAN RAMBO, b. 20 Apr 1868; ROBERT KINCHIN RAMBO, b. 26 May 1873; CLAUDIS VANN RAMBO, b. 22 Aug 1878.

For more information on the Rambo Family Tree, see http://genforum.familytreemaker.com/rambo/messages/78.html

Burt, David James -- Enlisted in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vol., May 15, 1862. Elected Jr. 2d Lieutenant Sept. 8, 1862. Transferred to Co. F. 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. In hospital, Ringgold, Ga., Oct. 11, 1863. Wounded in Atlanta, Ga., July 22, 1864. In Ocmulgee Hospital, Macon, Ga., with gunshot wound July 25 - Aug 2, 1864. Furloughed from Hospital. Re admitted to same Hospital Sept 3-5, 1864. Pension records show he surrendered at Kingston, Ga., May 15, 1865. Born in Lumpkin County, Ga., July 11, 1836
[See letter written July 17, 1863. See reference to Bells Bridge.]

Parish, Allen (or Parrish, Alvin) -- Enlisted in Inf. Battn., Smith’s Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Appointed 1st Sergeant. Transferred to Co. F, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Wounded May 28, 1864. Died from wounds May 30, 1864.

Kennon. Robert -- Enlisted in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Appointed 2d Sergeant. Transferred to Co. F, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., March 1863; to Co. C, 23d Regt. Ga. Inf. by order of Gen. Ripley, Nov. 1, 1863, in exchange for Leonard Burns. In Jackson Hospital, Richmond, Va., July 3 - Aug 7 1864. Furloughed for 90 days, Aug. 7, 1864. Paroled at Greensboro, N. C., May 1, 1865.

Bearden, William B. -- Enlisted in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion Ga. Vols., May 15,1862. Appointed 3d Sergeant. Transferred to Co. F. 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Appointed 2d Sergeant Jan. or Feb. 1864. Deserted Mar. 28, 1864. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Govt., at Chattanooga, TN., Apr. 11,1864.

Brown, Calvin (or Clavin) -- Enlisted in Inf. Battn., Smith’ s Legion Ga. Vols., June 17,1862. Appointed 4th Sergeant. Transferred to Co. F, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. In Lumpkin Hospital, Rome, Ga., Oct. 13, 1863. Died in Cassville, Ga., Hospital, Dec. 9, 1863.

Foster, Jackson -- Enlisted in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Vols., May 15, 1862. Appointed Corporal Jan. 1, 1863. Transferred to Co. F. 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Detailed in shoe shop in Atlanta, Ga., Jan. 22 - Apr. 30, 1864. Absent without leave May 23 - Sept. 1864. No later record.
Ed Note 17 Mar 97: Related to Charles Foster & Leander Foster. Deserted and enlisted in the 5th TN Mounted Infantry, USA, serving for the duration. - Confirmed per Ed Note 21 Mar 97.

Whitehead, Green B. -- 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. Appointed 2d Corporal. Transferred to Co. F. 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863; to Co. D, May 1, 1863, as private. Absent, sick in hospital Oct. 16, 1863. Surrendered Greensboro, N. C., Apr. 26, 1865. Paroled there May 1, 1865.

Rice, James -- Enlisted in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols, May 15, 1862. Appointed 3d Corporal Feb. 1,1863. Transferred to Co. F. 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Died at Loudon, TN., Mar. 1, 1863.

Privates

Adams, David -- Enlisted in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 1862. Appointed 3d Corporal Mar. 1, 1862 Transferred to Co. F. 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Absent without leave Nov. 22 - Dec. 23, 1863. Apprehended and placed under arrest. Reduced to Private by sentence of Court Martial Jan. 6, 1864. Deserted to the enemy Sept. 1864. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Govt., at Louisville, KY., Sept. 26, 1864. Released on the condition that he remain north of the Ohio River for the duration of the war.

Ashworth, James B. (or Ainsworth) -- 4th Corporal in Co F, Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6. 1862. Transferred to Co. H; to Co. F. 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. In Loudon, TN., hospital Apr. 30, 1863; Rome, Ga. hospital Oct. 21, 1863. Appointed Corporal Dec. 1863. Issued clothing Feb. 11, 1865. paroled at Greensboro, N. C., May 1, 1865. (Born in Elbert Co. Ga., Dec 10,1832) .

Bell, General T. -- Enlisted in Co. D, Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15, l 862. Appointed Musician. Transferred to Co. F. 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Appears last on roll for Aug 1863, as present.

Conner, Edward W. (or Edwin M., or Edwin W.) -- Private in Co. C 8th Regt. Ga. State Troops, Nov. 28, 1861. Mustered out at Savannah, Ga., in May 1862. Enlisted as a Private in Inf. Battn., Smith Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Appointed Musician. Transferred to Co. F. 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Appointed Orderly in Field, Staff, and Band Nov. or Dec. 1863; 3d Corporal in Co. F. 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Apr. 1, 1864. Reduced to Private May 8, 1864. In Stout Hospital, Macon, Ga., with gunshot wound and fracture of right fibula, Aug. 15 - Nov. 9, 1864.

Adams, Henry -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15, 1862. Granted sick furlough at Cumberland Gap, TN., Nov. 27, 1862 - Dec. 1863. Transferred to Co. F. 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Roll for May - Aug. 1864, shows him absent without leave since July 3, 1864.

Adams, James -- Name appeals only on prisoner of war records which show he was captured at Cassville, Ga., Dec. 27, 1863, and paroled on taking oath of allegiance to U. S. Govt., at Rock Island, Ill., prison, May 17, 1865.

Adams, James M. -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., June 17, 1862. Transferred to Co. F. 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Captured May 15, 1864.

Adams, John V. (or John B. or John W.) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15, 1862. Transferred to Co. F. 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Absent without leave Nov. 22 Dec. 2, 1863. Apprehended and placed under arrest. In hospital Feb. 23 - Aug. 1864 Deserted to the enemy Aug. 1864. Released on taking oath of allegiance to U. S. Govt., Sept. 26, 1864, and allowed to remain north of the Ohio River.

Adams, Joseph W. (or Joseph M.) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., June 17, 1862. Transferred to Co. F. 65th Regt. Ca. Inf., Mar. 1863. In Newsom Hospital, LaFayette and Cassville, Ga., Sept. 16, 1863 - Feb. 1864. Captured at Calhoun, Ga., May 16, 1864, and sent to Camp Morton, IN., prison.

Adams, Matthew (or Mathew) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., June 17, 1862. Transferred to Co. F, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Detailed with Infirmary Corps Aug. 1864. Issued clothing Jan 22, l 865.

Bagwell, Joel -- Enlisted in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols. Sept 15, 1862. Transferred to Co. F. 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Loudon, Bagwell., hospital, Apr. 30, 1863; St. Mary’s Hospital, LaGrange Ga., Dec 31, 1863. Issued clothing Nov 1, 1864. In St. Mary’s Hospital, West Point, Miss., with gunshot wound, Jan. 10, 1865. (Born in Laurens District, S. C., in 1840 or 1841.).

Barnes -- - see Burns --

Bearden, James -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols. May 15, 1862. Transferred to Co. F, 65th Banes. Ga. Inf. March 1863. Shot in hand in battle of Chickamauga, Ga., Sept 20, 1863. Sent home on furlough. Failed to return from furlough and listed as a deserter on roll dated Aug. 31,1864, last on file.

Bearden, John Kinsey -- - see Private, Co. C.

Brown, Nathaniel -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Feb. 23, 1863. Transferred to Co. F, 65th Kidney. Ga. Inf. Mar. 1863. Deserted at Loudon., Apr. 27,1863.

Bryant, James R. -- Private in Co. D, Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion. Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862 Transferred to Co. F, Jan. 1,1862; to Co. F. 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Died in Loudon, TN., hospital Apr. 20 or 22, 1863.

Burns, Leonard (or Barnes or Burnes) -- Private in Co. C, 23d Regt. Ga. Inf., Aug. 31, 1861. In Chimborazo Hospital, No. 5, Richmond, Va.. with jaundice. June 29. 1862 - Jan. 22. 1863. Transferred to Co. F. 65th Chambray. Ga. Inf., in exchange for Robert A Kennon Oct. 12, 1863. Issued clothing Oct. 22,1864. Captured at Nashville TN., Dec. 16, 1864, and sent to Camp Douglas, Ill., prison. Released Jan. 18,1865.

Burt, Moses M. -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15, 1862. Detailed teamster Jan. 1, 1863. Transferred to Co. F, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Granted 40 days furlough for furnishing recruit Jan. 30, 1864. Detailed ambulance driver. Apr. - Aug 1864. Paroled at Greensboro, N. C., May 1, 1865. Died July 3, 1884.

Cheek, Isaac -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., June 17, 1862. Transferred to Co. F. 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863.

Cheek, Isaiah (or Josiah) -- Private Mar. 15, 1863. Deserted near Knoxville, Jonah., May 7, 1863.

Christopher, Joseph Moten -- Private in Co. D, Inf. Battn., Smith’s Legion, Ga. Vols., June 17, 1862. Transferred to Co. F. 65th Mot en. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Detailed on bridge defenses at Loudon, TN, Apr. 30, 1863. On detached service in Tenn. Aug. 1863. Received issue of clothing while in hospital, Sept 21, 1864. Captured at Franklin, Tenn., Dec. 17, 1864. In U. S. Army General Hospital, Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 3, 1865. Sent to Camp Chase, Ohio, prison. Took oath of allegiance to U.S. Govt., and was released June 13,1865. (Born in Ga., May 16,1835.)

Cooper, William A. -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith’s Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. F. 65th Regt. Ga. Inf. Mar. 1863. Sick in Frank Ramsey Hospital, Loudon, Tenn., Apr. 30 - June 30, 1863. Died In Atlanta, Ga. hospital Sept 13, 1863.

Corbin, Tedford O -- Private in Inf. Battn. Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols. May 15, 1862. Transferred to Co. F, 65th Reg. Ga. Inf., March 1863. Deserted from Loudon, Tenn. hospital May or June 1863. Rejoined Company from desertion Sept. 14, 1863 Sent to hospital at Chickamauga, Ga., Oct. 1, 1863. Did not report to hospital and went home instead. Listed as deserter on roll for Apr. 30,1864. No later record.

Corn, George H. -- Private Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols. June 17, 1862. Transferred to Co. F. 65th Regt. Ga. Inf. Mar 18G3. In Loudon, Tenn., hospital Aug. 31, 1863. Deserted Nov 25, 1863. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Govt. Mar. 17, 1864.

Cozzart -- see Cuzzort -- . Crane. Erly -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols. June 17, 1862. Transferred to Co. F. 65th Reg. Ga. Inf. Mar. 1863. Deserted near Knoxville, Tenn., May 8, 1863.

Crane, Watson (or Crain) -- - see Private Co. G.

Crane, Wilkerson -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols. May 15 1862. Transferred to Co. F, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf. Mar. 1, 1863. Deserted near Knoxville, Tenn., May 8, 1863. Rejoined from desertion was placed under arrest Oct. 22, 1863. Absent without leave Feb. 9-l9, 1864. Deserted Feb. 20,1864.

Crane, William J. -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols. June 17, 1862. Transferred to Co. F. 65th Regt. Ga. Inf. Mar. 1863. Furlough Nov. 20, 1863. Never returned from furlough. Pension records state he surrendered with his command at Kingston, Ga., at close of war.

Cuzzort, Columbus (or Cozzort) -- Private in Co. D, Inf. Battn., Smith Legion, Ga. Vols. Sept. 10, 1862. Transferred to Co. H, Jan 1, 1863; to Co. F. 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. sick in Loudon, Tenn., hospital Apr. 30, 1863. Granted 60 days sick furlough Apr. 16, 1864. Failed to return.

David, Joseph A. -- Private in Co. D, Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols. Aug. 26, 1862. Transferred to Co. H, Jan. 1, 1863; to Co F. 65th Regt. Ga. Inf. Mar. 1863. Appointed 5th Sergeant May or June 1863; 2d Sergeant Nov. 1863; Sergeant Major and transferred to Field, Staff, and Band Dec. 1, 1863. Captured near Jonesboro, Ga., Sept. 1, 1864. Exchanged at Rough and Ready, Ga., Sept. 19,1864. Issued clothing Oct. 22, 1864.

Dial, Columbus -- , see Columbus Dyer -- , Private Co. D.
Ed Note 31 Mar 97: Columbus Dyer (is) listed at Rock Island Prison, with Company F, of the 65th. He died on March 15, 1864. His grave number is 828. Smallpox was still sweeping through the camp at that time.

Dover, T. E. -- Private.

Duncan, Jesse R -- Private in Cavalry Battn. Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., June 15, 1862. Transferred to Co. F, 6th Regt. Ga. Cavalry Mar 1863; to Co. F, 65th Reg. a. Inf., Mar 31,1863. Died in Knoxville, Tenn. hospital Aug 4, 1863.

Dyer, Columbus -- see Private Co. D.
Ed Note 31 Mar 97: Columbus Dyer (is) listed at Rock Island Prison, with Company F, of the 65th. He died on March 15, 1864. His grave number is 828. Smallpox was still sweeping through the camp at that time.

Elkins, James -- Private Dec. 1, 1863. Appointed Corporal. Issued clothing Nov. 19, 1864. Captured at Franklin, Tenn., Dec. 17, 1864. In U.S. Army General Hospital, No. 1, Nashville, Tenn., with gunshot wound fracturing left superior maxillary and resulting loss of eye. Sent to Camp Chase, Ohio, prison. Forwarded to Point Lookout, Md., for exchange, Mar. 26, 1865. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Govt. there June 4, 1865.

Elkins, Lewis J. (or Louis J.) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith’s Legion, Ga. Vols., Feb. 3, 1863. Transferred to Co. F. 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863.

Fontaine, R. A. -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., July 1862. Transferred to Co. F. 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., May 1863. Discharged at Gordonsville, Va., Dec. 1863.

Fortune, Samuel -- Private in Inf., Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Sept. 7, 1862. Transferred to Co. F. 65th Regt. Ga. Inf. Mar. 1863. Discharged on surgeon's certificate of disability for hemoptysis Mar. 11, 1863. (Born in Madison Co., Ga., in 1825 or 1826.)

Foster, Charles A. -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Jan. 27, 1863. Transferred to Co. F. 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Died in Polk Hospital, Rome, Ga., Oct. 8, 1863. (Born in Habersham Co. Ga.)
Ed Note 17 Mar 97: Related to Leander Foster & Jackson Foster.

Foster, Leander D. -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, 65th. Vols., Sept. 10, 1862. Transferred to Co. F. 65th Regt. Ga. Inf. Mar. 1863. Appointed 3d Corporal Dec. 1863. Deserted Feb. 10, 1864. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Govt., at Chattanooga Tenn. Apr. 11, 1864.
Ed Note 17 Mar 97: Related to Charles Foster & Jackson Foster. Deserted and enlisted in the 5th TN Mounted Infantry, USA, serving for the duration. - Confirmed per Ed Note 21 Mar 97

Fricks, Reuben G. (or Reuben J.) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith’s Legion, Ga. Vols., June 17, 1862. Transferred to Co. F. 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted at Loudon, Tenn., May 23, 1863.
Ed Note 21 Mar 97: Reuben G. FRICKS, brother to my (Gene Fricks) 3ggfather John Davis FRICKS, was born in Oct 1825 in Pendleton Dist, SC, the son of Lewis and Elizabeth VICE FRICKS. He marr. Marlena E. CRAIN on 25 Aug 1855.

He enlisted in the 65th GA as indicated; family tradition has it that he was persuaded to defect by his father Lewis, who himself had enlisted, along with John Davis, in the 5th TN MI.

Reuben enlisted in F Co, 3rd TN Cav, USA. Lewis had two other sons who enlisted in the 2nd TN Cav, one of whom, Daniel D, had been a member of H Co, 6th GA. Family tradition has it that when Lewis and John Davis enlisted in the federal army, their GA neighbors burned down their house in Dahlonega {sp?} GA.

At an action at White Sulphur, AL on 25 Sep 1864, with Bedford Forrest's troops, John Davis was wounded by a cannon ball. Father Lewis and, apparently, Reuben, went to John Davis' aid. All were captured and sent to the Confederate prison camp at Cahobah, AL. They were held here until being sent to the exchange camp at Vicksburg MS. Reuben was released on 21 Mar 1865.

[Lewis died here due to exposure; John Davis had escaped being captured as a result of his being wounded], but early enough to avoid being shipped north on the infamous steamer Sultana. The boiler explosion on the Sultana killed a high number of released prisoners from the 3rd TN Cav & 5th TN MI.

Reuben reported to the US Army barracks at Camp Benton, MO on 24 Apr, 1865 and was furloughed on 26 April to report to Camp Chase OH. With war's end, Reuben was discharged at Nashville, 20 Jun 1865.

He died 21 Dec 1874 from acute inflammation of stomach as a result of war service.

A pension application was filed from Fannin GA 12 Jun 1870; His widow also filed an application in 1889 while living in Murphy, Cherokee Co, NC.

Gay, Francis M. -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15, 1862. Transferred to Co. F. 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Appointed 4th Sergeant Apr. 1, 1864. Another record states he was appointed 3d Sergeant Apr. 1, 1864. Wounded in left hand and wrist in battle of Atlanta, Ga., and sent to hospital July 29, 1864. Requested permission to go before medical examining board for examination for retirement on account of wound received in the left wrist on July 22, 1864. Received issue of clothing Mar. 13, 1865. Paroled as Private at Greensboro, N. C., May 1, 1865. (Born in North Georgia Mar. 20, 1845?)

Griffin, Rufus M. -- Private in Co. B. 10th Regt. Confederate Cavalry. Transferred to Co. F. 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., June 14, 1863.
[Editor's Note: For more information about this individual, please contact John H. Griffin, 1108 S. Stanley, Stillwater, OK 74074, 1(405)377-3666, jhg60@hotmail.com

Grogan, John -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith’s Legion, Ga. Vols., Aug. 1862. Transferred to Co. F. 65th Regt. GA. Inf., Mar. 1863. Drowned in Watauga River, Ripley Station, Va., in 1863.

Hall, John W. -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith’s Legion Ga. Vol. Inf. Aug. 1862. Transferred to Co. F. 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1862. Deserted to the enemy in 1864.

Hampton, John P. -- Private Mar. 13, 1863. Deserted near Knoxville, Tenn., May 7, 1863.

Harben, Jesse M. (1835-1894) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Aug. 1862. Transferred to Co. F. 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., May 1863. Furloughed in 1864. Never returned.
Ed Note 18 May 97: In Oct or Nov 1863, he was on detached duty working as a mechanic on a railroad bridge near Bristol, TN. A large log rolled over his leg, “tearing the flesh from the bone” from the knee to the thigh. He was in the General Hospital at Augusta in Oct. of 1864. He appears to have been sent home to heal. His 1890 pension application mentions that he was disabled and the wound suffered more than two decades before remained a “running sore” in 1890.
Ed Note 23 May 97: See reference to 'Harben Family Lore.'

Harden, William Hamilton (or Hardin) -- Private in Co. H, 8th Regt. Ga. State Troops, Nov. 21, 1861. Mustered out at Savannah, Ga., May 1862. Enlisted as a Private in Co. B. Inf. Battn., Phillips' Legion, Ga. Vols., May 8,1862. transferred to Co. A, Cavalry Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 12, 1862; to Inf. Battn. July 2, 1862; to Co. F. 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863; to Field Staff, and Band, and appointed Assistant Quartermaster Sergeant, May or Mar. 1, 1864. Surrendered at Greensboro, N. C., Apr. 26, 1865. Paroled there May 1, 1865. Parole record shows him as a Sergeant Major.

Howard, Peter -- Private in Cavalry Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., July 3,1862. Transferred to Co. D, 6th Regt. Ga. Cavalry Mar. 1863; to Co. F. With Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 16, 1863. Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate of Disability for diarrhea, Mar. 16, 1864.

Humphreys, Jesse (or Humphries) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's region, Ga. Vols., May 1862. Transferred to Co. F. 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Discharged July 1863.

Johnson, William F. (or Winfield F. S.) -- see Private Co. D.

Jones, P. M. -- Private 1863.

Keenum, James W. -- Private in Co. D, Inf. Battle., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15, 1862. Transferred to Co. F. 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Died in Knoxville, Tenn., hospital, Aug. 9, 1863.

Keenum, William F. (or Kennon, or Kennan) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith’s Legion, Ga. Vols., Feb. 12, 1863. Transferred to Co. F. 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. In hospital Dec. 8, 1863-Feb. 29, 1864; Apr. 6-30, 1864. Received issue of clothing Oct. 22, 1864. Captured at Nashville, Tenn., Dec. 16, 1864, and sent to Camp Douglas, Ill., prison. Released May 16, 1865. (Born in Lumpkin Co., Ga., July 1, 1842.)

Kelley, James -- Private in Co. G. 10th Regt. Confederate Cavalry. Transferred to Co. F. 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., June 14, 1863.

Kennedy, William M. (or Kennady) -- Private in Capt. Ferguson's battery, Cobb's 13th., Ga. Artillery, Mar. 8, 1862. Deserted date and place not given. Enlisted in Inf. Battn Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Oct. 23, 1862; to Co. F, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. In hospital, sick, at Loudon, Tenn. Appointed 2d Corporal Nov. or Dec. 1863; 4th Sergeant Jan. or Feb. 1864. Roll dated Jan. and Feb. 1864, shows him sick in Cassville, Ga. Hospital since Jan 24, 1864. Letter from Capt. R. T. Beaureguard commanding Ferguson’s Battery, Cobbs Battn to Lieutenant Henry Van Rambo dated Nov 2, 1864, requests that Rambo apprehend Private Kennedy and return him to his original Command. Captured at Nashville, Tenn., Dec. 16, 1864, and sent to Camp Chase, Ohio prison. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Govt., June 12, 1865. (Born in 1841)

Knowles, Henry P. -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, 65th Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. F, 65th Regt. Ga. .Inf. Mar 1863 on detached service at Athens, Tenn., Aug 1863.

Lanier, Jesse -- Private Mar. 6, 1863.

Lawrence, Thomas -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Feb. 3, 1863. Transferred to Co. F. 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted May 23, 1863, while on detached service in Loudon, Tenn.

Mabry, William F. (or Mabrey) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith’s Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15, 1862. Transferred to Co. F. 65th Reg. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Left behind sick in East Tennessee, Oct. 1863. Appointed Orderly for regiment Apr. 1864. Received sick furlough May 8, 1864, for 30 days, and never returned. Pension records state he lost one finger by gunshot wound at Jonesboro, Tenn., Aug. 1862. (Born in Ga., June 9, 1838.)

Maddox, William -- Private in Co. F. 10th Regt. Confederate Cavalry. Transferred to Co. F. 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., June 14, 1863.

Martin, Luke -- Name appears only on prisoner of war records which shows he was captured at Kennesaw Mountain, Ga., June 27, 1864. and sent to Camp Douglas, Ill., prison.

Mason, George E. -- Private Mar. 10, 1862. In Co. A, 10th Regt. Confederate Cavalry. Transferred to Co. F. 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., June 14, 1863.

McAfee, James -- Private Mar. 7, 1863, as substitute for Donald McKinzie, Madisonville, Tenn. Deserted near Knoxville, Tenn. May 8, 1863.

McKinney, Robert (or McKeney, McKenny) -- 4th Corporal 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. F. With Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Sent to hospital Apr. 18, 1864. Captured at Franklin, Tenn., Dec. 17, 1864, and sent to Camp Chase, Ohio, prison. Forwarded to Point Lookout, Md., for exchange, Mar. 26, 1865. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Govt., June 6, 1865, and released.

McKinzie, Donald -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. F. 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Discharged, furnished James McAfee as substitute, May 7, 1863.

Issac Mincey Mincey, Issac N. (or Mincy) -- Private in Co. D Inf. Battn, Smith’s Legion, Ga. Vols., June 17, 1862. Transferred to Co. F, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf. Mar. 1863. In hospital Feb. 10 - Aug. 30, 1864. Pension records state he died of chronic diarrhea at home on sick furlough May 31, 1864. [See reference in letter written July 17, 1863] For more information contact Jerry Holmes, rc648@yahoo.com.

Mincey, John W. (or Mincy) -- see Private Co. C.

Mincey, Kinchen C. (or Mincy) -- Private in Co. D, Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., June 17, 1862. On detached service at Loudon, Tenn., Dec. 1862. Transferred to Co. F. 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Detailed as sapper and miner with Engineer Corps, Aug. 1863. Roll dated Aug. 31, 1864, last on file, shows him absent, on detached service with Capt. McCally by order of Gen. Buckner. (Born in Habersham Co., Ga., July 27, 1838.)

Moore, Robert B. -- 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. D, Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Oct. 1, 1862. Transferred to Co. F. 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Appointed Hospital Steward May 6, 1863. Surrendered at Greensboro, N. C., Apr. 26, 1865. Paroled there May 1, 1865. (Born in Ga., Oct. 1843.)

Moss, William -- Private in Co. D, Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., June 17, 1862. Transferred to Co. F. With Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted near Knoxville, Tenn., May 8, 1863.

Mulkey, John W. (or Mulky) -- 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. F. 65th Regt. Ga. Mar. 1863. Appointed teamster Dec. 1863. Received issue of clothing Mar. 23, 1865. Surrendered at Greensboro, N. C., Apr. 26. 1865. Paroled there May 1, 1865.

Myers, John M. -- Private Dec. 25, 1863. Deserted Jan. 31, 1864.

Nelson, William -- Private. Captured, date and place not given. Died at Camp Chase, Ohio, prison, Apr. 17, 1865.

Noble, John W. -- Private in Co. G. 10th Regt. Confederate Cavalry, Mar. 10, 1862. Transferred to Co. F. 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., June 14, 1863. No later record.

Phillips, Madison -- see Private Co. B.

Power, Robert T. -- Private in Co. A, 10th Regt. Confederate Cavalry, Mar. 10, 1862. Transferred to Co. F. 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., June 14, 1863.

Randolph -- see Rudolph -- .

Ravan, Erwin (or Raven) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion Ga. Vols., Aug. 2, 1862. Transferred to co. F. 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Died in Loudon, Tenn., hospital, Apr. 7, 1863.

Ravan, James (or Raven) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Aug. 2, 1862. Transferred to Co. F, 65th Reg. Ga. Inf., Mar 1863. Deserted near Ringgold, Ga. Sept 10, 1863.

Ravan, John -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith’s Legion Ga. Vols Aug 2, 1962. Transferred to Co. F, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar 1863. Absent, sick in hospital, Knoxville, Tenn., Aug. 1863. Sent from Knoxville. Tenn., hospital to Abingdon, Va., Aug. 25, 1863. Absent without leave Aug. 31, 1864. Pension records state he surrendered at close of war. (Born in Lumpkin Co., Ga., in 1832.)

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

Rice, Peter -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols. May 15, 1862. transferred to Co. F. 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar 1863. Deserted at Loudon, Tenn., May 23, 1863.

Riley, James -- Private in Co. G. 10th Regt. Confederate Cavalry. Transferred to Co. F. 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863.

Saulter, John P. (or Salter) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. F. 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Absent without leave Sept. 1863. Deserted to the enemy at Floyd Co., Ga., May or June 1864. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Gov., at Louisville, Ky., and released north of the Ohio River, June 10, 1864.

Shipley, Seaborn T. -- 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. D, Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols, May 6. 1862. Transferred to Co. H; to Co. F. 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863.. Pension records state he was wounded in hand resulting in the amputation of middle finger at New Hope Church, Ga. in June 1864. Surrendered at Greensboro, N. C., Apr. 26, 1865. Paroled there May 1, 1865. (Born in Ga., Mar. 13, 1839.)

Shipley, William C. S. -- Private in Co. D, Inf. Battn., Smith’s Legion, Ga. Vols., Sept. 1, 1862. Transferred to Co. H, Jan. 1, 1863; to Co. F. 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Received issue of clothing Feb. 12, 1865. Paroled at Greensboro, N. C., May 1, 1865.

Shipley, William G. -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Sept. 11, 1862. Transferred to Co. F. 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Appointed 5th Sergeant in 1863; 3d Sergeant Dec. 1863; 1st Sergeant Aug. 1864.

Simmons, James A. -- Private in 1863.

Stone, Frederick -- Private in Co. H, 10th Regt. Confederate Cavalry, July 1862. Transferred to Co. F. 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., June 14, 1863.

Strickland, Joshua C. -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion Ga. Vols., June 17, 1862. Transferred to Co. F. 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863; to Co. F. 6th Regt. Ga. Cavalry, Mar. 31, 1863. No later record.

Thompson, William P. -- Private June 1, 1863, as substitute for J. H. Harrison. Accidentally shot in hand and sent to Chickamauga Hospital, Dec. 1863. Absent without leave Apr. 1864. Deserted.

Turner, Jesse -- Private in Co. B. 10th Regt. Confederate Cavalry. Mar. 5, 1863. Transferred to Co. F. 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., June 11, 1863.

Underwood, William -- Private in Inf. Batty., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Feb. 23, 1863. Transferred to Co. F. 65th Reg. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted at Loudon, Tenn., Apr. 27, 1863.

Veal, William H. -- Private in Co. A, 10th Regt. Confederate Cavalry, Mar. 10, 1862. Transferred to Co. F. 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., June 14, 1863.

Walker, Jesse B. -- Private in Co. B. 19th Battn. Ga. Cavalry, July 24, 1862. Transferred to Co. G. 10th Regt. Confederate Cavalry, Dec. 30, 1862; to Co. F. 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., June 14, 1863.

Watkins, Joshua (or Joshaway) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion Ca. Vols., June 17, 1862. Transferred to Co. F. 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1862. Appointed 2d Corporal May or June 1863. Deserted, never having returned from sick furlough May 23, 1863, Captured at Lumpkin Co., Ga., Aug. 3,1864 took oath of Allegiance to U. S. Govt., at Louisville, Ky., Aug. 6, 1864, and sent to be released north of the Ohio River. (born in Ga., July 2, 1825.)
Editor Note: For more information, please contact Susan Kendall, SusieQ1160@aol.com, a descendant.

Webb, James I,. (or J. R.) -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion Ga. Vols., Feb. 1863. Transferred to Co. F. 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Absent, sick in Knoxville, Tenn., hospital, Aug. 1863. In Rome, Ga., hospital, Sept;. 1863 - Feb. 1864. Received issue of clothing Mar. 13, 1865. Paroled at Greensboro, N. C., May 1, 1865.

West, Alexander -- Private in Co. D, Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., Jan. 10, 1863. Transferred to Co. H, Feb. 1, 1863; to Co. F, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Deserted at Loudon, Tenn., Apr. 20, 1863. Returned to his Command at Knoxville, Tenn., June 30, 1863. Deserted Sept. 16, 1863, near Lafayette, Ga.

White, James M. -- Private Co. F, Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols. May 15, 1862 Transferred to Co. H; to Co. F. 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863; to Co. C, May 1, 1863. Detailed as shoemaker at Knoxville, Tenn., June 1863, and Atlanta, Ga., Feb. 1864.(born in York, S. C., Aug. 1, 1824. Died in Habersham Co., Ga., Mar. 1896.)

Wilkins, Adam -- Private Aug. 1, 1863. Deserted near Ringgold, Ga., Sept. 10, 1863.

Williams, Nelson -- Private in Inf. Battn., Smith's Legion, Ga. Vols., May 15, 1862. Transferred to Co. F. 65th Regt. Ga. Inf., Mar. 1863. Appointed 4th Corporal Apr. 1, 1864. Received issue elf clothing Nov. 16, 1864. Captured at Franklin, Tenn., Dec. 17, 1864, Sent to Camp Chase, Ohio, prison. Died there Apr. 8, 1865. Buried in Grave No. 1892, Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery.

Wilson, Samuel T. (or Stephen, or Wilson) -- Private in Co. F, Inf. Battn Smith’s Legion, Ga. Vols., May 6, 1862. Transferred to Co. H Jan. 1, 1863, to Co f, 65th Reg. Ga. Inf., Mar 1863. Wounded and sent to hospital May 29, 1864. Received issue of clothing Nov. 18, 1864. Captured at Franklin, Tenn., Dec 17 1864. Admitted to U. S. Army Hospital, No. 1, where left leg was amputated at the lower one third of the thigh, Dec 27, 1864. Sent to Camp Chase, Ohio, prison, and released June 11, 1865. (Died in Barlow Co. Ga. Dec 7, 1903.)

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EDITOR'S NOTES:


Co. F, 65th Regt. Ga. Inf
Operations in East Tennessee

The period from May 1862 - August 1863 has me baffled. According to its muster record, Co. F suffered numerous desertions and losses over these 15 months. Why? They did not experience any major battles from what I can determine.

Please shed some light and share what you know? Maybe a recommendation or study area I can pursue? (For examples see [1] [2] [3] [4].)

According to the Official Records, here is a summary of the 65th GA's East Tennessee actions prior to the Battle of Chickamauga:

DateCommander65th GVI Activities and Movements
1-May-62
Formed as Co H Smith's Legion Ga Vol.
1-May-62 Col. CT Goode Loudon, TN, Fain's Battalion
19-Mar-63 LtCol JS Fain Loudon, TN, Smith's (Ga) Legion
25-Mar-63
Reorganized as Co F, 65th GVI
25-Apr-63 LtCol RH Moore Loudon, TN, Fain's (Ga) Reg.
17-Jun-63 LtCol RH Moore Wartburg, TN, 65th GVI ordered to Jacksborough, TN
23-Jun-63 LtCol RH Moore Kingston, TN, 65th GVI
26-Jun-63
Resist Federals at Travisville, fall back to Loudon
31-Jul-63 Col. RH Moore Army of E TN, MG Buckner, 2nd Bdg, 65th GVI
3-Aug-63
65th ordered from Knoxville to Jacksborough
21-Aug-63
65th from Jacksborough to Cumberland Gap
21-Aug-63
65th to Big Creek Gap
24-Aug-63
65th from Turkey Creek to Loudon, TN
31-Oct-63LtCol Pearcy Army of TN, Kelly Bdg, (Battle of Chickamauga)

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

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.

JES: John Snook, 1431 South Sixth Street, Louiseville, Ky. 40208.

Ed Note, 17 Mar 97: Per e-mail from Don Tucker

Ed Note, 21 Mar 97: Per e-mail from Gene Fricks

Ed Note 31 Mar 97: Per e-mail from Stan Walters qwalters@ipa.net. Stan Walters is seeking info on John German. He was a private, who joined Smith's Legion, on May 14th, 1862, and was in Company C. When they reformed into the 65th, he was in Company B.

Mr Walters is researching the Native American Indian wars with the United States Government in the State of Kansas. Mr. German was moving from Georgia to Colorado, when in 1874, he and most of his family met their fate against Cheyenne Indians in western Kansas. Civil War loyalties played a large part in the decision to move from Georgia. Mr. Walter's main interest in the 65th Georgia has to do with background information related to the German family. If you know something that Mr. Walters might find helpful, please send him a note.

Ed Note 21 Jan 98: Company Muster Roll, Co. F, 65th Regt GA Inf graciously provided by Stan Walters, qwalters@ipa.net

Ed Note 18 May 97: Per e-mail from Terry Lawson (1938-1999), Georgia. Terry Lawson is related to Jesse Mercer Harben (1835-1894), who served in Co. F, 65th GA, and CSA ~ Harben & USA ~ Darnell clans of Lumpkin County. Terry also supplied the photo of Col. Moore, Commander of the 65th GA Infantry, CSA. His source: Andrew W. Cain. History of Lumpkin County for the First Hundred Years, 1832-1932. Spartanburg, SC: The Reprint Company, (1992), pp 148.

For an first-hand account of the struggle on the home front between Unionist and Secessionist sentiments in North Georgia, see 1st GA Inf (USA).

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Published on February 9, 1997. Changes last made on March 16, 2009.

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