Benjamin Franklin Berryhill - 4th AL Cavalry - Color
Sgt Randy Arrick
Pvt. Alpheus Porter enlisted in Waddell's Alabama artillery. The battery was raised in Russell Country Alabama in February of 1862. It was formed by taking 20 men from each company of the 6th Alabama Infantry. The battery was assigned to Tracy's Brigade and sent to the Army of Tennessee in time to participate in General Braxton Bragg's Kentucky campaign (including the battles of Perryville and Richmond). In November of 1862 the battery is consolidated in a newly formed Alabama Brigade under the command of General Stephen D. Lee. It consisted of the 20th, 23rd, 30th, 31st, and 46th Alabama Infantry regiments as well as Waddell's battery and fought in the Vicksburg campaign against forces under Grant. The battery saw action at Port Gibson and Champion Hill. At Champion Hill the men were commended for bravery against the overwhelming enemy force which forced them to retreat back to Vicksburg having lost all its guns. It was refitted with guns including 12-pound howitzers and 20-pound parrot rifles. The battery was divided at Vicksburg with one gun being placed at the railroad redoubt, one at the 3rd Louisiana Redan, and two at Fort Garrott. On May 22 Waddell's battery in Fort Garrott helped repulse a Federal attack. During the siege the men were reduced by sharpshooters and Federal artillery which knocked out two of the guns.
The battery was surrendered on July 4, 1863 after 48 days of siege. After being exchanged Waddell's battery was increased to battalion strength and designated the 20th Alabama Light Artillery Battalion, having three batteries. The battalion was then sent to the AOT and saw action during the Atlanta campaign under General John Bell Hood. These battles included Rocky Face Ridge, New Hope Church, Kennesaw Mountain, Peachtree Creek, and Atlanta. The 20th AL artillery was later sent to the North Carolina Department as part of Pettus' Brigade in Bragg's army. After the war he moved to Denton, Texas and is buried in Chinn Chapel Cemetery in Copper Canyon, Tx. Alpheus Porter is the Great-Great-Great Grandfather of Luke Bradford.
Pvt. Andrew J. Watson
- 10th Alabama Infantry Regiment, Company I - Rank in: Private, Last held rank: Private
I have a copy of the "Receipt Roll" for the Bounty for enlistment in the service of the Confederate States. And I have a copy of the "Register" of the Claims of deceased Officers & Soldiers from Alabama which were filed for settlement in the Office of the Confederate States Auditor of the War Department.
Andrew J. Watson served in the 10th Alabama Infantry Regiment, Company
I. He was present at the siege of Yorktown (April 1862). The 10th Alabama Infantry Regiment was part of Wilcox's Brigade (which included the 9th, 10th, 11th Alabama Infantry, & the 19th Mississippi Infantry. Commanded by Brigadier General Cadmus M. Wilcox.
Andrew J. Watson was reported sick at Williamsburg on May 5th, 1862. He enlisted under the Act of December 11, 1861 and he died at Richmond, Virginia in May, 1862 He was born in Alabama; his noted occupation was a farmer; his residence was Bennettsville, Alabama; he was 30 years old and he was married.
The 10th Alabama Infantry Regiment was organized at Montgomery, June 4, 1861, and went to Virginia a month later. When it arrived at Winchester it was brigaded under Gen. E. K. Smith, with the Ninth and Eleventh Alabama, Nineteenth Mississippi, and Thirty-eighth Virginia. It saw no active service for several months, and lay near Manassas and Centerville, with Gen. Wilcox in command of the brigade. It was doing some detached duty when attacked at Drainsville, where it lost 21 killed and 64 wounded. The regiment marched to the peninsula, and was shelled at Yorktown during the
siege. - Pvt. William Nola, Co. G
William R. Hasley 29th (37th) Arkansas, Company F.
William was from Clark County, Arkansas. He, along with his brother in law, my great great uncle, James H.
McGinnis, enlisted in the 29th (37th) Arkansas, Company F, on May 7th, 1862.
He was reported as sick at a hospital in Little Rock in June of 1862 at St.
John's College Hospital. From a surgeon's report he had been shot through
both thighs at a skirmish at St. Charles on the White River. After and during
his convalescence he was detailed to Brigade Headquarters as a teamster,
possible ambulance driver. He is reported as deserted on June 15th, 1863. Two
members of Company F who were witnesses on his pension application state that
he served until the end of the war. - Maternal great great grandfather
of 1st Sgt Ron White, Company G
James H. McGinnis 29th (37th) Arkansas, Company F. (see
William Hasley). At this point I do not have the service/pension record for James H. McGinnis.
- Great great uncle of 1st Sgt Ron White, Company G
Pvt. Francis Asbury Wisener
- Enlisted in Company F, 6th Arkansas Cavalry, in Clark county, Arkansas, March 1, 1863; transferred to Co. H, 37th Arkansas Infantry, April 5, 1863; captured at Helena, Arkansas, July 4, 1863; confined at U.S. Military Prison, Alton, Illinois, where he died on April 28, 1864; born in Alabama in 1829; listed in Clark county 1860 census with wife Lucinda; occupation farmer.
I have copies of two muster rolls. The first dated June 3, 1862 to April 30, 1863. Which noted when he enlisted, what county, a 3 year enlistment & that he received no pay. And the second muster roll dated May & June 1863, noting when he enlisted, what county, 3 year enlistment, & under remarks he
transferred to another command April 5th, 1863.
I also have copies of the USA Post & Prison Hospital records of Alton, Ill. Noting when & where he was captured ( July 4th, 1863 - Helena, Ark)
Received in hospital Oct 17, 1863 - returned to quarters on Dec 25, 1863.
Received in hospital Jan 12, 1864 - discharged (returned to quarters) on Jan 22, 1864.
Received in hospital March 10, 1864 - Died April 28, 1864. "Disease, Diagnosed with Pneumonia"
- Pvt. William Nola, Co. G
2nd Sgt. Henry Snow
K, 42 Regiment Georgia Infantry - Volunteered for service in the
Confederate Army and enlisted on March 4, 1862 at Atlanta, GA. for a
period of 3 years or during the War. The 42nd Georgia Infantry was
organized at Athens, Georgia, during early 1862. Members of this
regiment were from Gwinnett, Milton, Dekalb, Newton, Walton, and
Fulton counties and were mustered into Confederate service in April
1862. Shortly after entering service it was assigned to duty in the
Department of East Tennessee. It served there until December 1862 and
was then transferred to Vicksburg serving in the Department of
Mississippi and East Louisiana and in the Army of Vicksburg. After the
fall of Vicksburg, the regiment served in the Army of Tennessee except
for a brief period in 1865 when it served in the Department of
Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana. Extensive
research has been done. For the full story, click
here. - 3rd great-uncle of Pvt.
Glenn Rutz, Co. I
Pvt. Abraham Richards -82nd Ind. Inf. - Submitted
by Sgt. Gary Richards.
Sgt. Charles A. Spenner - Co. F, 6 Kansas Cavalry -
Pvt. Hezekiah N. Hastings Co. F, 7th Miss. Cavalry Regt.,
which later formed up with the 1st Miss Cav. (Partisan Rangers).
His name appears on a register of POW's at Fayette Co. Tenn., April
24, 1865. His name also appears on oath of allegiance to USA
sworn to in Memphis Tenn., from April 15 to May 1, 1865. - Dan
Pvt. Benjamin Franklin Hastings
- Co. E, 19th
Mississippi Infantry. Mustered in at Oxford, Mississippi.
Wounded at Richmond on April 2, 1861. Wounded again on June 27,
1862. Shown to be at hospital in Richmond in October 1864.
Presumed dead or not heard from since December 1864. - Dan
Pvt. Thomas Jefferson Hastings
- Co. E., 19th Mississippi
Infantry. Discharged Sept. 1, 1861, after 8 weeks due to chronic
rheumatism. Returned home to Jackson Mississippi. Archives
show a T. J. Hasting enlisting with the 7th Miss. Cav., Co F. late in
the war. Theory is that in searching for his brother, Ben, he
ran across his father, Hezekiah, and enlisted with him. He
dropped the "s" off his last name and served for the
duration. - Dan Hastings
Benjamin Cobb Germany - 36th MS Infantry Co. D - Color
Sgt Randy Arrick
Willis P Germany - 8th MS Infantry kia Peachtree Creek - Great
Uncle of Color Sgt Randy Arrick
Thomas Burris Thomasson - 17th MS Infantry Co. E -
Color Sgt Randy Arrick
Emile Peron Colin - Battery G, 1st Missouri Light Artillery
(Hesock's Battery) Pea Ridge,
Perryville, Stone's River/Murfreesboro (served as a cannoneer in the
battery that halted the advance of the Ninth Texas Infantry on
the first day), Chickamauga (severely wounded in hand-to-hand fighting
during the battery's stand at Dyer's Farm to cover the retreat of
Sheridan's Division), Siege of Chattanooga, Missionary Ridge, Atlanta
Campaign. Mustered out for wounds and disability after the Fall
of Atlanta. - Great-grandfather
of Jim Mogan, Great-Great Grandfather of
Pvt. Joseph Modlin
served in the 8th Regiment, Company G, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry
(reorganized from the 44th OVI) in the Civil War. He was ranked a
private. He entered the service on Feb. 23, 1864 for three years,
was believed captured at Beverly, West Virginia on Jan 11, 1865, but had
escaped and returned the following day (obtained from the Letters of
John A. McKee, "To See the Elephant"). He mustered out with
his company on July 30, 1865. He may have been listed on the roll as
Joseph "Moldin" and the roster at the Ohio Historical Society
in Columbus, Ohio had Modlin spelled Maudlin. He is buried at
the National Cemetery in Marion, Indiana. Great-great
grandfather of Roger Modlin and great-great-great
grandfather of Cole Modlin.
Pvt. Flavious J. Pitsenbarger - Co. E, 40 Ohio Volunteer Infantry
- Glenn Rutz
3rd Sgt. Robert Thompson Chamblee
- Capt. John R. Miot's Co., Aiken's
Reg't, Partisan Rangers. (Alias: 6th Reg't South Carolina Cavalry). Survived.
- great great great grandfather of James
Pvt. Josiah (Joseph) Coker - Pvt. Co. E, 20th South Carolina Infantry. Wounded at Cold Harbor.
Furloughed but never made it home. - Great great great grandfather of James
Sgt. Frank Simmons - 4th TN Inf. - Submitted
by Sgt. Gary Richards.
Pvt. John T. Asbury - 30th Texas Cavalry (1st Texas Partisan Rangers),
Co A. Battles: Honey Springs - July 17, 1863 (I have Reference The
30th Fought in this battle but, other references makes no mention of Honey
Springs); Camden Expedition - March to May 1864;
Poison Spring - April 18,1864; Massard's Prairie - (close to Fort
Smith) July 27, 1864; Fort Gibson - September 16,1864; and Cabin
Creek - September 19, 1864 - (POW) - Great
Great Great Grand Father Of Cpl. Matthew Campbell Co G.
Pvt. Jesse James Asbury - 15th Texas Infantry Co I. Battles:
Stirlings Plantation - 09/29/1863; Teche Campaign - 10/3 to
11/30/1863; Bayou Bourbeau - 11/3/1863; Red River Campaign -
March to May 1864; Camden Expedition - March to May 1864 -
Pvt. Thomas J Barton - Co. B, 3rd Reg't Texas Cavalry.
Survived. - Great Great Great Grandfather of James
Pvt. Thomas James Booker - Walkers Texas Division, kia,
Mansfield, La. - Great Great
Grandfather of Gary Booker
William Bradford enlisted in the 29th Texas Cavalry on July 8, 1862 in Denton County, Texas. The 29th, led by Col. Charles DeMorse, served in Indian Territory and Arkansas, operating against the invading Union forces of Frederick Steele. It served in General Cooper's cavalry brigade, 1st Corps, Trans-Mississippi Department. The 29th fought in the battles of Honey Springs, Camden, Munn's Mill, Poison Springs, Massard's Prairie, Fort Gibson, and Cabin Creek. It surrendered, with the rest of the Trans-Mississippi department on May 26, 1865. After the war William was friends with Sam Bass, a Denton County outlaw, and shot and killed a man for beating up his son. He then fled to his boyhood home in Tennessee to avoid the law. He is buried in the Bradford Cemetery in Bradford, Tennessee ( both being named after his brother). William Bradford is the Great-Great-Great Grandfather of Luke Bradford.
Pvt. Noah T. Freeman - Co. B, 11th Texas Infantry Reg't, Walker's Texas Division.
(alias: Walker's Greyhounds. Capt. James H. Jones' Co. B). Survived.
- Great Great Great Grandfather of James
Sgt. Caleb Jackson Garrison - Co. K, 14th Texas Cavalry
(dismounted), Ector's Brigade, The Army of the Tennessee. Served on
Ector's Staff from 1863 until the end of the War. Was elected to 3
terms in the State House of Representatives from Rusk Co., and served
two terms in the State Senate. - Great
Grandfather (mothers grandfather) of Gary Booker
Pvt. William H. Graham - Co. D, 11th Texas Infantry Reg't, Walker's Texas Division (alias: Walker's Greyhounds). Survived.
- Great Great Great Grandfather of James
Pvt. William Hawk enlisted in the 3rd Texas Cavalry, AZ Brigade on February 21, 1863. The 3rd was commanded by Col. Madison and served in the cavalry brigades of Generals Major and Green, 1st Corps, Trans-Mississippi Department. The 3rd Cavalry Regiment, AZ Brigade was sent to General Richard Taylor's army in Louisiana and operated against the invading Union forces under General Nathaniel Banks, which were attempting to invade Louisiana and Northeast Texas for the purpose of getting cotton. The 3rd was in many battles with the enemy including those of the Red River Campaign. He fought at Plaquemine, Brashear City, two battles taking place at Donaldsonville, Cox's Plantation, Stirling's Plantation, Bayou Bourbeau, Wilson's Farm, Manfield, Pleasant Hill, Monnett's Ferry, Bayou Rapides, Wilson's Landing, Mansura, and Yellow Bayou. General Taylor's army successfully drove Banks' Federal army out of Louisiana while inflicting more casualties on the enemy than his army suffered. The 3rd Texas Cav., AZ Brigade disbanded in May of 1865 rather than surrendering. After the war, William joined the Denton County Sul Ross Camp #129, United Confederate Veterans. He is buried in Chinn Chapel Cemetery in Copper Canyon, Texas. William Hawk is the Great-Great-Great Grandfather of Luke Bradford.
Pvt. James Madison McNabb
- Co. B, Texas 29th Texas Cavalry
Enlisted in Denton Co. 1961. Mustered out, Hempstead, Texas,
Born February 21, 1841, Died 1927 St. Jo.,
Confederate States Army Assignments and Engagements:
Cooper's Brigade, Roane's Division, 1st Corps, Army of the West,
Trans-Mississippi Department (December 1862 - January 1863), Cooper's Brigade, Steele's Cavalry Division, District of Arkansas,
Trans-Mississippi Department (January-October 1863), Battle at Fort Gibson (May 20, 1863), Battle near Honey Springs (July 17, 1863), Cooper's Brigade, Indian Territory, Trans-Mississippi Department
(October 1863-February 1864), DeMorse's Brigade, Indian Territory, Trans-Mississippi Department
(February 1864), Camden Expedition (March-May 1864),
Gano's Brigade, Maxey's Cavalry Division, District of Arkansas,
Trans-Mississippi Department (April 1864), Battle at Poison Spring (April 18, 1864), Camden (April 23, 1864), District of the Indian Territory, Trans-Mississippi District (July
1864), Massard's Prairie, near Fort Smith [detachment] (July 27, 1864), Gano's Brigade, Cooper's (Indian) Division, District of the Indian
Territory, Trans-Mississippi Department (September 1864), Cabin Creek (September 19, 1864),
Gano's Brigade, Cooper's (Indian) Division, Wharton's Cavalry Corps,
Trans-Mississippi Department (September 1864-February 1865),1st (Waul's) Texas Infantry Brigade, 1st (Forney's) Texas Infantry
Division, 1st Corps, Trans-Mississippi Department (February-May 1865)
Great, Great, Great Grandfather of Mike Dawes
Pvt. John W. Story
- 2nd Co. B, 35 (Brown's) TX Cavalry -
John W. Story, a pioneer citizen of Milam county was born 27 May 1820,
probably in Giles county Tennessee. John and his family migrated to Milam
county about 1856 from Lauderdale co., Alabama. When the War Between the
States broke out John heeded the call of his country and enlisted in Company I "Milam
Guards," 27th Brigade, Texas State Troops and was elected Captain on 29 March 1862. On May 17, 1862 John, age 41, and son Richard,
age 18, were mustered in as privates in 2nd Company B, 35th Texas (Brown's)
Cavalry Regiment. Their enlistment was for three years or the duration of
the war. The regiment spent its entire career within the state of Texas
and was assigned to the Army of the Trans-Mississippi. John also reported
as a blacksmith for the War Department from December 1862 to October 23,
1863. The 35th Texas Cavalry participated in two engagements during the war. The
first was at Matagorda Peninsula, Texas on December 29, 1863. The second
was at Indianola, Texas on February 22, 1864. Unofficial reports indicate
that the regiment disbanded once the news of the collapse of the Confederacy reached Texas. John was sick most of the time that he served with this unit and was in
fact hospitalized at C.S.A. General Hospital in Shreveport, LA in Sept.
1864. He rejoined at Camp Ford, Tyler, TX in November of the same year.
John's illness contracted during the war was also the cause of his death
(diarrhea) and he died February 10, 1870 in Milam County and is buried in
the Rice cemetery. - Great-great-great
Grandfather of Pvt. Glenn Rutz, Co I
Pvt. Richard D. Story - 2nd Co. B, 35 (Brown's) TX Cavalry
- Richard , son of John W. and Elizabeth Smith Story was born 1844 in Lauderdale co., Alabama. Like his father, Richard was sick most of the
time during the war. He applied for a Confederate pension in 1907 from
Bell county Texas which was approved in March 1908. He died March 19,
1912 and is believed to be buried in an unknown cemetery in Bell county.
Corporal William M. White
- 17th Texas Infantry, Company
E. William was born in Tennessee in the 1839 but came to Texas when he was 12. He joined the 17th Texas Infantry,
Company E, at Camp Terry, Texas, in early 1862. The 17th was in Walker's
Texas Division (Walker's Greyhounds). The 17th was in the 3rd Brigade with
the 3rd Texas Inf., the 16th Texas Inf., the 19th Texas Inf., and the 16th
Texas Cavalry (dismounted). Much of 1862 was spent in Arkansas where my
grandfather took ill at Little Rock. He recovered and served with his regiment at actions in Louisiana at Lake Providence, Milliken's Bend, Young's
Point, Richmond, LaFourche Crossing, Brashear City, Cox's Plantation, Donaldsonville, Bayou LaFourche, Harrisonburg, Fort
Beauregard, Morgan Ferry, Atchafalaya River, Sterling's Plantation on Bayou Fordoche near Morganza, the
campaign in Western Louisiana in the Teche Country, Opelousas, Barre Landing,
Washington, Grand Coteau, Bayou Bourbeau, Carrion Crow Bayou, Buzzard's
Prairie, Camp Pratt, and some of the operations against Bank's. Corporal
White was captured at Fort DeRussy, La, on March 14, 1864. He was transferred
to Baton Rouge, La, on March 17th and then on to New Orleans on March 20th,
1864. He was exchanged at Red River Landing on July 22nd, 1864. During this
time the 17th was in almost continual fighting at Pleasant Hill and Mansfield
in Louisiana. Then was sent North against Steele's Expedition in Arkansas.
The unit was at Little Rock, Camden, Poison Springs, Marks Mills, Jenkin's
Ferry, Saline River, and Tulip, Arkansas. Sometime during the middle of 1864
the 17th was ordered back to Shreveport and then later back to Hempstead,
Texas. It appears that Corporal White may have been able to rejoin the 17th
just as it was arriving at Shreveport. His application shows that he served
until the end of the war. - Great
Grandfather of 1st Sgt Ron White, Company G
Pvt. Asbery Wilson - 2nd Texas Infantry. Participated in the
battle of Shiloh and was captured at Vicksburg, Miss. two weeks prior
to the surrender while foraging for food. As he was not part of the
general surrender he was denied parole and spent the remainder of the
war as a p.o.w. in Camp Douglas, Ill. - Great
Great Grandfather (father's mother's grandfather) of Gary Booker