Sunday, February 18, 2018

Abbott Cemetery

Abbott Cemetery

Highway 53
Calhoun, Gordon County, Georgia
N 34° 28.033  W084° 54.790

Date of Visit: January 21, 2018

Robert Ambrose Abbott was a member of Company K of the 3rd Georgia Calvary. he enlisted in the army with a horse valued at 200 dollars in 1862. He died at Camp Randolph in Calhoun....not far from his home. 


Armstead Ambrose Abbott enlisted in the Confederate Army on May 7, 1862. He was a member of the Calhoun Blues, Company D, 40th Georgia Infantry Regiment. A.A. Abbott was captured at Champion Hill on May 17, 1863 and was a prisoner of war at Fort Delaware. At some point prior to 1864 he was paroled. He rejoined the army and was captured again at Atlanta on August 13, 1864. He spent time at as a POW at Louisville, Kentucky, Camp Chase, Ohio, and Point Lookout, Maryland. Here he took the oath of allegiance and was released on June 22, 1865.


Note: More about the brothers was posted at Notes From the Field (

Curtis Cemetery

Curtis Cemetery Road
Calhoun, Gordon County, Georgia
N 34° 28.499              W084° 54.993

Date of Visit: January 20, 2018

Jackson William
Wiley Co I
63rd Georgia Inf
Rock Island Ill
Rock Island
Confederate Cemetery
Grave 16201

Private Wiley was captured June 5, 1864 near Dallas, Georgia. At this time the 63rd Georgia was a part of Hardee's Corp organized on Lost Mountain. This was a part of Johnston's Lost Mountain to Pine Mountain to Brush Mountain line in front of Kennesaw Mountain.

After capture Private Wiley was transferred to Louisville, Kentucky and on June 16th was sent to Rock Island Barracks in Rock Island, Illinois. He died on pneumonia on November 27, 1864. He is buried in Section A Grave 1621. 

Private Wiley is one of 1905 Confederate soldiers buried in the Confederate Cemetery. These soldiers died of small pox, pneumonia, and unsanitary living conditions.

·      Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Georgia. Original data from: The National Archives, Retrieved from at 3-Fold February 17, 2018. (
·      National Cemetery Administration, US Department of Veteran Affairs,
·      Rock Island Confederate Cemetery,
·      Kennesaw Mountain, Earl Hess, 2013

·      Organization of the Army of Tennessee, OR Volume 38, Part III, page 648

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Brown Family Cemetery

Woodlake Road
Gwinnett  County, Georgia
N 34° 08.856  W084° 01.695

Date of Visit: October 22, 2017

J.S. Duran
Co F
43 Ga Inf

JF Dollar
Co F
38 Tenn Inf

Island Ford Baptist Church

Island Ford Road
Gwinnett  County, Georgia
N 34° 08.629   W084° 04.492

Date of Visit: October 22, 2017

J.M. Dodd
Co K
10 Ga Inf

BF Pugh
Co K
10 Ga Inf

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Midway United Methodist Church

Highway 120
Forsyth County, Georgia
N 34° 09.402   W084° 14.576

Date of Visit: October 22, 2017

Part I: Soldiers That Died In Service: Details of the service and life of these men will be posted was research is completed.

John M Rogers
Co A
36 Regt Ga Inf
August 17 1820
Apr 27 1865

Part II: Confederate Veterans with Markers

William J Neese
Pvt  Co E Cobb's Legion
Confederate States Army
1834   1901

Daniel Merrill Davis
Co D 1st Galts Regt Inf
Ga State Line
Confederate States Army
Jul 26, 1833    Sept 30, 1912

The First Regiment of Georgia State Line was called Galt’s Regiment.  This unit was organized by Colonel E.M. Galt at Camp McDowell, Big Shanty on February 21, 1863.

·      The Civil War in Georgia, www.research, accessed January 21, 2018

Garrett Cemetery

AKA Old Holley Springs Cemetery

Highway 92
Cobb County, Georgia
N 34° 03.968   W084° 25.506

Date of Visit: October 22, 2017

Andrew Stephens
Co H
7 Ga Inf

Wilson W Stephens
Co H
7 Ga Inf


Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Bethel United Methodist Church

Bethel Church Road NE
Dalton, Whitfield County, Georgia
34.781986              -84.910461

Date of Visit: January 14, 2018

A.W. Tankersley
Co I
39 Ga Inf
Dec 25 1842       June 14, 1920

TH Black
Co C
37 Ga Inf
Jan 27 1828             Aug 22, 1898