Sunday, November 12, 2017

Emmaus Primitive Baptist Church

Location:
Emmaus Road
Hoganville, Troup County, Georgia
N 33° 09.540              W084° 52.032

Date of Visit: October 16, 2011


Wilson L Smith
Georgia
Pvt Co K 13 Regt Ga Inf
Confederate States Army
Nov 9 1830   Feb 11 1873

William N Sims
Georgia
Cpl Co B 13 Regt Ga Inf
Confederate States Army

James L. Sims
Georgia
Pvt Co B 13 Regt Ga Inf
Confederate States Army
Oct 10 1837  May 27 1897


James H. Phillips
Georgia
Pvt Co F 21 Regt Ga Inf
Confederate States Army
Feb 5 1835  July 13 1862

Twenty-two year old Phillips enlisted August 3, 1861. He died in a field hospital on July 13, 1863. He was wounded at Cold Harbor on June 27 and died of his wounds on July 13. 
·      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 November 12, 2017. (http://www.fold3.com)
·      Civil War Battles in Virginia 1862 , https://www.civilwaracademy.com/civil-war-battles-in-virginia-1862, accessed November 12, 2017
·      Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, Vol. 2, State Division of Confederate Pensions and Records. Retrieved November 12, 2017 from http://babel.hathitrust.org/.





Albert Phillips
Georgia
Sgt Co E 28 Regt Ga Inf
Confederate States Army
Nov 24, 1843   March 20 1864

Sergeant Phillips enlisted in 1861. His name appears on a roll of causalities from the Battle of Olustee in Florida dated April 21, 1864.  Causality lists compiled at the 28th Georgia Volunteer Infantry website has Albert as being killed in this battle.
·      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 November 12, 2017. (http://www.fold3.com)
·      28th Georgia Volunteer Infantry, www.28ga.org, accessed November 12, 2017
Killed at Ocoena Pond (Olustee) on Feburary 20, 1864. - Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, Vol. 3, State Division of Confederate Pensions and Records. Retrieved November 12, 2017 from http://babel.hathitrust.org/.



William T Beland
Georgia
Sgt Co E 28 Regt Ga Inf
Confederate States Army
July 12 1827   April 26 1863

Third Sergeant Beland enlisted in Griffin Georgia in 1861. He was admitted to the Chimborazo Hospital in Richmond Virginia on May 13, 1862 with Typhoid Fever.  He returned to duty in June. The June 1863 muster roll notes that he died at home April 26, 1863. There is no record of wounding at Fredericksburg and he was dead by the time of the Chancellorsville campaign. 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 November 12, 2017. (http://www.fold3.com)









Luther Cemetery

Location:
Highway 68
DeKalb County, Alabama
N 34° 16.185              W086° 03.281

Date of Visit: October 5, 2011


Robert D Garvin
Pvt Lee Btry Al Lt Arty
Confederate States Army
May 17 1834   Jan 5 1896


Adolphus H Glenn
Pvt  Co H  62 Ala Inf
Confederate States Army

Jan 8 1845   Jul 22 1899

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Freeman Cemetery

Location:
Highway 69
DeKalb County, Alabama
N 34° 17.526              W085° 55.438

Date of Visit: October 8, 2011

Pvt
WH Freeman
Co G
49 Ala Inf
CSA
1843
1862

His record indicates that he died May 18, 1862. - Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Alabama. Original data from: The National Archives, Retrieved from at 3-Fold November 11, 2017. (http://www.fold3.com)

According to Brewer’s History of Alabama units, the 49th was organized at Nashville, in January 1862, and attached to the Kentucky brigade of Gen. Breckinridge. It took part in the battle of Shiloh. A few weeks later, the Forty-ninth was sent to Vicksburg, with Breckinridge's brigade.  The Union bombardment of Vicksburg begin on May 18. It would seem that that he  probably died in route to or in Vicksburg before hostilties and was possibility buried there.

Brief Historical Sketches of Military Organizations
Raised In Alabama During the Civil War, Reproduced from Willis Brewer's Alabama:
Her History, Resources War Record, and Public Men From 1540 to 1872, www. archives.alabama.com

Report of Brig. Gen. M.L. Smith, Official Record War of the Rebellion, Volume 15, page 6

Pvt
David C Freeman
Co B
3 Ala Cav
1839
1863

According to his Find a Grave Memorial this marker was added as a memorial to a soldier who drowned crossing the Tennessee River with Captain Wheeler. His actual burial site is unknown. Find A Grave Memorial #102679745, accessed November 11, 2017. Private Freeman does not appear in the records of the 3rd Alabama Calvary, nor does a DeKalb County unit. There was a Company B of the 3rd Confederate Calvary from DeKalb County. I cannot confirm if he served in this regiment.



Note: These brothers were sons of Elisha and Ann Freeman and their service records were almost as problematic as locating the family cemetery. It sits on a narrow shelve on the east face of Sand Mountain.  Traveling up or down the face on Highway 69 one has to be looking in the exact “right” location to see the tombstones in the winter. Forget it in the summer.  Finding a place to park is also pretty challenging.







Sunday, November 5, 2017

Collins Cemetery

Location:
Highway 68
DeKalb County, Alabama
N 34° 16.017              W085° 51.810

Date of Visit: October 8, 2011

William E. Siniard
Pvt Co K
3 Conf Cav
Confederate States Army
Nov 15 1828   Dec 25 1893

John W Siniard
Pvt Co K
3 Conf Cav
Confederate State Army

July 23 1826  Dec 19 1892

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and the 2017 Update of William Jefferson Bunch

Pleasant Grove Baptist Church
Update of William Jefferson Bunch

Location:
US Highway 52
Ryo, Gordon County, Georgia
N 34° 27.038   W084° 40.340

Date of Visit: December 27, 2009


Pvt
William J Bunch
Co F  1 Ga Cav
CSA
1835
Jan 27, 1863

Private Bunch enlisted on March 22, 1862 at Fairmount, Georgia. A month after the Battle of Stone River his regiment is wintering at Kingston in Roane County, Tennessee. It is a hard winter. He died on January 27, 1863.


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 October 8, 2017. (http://www.fold3.com), The First Georgia Calvary in the Civil War: A History and Roster, Michael Bowers Cavender, 2016.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Bethel Cemetery

Location:
County Road 370
Cherokee County, Alabama
N 34° 05.071              W085° 27.468

Date of Visit: October 5, 2011


Pvt
William F Adams
Co F
55 Ga Inf
CSA
Oct 28 1828
Nov 10 1890

Chasteen B Stone
CO E
Hardin's Bn Ala
Reserves
CSA

Pvt
James Q Ferguson
Co 
1 Ga Inf
CSA
Mar 8 1824    
Jun 12 1908


James E. Snead
Pvt Co H
48 Ala Inf
Confederate States Army
Oct 30 1836    Oct 1 1886



Saturday, July 15, 2017

Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church


Location:
Highway 278
Cullman County, Alabama
N 34° 10.396              W087° 06.690

Date of Visit: October 8, 2011



Needhann N Benefield
Co H
1 Ga Regulars
CSA