Notes & Sources:
1. Stephen Woodward advertised his 1215 acre plantation in Lee County Georgia, six miles east of Starkville, GA as FOR SALE in the Macon
Daily Telegraph dated October 22, 1862, page 2, column 3.
2. J.H. Woodward advertised Calhoun County property (503 acres) for sale from the estate of James T. Woodward (KIA 8-May-1862 at McDowell) in the
Macon Daily Telegraph September 21, 1864, page 2, column 5. The sale was to be the first Tuesday of November next at the court house
door in Morgan, GA, for distribution to heirs of the deceased James T. Woodward.
J.H. Woodard published notice (sixty days) of intent to apply to Calhoun County Court of Ordinary, for leave to sell property from the estate of
James T. Woodward deceased, published in the Macon Daily Telegraph on 12-Dec-1862, page 2, column 6.
3. Stephen Nathaniel Woodward (listed as "Stephen N."), age 11 in 1870, is on the
1870 Dooly County Census (page 407A) as living
with Stephen  and Jane  Barnett Woodward. James T. Woodward's widow, Louisa Melvina Respess Woodward, remarried in 1867 to James Willis Dickey
and they lived in Upson County Georgia (both Dickeys buried at Ebenezer Primitive Baptist Church cemetery in Upson County GA).
4. The men of the Whittle Guards wanted to elect John Hartwell Woodward as Captain, but he declined and was instead elected First Lieutenant of the
company named in honor of Lewis N. Whittle, officially organized March 4, 1862. The Macon Daily Telegraph published a muster roll April 2, 1862 with
an error: John Hartwell Woodward was listed incorrectly as "John H. Underwood." The Whittle Guards were mustered into Confederate service as
Company D, 10th Battalion Georgia Infantry.
5. The Woodward brothers served in various units of the Confederate military:
1st Lt. John Hartwell Woodward - Co. D, 10th Batn GA Inf., 'Whittle Guards'6
Lt. James Thomas Woodward - Calhoun Rifles (Morgan, Georgia) Company D of the 12th Georgia Infantry (published Macon Daily Telegraph, June 28, 1861.)
William Washington Woodward - Co. B, 27th GA Inf., the 'Rutland Grays'
William W. Woodward was wounded at Sharpsburg, MD, September 17, 1862, and captured. An
account of William's wounds and capture was published in the
Macon Daily Telegraph June 17, 1863, page 2, column 2. The 27th GA regiment suffered 15 KIA and 89 wounded in the
6. John H. Woodward was forced to resign due to illness June 11, 1862, not long after retrieving his brother's body from McDowell, Virginia. He again
tried to make a go of it in the army by enlisting as 3rd Lt.
Co C, 14th Batt Ga State Guards
Aug 4, 1863, but again resigned due to disability. He would later serve two terms as Dooly County Court Judge, Representative in the Legislature in
1871-1872 and Senator in 1880. Born 16 Jan. 1831, died in Dooly County Oct 17, 1918 and buried at
Vienna City Cemetery (Dooly County Georgia).
7. Col. John B. Lamar, was nominated and elected as a delegate from Bibb County to the Secession Convention in Milledgeville in January 1861. He was also noted in the
article about secession demonstrations(Dec. 24, 1860, page 1, col 1), where his friend and brother-in-law, Hon. Howell Cobb, came outside to speak to an assembled crowd since Col. Lamar was ill.
Col. Lamar served as a "volunteer aide" to Brig. General Howell Cobb and was attempting to "rally the men" at
Crampton's Gap (near Burkittsville Maryland - aka Battle of
South Mountain) when he was mortally wounded on September 14th, 1862. See
General Howell Cobb's report dated Sep. 22, 1862.
Excerpt: "...All of the members of my staff were on the field, and did all that could be done
under the circumstances. One of them, Colonel John B. Lamar, of Georgia, volunteer aide, whilst near my side, earnestly rallying the
men, received a mortal wound, of which he died the next day. No nobler nor braver man has fallen in this war. There were many other acts of personal
courage which circumstances prevent me from mentioning at present. The remnant of my brigade marched with the rest of your division from Harper's
Ferry, and was engaged in the battle of the 17th, at Sharpsburg." [**Original Source: OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 1, Vol 19, Part 1 (Antietam - Serial 27) , Pages 870 - 871]
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John Basil Lamar is buried at
Macon's Rose Hill Cemetery.
Howell Cobb was a five term member of
the US House and Speaker of the House 1849-51. He served as US Secretary of the Treasury under President James Buchanan (1857-60) and was the
40th Governor of Georgia (1851-53) - he left the US House to serve as Governor. He wrote the Confederate Constitution and was President of
the Confederate Congress. He married Mary Ann Lamar, sister of John B. Lamar, May 26, 1935. He died in New York City in 1868, and was
buried in Athens GA at Oconee Hill Cemetery.