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59th Georgia Regiment History

MUSTER ROLL of COMPANY B, 59th REGIMENT

GEORGIA VOLUNTEER INFANTRY
ANDERSON'S BRIGADE, HOOD'S DIVISION - LONGSTREET'S CORPS
ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA - C.S.A.

WASHINGTON COUNTY, GEORGIA
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Amerson, Appleton G. -- Private - May 8, 1862. Discharged on account of blindness, at Richmond, Virginia in 1865. (Born in Georgia, May 10, 1831. Died in Washington County, Georgia in 1916.)

Amerson, James T. -- Private - May 8, 1862. Surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865. Died in Washington County, Georgia, June 28, 1915.

Armstrong, A. C. -- Enlisted as a private in Company B, 1st Regiment, 1st Brigade, Georgia State Troops October 3, 1861. Mustered out April 3, 1862. Enlisted as a private in Company B, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, May 8, 1862. Roll for February 1865, last on file, shows him absent without leave from September 30th.

Arrington, Silas A. -- Appointed Musician of Company B, 1st Regiment, 1st Brigade, Georgia State Troops October 8, 1861; Drum Major March 21, 1862. Mustered out April 3, 1862. Enlisted as a private in Company B, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry May 8, 1862, Appointed Musician 1862; Regimental Drum Major June 6, 1862. Surrendered, Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865. (Born in Jefferson County, Georgia, June 19, 1836.)

Bailey, Franklin M. -- Private - May 8, 1862. Roll for February 1865, last on file, shows him present. Pension records show he surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865. (Born in Washington County, Georgia in 1827.)

Bailey, Jesse Buchanan -- Enlisted as a private in Company E, 11th Regiment Mississippi Infantry April 26, 1861. Transferred to Company B, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry January 23, 1863. Wounded at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania July 2, 1863. Captured there July 5, 1863. Paroled at David's Island, New York Harbor, September 1863. Exchanged at City Point, Virginia, September 8, 1863. Captured in Washington County, Georgia, November 25, 1864. Released at Point Lookout, Maryland, May 12, 1865.

Baker, John H. -- Private - May 8, 1862. Appointed Sergeant. Wounded and captured at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania July 3, 1863. Paroled at David's Island, New York Harbor, September 1863. Exchanged at City Point, Virginia, September 8, 1863. Killed at Darbytown Road, Virginia, October 7, 1864.

Baker, W. T. -- Private - May 8, 1862. Died at home in 1862.

Barnes, J. T. -- Private - May 8, 1862. Died in Washington County, Georgia September 17, 1864.

Barnes, W. F. -- Private - May 8, 1862. Roll for January-February 1863, shows him: "Absent, sick in Richmond, Virginia, hospital." Wounded at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania July 3, 1863. Died from wounds in 1863.

Barron, Thomas Lee -- Private - May 8, 1862. Surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865. (Born in Washington County, Georgia in 1826, died there in 1910.)

Bridges, Benjamin F. -- Private - May 8, 1862. Captured at Tazewell, Tennessee, January 29, 1864. Released at Rock Island, Illinois June 22, 1865,

Bridges, Kinchen A. -- Enlisted as a private in Company B, 1st Regiment, 1st Brigade, Georgia State Troops October 3, 1861. Mustered out April 3, 1862. Enlisted as a private in Company B, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry May 8, 1862. Surrendered, Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865.

Bridges, William C. -- Enlisted as a private in Company B, 1st Regiment, 1st Brigade, Georgia State Troops October 3, 1861. Mustered out April 3, 1862. Enlisted as a private in Company B, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry May 8, 1862. Roll for February 1865, shows him absent without leave from February 14, 1865.

Burgamy, James -- Enlisted as a private in Company B, 1st Regiment, 1st Brigade, Georgia State Troops October 3, 1861. Mustered out April 3, 1862. Enlisted as a private in Company B, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry May 8, 1862. Killed at Knoxville, Tennessee, November 29, 1863.

Burgamy, Lee Jefferson -- Private - May 8, 1862. Fell under train while alighting at Madison, Georgia Roll for February 1863, bears remark: "On detached service. Left arm amputated February 20, 1863." (Born in 1827. Died in 1904. Buried in 96th District, Washington County, Georgia.)

Burgamy, William -- Private - May 8, 1862. Surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865.

Canter, William T. -- Private - May 8, 1862. Substitute for Melton E. Warthen. Died at Macon, Georgia in 1862.

Cato, Cullen (or Collin) -- Private - May 8, 1862. Killed at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania July 2, 1863.

Cato, James J. -- Private - May 8, 1862. Appointed 1st Sergeant. Surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865.

Cobb, Clement C. -- Private - May 10, 1862. Died from exhaustion in Richmond, Virginia, hospital June 15, 1863.

Cofield, John F. -- Private - May 8, 1862. Discharged, disability, at Richmond, Virginia, December 2, 1862. (Born in Washington County, Georgia September 11, 1821.)

Cofield, Joseph J. -- Private - May 8, 1862. Killed at New Market, Virginia, August 17, 1864.

Cofield, L. Francis -- Private - May 8, 1862. Wounded at White Oak Swamp, Virginia, June 13, 1864. Died of wounds. in Clayton Hospital, Spotsylvania, Virginia in 1864. Buried in Confederate Cemetery at Lynchburg, Virginia, Number 4, 20 Line, Lot 189.

Collins, George W. -- Enlisted as a private in Company B, 1st Regiment, 1st Brigade, Georgia State Troops October 3, 1861. Mustered out April 3, 1862. Enlisted as a private in Company B, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry May 8, 1862. Died while on furlough in 1864.

Collins, John G. -- Enlisted as a private in Company B, 1st Regiment, 1st Brigade, Georgia State Troops November 7, 1861. Detailed mail carrier from December 20, 1861. Mustered out April 3, 1862. Elected Captain of Company B, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry May 8, 1862. Resigned August 25, 1863.

Collins, W. S. -- Private - May 8, 1862. Discharged, furnished William J. Martin as substitute, May 8, 1862.

Culver, J. W. -- Private. Appears only on a roll of prisoners of war captured at Dorchester, December 13th by the 3rd Cavalry Division, and turned over to the Provost Marshal at Savannah, Georgia, date not stated.

Daniel, John -- Private - May 8, 1862. Surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865. (Born in Warren County, Georgia in 1833.)

Daniel, Riley -- Private - May 8, 1862. Surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865.

Davis, John W. -- Enlisted as a private in Company B, 1st Regiment, 1st Brigade, Georgia State Troops October 3, 1861. Mustered out April 3, 1862. Appointed 4th Corporal of Company B, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry May 8, 1862. Wounded and captured at Farmville, Virginia, April 7, 1865. Appears on roll of prisoners of war in Farmville, Virginia, hospital April 7-June 15, 1865. Admitted to U. S. A. Hospital at Fortress Monroe, Virginia, May 2, 1865. Returned to Military Prison June 6, 1865.

Davis, Levi -- Private - May 8, 1862. Roll for February 1865, last on file, shows him present. No later record.

Dickens, Isom M. (or John M.) -- Enlisted as a private in Company B, 1st Regiment, 1st Brigade, Georgia State Troops October 3, 1861. Mustered out April 3, 1862. Enlisted as a private in Company B, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry May 8, 1862. Wounded in breast and left at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania July 3, 1863. Died there of wounds July 21, 1863.

Dickens, James A. -- Private - May 8, 1862. Died of chronic diarrhoea in Richmond, Virginia, hospital June 9, 1862. (Date of death given also as September 9, 1864.)

Downs, Tilman -- Enlisted as a private in Company B, 1st Regiment, 1st Brigade, Georgia State Troops October 3, 1861. Mustered out April 3, 1862. Enlisted as a private in Company B, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry May 8, 1862. Captured at Carrsville, Virginia, October 15, 1862. Exchanged at City Point, Virginia, May 23, 1863. Roll for December 1863, last on which borne, shows him: "Absent, left at Martinburg, Va." No later record.

Duggan, A. G. -- Private - May 8, 1862. Died at home of typhoid dysentery contracted in service June 3, 1865.

Eubanks, J. M. -- Private - May 8, 1862. Rolls from June 1862, to February 1863, show him present. No later record.

Garner, Andrew J., Jr. -- Private - May 8, 1862. Surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865.

Garner, Andrew J., Sr. -- Private - May 8, 1862. Died in hospital July 4, 1863.

Garner, H. T. -- Private - May 8, 1862. Regimental return for December 1862, shows him in Richmond, Virginia, hospital. Died in service.

Garner, James W. -- Private - May 8, 1862. Captured. Paroled at Burkeville, Virginia, April 14-17, 1865. (Born in Washington County, Georgia December 26, 1840.)

Garner, John L. -- Enlisted as a private in Company B, 1st Regiment, 1st Brigade, Georgia State Troops October 3, 1861. Discharged at Camp Harrison, Georgia October 23, 1861. Enlisted as a private in Company B, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry May 8, 1862. Surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865.

Garner, Linson -- Private - May 8, 1862. Surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865. (Born in Georgia in 1838. Died in Washington County, Georgia, March 1914 or 1915.)

Garner, Wiley F. -- Enlisted as a private in Company B, 1st Regiment, 1st Brigade, Georgia State Troops October 3, 1861. Mustered out April 3, 1862. Enlisted as a private in Company B, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry May 8, 1862. Roll for February 1865, last on file, shows him present. Pension records show he: "Served until close of war." (Born in Pike County, Georgia, August 30, 1838.)

Garrett, Asa A. -- Enlisted as a private in Company B, 1st Regiment, 1st Brigade, Georgia, State Troops October 3, 1861. Mustered out April 3, 1862. Enlisted as a private in Company B, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry May 8, 1862. Captured in hospital at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania July 5, 1863. Paroled at Point Lookout, Maryland, February 1864. Exchanged at Venus Point, Savannah River, Georgia, November 14, 1864.

Garrett, Richard F. -- Enlisted as a private in Company B, 1st Regiment, 1st Brigade, Georgia State Troops October 3, 1861. Mustered out April 3, 1862. Enlisted as a private in Company B, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry May 8, 1862. Rolls for February 1865, last on file, shows him present. Pension records show he surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865. (Born in Washington County, Georgia, July 16, 1845.)

Garrett, William Jasper -- Private - May 8, 1862. Roll for February 1865, last on file shows him present. Pension records show he surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865. (Born in Washington County, Georgia, September 21, 1840. Died there October 3, 1897 or 1898.)

Gilmore, Alexander Lorenzo Dow -- Enlisted as a private in Company B, 1st Regiment, 1st Brigade, Georgia State Troops October 3, 1861. Mustered out April 3, 1862. Enlisted as a private in Company B, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry May 8, 1862. Died in hospital in Virginia in 1863.

Godfrey, Thomas M. -- Enlisted as a private in Company B, 1st Regiment, 1st Brigade, Georgia State Troops October 3, 1861. Mustered out April 3, 1862. Enlisted as a private in Company B, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry May 8, 1862. Surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865. (Born in Georgia in 1844. Died in Washington County, Georgia, November 14, 1925.)

Hargroves, Richard -- Private - May 8, 1862.

Harrison, A. G. -- Private - May 8, 1862. No later record.

Harrison, Alfred C. -- Private - May 8, 1862. Wounded at Cold Harbor, Virginia, June 1, 1864. Surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865.

Harrison, Benjamin L. -- Appointed 1st Corporal of Company B, 1st Regiment, 1st Brigade, Georgia State Troops October 3, 1861. Mustered out April 3, 1862. Enlisted as a private in Company B, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry May 8, 1862. Transferred to Company C, 49th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, in exchange for Doctor Stanley, March 1863. Captured at Wilderness, Virginia, May 6, 1864. Died at Elmira, New York April 17, 1865. Grave #1353, Woodlawn National Cemetery.

Harrison, John -- Private - May 8, 1862. Wounded at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania July 3, 1863. Died there July 6, 1863.

Harrison, Joseph G. -- Private - May 8, 1862. Roll for February 1864, last on file, bears remark. `"Absent without leave from February 14 1865." No later record. Pension records show he was paroled at Augusta, Georgia close of war. (Born in Washington County, Georgia, October 2, 1831. Died there in 1907.)

Harrison, Joseph W. -- Enlisted as a private in Company B, 1st Regiment, 1st Brigade, Georgia State Troops October 3, 1861. Mustered out April 3, 1862. Appointed 3rd Corporal of Company B, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry May 8, 1862. Surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865. (Born in Georgia.)

Harrison, William H., Jr. -- Enlisted as a private in Company B, 1st Regiment, 1st Brigade, Georgia State Troops October 3, 1861. Mustered out April 3, 1862. Enlisted as a private in Company B, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry May 8, 1862. Surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865.

Harrison, William H., Sr. -- Enlisted as a private in Company B, 1st Regiment, 1st Brigade, Georgia State Troops October 3, 1861. Mustered out April 3, 1862. Appointed 4th Sergeant of Company B, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry May 8, 1862. Wounded at Funkstown, Maryland, July 10, 1863. Furloughed from hospital. Roll for November-December 1863 bears remark: "Absent, wounded, unfit for field duty; on Provost Guard at Griffin, Georgia." Wounded at Darbytown Road, Virginia, October 7, 1864. Captured in Hancock County, Georgia, November 25, 1864. Released at Point Lookout, Maryland, June 16, 1865. Died at Sandersville, Georgia, April 1876.

Hataway, Alfred B. -- Private - May 8, 1862. Captured near Richmond, Virginia, April 6, 1865. Released at Newport News, Virginia, June 25, 1865.

Hataway, Benjamin O. -- Enlisted as a private in Company B, 1st Regiment, 1st Brigade, Georgia State Troops October 3, 1861. Mustered out April 3, 1862. Appointed 2nd Corporal of Company B, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry May 8, 1862. Roll for February 1865, last on file, shows him present.

Hataway, Thomas -- Private - May 8, 1862. Captured at Appomattox, Virginia, April 5, 1865. Released at Hart's Island, New York Harbor, June 16, 1865.

Hawkins, N. R. -- Private - May 8, 1862. Roll for November-December 1862, shows him at home in Georgia on sick furlough. Died in 1863.

Hilson, Leonidas Watkins -- Private - May 8, 1862. Surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865. (Born in Warren County, Georgia in 1830.)

Hooks, Bennett A. -- Enlisted as a private in Company B, 1st Regiment, 1st Brigade, Georgia State Troops October 3, 1861. Mustered out April 3, 1862. Appointed 5th Sergeant of Company B, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry May 8, 1862. Captured at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania July 5, 1863. Paroled at DeCamp General Hospital, David's Island, New York Harbor, September 1863. Exchanged at City Point, Virginia, September 8, 1863. Wounded in leg at New Market Heights, Virginia, June 24, 1864. Wounded in right leg, necessitating amputation below knee, and captured at Deep Bottom, Virginia, August 14, 1864. Paroled at Point Lookout, Maryland, February 1865. Exchanged at Boulware & Cox's Landing, Virginia, February 14-15, 1865. In Charlottesville, Virginia, hospital February 1865. At home, wounded, close of war. Died at Gibson, Georgia February 28, 1898.

Hooks, Curtis -- Private - May 8, 1862. Captured at Strawberry Plains, Tennessee, January 10, 1864. Died of chronic diarrhoea at Camp Chase, Ohio, November 22, 1864. Grave #508, Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery.

Hooks, H. Bennett -- Private - May 8, 1862. Roll for June 16, 1862, last on which borne, shows him present. No later record.

Hooks, James H. (Dr.) -- Private - May 8, 1862. Died of smallpox in Richmond, Virginia, hospital January 1863.

Hooks, James N. (or James M.) -- Enlisted as a private in Captain Horatio N. Hollifield's Battery Light Artillery, Georgia State Troops, February 22, 1862. Mustered out at Savannah, Georgia May 30, 1862. Enlisted as a private in Company B, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry in 1862. Died in Richmond, Virginia, hospital December 13, 1862.

Horton, Hubert H. -- Private - May 8, 1862. Wounded at Cold Harbor, Virginia, June 1, 1864, Wounded in October 1864. Pension records show he was sent home and was unable to return. (Born in Washington County, Georgia in 1828.)

Johnson, Augustus Richard -- Enlisted as a private in Company B, 1st Regiment, 1st Brigade, Georgia State Troops October 3, 1861. Mustered out April 3, 1862. Enlisted as a private in Company B, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry June 15, 1862. Roll for February 1865, last on file, shows him in Augusta, Georgia hospital. Paroled at Augusta, Georgia May 23, 1865.

Johnson, Ellis -- Enlisted as a private in Company B, 1st Regiment, 1st Brigade, Georgia State Troops October 3, 1861. Mustered out April 3, 1862. Appointed 2nd Sergeant of Company B, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry May 8, 1862. Surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865.

Johnson, John C. P. -- Enlisted as a private in Company B, 1st Regiment, 1st Brigade, Georgia State Troops October 3, 1861. Mustered out April 3, 1862. Enlisted as a private in Company B, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry May 8, 1862. Surrendered, Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865. (Born in Washington County, Georgia August 2, 1839.)

Johnson, Linsey T. -- Enlisted as a private in Company B, 1st Regiment, 1st Brigade, Georgia State Troops October 3, 1861. Mustered out April 3, 1862. Enlisted as a private in Company B, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry May 8, 1862. Foot crushed between two logs at Savannah, Georgia. Roll for February 1863, last on which borne, shows him sick in Richmond, Virginia, hospital. Discharged, disability, March 27, 1863. Paroled, Augusta, Georgia May 19, 1865. (Born in Georgia, March 21, 1836.)

Knight, Sylvanus J. -- Enlisted as a private in Company A, 2nd Regiment, 1st Brigade, Georgia State Troops October 12, 1861. Mustered out in 1862. Enlisted as a private in Company B, 59th Infantry May 8, 1862. Wounded, right thigh permanently disabled and captured at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 5, 1863. Exchanged at City Point, Virginia, November 17, 1863. Discharged, disability, July 25, 1864. (Born in Washington County, Georgia, November 13, 1842.)

Lewis, J. E. -- Private - May 8, 1862. Died at Richmond, Virginia in 1864.

Lewis, James M. -- Enlisted as a private in Company B, 1st Regiment, 1st Brigade, Georgia State Troops October 3, 1861. Mustered out April 3, 1862. Enlisted as a private in Company B, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry May 8, 1862. Wounded and captured at Funkstown, Maryland, July 10, 1862. Died in Hammond U. S. A. General Hospital at Point Lookout, Maryland, March 13, 1865.

Lewis, W. H. -- Enlisted as a private in Company E, 1st Regiment Georgia Infantry (Ramsey's,) March 18, 1861. Mustered out at Augusta, Georgia March 18, 1862. Enlisted as a private in Company B, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry June 10, 1862. Died of erysipelas in General Hospital #14, at Richmond, Virginia, December 26, 1862.

Lewis, W. W. -- Private - May 8, 1862. Died in Richmond, Virginia, hospital February 4, or December 30, 1862.

Martin, John J. -- Enlisted as a private in Company B, 1st Regiment, 1st Brigade, Georgia State Troops October 3, 1861. Discharged at Camp Harkie, Georgia December 6, 1861. Enlisted as a private in Company B, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry May 8, 1862. Roll for February 1863, last on which borne, shows him on sick furlough. No later record.

Martin, William J. -- Private - May 8, 1862. Substitute for W. S. Collins. Roll for February 1865, last on file, shows him present.

May, Edmund D. -- Appointed 4th Sergeant of Company B, 1st Regiment, 1st Brigade, Georgia State Troops October 3, 1861. Mustered out April 3, 1862. Appointed 1st Sergeant of Company B, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry May 8, 1862. Killed at Funkstown, Maryland, July 10, 1863.

May, Jabez P. -- Private - August 15, 1862. Appointed Sutler, Special Order #86, November 11, 1862. Roll for September October 1863, last on which borne, bears remark: "Present, returned to company October 12, 1863." Pension records show he was furloughed for 60 days February 1865. (Born in Georgia in 1834. Died in Washington County, Georgia in 1924.)

May, Reuben V. B. -- Private - May 8, 1862. Wounded at Knoxville, Tennessee, November 29, 1863. Captured there December 5, 1863. Paroled at Fort Delaware, Delaware September 28, 1864. Exchanged at Varina, Virginia, October 5, 1864. Appears without remark as to presence or absence on roll for February 1865, last roll on file.

May, Richard Thomas -- Enlisted as a private in Company B, 1st Regiment, 1st Brigade, Georgia State Troops October 3, 1861. Mustered out April 3, 1862. Enlisted as a private in Company B, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry May 8, 1862. Elected Jr. 2nd Lieutenant August 25, 1863; 2nd Lieutenant August 25, 1863. Wounded and captured at Knoxville, Tennessee, November 29, 1863. Sent to Camp Chase, Ohio, December 15, 1863. Received at Fort Delaware, Delaware from Camp Chase, Ohio, March 27, 1864. Released there June 12, 1865. Died in Laurens County, Georgia, December 28, 1911.

May, Stephen -- Enlisted as a private in Company B, 1st Regiment, 1st Brigade, Georgia State Troops October 3, 1861. Mustered out April 3, 1862. Appointed 3rd Sergeant of Company B, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry May 8, 1862. Pension records show he was at home on furlough February April 1865. Died in Washington County, Georgia in 1919.

May, William H. -- Enlisted as a private in Company B, 1st Regiment, 1st Brigade, Georgia State Troops October 3, 1861 Mustered out April 3, 1862. Enlisted as a private in Company B, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry May 8, 1862. Surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865. (Born in Washington County, Georgia in 1839. Died there in 1915 or 1917.)

May, William Jasper -- Elected 2nd Lieutenant of Company B, 1st Regiment, 1st Brigade, Georgia State Troops October 3, 1861. Mustered out April 3, 1862. Elected 2nd Lieutenant of Company B, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry May 8, 1862; *1st Lieutenant August 1863. Died in Washington County, Georgia in 1900,

McDaniel, Anderson J. -- Enlisted as a private in Company B, 1st Regiment, 1st Brigade, Georgia State Troops October 3, 1861. Mustered out April 3, 1862. Enlisted as a private in Company B, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry May 8, 1862. Roll for February 1865, last on file, shows him in hospital. Na later record.

McDaniel, Sidney T. -- Enlisted as a private in Company B, 1st Regiment, 1st Brigade, Georgia State Troops October 3, 1861. Mustered out April 3, 1862. Enlisted as a private in Company B, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry May 8, 1862. Surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865.

McRae, John -- Private - May 8, 1862. Captured in 1862. Received and exchanged on board Steamer Metropolitan near Vicksburg, Mississippi December 4, 1862. No later record.

Mead, James (or Meede) -- Enlisted as a private in Company B, 1st Regiment, 1st Brigade, Georgia State Troops October 3, 1861. Mustered out April 3, 1862. Enlisted as a private in Company B, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry June 15, 1862. Surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865.

Meeks, Thomas J. -- Enlisted as a private in Company B, 1st Regiment, 1st Brigade, Georgia State Troops October 3, 1861. Mustered out April 3, 1862. Enlisted as a private in Company B, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry May 10, 1862. Wounded in head at Wilderness, Virginia, May 6, 1864. Badly ruptured while lifting a cannon. Surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865. (Born in Washington County, Georgia, September 9, 1833. Died in Johnson County, Georgia, January 1905.)

Melnarard, -- Private - May 8, 1862. Appears only on a list of prisoners of war shipped by the Provost Marshal at Lexington, Kentucky, to Louisville, Kentucky, October 31, 1862. `"Roll endorsed received (O.C.G.P.) January 25, 1863."

Mills, Benjamin F. -- Enlisted as a private in Company B, 1st Regiment, 1st Brigade, Georgia State Troops October 3, 1861. Mustered out April 3, 1862. Enlisted as a private in Company B, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry May 8, 1862. Killed at Spotsylvania, Virginia, May 10, 1864.

Mills, Green Lee -- Enlisted as a private in Company B, 1st Regiment, 1st Brigade, Georgia State Troops October 3, 1861. Mustered out April 3, 1862. Enlisted as a private in Company B, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry May 8, 1862. Captured at Bermuda Hundred, Virginia, April 3, 1865. Released at Hart’s Island, New York Harbor, June 15, 1865.

Mills, J. Thomas -- Enlisted as a private in Company B, 1st Regiment, 1st Brigade, Georgia State Troops October 3, 1861. Mustered out April 3, 1862. Enlisted as a private in Company B, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry May 8, 1862. Roll for February 28, 1865, last on file, shows him present. Pension records show he surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865. (Born in Georgia in 1844. Died December 11, 1922. Buried in Hardin Chapel at Lyons, Georgia.)

Mills, Jefferson J. -- Private - May 8, 1862. Died of small-pox in Richmond, Virginia, General Hospital #16, December 23, 1862.

Mills, William S. -- Enlisted as a private in Company B, 1st Regiment, 1st Brigade, Georgia State Troops October 3, 1861. Mustered out April 3, 1862. Enlisted as a private in Company B, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry May 8, 1862. Captured at Appomattox, Virginia, April 5, 1865. Released at Hart’s Island, New York Harbor, June 15, 1865.

Norris, Robert C. -- Private - May 8, 1862. Died of chronic diarrhoea in Jackson Hospital at Richmond, Virginia, July 23, 1864.

Norris, Thomas M. -- Private - May 8, 1862. Wounded through body and captured at Knoxville, Tennessee, December 5, 1863. Paroled at Rock Island, Illinois and transferred for exchange February 15, 1865. Roll for February 1865, shows him `"Absent, paroled prisoner at Camp Lee near Richmond, Virginia." Pension records show he was at home on furlough close of war. (Born in Hancock County, Georgia, January 15, 1830. Died in Washington County, Georgia in 1910.)

Osborn, Reuben E. -- Private - May 8, 1862. Died of small-pox in Richmond, Virginia, hospital February 1, 1863.

Osborn, William F. -- Private - May 8, 1862. Wounded in right arm, bone shattered at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania July 2, 1863. Furloughed from hospital at Lynchburg, Virginia in 1863. Surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865. (Born in Washington County, Georgia, September 1, 1840.)

Page, Joseph E. -- Corporal. See Corporal, Company D.

Pilcher, A. W. -- Private - May 8, 1862. Killed at Cold Harbor, Virginia, June 1, 1864.

Pilcher, William Lee -- Enlisted as a private in Company B, 1st Regiment, 1st Brigade, Georgia State Troops October 3, 1861. Mustered out April 3, 1862. Enlisted as a private in Company B, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry May 8, 1862. Wounded at Farmville, Virginia, April 6, 1865. Paroled there April 11-21, 1865. (Born in Washington County, Georgia in 1836. Died at home May 20, 1901.)

Pounds, Joel A. -- Enlisted as a private in Company E, 11th Regiment Mississippi Infantry May 10, 1861. Transferred to Company B, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry January 22, 1863. Captured at Spotsylvania, Virginia, May 10, 1864. Died from inflammation of lungs at Fort Delaware, Delaware, June 20, 1864. Location of grave on Jersey Shore.

Rachels, A. C. -- Private - May 8, 1862. Died in Richmond, Virginia, hospital November 23, 1862.

Rachels, George W. -- Private - May 8, 1862. Captured at Knoxville, Tennessee, December 3, 1863. Died at Rock Island, Illinois March 6, 1864. Grave #753, south of prison barracks.

Rachels, John M. -- Enlisted as a private in Company B, 1st Regiment 1st Brigade, Georgia State Troops October 3, 1861. Mustered out April 3, 1862. Appointed 1st Corporal of Company B, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry May 8, 1862. Wounded and captured at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania July 4, 1863. Paroled at DeCamp General Hospital, David's Island, New York Harbor, August 24, 1863. Exchanged at City Point, Virginia, August 28, 1863. Surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865. Died in Washington County, Georgia, July 1909.

Redfern, John -- Private - May 8, 1862. Wounded through wrist of right arm at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania July 2, 1863. Surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865. (Born in Anson County, North Carolina August 17, 1827. Died in Washington County, Georgia in 1908.)

Redfern, Wilson -- Private - May 8, 1862. Died at home in 1862.

Smith, Thomas -- Private - May 8, 1862. Discharged, disability, December 1, 1862. (Born in Hancock County, Georgia, June 10, 1828.)

Sparks, George W. -- Appointed 1st Sergeant of Company B, 1st Regiment, 1st Brigade, Georgia State Troops October 3, 1861. Mustered out April 3, 1862. Elected 1st Lieutenant of Company B, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry May 8, 1862; Captain August 25, 1863. Surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865.

Sparks, Stephen Smiley -- Appointed 3rd Corporal of Company B, 1st Regiment, 1st Brigade, Georgia State Troops October 3, 1861. Mustered out April 3, 1862. Enlisted as a private in Company B, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry May 8, 1862. Wounded at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania July 2, 1863. Died there of wounds July 4, 1863.

Sparks, Thomas H. -- Enlisted as a private in Company B, 1st Regiment, 1st Brigade, Georgia State Troops October 3, 1861. Mustered out April 3, 1862. Enlisted as a private in Company B, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry May 8, 1862. Wounded and captured at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania July 5, 1863. In Letterman Hospital there August 10, 1863. Exchanged at City Point, Virginia, November 17, 1863. Appointed Field Musician. Surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865. Died in Washington County, Georgia in 1920.

Sparks, William A. -- Enlisted as a private in Company B, 1st Regiment, 1st Brigade, Georgia State Troops October 3, 1861. Mustered out April 3, 1862. Enlisted as a private in Company B, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry May 8, 1862. Appointed A.C.S. June 16, 1862. Died at Rapidan, Virginia, May 30, 1863.

Stanley, Doctor -- Enlisted as a private in Company C, 49th Regiment, Georgia Infantry March 4, 1862. Wounded at Seven Pines, Virginia, May 31, 1862. Transferred to Company B, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, in exchange for Benjamin L. Harrison, March 1863. Surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865. (Born in Washington County, Georgia, September 2, 1841. Died at Macon, Georgia July 23, 1912. Buried at Riverside Cemetery.)

Sutton, William A. -- Enlisted as a private in Company B, 1st Regiment, 1st Brigade, Georgia State Troops October 3, 1861. Mustered out April 3, 1862. Enlisted as a private in Company B, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry May 8, 1862. Surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865. (Born in Georgia, July 1, 1834 or 1836. Died in Laurens County, Georgia, July 18, 1917.)

Tanton, Edmund -- Private - May 8, 1862. Roll for February 1865, last on file, shows him absent without leave from February 6, 1865.

Taylor, Henry -- Jr. 2nd Lieutenant - May 1862. Elected 2nd Lieutenant August 1863; *1st Lieutenant August 1863. Roll for February 1865, last on file, shows him absent without leave since September 18, 1864.

Turner, J. J. -- Private - May 8, 1862. Roll for November-December 1862, last on which borne, shows him sick in hospital. Died at Richmond, Virginia in 1863.

Walker, David B. -- Enlisted as a private in Company B, 1st Regiment, 1st Brigade, Georgia State Troops October 3, 1861. Mustered out April 3, 1862. Enlisted as a private in Company B, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry June 15, 1862. Captured at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania July 3, 1863. Died at Point Lookout, Maryland, December 29, 1863.

Walker, Freeman F. -- Private - May 8, 1862. Wounded, date and place not given. Died with erysipelas in Lynchburg, or Staunton, Virginia, hospital June 22, 1863. Buried in Thornrose Cemetery at Staunton, Virginia.

Walker, James Freeman -- Appointed 5th Sergeant of Company B, 1st Regiment, 1st Brigade, Georgia State Troops October 3, 1861. Mustered out April 3, 1862. Enlisted as a private in Company B, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry August 15, 1862. Detailed on the East Tennessee, & Virginia, R. R., by order of General Longstreet, February 1864. Paroled at Augusta, Georgia May 20, 1865.

Walker, Wilson D. -- Private - May 8, 1862. Roll to June 16, 1862, shows him present. No later record.

Warthen, Milton E. -- Elected 1st Lieutenant of Co B, 1st Regiment, 1st Brigade, Georgia State Troops October 3, 1861. Mustered out April 3, 1862. Enlisted as a private in Company B, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry May 8, 1862. Discharged, furnished William T. Canter as substitute, May 8, 1862. Enlisted as a private in Company B, 7th Battalion Georgia State Guards Cavalry August 4, 1863. Roll dated January 31, 1864, last on file, shows him present.

Welch, Benjamin F. -- Private - June 15, 1862. Died in Richmond, Virginia, hospital December 1862.

Wiggins, E. M. -- Enlisted as a private in Captain Horatio N. Hollifield's Battery Light Artillery, Georgia State Troops, February 22, 1862. Mustered out at Savannah, Georgia, May 30, 1862. Enlisted as a private in Company B, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry in 1862. Wounded at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania July 2, 1863: "Left shoulder cap shot off, at Petersburg, July 20, 1864. (Born in Georgia, January 5, 1837.)

Wiggins, William E. -- Appointed 8th Corporal of Captain Horatio N. Hollifield's Battery, Light Artillery, Georgia State Troops, February 22, 1862. Mustered out at Savannah, Georgia, May 30, 1862. Enlisted as a private in Company B, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry in 1862. Died from typhoid pneumonia in Ferguson's Hospital at Lynchburg, Virginia, June 30, 1863. Buried there in Confederate Cemetery Number 7, 1st Line, Lot 192.

Womble, E. L. -- Private - May 8, 1862. Surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865.

Womble, Elbert (or Egbert) -- Enlisted as a private in Company B, 1st Regiment, 1st Brigade, Georgia State Troops October 3, 1861 Mustered out April 3, 1862. Enlisted as a private in Company B, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry May 8, 1862. Died in Montgomery, Alabama, hospital March 23, 1864.


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The basic roster information is from Lillian Henderson's Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia 1861 - 1865, Volume VI.

SOURCES: Additional sources as noted above.


59th Georgia Regiment History
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59th Infantry Regiment was formed in the spring of 1862 with men from Jackson, Whitfield, Crawford, Worth, and Turner counties. After serving for some time in Georgia and North Carolina, the unit moved to Virginia. Early in 1863 it was attached to General G.T. Anderson's Brigade where it remained for the balance of the war. The 59th fought at Gettysburg, moved with Longstreet to assist Bragg at Chickamauga, then served in the Kentucky Campaign. Returning to Virginia, it took part in the conflicts at The Wilderness, Spotsylvania, and Cold Harbor, the Petersburg siege north of the James River, and the Appomattox operations. The unit lost more than twenty-five percent of the 525 engaged at Gettysburg and sustained 69 casualties from May 6 to April 14 and 85 from August 1 to December 31, 1864. Fifteen officers and 251 men were present at the surrender. Its field officers were Colonel Jack Brown; Lieutenant Colonels Bolivar H. Gee, Charles J. Harris, and George R. Hunter; and Majors Mastin G. Bass and William H. Fickling. --Joseph H. Crute, Jr.


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