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59th Georgia Regiment History

MUSTER ROLL of COMPANY I, 59th REGIMENT

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

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Amison, A. -- Private - May 7, 1862. No later record.

Amoss, Daniel J. -- Appointed 2nd Corporal of Company A, 2nd Battalion Georgia State Troops October 26, 1861. Mustered out April or March 1862. Appointed Corporal of Company I, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry May 7, 1862; Sergeant. Wounded at Funkstown, Maryland, July 10, 1863. Sent to Lynchburg, Virginia hospital. Captured near Knoxville, Tennessee, December 5, 1863. Died, result amputation of thigh, in Middlebrook, Tennessee hospital January 1, 1864. Buried there.

Amoss, George B. -- Enlisted as a private in Company A, 2nd Battalion Georgia State Troops October 26, 1861. Appointed Quartermaster Sergeant. Mustered out April or May 1862. Appointed 1st Sergeant of Company I, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry May 7, 1862. Killed at Funkstown, Maryland, July 10, 1863.

Andrews, Needham -- Private - May 7, 1862.

Arnold, Eli -- Private - May 7, 1862. Roll dated May 20, 1862, shows that he received payment of bounty on that date. No later record.

Arnold, Thornberry -- Private - May 7, 1862. Roll dated May 20, 1862, shows that he received payment of bounty on that date. No later record.

Arnold, William H. H. -- Enlisted as a private in Company A, 2nd Battalion Georgia State Troops October 26, 1861. Mustered out April or May 1862. Enlisted as a private in Company I, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry May 7, 1862. Killed at Funkstown, Maryland, July 10, 1863.

Askew, William -- Private - August 27, 1862. Captured at Knoxville, Tennessee, November 29, 1863. No later record.

Ausborne, George W. -- Private - May 7, 1862. Discharged at Macon, Georgia October 19, 1862.

Barnes, James K. -- Enlisted as a private in Company K, 15th Regiment, Georgia Infantry July 15, 1861. Transferred to Company I, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry in 1863. Wounded at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania July 2, 1863. Sent to Lynchburg, Virginia, hospital. Roll for February 28, 1865, last on file, shows him absent without leave, overstayed furlough of indulgence. Pension records show he was at home, wounded, close of war.

Bass, Benjamin Smith -- Enlisted as a private in Company E, 15th Regiment, Georgia Infantry July 15, 1861. Roll for February 1863, shows him present. Transferred to Company I, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry Appointed 3rd Corporal. Surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865. (Born in Hancock County, Georgia, March 11, 1833.)

Bass, Milton T. -- Enlisted as a private in Company A, 1st Independent Battalion Georgia State Troops December 13, 1861. Mustered out at Camp Lee near Savannah, Georgia May 2, 1862. Enlisted as a private in Company I, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry May 7, 1862. Appointed Sergeant Major June 17, 1862; Adjutant October 15, 1863. Surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865.

Batchelor, Littleberry N. -- Private - May 7, 1862. Surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865.

Beckam, Daniel (or Buckum) -- Private - May 7, 1862. Died of pneumonia in camp February 20, 1863. Buried in forks of road at Drewry's Bluff, Virginia,

Binion, George Reeves -- Appointed 3rd Sergeant of Company A, 2nd Battalion Georgia State Troops October 6, 1861; 2nd Sergeant February 1, 1862. Mustered out April or May 1862. Enlisted as a private in Company I, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry February 10, 1863. Appointed 1st Sergeant. Sent home on sick furlough August 1864. Returned to service. Surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865.(”Disease developed into an incurable form of eczema from which he died in Hancock County October 20, 1870.")

Blount, Green W. -- Private - May 7, 1862. Wounded at Spotsylvania, Virginia, May 12, 1864. Surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865. (Born in Hancock County, Georgia, June 13, 1832.)

Boyer, Charles E. -- Private - May 7, 1862. Appointed Regimental Musician June 20, 1862. Died of chronic diarrhoea while home on furlough, August 15 or 31, 1864.

Boyer, Joel Crawford -- Private - June 16, 1862. Captured at Deep Bottom, Virginia, August 14, 1864. Paroled at Point Lookout, Maryland, February 18, 1865. Exchanged at Boulware & Cox's Wharves, James River, Virginia, February 20-21, 1865. (Born in Georgia December 2, 1831.)

Broome, Ishmael, R. -- Private - May 7, 1862. Left sick at Knoxville, Tennessee, December 4, 1863; captured there December 1863. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Government there January 8, 1864.

Brown, Francis -- Private - May 7, 1862. Wounded and captured at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania July 1-3, 1863. Died from wounds July 16, 1863.

Burgamy, Anderson Elsberry -- See Private Company C.

Butts, Americus A. C. -- Private - June 29, 1862. Surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865.

Butts, F. E. -- Private - June 29, 1862. Died in camp February 18, 1863.

Butts, J. L. B. -- Private - June 29, 1862. Discharged at Macon, Georgia October 19, 1862.

Butts, J. W. -- Private - June 29, 1862. Appears last on roll for January -February 1863.

Cain, Elisha – Captain - May 7, 1862. Died June 14, 1862.

Cawthorn, Larkin -- 1st Lieutenant - June 14, 1862. Captured in Bourbon County, Kentucky, October 15, 1862. Received at Camp Chase, Ohio, October 28, 1862. Transferred to Cairo, Illinois for exchange November 3, 1862. Exchanged on board Steamer Metropolitan at Vicksburg, Mississippi December 2, 1862. No later record.

Clarke, John D. -- Private - May 7, 1862. Appointed 5th Sergeant. Surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865. (Born in Hancock County, Georgia March 4, 1836.)

Cobb, Amos -- Private - May 7, 1862. Died in hospital April 1864. Buried in Confederate Cemetery at Charlottesville, Virginia,

Cobb, Frank H. -- Private - May 7, 1862. Sent to Petersburg, Virginia, hospital April 20, 1863. Wounded at Wilderness, Virginia, May 6, 1864. Roll for September October 1864, bears remark: ”Sick in Macon, Georgia hospital.” Roll for February 1865, last on file, bears remark: ”Absent without leave-overstayed sick furlough: ”

Culver, John L. -- Private - May 7, 1862. Admitted to Confederate Hospital at Culpeper, Virginia, with pneumonia November 3, 1862. Discharged, disability, at Culpeper, Virginia, November 15, 1862. Enlisted as a private in Georgia Militia in 1864. Surrendered at Macon, Georgia 1865. (Born in Greene County, Georgia. Died in 1888.)

Culver, Joshua L. – Corporal - May 7, 1862. Appointed 4th Sergeant. Surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865. (Born in Greene County, Georgia, Died at Sparta, Georgia, January 19, 1913.)

Devereaux, Adolphus C. -- Private - May 7, 1862. Appointed Regimental Musician June 1862. Roll for February 1865, last on file, bears remark: ”Absent without leave-overstayed furlough of indulgence.” No later record.

Dickens, James Henry -- Enlisted as a private in Company A, 2nd Battalion Georgia State Troops November 15, 1861. Mustered out April or May 1862. Appointed Corporal of Company I, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry May 7, 1862. Surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865. (Born in Georgia)

Dickens, Thomas -- Private - May 7, 1862. No later record.

Farris, Benjamin Blanton -- Private - May 7, 1862. Surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865. (Born in Clarke County, Georgia, February 24, 1844.)

Franks, John -- Private - June 20, 1862. Died at Macon, Georgia, September 11, 1862. Place of death given also as Richmond, Virginia,

Franks, Robert -- Private - June 20, 1862. Surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865. (Born in Georgia in 1847.)

Frasier, Daniel W. (or Frazier) -- Private - May 7, 1862. Surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865.

Frasier, John L. (or Frazier) -- Private - May 7, 1862. Captured at Wilderness, Virginia, May 6, 1864. Paroled at Point Lookout, Maryland, November 1864. Exchanged at Venus Point, Savannah, River, Georgia, November 15, 1864. Paroled at Augusta, Georgia May 18, 1865.

Frasier, Ransom B. (or Frazier) -- Private - May 7, 1862. Died with fever in hospital April 25, 1864. Buried in Confederate Cemetery at Charlottesville, Virginia,

Frasier, Thomas J. (or Frazier) -- Private - May 7, 1862. Roll for February 1865, last on file, shows him: ”Absent without leave-over stayed sick furlough.” Pension records show he was at home on sick furlough close of war. (Born in Georgia January 10, 1831.)

Garland, William R. -- Private - May 7, 1862. Discharged at Macon, Georgia October 19, 1862.

Grant, Thomas J. -- Private - May 7, 1862. Captured near Hanover Junction, or Bull s Church, Virginia, May 24, 1864. Died at Point Lookout, Maryland, September 1, 1864.

Griffith, John T. -- Enlisted as a private in Company I, 49th Regiment, Georgia Infantry March 4, 1862. Transferred to Company I, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, in exchange for Hardy Poole, in 1863. Surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865.

Griffith, William -- Private - May 7, 1862. Accidentally wounded by fall December 18, 1863. Wounded in breast, three ribs fractured, at Wilderness, Virginia, May 6, 1864. Surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865. (Born in Georgia April 3, 1835.)

Hall, William S. -- Private - May 7, 1862. Surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865. Buried in Rose Hill Cemetery at Macon, Georgia

Hammond, J. T. -- Private. Captured at Reedsville, Virginia, June 29, 1863. Sent to Camp Chase, Ohio, July 7, 1863; to Fort Delaware, Delaware July 14, 1863. No later record.

Hanft, Fred -- Private - September 16, 1862. Appointed Regimental Musician. Return for December 1862, bears remark: ”Has been reported as a member of the band but did not enlist in the regiment and refused to report at camp, therefore is dropped from the company rolls.” Muster roll of Company I, dated December 31, 1862, bears remark: ”Never mustered and name dropped.”

Harben, William R. (or Harbin) -- Enlisted as a private in Company I, 8th Regiment, Georgia Infantry May 16, 1861. Wounded in right elbow, causing resection of joint, at Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia, April 30, 1863. Transferred to Company I, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry December 14, 1863. Surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865. (Born in Georgia, March 10, 1842.)

Hardwick, Adolphus A. -- Private - May 7, 1862. Surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865.

Hardwick, Adoniram Judson -- Private - March 5, 1864. Surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865.

Harper, Benjamin I. -- Private - August 25, 1862. Appointed 2nd Corporal. Surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865.

Harper, Wilkins J. -- Enlisted as a private in Company E, 15th Regiment, Georgia Infantry July 15, 1861. Discharged, disability, October 28, 1861. Enlisted as a private in Company I, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry May 7, 1862. Appears last on roll for June 16, 1862. Pension records show he was transferred to Talbot's Scouts and surrendered at Milledgeville, Georgia April 1865. (Born in Hancock County, Georgia, October 20, 1838.)

Harper, William H. -- Private - June 16, 1862. Surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865.

Harrison, Tyler H. -- Private - May 7, 1862. Surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865. (Born in Hancock County, Georgia, December 1841.)

Heath, Tyre -- Private - May 7, 1862. Left as nurse at Williamsport, Maryland, in 1863, and captured there July 14, 1863. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Government at Point Lookout, Maryland, and enlisted in U. S. service October 14, 1864.

Herndon, William B. -- Private - May 7, 1862. Appointed Corporal. Killed at Funkstown, Maryland, July 10, 1863.

Hester, Joseph H. -- Enlisted as a private in Company A, 2nd Battalion Georgia State Troops November 15, 1861. Mustered out April or May 1862. Enlisted as a private in Company I, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry May 7, 1862. Died in Richmond, Virginia, hospital December 21, 1862.

Hester, Thomas M. -- Private - May 7, 1862. Wounded, date and place not given. Roll for December 31, 1862, shows him: ”Absent, left in camp near Drewry's Bluff, Virginia, wounded in hand.” Roll for February 1863, last on which borne, shows him present.

Hitchcock, David -- Private - May 7, 1862. Sick in hospital October 1863 -September 1864. Died September 16, 1864. Buried in Hollywood Cemetery at Richmond, Virginia,

Hutcherson, H. H. -- Private - October 15, 1862. Wounded and captured at Knoxville, Tennessee, November 29, 1863. Died in Middlebrook, Tennessee, hospital December 6, 1863. Buried there.

Hutcherson, J. H. -- Private - September 2, 1862. Killed at Funkstown, Maryland, July 10, 1863.

Hutcherson, John W. -- Enlisted as a private in Company A, 2nd Battalion Georgia State Troops November 15, 1861. Mustered out April or May, 1862. Elected 1st Lieutenant of Company I, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry May 7, 1862; Captain June 14, 1862. Killed at Cold Harbor, Virginia, June 1, 1864.

Jackson, James E. -- Private - August 26, 1862. Surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865. (Died in Hancock County, Georgia, October 27, 1906.)

Jackson, Julius C. -- Private - May 7, 1862. Discharged August 15, 1862.

Jackson, L. F. -- Enlisted as a private in Company A, 2nd Battalion Georgia State Troops December 12, 1861. Mustered out April or May 1862. Enlisted as a private in Company I, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry August 26, 1862. Roll for February 1865, last on file, shows him present. At Danville, Virginia, close of war. (Born in Hancock County, Georgia in 1831.)

Jenkins, John J. -- Private - May 7, 1862. Roll for February 1865, last on file, shows him absent without leave.

Johnson, Goodwin -- Private - May 7, 1862. Regimental return for September 1862 bears remark: ”In hospital at Charlotte, North Carolina.” No later record.

Johnson, Henry L. -- Enlisted as a private in Company F, 7th Regiment, Georgia State Troops December 27, 1861. Mustered out April 29, 1862. Enlisted as a private in Company I, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry May 7, 1862. Wounded at Knoxville, Tennessee, November 25, 1863. Died at home of chronic diarrhoea January 6, 1865.

Johnson, J. C. -- Private - May 7, 1862. Appears only on pay roll dated May 20, 1862.

Johnson, Martin -- Sergeant - May 7, 1862. Roll from June to October 1863, shows he was sent to hospital at Staunton, Virginia, June 9, 1863. Wounded at Deep Bottom, Virginia, August 16, 1864. Roll for February 1865, last on file, bears remark." Absent, wounded, now absent without leave.” No later record.

Jones, Algernon B. -- Appointed 4th Corporal of Company A, 2nd Battalion Georgia State Troops October 26, 1861. Mustered out April or May 1862. Enlisted as a private in Company I, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry May 7, 1862. Surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865. (Born in Georgia)

Jones, John Thomas -- Private - June 29, 1862. Regimental return for November 1862, bears remark: ”J. H. Walker ordered to proceed to camp to take the place of his substitute, John Thomas Jones, who is under-age and has been taken by civil authority.”

Jones, Willis B. -- Enlisted as a private in Company A, 2nd Battalion Georgia State Troops November 22, 1861. Mustered out April or May 1862. Enlisted as a private in Company I, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry February 10, 1863. Sent to Staunton, Virginia, hospital June 9, 1863, where he died June 15, 1863. Buried there in Thornrose Cemetery.

Lary, Samuel M. -- Private - May 7, 1862. Surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865.

Latimer, John R. -- 2nd Lieutenant - May 7, 1862. Elected 1st Lieutenant June 26, 1862. Wounded at Wilderness, Virginia, May 6, 1864. Elected Captain June 1, 1864. Surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865.

Lewis, W. W. -- Private - June 20, 1862. Died in 2nd General Hospital at Richmond, Virginia, January 15, 1863.

Little, Charles Edgar -- Private - August 2, 1862. Wounded and captured at Knoxville, Tennessee, November 30, 1863. Left arm amputated at shoulder. Paroled at Camp Chase, Ohio and transferred to City Point, Virginia, for exchange February 25, 1865. Pension records show he was at home, wounded, close of war. (Born July 11, 1846. Died in Clarke County, Georgia, April 24, 1909.)

Lofton, Alexander -- Private - May 7, 1862. Appears last on roll for February 1863.

Long, Samuel -- Private. Surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865.

Long, Thomas M. -- Private - June 16, 1862. Surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865. (Born in Georgia April 7, 1827.)

Lovett, E. R. -- Private - May 7, 1862. Wounded in leg, date and place not given. Pension records show he surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865. (Born in Marion County, Georgia, February 21, 1830.)

Lovett, Irvin -- Private - May 7, 1862. Roll for February 1865, last on file, shows him sick in hospital.

Marcham, James Riley -- Private - May 7, 1862. Roll for February 1865, last on file, shows him: ”Absent, sick-overstayed sick furlough.”

Marchman, Thomas J. -- Private - May 7, 1862. Wounded in right leg at Cold Harbor, Virginia, Surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865. (Born in Greene County, Georgia in 1843.)

McWhorter, William -- Private - August 24, 1862. Captured at Chester Gap, Virginia, July 24, 1863. Released at Point Lookout, Maryland, June 29, 1865.

Mitchell, Algernon Sidney -- Enlisted as a private in Company A, 2nd Battalion Georgia State Troops January 30, 1862. Mustered out April or May 1862. Appointed Sergeant of Company I, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry May 7, 1862. Regimental Musician June 1862. Wounded, right leg permanently disabled at Fort Harrison, Virginia, September 29, 1864. Roll for September October 1864, shows him: ”Absent wounded, in Jackson Hospital, Richmond, Virginia." Roll for February 1865, last on file, shows him: ”Absent without leave-overstayed wounded furlough.” Pension records show he was at home on wounded furlough close of war. (Born in Georgia May 6, 1841. Died May 23, 1911.)

Mitchell, John W. -- Private - May 7, 1862. Roll for February 1863, last on which borne, shows him absent without leave.

Muse, James C. -- Private - May 7, 1862. Wounded in right hand, necessitating amputation of finger, at Darbytown, Road, Virginia, October 7, 1864. Surrendered, Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865. (Born in Georgia December 18, 1830.)

O'Rear, Marcus A. -- Private - May 7, 1862. Developed tuberculosis in 1864. Wounded at Spotsylvania, Virginia, May 12, 1864. Surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865. (Born in Georgia November 3, 1842. Died in Hancock County, Georgia, May 2, 1927.)

Palmer, Joseph Israel -- Enlisted as a private in Company D, 7th Regiment, Georgia State Troops November 1, 1861. Discharged February 23, 1862. Enlisted as a private in Company I, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry June 16, 1862. Transferred to Company F, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, in exchange for Robert C. Wright, in 1863. Surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865.

Parnell, W. G. -- Private - June 20, 1862. Captured at Wilderness, Virginia, May 6, 1864. Roll for February 1865, last on file, shows him absent, prisoner of war. No later record.

Parrott, A. B. -- Enlisted as a private in Company K, 15th Regiment, Georgia Infantry July 15, 1861. Roll for February 1863, shows him present. Appears as a private in Company I, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry in 1863. Wounded and captured at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania July 5, 1863. Paroled at DeCamp General Hospital, David's Island, New York Harbor, in 1863. Exchanged at City Point, Virginia, September 8, 1863. Roll for February 28, 1865, last on file, shows him absent without leave.

Parrott, John H. -- Enlisted as a private in Company I, 7th Regiment Georgia State Troops November 16, 1861. Mustered out May 1, 1862 Enlisted as a private in Company I, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry May 7, 1862. Appointed Regimental Musician September 15, 1862. Roll for October 1863, last on which borne, shows him present; remark: ”Returned to Company I, October 12, 1863.” No later record.

Payne, Francis -- Private. Captured at Meigsville, Kentucky, December 15, 1862. Appears only on records of prisoners of war paroled at Military Prison at Alton, Illinois April 1, 1863, and exchanged at City Point, Virginia, April 8, 1863. Roll bears remark: ”Not sent, dead.”

Payne, Sanford -- Private - 1862. Captured at Nicholasville, Kentucky, December 9, 1862. Sent to Louisville, Kentucky, and from there to Vicksburg, Mississippi, via Cairo, Illinois on Steamboat Citizen for exchange, December 13, 1862. No later record.

Pease, Nathaniel E. V. -- Private - May 7, 1862. Elected Jr. 2nd Lieutenant June 26, 1862. Wounded at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania July 2, 1863. Roll for February 1865, last on file, shows him in Augusta, Georgia hospital.

Phillips, J. F. -- Private - June 16, 1862. Killed at Petersburg, Virginia, May 22, 1864.

Phillips, Thomas E. -- Private - June 16, 1862. Captured at Knoxville, Tennessee, November 27, 1863. Exchanged at New Orleans, Louisiana May 23, 1865.

Poole, Hardy -- Private - May 7, 1862. Transferred to Company I, 49th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, in exchange for John T. Griffith, in 1863. Wounded at Wilderness, Virginia, May 6, 1864. Surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865. (Born in Hancock County, Georgia in 1844.)

Poole, John G. -- Private - May 7, 1862. Wounded at Funkstown, Maryland, July 10, 1863, and sent to Richmond, Virginia, hospital. Wounded in right hip and lung and permanently disabled, at Spotsylvania, Virginia, hospital May 12, 1864. Sent to hospital. Roll for February 1865, last on file, shows him on sick furlough. (Born in Georgia in 1832.)

Posey, W. J. -- Private - May 7, 1862. Wounded at Funkstown, Maryland, July 10, 1863. Died from excision of shoulder joint in Seminary Hospital at Hagerstown, Maryland, July 14, 1863.

Radney, Lorenzo C. -- Enlisted as a private in Company A, 2nd Battalion Georgia State Troops November 15, 1861. Mustered out April or May 1862. Enlisted as a private in Company I, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry May 7, 1862. Appointed Corporal. Killed at Spotsylvania, Virginia, May 10, 1863.

Ray, William A. -- Enlisted as a private in Company A, 5th Regiment, Georgia State Troops December 7, 1861. Discharged March 31, 1862. Enlisted as a private in Company I, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry May 7, 1862. Roll for February 1865, last on file, shows him on furlough of indulgence. (Born in Georgia June 30, 1839.)

Reese, Jasper -- Enlisted as a private in Company A, 6th Regiment, Georgia Infantry April 22, 1861. Discharged, disability, at Yorktown, Virginia, January 12, 1862. Enlisted as a private in Company I, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry May 7, 1862. Surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865.

Reese, Lewis H. -- Enlisted as a private in Company A, 6th Regiment, Georgia Infantry June 17, 1861. Discharged, disability, Yorktown, Virginia, January 11, 1862. Enlisted as a private in Company I, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry June 9, 1862. Roll for January-February 1862, shows he was discharged for disability.

Reese, Louis -- Enlisted as a private in Company A, 6th Regiment, Georgia Infantry June 17, 1861. Discharged, disability, at Yorktown, Virginia, January 12, 1862. Enlisted as a private in Company I, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry May 7, 1862. Roll for November December 1863, last on which borne, shows him absent, sick.

Reynolds, James W. -- Enlisted as a private in Company A, 2nd Battalion Georgia State Troops October 26, 1861. Mustered out April or May 1862. Enlisted as a private in Company I, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry May 7, 1862. Wounded and captured at Funkstown, Maryland, July 10, 1863. Paroled at Baltimore, Maryland, August 23, 1863. Received at City Point, Virginia, August 24, 1863. Surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865.

Reynolds, William J. -- Private - May 7, 1862. Appears last on roll for February 1863.

Roberts, John -- Private - May 7, 1862. Appears last on roll for December 1863.

Shell, Reuben -- Private - August 25, 1862. Died in Langhorne's Factory Hospital at Lynchburg, Virginia, November 19, 1862. Buried there in Confederate Cemetery Number 6, 2nd Line, Lot 144-Langhorne's Factory.

Simmons, John A. -- Appointed 2nd Sergeant of Company A, 2nd Battalion Georgia State Troops October 26, 1861;1st Sergeant February 1, 1862. Mustered out April or May 1862. Appointed Sergeant of Company I, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry May 7, 1862. Elected 2nd Lieutenant. Surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865.

Smith, Aaron Irvin -- Enlisted as a private in Company E, 15th Regiment, Georgia Infantry July 15, 1861. Discharged, disability, October 28, 1861. Enlisted as a private in Company I, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry May 7, 1862. Elected 2nd Lieutenant November 27, 1862; 1st Lieutenant. Wounded at Deep Bottom, Virginia, August 16, 1864, and sent to Richmond, Virginia, hospital. Roll for February 1865, last on file, shows him absent, wounded.

Smith, Henry S. -- Appointed 1st Corporal of Company A, 2nd Battalion Georgia State Troops October 26, 1861. Mustered out April or May 1862. Enlisted as a private in Company I, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry September 16, 1862. Wounded, date and place not given. Roll for February 1865, last on file, shows him on wounded furlough.

Smith, Sidney J. -- Enlisted as a private in Company A, 2nd Battalion Georgia State Troops October 26, 1861. Mustered out April or May 1862. Enlisted as a private in Company I, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry February 10, 1863. Roll for September-October 1864, last on which borne, shows him sick in Poplar Lawn Hospital at Petersburg, Virginia,

Smith, Thomas J. -- Enlisted as a private in Company A, 2nd Battalion Georgia State Troops October 26, 1861. Mustered out April or May 1862. Enlisted as a private in Company I, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry May 7, 1862. Surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865.

Swint, John T. -- Private - May 7, 1862. Wounded and left at Funkstown, Maryland, July 10, 1863. Captured near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania July 1863. Paroled at Point Lookout, Maryland, and exchanged at Aiken's Landing, Virginia, March 14, 1865.

Sykes, Joseph S. -- Jr. 2nd Lieutenant - May 7, 1862. Elected 2nd Lieutenant June 26, 1862. Resigned at Richmond, Virginia, November 22, 1862.

Sykes, William A. Epps -- Enlisted as a private in Company E, 15th Regiment, Georgia Infantry July 15, 1861. Discharged, disability, March 28, 1862. Enlisted as a private in Company I, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry September 15, 1862. Appointed Regimental Musician December 31, 1862. Roll for July-August 1863, last on which borne, bears remark: ”Appointed Sub-enrolling Officer in Georgia. Has never been with regiment, therefore dropped from rolls.”

Thornton, James B. -- Appointed 4th Sergeant of Company A, 2nd Battalion Georgia State Troops October 26, 1861; 3rd Sergeant February 1, 1862. Mustered out April or May 1862. Enlisted as a private in Company I, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry August 26, 1862. Wounded at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania July 2, 1863. Furloughed August 8, 1863. Surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865. (Born in Georgia. December 26, 1836.)

Turner, Alexander W. -- Private - May 7, 1862. Roll from May 1864, shows him sick in hospital. Died August 28, 1864. Buried in Hollywood Cemetery at Richmond, Virginia.

Walker, J. H. -- Private - June 28, 1862. Return for November 1862, bears remark: ”Absent, ordered to proceed to camp to take the place of his substitute, John Thomas Jones, who is under-age and has been taken by civil authority: ” Rolls from December 31, 1862, to December 1863, show him absent without leave. No later record.

Watkins, R. J. -- Private - 1862. Captured in 1862. Exchanged on board Steamer Metropolitan near Vicksburg, Mississippi December 2, 1862. No later record.

West, John Richard -- Enlisted as a private in Company A, 2nd Battalion Georgia State Troops October 26, 1861. Mustered out April or May 1862. Enlisted as a private in Company I, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry September 10, 1862. Appointed Regimental Musician September 15, 1862. Transferred to band of 8th Regiment, Georgia Infantry January 22, 1863. Roll for October 31, 1864, last on file, shows him present. Pension records show he was in charge of regimental baggage about ten miles from Richmond Virginia, April 2, 1865. (Born in Georgia.)

West, T. J. -- Private - September 15, 1862. Appointed Regimental Musician. Discharged October 6, 1862.

White, Jabez M. -- Private - May 7, 1862. Appointed Regimental Musician June 16, 1862. Wounded in right hip at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania July 3, 1863. Roll for February 1865, last on file, shows him absent without leave. (Born May 20, 1839. Died in Bibb County Georgia, December 31, 1908.)

White, Thomas G. -- Private - May 7, 1862. Roll for February 1865, last on file, shows him present. No later record.

Wilson, Wallace R. -- Sergeant - May 7, 1862. Sent to Staunton, Virginia, hospital July 2, 1863. Rolls from August 1863, to October 1864, report him: ”Absent, sick.” No later record.

Wright, J. B. -- See Regimental Musician, Roster.

Wright, Robert C. -- Enlisted as a private in Company F, 9th Regiment, Georgia Infantry June 12, 1861. Wounded, date and place not given. Absent, wounded, February 28, 1863. Transferred to Company I, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, in exchange for James J. Palmer, in 1863. Wounded date and place not given. Died from wounds, July 2, 1864.

Youngblood, Green G. -- Private - May 7, 1862. Died in Henningson Hospital at Richmond, Virginia, December 21, 1862.


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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.


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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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