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Last update 8 March 2013



Barfoot, Joel B
(also: Barefoot/Bearfoot)
Private
Company F
Age at Enlistment: 31
Enlisted 12 March 1862 at China Grove, Pike Co AL; Appears on Muster Roll of Co F dated 26 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Died in service 13 Feb 1863 of unknown cause at Columbus MS; Appears with notation "Killed" on Muster Roll of Co F dated 20 April 1862 (likely misread and should be 1863 as date too early for enemy action); Claim for deceased soldier filed 7 May 1863 by widow Margaret J. Barefoot (Bearfoot) care of B. Fitzpatrick, Troy AL; He left $39.95 with Quartermaster of CSA. Listed as Killed in battle or died of wounds (presumably KIA/DOW in one of various actions along Sunflower or Yazoo Rivers in MS during Feb 1863); According to family source, he "died during the Yazoo Pass Expedition" and is buried in the city cemetery at Canton MS (apprx 200 Confederates interred there); Burial confirmed at Canton Cem., Canton MS along with date of death as 10 Feb 1863 ALTHOUGH a second burial (also at Canton Cem.) is recorded for "John B. Barefoot" (also Co F) with date of death indicated as 7 July 1862 - raising the POSSIBILITY OF TWO MEN OF SAME/SIMILAR NAMES - Photo at left, courtesy of Scott Dawsey





Barksdale, John
Private
Company E

Service in 37th AL unconfirmed -- Reportedly died at end of war at home in Henry Co AL; Brother of William Barksdale (Company E)

Barksdale, William
2nd Sergeant
Company E

Age at Enlistment: 39
Enlisted 29 March 1862 at Woodville AL as 2nd Sergeant by A.C. Gordon 29 March 1862 age 39; also shown as 37 at enlistment; Appears on Muster Roll of Company E dated 2 May 1862 at Auburn AL; POW taken at Iuka-Corinth-Hatchie MS "Received October --, 1862, from Captain H.M. Lazelle, U.S. Army, an agent for the exchange of prisoners, following named prisoners of war heretofore paroled. On board the steamer Louis D’Or near Baton Rouge, Louisiana"; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863 (also POW record of parole on 10 July 1863 at Vicksburg MS); KIA at Missionary Ridge 25 Nov 1863 according to Adj Gen Officer’s letter of 20 Feb 1932, original report in hands of Mr. J.R. Fielding, Coxey AL according to file at AL Archives; Brother to John Barksdale (Co E).

Barkwell, Calvin
Private
Company K

HIGHLY PROBABLE THIS IS SAME MAN AS "CALVIN BOUTWELL" ALSO OF COMPANY K AS NO OTHER REFERENCE TO THIS NAME FOUND

Barnes, Jacob F
Private
Company E

Age at Enlistment: 29
Enlisted 29 March 1862 by A.C. Gordon at Woodville AL; Appears on Muster Roll of Company E dated 2 May 1862 at Auburn AL

Barnes, John H
2nd Sergeant
Company I

Age at Enlistment: 37
Enlisted 6 March 1862 at Lafayette AL as 2nd Sergeant; Appears on Muster Roll dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL as 2nd Sergeant of Co I, age 37; Disability discharge: 30 July 1862 "Enlargement of the inferior extremity of the tibia -- the ankle joint is much enlarged. The joint received a permanent injury by being severely sprained some years ago."; Discharged at Columbus MS in Aug 1862; Born in Elbert Co GA; 6'2" tall with dark complexion, black eyes and black hair. Farmer by occupation.; The circumstances of his discharge may have been captured at the time by T.J. Carlisle (Co I) in his diary while at Camp Bluett near Columbus MS, and published them after the war in the 31 July 1902 edition of the WEEKLY ENTERPRISE: "... We drilled to-day [appears to be entry of 3 July 1862] in skirmish drill for the first time. John H. Barnes, 2d Sergeant, acting as left guide, sprained his ankle jumping over a brush heap...; Tuesday {August} 5th {1862}, went up to town to get papers for the following named members of the Company who had been discharged from service of the Confederate States, viz: Sergeant J.H. Barnes, August 3d,1862, Columbus...."; Mentioned in WEEKLY ENTERPRISE article of unknown date in 1902 detailing formation of Co I: "... An election by ballot was then ordered by the Chairman for each office in the Company, which resulted as follows: ... J H Barnes, 2d Sergt..."; Appears on Post-war Record Roll dated 28 June 1866 by Thomas J Griffin, former Captian of Co I as "Married" and noted as "Farmer" with Residence "La Fayette, Alabama"; Appears on Muster Roll of "Company 'I' 37th Regiment, Alabama Volunteers at LaFayette, Chambers County, Alabama, March 6, 1862" published in 31 July 1901 issue of LaFayette Sun (LaFayette, Chambers Co AL) as "2nd Serg't - John H. Barnes, discharged Aug. 1862"

Barnes, John T
Private
Company C

POW at Decatur AL 28 Oct 1864; Imprisoned at Camp Douglas (Chicago IL) and discharged 17 June 1865

Barnes, W J (T)
Private
Company K

Age at Enlistment: 21
Enlisted 17 March 1862 at Spring Hill AL; Appears on Muster Roll of Co K dated 13 May 1863 at Auburn AL; Noted as "Absent without leave since [23 Aug 1863]" on Pay Roll dated 30 Apr 1864 at Dalton GA

Barnes, William
Private
Company K

Age at Enlistment: 28
Enlisted 17 March 1862 at Spring Hill AL; Appears on Pay Roll of Co K dated 30 June 1863 at Vicksburg MS -- POSSIBLY SAME MAN AS "W T or W J BARNES" ALSO CO K ALTHOUGH AGE DIFFERENCE IS NOTED SUGGESTING SECOND MAN

Barnes , William James
Private
Company E

Age at Enlistment: 22
Enlisted 29 March 1862 at Woodville AL by A.C. Gordon (Also April 1862); Appears on Muster Roll of Co E dated 2 May 1862 at Auburn AL; POW at Iuka MS and "sent to parole Camp Mississippi"; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863; WIA slightly at Vicksburg MS and Hospitalized at Enterprise MS 18 Sep 1863; Discharged 14 Apr 64; Also noted as "discharged" 28 May 1865 on Alabama Pension NO. 339667 at Houston County AL, pension witnessed by Frank Jordan (Co A) and S W Holland (a "Spenser R Holland" served in Co A); Appears as William James Barnes, born 19 June 1840 on Census, Tax Assessor, Houston Co, 1907 with notation "I lost my papers by not knowing that they would ever be any good to me." - Apparently in reference to his application for a Confederate Pension at that time (1907)

Barnes (sic Burns), William M (sic H)
Private
Company C

Age at Enlistment: 32
Enlisted 24 March 1862 at Greenville AL (also Leon AL) for a period of three years; Appears on Muster Roll of Co C dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Paid 10 Dec 1862 for commutation of rations from 23 Nov to 7 Dec 1862; Teamster with extra duty pay at Vicksburg MS from March to 17 May 1863; Signed his parole with X at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863; Teamster on 30 Oct 1863; Appears on Pay Roll dated 31 Oct 1863 at Montgomery AL with notation of "Absent without leave for 75 days, pay stopped by August 23."; WIA (possibly from Lookout Mountain or Missionary Ridge TN 23-25 Nov 1863) as was hospitalized with gunshot wound to leg on 28 Nov 1863 at Floyd House and then Ocmulgee Hospital at Macon GA; Paid $144.13 for commutation of rations on 29 Feb 1864; Paroled at Montgomery AL on 6 June 1865 by Headquarters of 16th Corps USA which was issuing paroles to ex-Confederate enlisted men; From Antalousa AL (sic); 6'2" tall with black hair, gray eyes and a dark complexion; Buried at Fairmount Cem., Red Level, Covington Co AL - marker inscribed "William H. Barnes / 1825-1896 / Co. C. 37th Alabama Infantry"


Barnett, John B
Rank Unknown 
Surgeon
Regimental Field & Staff

According to his obituary in the 2 June 1885 edition of The Opelika Times (Opelika, Alabama), Dr. J.B. Barnett served as "Regimental Surgeon" of the 37th Alabama Regiment of Volunteer Infantry; Likely the "Dr. Barnett" mentioned in the 28 June 1862 entry from the journal of Joseph Henry Harris (Oak Bowery, Ala.), as Dr. John B. Barnett was captured at Shiloh, TN, 6 April 1862:
"Went to town soon to see Dr. Barnett a friend who has been in Yankees hands since battle of Shiloh ... "
According to Civil War physician authority, Dr. Terry Hambrecht, Dr. John B. Barnett (also signed as "Barnette" as below) served as Assistant Surgeon of the 18th Alabama Regiment until joining the hospital service of the Army of Tennessee; Learn about those who dedicated themselves to care for the sick and wounded throughout the war at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine.


Barnett, James R
Lieutenant
Company C

In command of Company C at Columbus MS by 17 July 1862 as he signed for a coffin as "Commanding, Company C" that date for Jeremiah Waters (Company C)

Barnett, William B
Private
Company A

Age at Enlistment: 34
Enlisted 6 April 1862 at Greenville AL; Appears on Muster Roll of Company A dated 15 May 1862 at Opelika AL

Barr, Barlett S
Private
Company H

Enlisted 6 May 1862 in Company C of 42nd AL CSA; Paroled in the field at Vicksburg MS as a Private of Company C of the 42nd AL CSA; Signed his parole at Greensboro NC on 1 May 1865 as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Company H; Signed a second parole at Montgomery AL on 26 May 1865; 6’0" tall with black hair and blue eyes and a fair complexion.

Barron, James F
Private
Company B

Age at Enlistment: 32
Enlisted 28 April 1862 at Daviston AL in L.P. Hamner’s Company of Volunteers "for three years or the war" (Hamner’s Company became Company B of 37th AL); Appears on Muster Roll of Company B dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863; POSSIBLY SAME MAN AS "J F BARROW" OF UNKNOWN COMPANY

Barron, Joseph F
Private
Company B

Appears on Roll of "The 37th Alabama Infantry Company B of Tallapoosa County" in Tallapoosa Co Archives that does NOT contain name "James F Barron"

Barron, T F
Private
Company K

Age at Enlistment: 18
Possibly same man as "J.F. Barrow, of unknown company"

Barrow, J F
Rank Unknown
Company Unknown

Hospitalized in Fair Grounds Hospital #2 outside of Atlanta GA on 25 March 1864 (Possibly same man as either James B. Barrow of Company G or James F. Barron of Company B or T.F. Barron of Company K)


Barrow, James Belsonr
Private
Company G

Age at Enlistment: ca 17
Enlisted in Oct 1863 at Lafayette AL (also Feb 1864); Born 11 Oct 1845 (also 2 Oct 1845); Appears in 1907-08  Census, Tax Assessor, Chambers County (Alabama) as "James B Barrow"; Mentioned in this item from the January 17, 1912 issue of THE SUN (LaFayette, Alabama), courtesy of researcher Glenda Brack:
"In this issue of The Sun will be found the announcement of Mr. J. B. Barrow for Tax Collector of Chambers County. Mr. Barrow is thoroughly familiar with the work of the office he seeks, having served as Tax Collector of this county for one term. He served the people faithfully, discharging the duties of the office in a courteous and business-like manner. Mr. Barrow was born and raised in Chambers County. At the age of 18 he enlisted in the Confederate Army as a member of Company “G”, 37th Ala., and served until the close of the war. Should he be again honored the office of Tax Collector, he will doubtless live up to his former record and make the county a splendid official."
Name appears as "James Belsonr Barrow" in 1921 Census of Confederate Soldiers (Alabama) with notations: "Served until close of war, paroled at West Point, Georgia"; Living in 1921 at Lafayette AL; Possibly same man listed as "J.F. Barrow, of unknown company".

The following profile, discovered by researcher Glenda Brack, appeared in the April 16, 1924, issue of THE LAFAYETTE SUN (LaFayette, Chambers County, Ala.), and is from a series "Thin Gray'n Line Passes in Review" written about surviving Confederate soldiers at the time:
"James B. Barrow
James B. Barrow was born October 11, 1845, on a farm 5 miles east of LaFayette, Ala. He spent his young manhood at home until the date of his enlistment in the Confederate army. He enlisted at the age of 18 in Company G, 37th Alabama regiment, in October, 1863, and served with this regiment until the close of the war in 1865.

Mr. Barrow, at the age of 21, was married to Miss Mary J. Askew, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Askew, of Cusseta, Ala. Four children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Barrow; J. W. Barrow, LaFayette, Ala.; Mrs. J. D. Murphree, Troy, Ala.; Mrs. R. P. Thompson, Montgomery, Ala., and H. R. Barrow, LaFayette, Ala. While in his teens Mr. Barrow joined the Baptist Church and he lived a consistent Christian life since that date. Unless sickness prevents, he is always present at Sunday school and church on Sunday.

Farming has always been his occupation, and one uncommon event in his life in the fact that he has lived on his farm, the place of his birth, almost all of his life. The people of Chambers county will remember Mr. Barrow as their former Tax Collector, who served his people in a creditable way. At the time this sketch was written Mr. Barrow was 78 years, six months of age, and while not enjoying the best of health, is able to be out among his friends."


Bartee, John R
(sic Barter)
Private
Company G

Age at Enlistment: 17
Enlisted 24 March 1862 (also 26 March 1862) at Cusseta AL; Appears on undated Muster Roll of Company G noted as age 17; Appears on Muster Roll of Company G dated 13 May 1862 with notation of "enlisted by W.W. Meadors"; Died at home on 19 June 1862: measles relapse; Born Tallapoosa AL; Deceased soldier claim filed 23 Sep 1863 by J.L. Bartee for back pay and allowances; Claim verified 8 Aug 1864 and claim for $56.00 paid on 30 Nov 1864

Bartlett, William W
Private
Company I

Age at Enlistment: 32
Enlisted 28 Apr 1862 (also 24 Apr 1862) at Lafayette AL; Appears on Muster Roll of Company I dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL

Bass, Richard E
Private
Company H

Age at Enlistment: 21
Enlisted 18 March 1862 at Lawrenceville AL; Appears on Muster Roll of Co H dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; WIA/POW at Corinth MS 3-4 Oct 1862; Exchanged near Vicksburg MS on 28 Dec 1862 with 197 POWs; Paid 22 Nov 1862 for commutation of rations for 28 Nov-2 Dec 1862; Appears on Pay Roll of Co H dated 31 Oct 1863 at Lookout Mountain TN with notation "Absent without leave"; POW at Resaca GA 16 May 1864 and imprisoned at Camp Morton (Indianapolis IN); Enlisted in U.S. Service on 24 March 1865

Batchelor, Council
Private
Company H

Age at Enlistment: 30
Enlisted 18 March 1862 at Lawrenceville AL; Appears on Muster Roll of Company H dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Disability discharge due to "Continued pain in region of kidneys" granted 26 July 1862 at Columbus MS; A merchant from Lawrenceville AL; Born in Nash County NC; 5’6" tall with fair complexion and blue eyes, light hair.

Bates, Jefferson
Private
Company F

POW at Kenesaw Mountain GA (Marietta GA) on 3 July 1864 and sent to Nashville TN, Louisville KY and on to prison at Camp Douglas IL (Chicago).

Baugh, Lewis C
Private
Company F

Enlisted (Conscripted?) 10 June 1864 in Company I of 54th AL CSA ; Paroled at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Company F

Baxter, John O
Private
Company E

Age at Enlistment: 17 (19)
Enlisted 29 March 1862 at Woodville AL by A.C. Gordon (also enlisted 29 March 1862 at Auburn AL); Appears on Muster Roll of Company E dated 2 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Disability discharge at Columbus MS 26 July 62 by Dr. J.W. Oslin: "Dropsy. He has been so disposed since childhood. He is very feeble. 19 years old." Born: Jackson County FL; 5’7" tall with a fresh complexion, black eyes, sandy hair. Farmer by trade.

Bayne, S P
Private
Company K

No other records found for this name

Bayne (Bain), John T
Private
Company D

Age at Enlistment: 41
Enlisted 9 April 1862 at Auburn AL; Appears on Muster Roll of Company D dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; POW at Iuka/Corinth/Hatchie MS " ... received near Vicksburg on board steamer Dacotah, the annexed list of POWs from Captain W.S. Swan, Agent for U.S. ... Said list containing 539 in number on October 18, 1862. N.G. Watts, Major and Agent for exchange of POWs"; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863; Appears on Pay Roll dated 31 Oct 1863 at Montgomery AL with notation "Sick at home."; POW at Missionary Ridge TN on 25 Nov 1863; Sent to Louisville KY on 6 Dec 1863, "For exchange, paroled at Vicksburg, was taken in arms." Paroled but not exchanged from Vicksburg and taken in Arms... (the records were lost and the unit was not considered officially exchanged); sent to Rock Island Prison, Rock Island IL on 7 Dec 1863. Upon release 21 June 1865 he was 45 years old; 5’9" tall with blue eyes, grey hair, fresh complexion.

Beaman, U
Private
Company A

Age at Enlistment: 24
Enlisted 15 March 1862 at Greenville AL; Appears on Muster Roll of Company A dated 15 May 1862 at Opelika AL with notation "Rejected for inability by examining Surgeon"

Beard, James R (sic initials: P, A and K)
Private
Company A & C

Age at Enlistment: 18
Enlisted 5 May 1862 at Abbeville AL by A.C. Gorden; Listed as Private on Muster Roll of Company A dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; POW taken at Yazoo City MS on 21 May 1863 and paroled; WIA in unknown action at unknown date as he signed a requisition for one pair of pants, one pair of shoes and a cap while home on "wounded furlough" 24 June 1864 (most likely from actions in eastern GA during Spring/Summer 1864) -- second reference of same date, 24 June 1864, he appears on Hospital Certificate at Fairground Hospital No. 2 at Atlanta GA with notation "admitted" with no description of reason, George G. Crawford, Surgeon; Hospitalized in Ross Hospital at Mobile AL on 11 Oct 1864 with Febris Intermittent Quot. (malaria); Surrendered 26 Apr 1865 at Smithfield NC and paroled 1 May 1865 at Greensboro NC in CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Company A; 5’5" tall with hazel eyes, brown hair. Born at Macon GA.

Beasley, H. Thomas
Private
Company F

Age at Enlistment: 29
Enlisted 12 March 1862 at China Grove, Pike County AL; Appears on Muster Roll of Company F dated 20 April 1862; Appears on Muster Roll of Company F dated 26 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Died in service 16 June 1862 at home of measles; Pay and allowances paid to his widow, Emily Beasley, care of Bird Fitzpatrick, probate judge, Troy, Pike County AL; Claim for deceased soldier filed 11 Oct 1862; Paid $60.20 - 3 month and 6 days at 11 dollars per month produced $35.20 plus commutation of clothing $25.00.

Beasley, John B
Private-3rd Sergeant
Company F

Age at Enlistment: 33
Enlisted 10 March 1862 at China Grove AL in Captain U. Dunn's Company of Volunteers as Private for "three years or the war" (later Co F); Appears on Muster Roll of Co F dated 20 April 1862; Appears on Muster Roll of Co F dated 26 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Appears on Descriptive List of Lieutenant B.S. Scott dated 7 Sep 1862 at Saltillo MS with notation "... paid up to the 30th of June 62, and has due him from that time, until the 15th of Aug as private, and from that date as 3rd Sergeant. There is due him $18.15 on account of clothing not drawn in kind."; Died of Pneumonia 12 Sep 1862 at Okolona MS; Buried in Confederate Cem., Row 11 south side, west end at Okolona, MS; claim filed for deceased soldier by Mathilda Beasley, widow, 17 (also 19) Oct 1862 care of B. Fitzpatrick, Troy AL; claim paid for $69.91 on 6 Sep 1864; Born: Darlington Dist SC; 5'10" tall with fresh complexion, blue eyes and dark hair. Mechanic by trade.

Beasley, William H
Private
Company H

POW at unknown action reported near Nashville TN 16 Dec 1864; sent to Nashville TN, Louisville KY and on to Camp
Douglas IL (Chicago)

Beatty, Daniel M
Private
Company G

Confederate Pension for Mary C. Beatty under the service of Daniel M. Beatty (Company G of the 37th AL) witnessed by S.G. Burke and Loyd Robertson

Beatty (Beatey) (Beaty), Francis A
Private
Company I

Age at Enlistment: 18
Enlisted 6 March 1862 at Lafayette AL; Appears on Muster Roll dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Appears on Pay Roll dated 29 Feb 1864 at Dalton GA with notation "Stoppage for cartrige lost"; Appears on Record Roll dated 28 June 1866 by Thomas J. Griffin former Captain of Company I as "Killed on picket line on Chattahoochee River" during July 1864; Farmer by occupation, unmarried; Appears on Muster Roll of "Company ’I’ 37th Regiment, Alabama Volunteers at LaFayette, Chambers County, Alabama, March 6, 1862" published in 31 July 1901 issue of LaFayette Sun (LaFayette, Chambers County AL) with Privates as "Beaty, Francis A., killed on picket, July 1864"

Beatty (Beaty), David M.
Private
Company I

Enlisted 6 March 1862 at Lafayette AL; Disability discharge granted in Aug 1862 at Columbus MS; His discharge captured at the time by T.J. Carlisle (Co I) in his diary while at Camp Bluett near Columbus MS, and published after the war in the 31 July 1902 edition of the WEEKLY ENTERPRISE: "... Tuesday {August} 5th {1862}, went up to town to get papers for the following named members of the Company who had been discharged from service of the Confederate States, viz: ... David M. Beaty, August 21, 1862, Saltillo {MS}...."; Appears on Record Roll dated 28 June 1866 by Thomas J. Griffin former Captain of Co I; A "David Batty" was paroled in the field at Vicksburg MS as a Private of Co G of the 42nd AL CSA; Residing in 1866 at Lafayette AL, married and farmer by occupation; Appears on Muster Roll of "Company 'I' 37th Regiment, Alabama Volunteers at LaFayette, Chambers County, Alabama, March 6, 1862" published in 31 July 1901 issue of LaFayette Sun (LaFayette, Chambers Co AL) with Privates as "Beaty, David M., discharged Aug. 1862" - POSSIBLY 'MILTON' BEATY MENTIONED BY CARLISLE IN ENTERPRISE

Beaty, Milton
Rank Unknown
Company Unknown

Mentioned by Thomas J. Carlisle in diary entry (later published in WEEKLY ENTERPRISE) as being teased on a march near Columbus MS by Veteran soldiers for his heavy pack (possibly same man as David/Daniel M Beatty Co I?) SEE Barber, Milton

Beck, Samuel
Private
Company B & C

Age at Enlistment: 27
Enlisted 15 March 1862 at Daviston AL in L.P. Hamner’s Company of Volunteers (later became Company B); Appears on Muster Roll of Company B dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Signed his parole with X at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863; Hospitalized in Fair Grounds Hospital #2 outside Atlanta GA on 23 Feb 1864; Paroled 1 May 1865 at Greensboro NC as part of Consolidated 37th AL CSA Company B


Bedgood, S. Jasper
(sic as Redgood and with initials: S.T. / S.C. / A.J.)
Private
Company C

Age at Enlistment: 18
Enlisted 24 (also 21) March 1862 at Leon AL; Appears on Muster Roll of Co C dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; WIA/POW at Iuka-Corinth-Hatchie MS on list dated 9 Oct 1862 (as sic "Redgood, S.J.") of those wounded paroled at Corinth MS delivered aboard the steamer Dacotah; Mentioned in letter of Henry C. Bryan (Co C) of 24 Oct 1862 written at Waterford MS to his wife: "... Jasper Bedgood is not dead. I [heard] from him this morning..."; WIA or sick at Vicksburg MS as he signed his parole in City Hospital there on 13 July 1863 as a Private in Co C of the 37th AL Inf CSA; Among sick and wounded from Vicksburg aboard the steamer St. Maurcie bound for Mobile AL via New Orleans LA on 30 July 1863; Appears on Muster Roll dated 31 Oct 1863 at Montgomery AL with notation "Absent without leave since (23 Aug) ... Pay stopped ..."; POW taken at Chattanooga TN (Lookout Mtn) on 24 Nov 1863 and sent to Nashville TN, Louisville KY and on to Rock Island Prison IL; noted "Taken In Arms" at Chattanooga TN; An "A.J. Bedgood" (probable misreading of S.J. Bedgood) recorded as having witnessed the Confederate Pension of J.T. Bradshaw (Co C) along with Zebulon Terry (Co C); Buried at Good Hope Church Cem., Curington Co AL - photo of gravemarker courtesy of Janice Merrill Johnt in Burials section


Beland, J D
Private
Company H

Enlisted 25 Feb 1865 in Company H of 37th AL CSA; Paroled 1 May 1865 at Greensboro NC as part of Consolidated 37th AL CSA Company H

Belcher (sic Belser), James B.
Private
Company I & G

Enlisted 15 Dec 1863 at Dalton GA (also 7 Jan 1864 at Dalton GA); Appears on Pay Roll dated 29 Feb 1864 at Dalton GA; Signed for clothing on February-March-April 1864 roll in Ross Hospital at Mobile AL: Febris Intermittent, Quot. (malaria); Hospitalized in Ross Hospital at Mobile AL from 28 Sep-7 Oct and again 17-24 Oct and once again 18-28 Nov 1864; Appears on post-war Record Roll made by Thomas J. Griffin, late Captain of the Company dated 28 June 1866, with notations: "Marital Status: Single; Occupation: Farmer; Residence: LaFayette Alabama; Served from enlistment to close of War"; Appears on Muster Roll of "Company 'I' 37th Regiment, Alabama Volunteers at LaFayette, Chambers County, Alabama, March 6, 1862" published in 31 July 1901 issue of LaFayette Sun (LaFayette, Chambers Co AL) with Privates as "Belser, Jas. B."



Belcher (sic Belser), Starling V.
Private
Company I & G

Appears to have previously served in 46th AL Cos E & C, enlisting in 46th AL on 20 March 1862 his discharge is unclear; Joined 37th AL on 20 July 1862 at Columbus MS an served as a substitute for Joseph Henry Harris (Co I); Harris' diary records the event as follows: "July 14, 1862 - ... Mr. Day came in this evening with a substitute for me (a Mr. Belcher) give him $1500 to take my place for three years or the war had him examined by surgeon he accepts him ..."; This event also marked in the wartime diary of T.J. Carlisle and later published in the 7 Aug 1902 edition of the WEEKLY ENTERPRISE: "... Joseph H. Harris put in Starling V. Belser as substitute July 25, 1862, at Columbus, Miss..."; Signed his parole with X at Vicksburg on 9 July 1862; Teamster for most of 1862, 1863 and 1864 driving regimental wagons and paid 25 cents per day for extra duty; Furloughed under General Order 227, Headquarters Army of Tennessee dated 22 Dec 1863, which identified him as "Substitute for J. H. Harris"; Appears on Pay Roll dated 29 Feb 1864 at Dalton GA; Appears on post-war Record Roll of Thomas J. Griffin, former Captain of Co I, dated 28 June 1866 with remarks "Substitute for J.H. Harris, Married, Farmer, Residence (in 1866) Beaula, Alabama"; LIKELY the "Mr. Belcher" mentioned by Benjamin F McPherson (Co I) as his "messmate" in the wagon train for Baker's Brigade en route to NC in the late winter 1864/early spring 1865, as recalled in his memoir, I MUST TELL:
"... On we go through South Carolina. Nothing of importance turns up until my mess-mate says, "I wish you would get us a canteen of sorghum sirup today, if you can." "Well," I said, "You have the same chance that I have, for I am not allowed to stop until I am halted, but will if I can." That evening we passed by a mill where the sign of grinding was bountiful ... I hopped down ... for I hoped to get a canteen of sorghum sirup ... I went to the doorstep ... and asked to buy a canteen of sirup ... I had only sixteen dollars betwixt me and heaven ... That night I told Belcher, my mess mate, that I had got the sirup. He said, "How much did she charge you for it." "Well," I said, "only eight and half dollars." He cursed me for being a damn fool for buying the sirup. I said, "Mr. Belcher, you need not pay your part for the sirup." "My God," he said, "yes, I will, but do not buy no more." ... We traveled on until we got far into the State (North Carolina) ... my wagon was in front of a rich farmer's house ... I saw the landlady sitting out on the gallery, so I got my canteen and went to the house ... I asked her if she would sell me a canteen of sirup. "Yes," she said, and called a negro girl to go and fill the canteen and to wipe it off, so she handed it to me and I said, "Madam, what do I owe you for the sirup?" "Nothing sir, I would not charge a soldier for anything that we have to sell." I said, "Thank you, madam," and tipped my old hat to her as politely as I could ... Well, that night I told Mr. Belcher, my messmate, that I had got some sirup, and if he did not want to pay for his part he need not, so he said, "What did the lady charge you?" I said, "Nothing." He said, "God bless her, she is a Christian hearted old lady."

Appears on Muster Roll of "Company 'I' 37th Regiment, Alabama Volunteers at LaFayette, Chambers County, Alabama, March 6, 1862" published in 31 July 1901 issue of LaFayette Sun (LaFayette, Chambers Co AL) with Privates as "Belser, Starling V."


Bell, J. M C (Mc)
Private
Company C

Age at Enlistment: 37
Enlisted 24 March 1862 at Greenville (also 31 March at Leon AL); (also enlisted 5 Apr 1862 at Little Rock AR - must be record of man of same name in other than 37th AL); Appears on Muster Roll dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Disability discharge 30 June 1862 "Destruction of the radio-carpol articulation ... (sic). Not fit for duty in the field or elsewhere. Now an inmate of Yandall Hospital." Signed discharge with X; Born: Perry County AL; 6’0" tall with dark complexion, dark eyes, and black hair. Farmer: paid $6763 on 29 Nov 1862.

Bell, William T
Private-Captain
Company H

Enlisted 3 Sept 1862 in Company G of 42nd AL CSA; Paroled in the field at Vicksburg MS as Lieutenant of Company G of the 42nd AL CSA; Paroled at Talladega AL by General Chrysler on 20 May 1865; listed as part of Field and Staff and Company officers in Lee’s Corps, Army of Tennessee 2 May 1865 as Captain of Company H of Consolidated 37th AL CSA in Brantley’s Brigade.

Bellah, James W (M)
Private-Corporal
Company H

Enlisted 29 April 1862 at Auburn AL; Appears on Muster Roll dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Died in service at Durant MS of pneumonia on 18 Nov 1862; Left effects of $6.85 + $40.75; Listed as a deceased soldier on roll of General Hospital at Castilian Springs MS on 19 Jan 1863 - one blanket and $8.00 as effects. Born: Georgia; Claim for deceased soldier (citing Corporal James M Bellah, Searcey's (read Searcy's) Company, 37th AL) filed by Samuel J. Bellah, father, Henry Co AL dated 27 Feb 1863; Died 19 Jan 1863 and buried in Wesley Chapel Cem., Confederate Section, Holmes Co MS.

Bellah, P E
Private
Company E

Listed as "Wounded" (unknown action) and Hospitalized in Way Hospital at Meridian MS on 9 Jan 1865 with notation "Furloughed."

Bennett, John G (S)
Private
Company D

Age at Enlistment: 24
Enlisted 21 Apr 1862 at Auburn AL; Appears on Muster Roll of Company D dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Signed for Pay dated 31 Oct 1863 at Montgomery AL; WIA at Lookout Mountain TN on 24 Nov 1863 in Baker’s Brigade; Furloughed at Opelika AL on 2 March 1865

Bentley, J L
Rank Unknown
Company A

Died 25 July 1863 while POW from unknown action and buried in Grave 4256 of National Cem. at Mound City,IL (NE of Cairo IL)

Benton, J B
Corporal
Company A

Signed his parole at Vicksburg on 9 July 1863

Berden, W P
Private
Company C

Died in service of unknown cause at Vicksburg MS 22 May 1863; Buried in unknown grave in Soldiers Rest plot of Cedar Hill (Vicksburg City) Cemetery, Vicksburg MS

Bergin (Burgin), William
Private
Company C

Enlisted 16 Feb 1862 at Leon AL; Signed his parole with X at Vicksburg on 10 July 1863; Appears on Pay Roll dated 31 Oct 1863 at Montgomery AL with notation "Absent without leave, sick. Pay stopped on the 23rd of Aug."; Paroled 8 June 1865 at Montgomery AL, again signed parole with X; 5’5" tall with brown hair, blue eyes and dark complexion.

Berry, Ephraim J
Private
Company E

Deserted. Voluntarily took the U.S. Oath of Allegiance at Louisville KY 14 Feb 1865; Residence: Madison County TN; 6’0" tall with blue eyes, light hair and fair complexion.

Best, Seaborn B
Private
Company A

Age at Enlistment: 20
Enlisted 22 March 1862 at Auburn AL by J.F. Dowdell (also Abbeville AL same date); Appears on Muster Roll of Co A dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Disability discharge 25 July 1862 at Columbus MS: "Curved spine. Chronic rheumatism. He cannot be cured." Born: Henry Co AL 5'--" tall; Alabama Pension No. 3253 at Houston Co AL witnessed by F.M. Smith and B.A. Forrester (both Co A) pension record lists a discharge date of 12 March 1864 and service in Co F; Witnessed the Confederate Pension application of Martin Howell (Co A) apparently Howell's widow; Buried in Union Hill Cem. at Houston Co AL; 3 July 1827-15 April 1920

Betterton, Allen Mitchell
Private
Company A

Age at Enlistment: ca 18
Enlisted (Conscripted?) at LaGrange GA in 1864 and discharged in June 1865 also at LaGrange GA according to Census, Tax Collector, Clay County AL 1907-08; Born 1 June 1846

Bice, Theron
Private
Company B

Age at Enlistment: 25
Enlisted 15 March 1862 at Daviston AL in L.P. Hamner’s Company of Volunteers (later Company B) for "three years or the war"; Appears on Muster Roll of Company B dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Disability discharge 30 July 1862 at Columbus MS: chronic rheumatism - paralysis of the left leg; Born: Spartenberg District SC. 5’6" tall with dark complexion, black eyes and black hair. Farmer by occupation.

Billingslea, Clem G
Private
Company D

Age at Enlistment: 19
Enlisted 9 Apr 1862 at Auburn, Lee County AL; Appears on Muster Roll of Company D dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL

Billups, John A
3rd Corporal
Company G

Enlisted 7 March 1862 at Ft. Pillow TN in Company D of 42nd AL CSA; Paroled in the field at Vicksburg MS as a Private of Company D of the 42nd AL CSA; Paroled 1 May 1865 at Greensboro NC as part of Consolidated 37th AL CSA Company G

Billups, Richardson O
2nd Sergeant
Company G

Enlisted 17 March 1862 in Company D of 42nd AL CSA; Paroled in the field at Vicksburg MS as a Sergeant of Company D of the 42nd AL CSA; Paroled at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 as part of Consolidated 37th AL CSA Company G

Birchfield, Perry F
Private
Company B

Age at Enlistment: 26
Enlisted 15 March 1862 (also 20 March) at Daviston AL in L.P. Hamner's Company of Volunteers (later Co B); Appears on Muster Roll of Co B dated 15 March 1862 at Auburn AL; Possibly mentioned in letter of Thomas Jefferson Strickland as being "Sick" at Columbus MS -- "... we have two or three very sick in our company. Some that you were not familiar with (but Peavy and I think he is better this morning)..." the surname interpreted as "Peavy" (and presumed to be Freeman B. Peavy of Co B), but may be the given name "Perry"; Furloughed 20 Dec 1862 "… but didn't return." Hospitalized in General Hospital at Meridian MS on 8 Feb 1863; Discharged 15 Oct 1863; Paroled by General Chrylser's troops at Talladega AL on 10 June 1865; Appears on Pension Record Card at Tallapoosa Co, Application filed by Mrs. L. H. Birchfield, widow with notation "Soldier was wounded at Notasulga, Alabama" (possibly referring to so-called "Rousseau's Raid" or "Battle of Chehaw Station" 18 July 1864 near Notasulga AL - only action found tied to this location, most of the CSA forces engaged were young military school cadets and conscripts from Camp Watts at Notasulga); Born 1834-Died 1905 and buried at New Site, Tallapoosa Co, AL

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