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Last update 25 Aug 2012

Bishop, Henry Terrell
3rd Corporal
Company B

Age at Enlistment: 25 (26)
Enlisted 15 March 1862 at Daviston AL in L.P. Hamner’s Company of Volunteers (later Company B); Appears on Muster Roll of Company B dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL as 3rd Corporal; WIA at Vicksburg MS on unknown date; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863; WIA at Atlanta 22 July 1864 (shot in right knee, breaking the knee cap and disabling his right leg - also shot in jaw either at Atlanta or perhaps earlier at Vicksburg in 1863); Discharged 5 May 1865; Numerous pension and disability documents on file at Anniston AL Library (Pension Record Card - Pike County AL No. 17707); Born 5 Sep 1835 at Troup County GA; Post-war resided at Tallapoosa and Pike counties AL - resided in 1896 at or near Truit/Truette AL; Living in 1915 as he signed Pension Application with X on 2 Oct 1915 at age 80; Living in 1921 as he is listed in the 1921 Census of Confederate Soldiers at Goshen, R.F.D. #2, Alabama with notation "Served until wounded at Atlanta"


Bishop, J W
Private
Company B

Enlisted 15 March 1862 at Daviston AL


Bishop, William
5th Sergeant
Company B

Age at Enlistment: 23
Enlisted 15 March 1862 at Daviston AL in L.P. Hamner’s Company of Volunteers (later Co B); Appears on Muster Roll of Co B dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL as 5th Sergeant; Disability discharge 5 Aug 1862 at Columbus MS: "Chronic rheumatism and Inguinal hernia"; Signed his name to pay voucher;

Among several members of Company B mentioned in letter of David M. Denney dated 24 Aug 1864 as being present in the trenches at Atlanta GA:

Mr. Carter [likely John C. Carter] is gone to the hospital. He was pretty sick when he left. I have not heard from him in some time. Billy Bishop has returned to the hospital. He has the mumps. Billy Smith has returned to the Command again. Tell Bop that Archy is all right [most likely a reference to Archibald Jennings]. Edney Foster the same [possible reference to family member of John T. Foster]. John & Willy Culpeper, John Danielly, Orderley Stricklin [First Sgt/"Orderly Sgt" Thomas J. Strickland], Jas. Robertson and in fact all the boys are in pretty good health. J J Fuller is rather porly.
Mentioned as WIA at Vicksburg MS in post-war documents (but these documents contain many inconsistencies and apparent errors about his life and service possibly due to the advanced age of widow at time of filings); Born: Chambers County AL; 5’8" tall with dark complexion, dark eyes and dark hair; Farmer by occupation; Died 14 Jan 1910 in Tallapoosa Co AL; married Phronitia Thomas Bishop 9 Aug 1874; Wife/widow Phronitia Thomas Bishop filed for Confederate Widow’s Pension 10 March 1913; Couple is buried at Darian Baptist Church Cem. near Wadley, Chambers Co AL - grave markers inscribed: "William Bishop/Born 17 Jan 1837-Died 14 Jan 1910 (Masonic Emblem)/Mrs P.T. Bishop, Wife of William Bishop 1848-1933"; Witnessed the Confederate Pension application of Robert J Culpepper (Co B)


Black, John W
Private
Company D

Enlisted 1 Jan 1862 (also 1 Nov 1864) in Company C of 37th AL CSA; Paroled 1 May 1865 at Greensboro NC as part of Consolidated 37th AL CSA Company D

Black, Thomas D
Private
Company I

Enlisted 17 March 1862 in Company A of 42nd AL CSA; Paroled 1 May 1865 at Greensboro NC as part of Consolidated 37th AL CSA Company I


Blackman, Jesse H
Private
Company C

Age at Enlistment: 17
Enlisted 15 March 1862 at Daviston AL in L.P. Hamner's Company of Volunteers (later Co B); Appears on Muster Roll of Co B dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL as 5th Sergeant; Disability discharge 5 Aug 1862 at Columbus MS: "Chronic rheumatism and Inguinal hernia"; Signed his name to pay voucher; Mentioned as WIA at Vicksburg MS in post-war documents (but documents contain inconsistencies and apparent errors about his life and service possibly due to the advanced age of widow at time of filings); Born: Chambers Co AL; 5'8" tall with dark complexion, dark eyes and dark hair; Farmer by occupation; Died 14 Jan 1910 in Tallapoosa Co AL; married Phronitia Thomas Bishop 9 Aug 1874, who filed for Confederate Widow's Pension 10 March 1913; Couple buried at Darian Baptist Church Cem. near Wadley, Chambers Co AL (off Route 22, not far but not visible from 22 on Mt Springs Rd) - Markers inscribed: "William Bishop/Born 17 Jan 1837-Died 14 Jan 1910 (Masonic Emblem)/Mrs P.T. Bishop, Wife of William Bishop 1848-1933"; Witnessed the Pension application of Robert J Culpepper (Co B)


Blackman, K P
Private
Company K

Age at Enlistment: 26
Enlisted 17 March 1862 at Spring Hill AL; Appears on Muster Roll of Co K dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Appears on Pay Roll dated 30 June 1863 at Vicksburg MS; Signed his parole at Vicksburg on 10 July 1863; Signed for Pay at Dalton GA on 30 Apr 1864; Hospitalized in Medical College Hospital at Atlanta GA on 29 June 1864 with "Rubeola" (measles) and furloughed by issuance of Disability Certificate dated 4 July 1864 with notation: " ... Furloughed for thirty days ... and in my judgement will be sooner restored to health by temporary removal from hospital ... by G.L. Jones, Asst. Surgeon"; Hospitalized in Ross Hospital at Mobile AL 28 Sep 1864 with Febris Intermittens, Tert. (malaria); Assigned to the service of the General Hospital on 30 Nov 1864 at Hospital Nidelet (Mobile AL) and paid $127.63 on 31 Jan 1864 for 31 Oct-31 Dec 1863; Paroled at Montgomery AL on 26 May 1865; 5'9" tall with light hair, light eyes and fair complexion; Mentioned in letter of C.P. Rodgers, Sr. published in 5 June 1902 WEEKLY ENTERPRISE:
"... I went to Dallas, Texas, to the re-union, via N O & H R R [New Orleans & Houston Railroad], and when I stepped aboard the cars at Letohatchie I was agreeably surprised to meet — Blackman, John Moore, J C Watkins and M W Carroll, of Co K, from Troy, Ala. They were all comrades, looked well and filled the bill of lading 'because they were in good order and well conditioned.' I had not seen them since they were at Spanish Fort [situated on Mobile Bay AL], and on our way to Mobile I could see the old Fort across the bay and I thought of the grand times the boys had there, how I used to let them have the boats to go fishing and how they always remembered me with the fish, and do you remember how the boys shook with the [malarial] chills? Why, if I could have got them all together at the same time on one hill, I could have had a very respectable earthquake..."

Blackman, William D (S)
Private-Sergeant
Company C

Age at Enlistment: 27
Enlisted 24 March 1862 at Greenville AL (also Leon AL); Signed his parole at Vicksburg on 9 July 1863; Appears on Pay Roll dated 31 Oct 1863 at Montgomery AL with notation "Reduced to Ranks (Private) October 20, 1863, by order of Lt. Colonel Green"; POW taken at Chattanooga (Lookout Mountain) on 24 Nov 1863 and noted as "Taken In Arms"; Sent to Nashville, Louisville and on to Rock Island Prison IL; Listed officially as MIA in Moore’s Brigade report from Lookout Mountain on 24 Nov 1863.


Blackman (Blackmon), J. H. A.
Private
Company C

Age at Enlistment: 18
Enlisted 24 March 1862 at Leon AL; Appears on Muster Roll of Company C dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL (PROBABLY SAME MAN AS JESSE BLACKMAN ALSO COMPANY C)

Blackman (Blackmon), John
Private
Company C

Age at Enlistment: 30
Enlisted 24 March 1862 at Greenville AL (also 4 Apr 1862 at Leon AL); Appears on Muster Roll of Company C dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Died in service of unknown cause (disease assumed - although date is late enough that he possibly could have died of wounds from received in actions at Iuka or Corinth MS) at Abbeville AL on 24 Nov 1862

Blafd (see Floyd), W P
Private
Company K

"Blafd" as a surname makes no sense and no other record found for this name - however, there is a second man - "W.P. Floyd" who served as a Private in Company K - last name has same number of letters with similar characteristics that could have been misread by an earlier transcriptionist

Blair, William
Private
Company G

Age at Enlistment: 25 (23)
Enlisted 24 March 1862 (also 10 March and 26 March) at Cusseta AL; appears on Muster Roll of Co G dated 13 May 1862; Died of unknown cause 24 Nov 1862 at Lauderdale Springs MS (another source cites 10 Nov 1862) and buried in Confederate Cem. at Lauderdale Springs, Lauderdale Co MS; Claim for deceased soldier filed by widow Nancy Blair, care of Hon. D. Clopton on 24 March 1863 at Tuskegee AL; Claim paid 3 Oct 1864 : $86.83; Described as 5'11-1/2" tall with dark complexion, hazel eyes, dark hair. Farmer by occupation

Blakeley (Blakely), Warner W (M)
Private
Company G

Age at Enlistment: ca 18
Enlisted 1862 at Auburn AL; Born 6 Nov 1843; According to statement of Census, Tax Assessor, Chambers County AL 1907-08 "Enlisted 1862 — Served until close of war"; Living in 1907 at Lanett AL; Filed for Confederate Pension at Chambers County AL in which noted as being discharged April 1865; Witnessed the Confederate Pension application of widow of John W Blakely (Co G) along with W. B. Shaver (Co G)


Blakely, John W
Private
Company G

Age at Enlistment: 24
Enlisted 24 March (also 26 March) 1862 at Cusseta AL by W.W. Meadors; Appears on Muster Roll dated 13 May 1862; POW captured at Corinth and aboard the steamer Dacotah for exchange at Vicksburg 13 Oct 1862; Signed his parole at Vicksburg on 9 July 1863; Appears on a list of wounded dated at "1 Div 14 H Hosp. A of C" (read U.S. 1st Division, XIV Corps, Army of the Cumberland) as being WIA 7 Aug 1864 and suffering from an "Abdomen Penetrating" wound and died of the wound (DOW) on 8 Aug 1864; Listed as KIA (Battle of Utoy Creek GA); His widow, Mrs. E.T. Blakely, applied for Confederate Pension in Chambers County AL, application witnessed by W.M. Blakely (Co G) and W.B. Shaver (Cos E & G)
According to Perry Bennett, president of the Utoy Cemetery Assoiciation, it is likely that Blakely, as was the case with other captured and wounded soldiers from the Battle of Utoy Creek, was taken to the U.S. XIV Corps Field Hospital then-located at the Herring family home (3/4 mile from the site of the battle). Union and Confederate soldiers who died there were buried behind the home under a large Oak tree that still survives (2009). Union dead were removed in 1866 to the National Cemetery at Marietta, Ga., while the Confederates were left under the tree according to Mr. Herring (interview of 1930).

If a family member can be located, the Utoy Cemetery Association will assist in requesting a Marker from the Veterans Administration. Please contact:  
Utoy Cemetery Association
P. O. Box 42383
Herring Road
Atlanta, GA 30311
e-mail: utoy.church@yahoo.com


Blakeny (Blakeney), A J
Private
Company C

Age at Enlistment: 44
Enlisted 31 March 1862 at Leon AL for three years; Appears on Muster Roll of Company C dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Appears on Pay Roll dated 31 Oct 1863 at Montgomery AL with notation "Absent without leave 60 days. Pay stopped August 23rd. General Hardie"; Listed as Private on muster roll of Company C published by T.J. Carlisle in WEEKLY ENTERPRISE in 1902


Blakins, J H
Private
Company C

PROBABLY SAME MAN AS "A J BLAKENY" ALSO COMPANY C AS NO OTHER RECORDS FOR THIS NAME FOUND

Blanks, Andrew J
Private
Company B

Age at Enlistment: 24
Enlisted 15 March 1862 at Daviston AL "for three years or the war" in L.P. Hamner’s Company of Volunteers (later Company B); Appears on Muster Roll of Company B dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Disability discharge 17 July 1862 at Columbus MS; Paid $29.22 on 2 Jan 1863; Born: Troup County GA; 5’10" tall with dark complexion, grey eyes, and dark hair. Farmer by occupation; Widow, Mary Blanks, filed a Confederate Pension application at Clay County AL


Blanks, William Ervin
Private
Company B

Age at Enlistment: 18
Enlisted 15 March (also 25 March) 1862 at Daviston AL in L.P. Hamner's Company of Volunteers (later Co B) for "three years or the war"; Appears on Muster Roll of Co B dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Signed his parole at Vicksburg 9 July 1863; KIA (officially listed as MIA) at Missionary Ridge at Chattanooga TN, his death witnessed by John Malcolm Culpepper on 24 Nov 1863, the circumstances were recalled by Culpepper in a newspaper article circa 1912:
" ... Our brigade went on Lookout Mountain, Nov 24, engaged in that fight, which was in and above the clouds. The next day formed a line of battle on Missionary Ridge, had a hot fight on the Ridge. Two of my comrades were killed, Ervin Blanks and John Rodney. We had to retreat, so we just left the two lying there ... "
Notation on Roll of "The 37th Alabama Infantry Company B of Tallapoosa County" in Tallapoosa Co Archives states "Died Nov 23, 1863 Missionary Ridge" and he is presumably buried at Chattanooga TN.


Bledsoe, E P (T)
1st Sergeant-2nd Lieutenant-1st Lieutenant
Company F

Age at Enlistment: 22
Enlisted 12 March 1862 at Pike Co AL; Appears on Muster Roll of Co F dated 20 Apr 1862 as 1st Sergeant; Appears on Muster Roll of Co F dated 26 May 1862 at Auburn AL as 1st Sergeant; Appointed 2nd Lieutenant on 30 Oct 1862 at Vicksburg MS; Paid $80.21 in July 1863 as 2nd Lt.; Appears on Pay Roll dated 31 Dec 1863 at Dalton GA as 2nd Lieutenant; Paid  $160.00 on 13 Dec 1864 for March and April of 1864; Paid $80.00 on 9 June 1864 for month of Feb 1864; Reported on muster roll at Dog River Factory at Mobile AL.; Buried at Oak Hill Cem., Union Springs, Bullock Co AL; marker shows "E.P. Bledsoe / 1st Lt / 37th Ala Inf Co F" and dates 1 Feb 1840-8 June 1906


Blun, S A
Private
Company B

WIA or sick as he signed his parole in the Hospital at Vicksburg MS as Private in Company B of the 37th AL Infantry CSA

Boasberry (Bradbury/Broadberry?), G W
Rank Unknown
Company Unknown

Age at Enlistment: 24
Enlisted 17 March 1862

Bodiford, J J
Private
Company A

In service in spring of 1864 as he signed for clothing with X on 19 April 1864 (PROBABLY same man as Isaiah J Bodiford)


Bodiford (sic Bodifow), Isaiah J
Private
Company A

Age at Enlistment: 17
Enlisted 22 March 1862 at Auburn AL by J.F. Dowdell; Listed as Private on Muster Roll of Company A dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Signed his parole with X at Vicksburg on 9 July 1863; POW taken near Atlanta on 22 July 1864; Sent to Nashville, Louisville and on to Camp Douglas IL (Chicago); Discharged from Camp Douglas on 13 June 1865. (POSSIBLY SAME MAN AS I.J./J.J. BODIFORD ALTHOUGH AGE DIFFERENCE INDICATES LIKELIHOOD OF AT LEAST TWO MEN)


Bolger (Balger), William H
Private
Company H

Age at Enlistment: 21
Enlisted 18 March 1862 at Lawrenceville AL; Appears as "Bulger" on Muster Roll of Company H dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863; Hospitalized in Floyd House or Ocmulgee Hospital at Macon GA on 25 Nov 1863: "Debilitas" (chronic wasting); Appears on Pay Roll dated 31 Oct 1862 at Lookout Mountain TN with notation "In hospital sick"; "W.H. Bolger" buried at Brundidge AL, marker inscribed with dates 21 Dec 1841 - 1 Sept 1905

Bond , J D
Private
Company A

Age at Enlistment: 22
Enlisted 18 March 1862 at Greenville AL; Appears on Muster Roll of Company A dated 15 May 1862 at Opelika AL


Bonds, John Columbus
Private-4th Sergeant
Company G

Age at Enlistment: 24
POSSIBILITY that records of two or more men of same name/same initials have been intermingled
"J.C. Bonds" enlisted 26 March 1862 at Cussetta AL (appears likely that a man of same name enlisted 24 Apr 1862 at Auburn AL in 40th AL Infantry CSA) Another record shows enlistment of "J.C. Bonds" on 24 May 1862 at Auburn AL as 4th Sergeant, Company G, 37th AL; Name appears on Muster Roll of Company G 37th Alabama dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL as Private; Hospitalized in General Hospital at Marion MS 31 Aug 1862; Wounded in Action at Corinth MS 3-5 Oct 1862; Hospitalized in General Hospital at Marion MS on 8 Feb 1863; Signed his parole at Vicksburg on 10 July 1863 as a Private of Company I of the 40th AL Infantry CSA; Appears on Pay Roll of Company G, 37th AL dated 31 Oct 1863 at Montgomery AL; Hospitalized in Ocmulgee Hospital at Macon GA on 16 Apr 1865 with: Febris Intermitten, Quot. (malaria); Transferred April 1865; Paroled 30 Apr 1865 at Macon GA; Residence: Chambers County AL; Confederate Pension record card Colbert County shows discharge date of May 1865 for PRIVATE J C BONDS, CO G - WOUNDED AT CORINTH (MS); A "J.C. Bonds" witnessed the Confederate Pension application of Quincy C. Hunter (Co I); Married to Margarette Rebecca Fuller at Bloomingdale, Chambers County, AL, 28 Sept. 1875

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Additional biographical information related to John Columbus Bonds provided by researcher Scott Dawsey:
born 9 April 1836 Alabama - died 12 Dec 1917 Sheffield Colbert Co. Alabama
buried Sheffields Oakwood Cemetery

married 1st Allura Celestie Barber 4 Oct 1869 Chambers Co. Alabama
born 1853 - died 1872 Chambers Co. Alabama
buried unknown

married 2nd Margaret Rebecca Agnes Hunter, 28 Sept. 1875 Chambers Co. Alabama
born 4 Sept 1848 - died 19 Mar 1914 Sheffield, Colbert Co. Alabama
buried Sheffields Oakwood Cem.
children, Willie, Katie and Mary E.

Note: 1913 living Atlanta Av. Sheffield Ala


Bonner, Samuel ("Sam") A
Private
Company D, E, I

Enlisted 23 Oct 1863 apparently at Camp Watts (also "Conscripted. Joined Company" 30 May 1864 - which coincides with McPherson account below); Paroled 1 May 1865 at Greensboro NC as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co D; Listed as Private in Muster Roll of Co I in 1902 edition of The Weekly Enterprise (Enterprise, Chambers County, Ala.); Also Paroled 6 May 1865 at Charlotte NC; Appears on Record Roll dated 28 June 1866 by Thomas J. Griffin, former Captain of Co I, with notations "Single, Blacksmith, Residing at Hickory Flat, Alabama"; Mentioned in the memoir of Benjamin F. McPherson (Co I) as accompanying McPherson as they traveled to meet  the regiment near Marietta, Cobb Co GA, and of reaching regiment on Kennesaw Mountain (action 15 June 1864):
McPherson wrote: " ...  I will tell you about when we got to the Kenesaw Mountains ... it was raining some and I was tired so I ate my grub and lay down, I and Sam Bonner, under a bush. The sight that I saw chilled my blood. O God, a trainload of wounded men, all bloody, groaning and blood running out of the train, bullet holes through their clothing. O what a sight to behold. There had been a charge and a battle fought that night before and morning and they were going to the hospital at Atlanta, Ga ... We made inquiry for Baker's Brigade {containing 37th AL} and we were told that he was on the northern extreme wing {of the line} ... We went on around ... zigzag along and shells flying through the trees thick and the minie balls singing close to my ears. I thought every moment I would be killed ... I will tell you it scared me nearly to death ... Our Command was out of the ditch and out under the hill, so we reported, and there I met many of my acquaintances (from Lafayette AL). I thought my reception was not very pleasant to me, for there was both cavalry and infantry, and many of each that I knew, and they would come to me, "Howdy Ben, I am so glad to see you here. My yes, I am so glad for you to come." Well you see the Army was down on substituting. That was so ... They soon gave me a musket and directly we both were called up to report at headquarters. We went, so we had to drag cannon on top of the mountain; so we went at it in a drizzle of rain. We got one up after midnight, but were not allowed to speak above a whisper when we got near the top of the mountain, so we went back after one more. ... Now they were unlimbered, as they called it; that is, just the hind wheels with the cannon, it and the long coupling pole in place, but the front end lying on the ground. Two soldiers with a hand stick apeice to guide it backwards up the mountain. Well there was a cord as large as my leg fastened to the axle tree near the shoulder of the hubbow on each end of the axle tree and that cord may be one hundred yds. long, up the mountain, and men as thick as they could stand pulling on the ropes, so it was a slow go one ft. at a time, and to shun big rocks these men at the end of the coupling pole would shove. It went one way and then the other, so that is how they got the cannon up on top of the mountains. Our brigade got two up just as day began to dawn, so we went down, but not to sleep. The cannons I do not know how they got them up, but it was done for they contained the shells. That mountain was three miles west of Marietta, Georgia. I will tell you what I heard was said by our officers, that it was impossible for (U.S.A.) General (William T.) Sherman to elevate his cannon high enough to throw shells on top of the mountain ... Well we made the mountain shake the next day, I think it was our men with them big guns poured it down on the Yanks. Well we held Kennesaw Mountain until after the 4th of July as well as I can remember ... Seems to me that it was not long after the 4th of July that we had to retreat for he (Sherman) would flank (C.S.A. Gen. Joseph E.) Johnston's Army and then we had to retreat, for I reckon he (Sherman) had 4 or 5 men to us one ... "
Bonner part of an AWOL party of 16 that separated from 37th AL near Cusseta AL along with Benjamin McPherson expecting to rejoin the unit - 8 of whom did; Group of 8 was appropriated by the Confederate commander defending Hamburg TN for one month (culminating 14 March 1865) when McPherson was assigned to drive a wagon in Baker's Brigade's 1500 wagon train, and mentioned meeting Sam Bonner on the road, Bonner having been assigned to the blacksmith forge of the wagon train; Appears on Muster Roll of "Company 'I' 37th Regiment, Alabama Volunteers at LaFayette, Chambers Co, Alabama, March 6, 1862" published in 31 July 1901 issue of The LaFayette Sun (LaFayette, Chambers Co AL) with Privates as "Bonner, Sam A."


Boone, Joseph C
Private
Company G

Enlisted 28 Oct 1863 at Demopolis AL; Appears on Pay Roll dated 31 Oct 1863 at Montgomery AL; KIA at Missionary Ridge TN 25 Nov 1863; (A "J.M. Boone" was paroled as Ordnance Sergeant of Co G of the 40th AL Infantry CSA in City Hospital at Vicksburg MS -may or may not be same man)

Boroughs, William M.
(sic Borroughs, V. M.)
Asst Surgeon
Regimental Field & Staff

Previously served as Second Lieutenant of Company F, 24th Alabama Infantry Regiment (enlisted 6 May 1861 at Grove Hill, Ala.), and resigned his commission on 18 July 1864 while in the field at Atlanta, Ga.; As a physician, his letter of resignation stated his reason as:
"... Having received an invitation from the Surgeon Genl, through the war department to appear before the medical examining board at Charleston S.C. to be examined for the position of Asst. Surg. I presented myself before that body on 5th [of July 1864] was examined and ordered to report to the Surg. Genl. for assignment to duty. ..."
Appointed Asst Surgeon 3 Nov 1864 to rank from 5 July 1864, and confirmed as Asst Surgeon by C.S. Senate on 12 Dec 1864; Identified as "Asst Surgeon 37th Alabama Infantry" on 26 April 1865, and paroled on 1 May 1865 at Greensboro NC as Asst Surgeon, 37th Alabama Regiment (Consolidated); Appears on the roster of field and staff officers in Lee’s Corps, Army of Tennessee 2 May 1865

According to Civil War physician authority, Dr. Terry Hambrecht, Dr. William M. Boroughs was born 22 Feb 1835 at Clarke County, Ala., and received his M.D. from The Medical College of the State of South Carolina, Charleston, SC., in 1857; Post-war practiced medicine at Pineville, Monroe County, Ala., in 1874 until his retirement in 1910; Died 27 Aug 1910 at Pineville, Monroe County, Ala., and buried there at Pineville Methodist Church Cemetery; An image of marker posted on "Find A Grave"; Learn about those who dedicated themselves to care for the sick and wounded throughout the war at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine


Boutwell, Alexander ("Alex")
Private
Company K

Age at Enlistment: 18
Enlisted 2 July 1862 (also 1 Sep 1863 and 18 Sep 1863) at Spring Hill, Pike Co AL; Paroled 9 July 1863 at Vicksburg MS; Hospitalized in Fair Grounds Hospital (#1 or #2 not specified) outside Atlanta GA on 31 Dec 1863; Signed for Pay at Dalton GA on 30 April 1864; WIA at Resaca GA 13 May 1864; Signed his parole 31 May 1865 at Montgomery AL; 5'9" tall with dark hair, black eyes and a dark complexion; Born 26 Aug 1844; Brother to Calvin Boutwell (Co K); Confederate Pension (Jefferson Co AL) No. 34785 witnessed by Elijah Fortune and W.B. Bundy (both Co K); Witnessed the Confederate Pension application of Frances Grimes, widow of G.W. Grimes (Co K); Died 17 Sep 1913 and buried in Clanton (City) Cem., Chilton Co AL; His widow, Sarah A. Boutwell applied for Confederate Pension at Jefferson Co AL, Pension No. 35670


Boutwell, Irwin
Private
Company K

Age at Enlistment: 19
Enlisted 17 March 1862 at Spring Hill AL; Appears on Muster Roll of Company K dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Died in service about 22 Aug 1862 according to Inventory of Effects compiled by James M Leach, Captain of Company K "... Has pay due him as private from 1862/06/30 up to date of his death: 1 month and 22 days - amount due as wages $17.30. Commutation - nothing. No stoppages..." Left effects of $4.00 turned over to QM CSA; Claims for deceased soldier filed 21 Jan 1863 and 12 Dec 1863 by Mary E. Boutwell, widow, care of B. Fitzpatrick, Troy AL; KIA (at unknown location/unknown date -- Leach’s dates do not support KIA)


Boutwell, W C
Private
Company K

Age at Enlistment: 23
Enlisted 29 April 1862 at Troy, Pike Co AL; Appears on Muster Roll dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Paid $44.00 on 13 Nov 1862 for 1 July to 31 Oct 1862; Appears on Pay Roll dated 30 April 1863 at Vicksburg MS; Signed his parole at Vicksburg on 10 July 1863; Appears on Pay Roll dated 30 April 1864 at Dalton GA with notation "Absent without leave by order of General Johnson" from 10 April-26 May 1864; Hospitalized in Ross Hospital at Mobile AL with Febris Intermittens, Tert. (malaria) on 22 Sep 1864, returned to duty on 3 Oct 1864, returned to hospital 17 Oct-5 Nov 1864 and again from 18-28 Nov with same condition; Paroled 19 June 1865 at Montgomery AL; 5'6" tall with black hair, hazel eyes and light complexion; Confederate Pension record card Geneva Co AL pension no. 33165, pension application filed by widow, Elizabeth Boutwell and witnessed by N.J. Baker (Co K) and J.P. Binson (no Brinson found among 37th AL - however J.P. Brinson appears in Co D)


Boutwell (sic Bothwell), Calvin
Private
Company K

Age at Enlistment: 24
Enlisted 17 March 1862 in Company K of 37th AL CSA; Appears on Muster Roll of Company K dated 13 May 1862 at Aurburn AL; Paid $44.00 on 13 Nov 1862 for 1 July to 31 Oct 1862; Appears on Pay Roll dated 30 April 1863 at Vicksburg MS; WIA or sick as he signed his parole at Vicksburg on 13 July 1863 in the City Hospital; Vicksburg parole signed by William P. Davis, Lt Col 23rd Regiment of Indiana Volunteers; Among those sick and wounded POWs from Vicksburg MS delivered at Fort Morgan AL (mouth of Mobile Bay AL) aboard steamer H. Chouteau via New Orleans; Signed for Pay at Dalton GA on 30 April 1864; Paroled 1 May 1865 at Greensboro NC as part of Consolidated 37th AL CSA Company K; Oath of Allegiance dated 6 May 1865 at Greensboro NC; Oath of Allegiance dated 13 Sep 1865 at Troy AL with description "florid" complexion, "dark" hair, "hazle" eyes, 5’11" tall; Brother to Alexander Boutwell (Company K); Mentioned as having "died at home" in a 1902 letter of A.J. Bryan (Co K) to T.J. Carlisle, editor of WEEKLY ENTERPRISE


Bowden, Fred P
Private
Company I

Enlisted 17 March 1862 in Company A of 42nd AL CSA; Paroled 1 May 1865 at Greensboro NC as part of Consolidated 37th AL CSA Company I

Bowden, J M
Private
Company K

Age at Enlistment: 31
Enlisted 17 March 1862

Bowers (Bowen), William H
Private
Company K

Age at Enlistment: 21
Enlisted 29 April 1862 at Troy AL; Appears on Muster Roll of Co K dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Appears on Pay Roll dated 30 April 1863 at Vicksburg MS; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 10 July 1863; Signed for Pay at Dalton GA on 30 April 1864; Confederate Pension no. 11167 at Covington Co AL shows enlistment 11 March 1862 and discharge 15 April 1865; Buried at Pilgrims Rest Cem., Co Road 77, Covington Co AL near Crenshaw Co Line - marker inscribed "William H Bowers / Co K, 37th Alabama Infantry"; wife Mary Anne

Box, Shadrack Alfred
Private
Company A

POW at skirmish line 14 June 1864 near Marietta GA (Kennesaw Mtn); Sent to Louisville KY, Nashville TN and imprisoned at Rock Island Barracks (Rock Island IL); Transferred for exchange to Point Lookout MD on 15 Feb 1865; Buried in Big Creek United Methodist Church Cem. at Henry Co AL; 26 Sep 1827-9 March 1878

Boyd, Augustus A
Private
Company D

Enlisted 2 (also 3) Aug 1862 at Columbus MS; Appears on Pay Roll dated 31 Oct 1863 at Montgomery AL; Hospitalized in General Hospital at Enterprise MS on 4 Apr 1863 as a patient; Buried in unspecified location at Chambers Co AL; 1825-1881

Boyd, J. Paley
Rank Unknown
Company Unknown

Service in 37th AL unconfirmed - likely NOT a member of this regiment as his record states that he enlisted in "Norman’s 37th Alabama Regiment" (unknown/unfamiliar designation) at Montgomery Co AL in 1862 according to letter to a Dr. Boyd at Auburn AL from his brother Dr. Wm P. Boyd of Elba AL, "He was sent home from the army, spent over a year in bed suffering exceedingly with bowel trouble and died."


Boyd, Richard ("Dick") H
3rd Sergeant
Company I

Age at Enlistment: 19
Enlisted 6 March 1862 at Lafayette AL; Mentioned in Weekly Enterprise (Enterprise, Ala.) of unknown date detailing the formation of Co I: "... An election by ballot was then ordered by the Chairman for each office in the Company, which resulted as follows: ... R H Boyd - 3d Sergt..."; Appears on Muster Roll of Co I dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL as 3rd Sergeant; According to Carlisle, assigned to guard/transport deserters with Lt T.J. Carlisle to Tupelo MS on 28 June 1862;

Mentioned in 24 July 1902 edition of Weekly Enterprise (Enterprise, Ala.) by T.J. Carlisle based on Carlisle's wartime diary:
"... June 28th [1862], at four o'clock, I was ordered to report to Colonel Blunt, Civil and Military Governor, for the purpose of taking charge of two soldiers (John and Miller 16th Ala. Regiment,) with orders to carry them to their command, for they were reported absent without leave. Their command was at Tupelo. Richard Boyd and David M. Spence were detailed, at my request, to go as guards to take the deserters. We left in cars for Tupelo about four o'clock. We always enjoyed an opportunity of getting on a trip of any kind. It was a relief to get rid of the din and smoke of the camp.

When we arrived at Artesia, the junction of the branch road from Columbus, distance fifteen miles. We were too late to make a connection with the up train and lay over until next morning. During the night two trains loaded with solders (Cowen's Division) from Tupelo, passed down the road, not knowing where they were going. The train came thundering by with a dead horse with about half its body hanging outside the car. It was supposed that he was tied by the halter too long, and in stepping backwards, missed the floor and swung. The horse's feet dragged over the feet of Dick Boyd, who was lying on his blanket near the track, which gave him a terrible fright. We gave the signal to the engineer, who stopped the train and cut halter. The horse dropped down and the train went on. ..."
Boyd died of pneumonia 23 July 1862 at Columbus MS; On 24 July 1862, J.A. Talbot, commanding Co I signed at Columbus MS for one coffin for Pvt Richard Boyd; Circumstances of his death were recorded at the time in the wartime diary of, and later published by, T.J. Carlisle in the 7 Aug 1902 edition of the WEEKLY ENTERPRISE: "... R.H. Boyd, 2d Sergeant of Co. "I" died to-day from fever. His death cast a gloom over the entire Company. He was unmarried..."; Appears on Record Roll dated 2 June 1866 by Thomas J. Griffin, former Captain of Co I as 3rd Sergeant, from Lafayette AL, farmer, single; Appears on Muster Roll of "Company 'I' 37th Regiment, Alabama Volunteers at LaFayette, Chambers Co, Alabama, March 6, 1862" published in 31 July 1901 issue of LAFAYETTE SUN (LaFayette, Chambers Co AL) as "3rd Serg't - Richard H. Boyd, died at Columbus, Miss., July 1862"; Burial at unspecified location in Chambers Co AL 1842-1863


Boyd, William M
Private
Company I

Enlisted 28 Apr 1862 at Lafayette AL (Camp Johnson then located at Lafayette AL for recruitment in 1862); Appears on Muster Roll of Co I dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL with notation "On second inspection found totally unfit for military duty. Bounty returned to Captain."; Discharged at Auburn AL; The discharge was 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: ... The following were discharged at Auburn: Wm Boyd, June, 1862}..."; Appears on Post-war Record Roll dated 28 June 1866 by Thomas J. Griffin, former Captain of Co I with notations "married, farmer, residence - LaFayette, 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) with Privates as "Boyd, W., discharged June 1862"; Buried in unspecified location at Chambers Co AL; 1834-1888

Boyett (Boyed), David B
Private
Company K

Age at Enlistment: 18
Enlisted 17 March 1862 at Spring Hill AL; Appears on Muster Roll of Company K dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Died in service of unknown cause at unknown location/date; Claim for deceased soldier was filed 22 Sep 1862 by William Boyett, father care of B. Fitzpatrick, atty, Troy AL

Boyles, T J
Private
Company I

Paroled 1 May 1865 at Greensboro NC as part of Consolidated 37th AL CSA Company I

Boyn, W F
Private
Company C

POW at Gravel Hill 24 March 1865 by Brig Gen T. J. Lucas’ troops from Pensacola FL


Bozeman, Chelsey Whitfield (sic: "Charley"/Charles)
Private
Company D & C

Age at Enlistment: 26
Enlisted 3 April 1862 at Greenville AL "for three years" (also 6 and 16 May 1862 at Leon AL) (also May 1862 at Greenville, Butler Co AL); Appears on Muster Roll of Co C dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Signed his parole with X at Vicksburg MS on 13 July 1863 at City Hospital - Paroled by Lt Col Davis of the 23rd Indiana Vols USA; Put aboard steamer St. Maurice en route to Mobile AL via New Orleans; Appears on Pay Roll dated 31 Oct 1863 at Montgomery AL with notation "Absent without leave, sick since August 23rd, 50 days"; Hospitalized 28 Feb 1864 in Fair Grounds Hospital No. 2 outside Atlanta GA and transferred to Forsythe Hospital (Forsythe GA) on 28 Feb 1864 and returned to duty 6 April 1864; Returned to duty 23 Aug 1864 from Invalid Corps PACS; Paroled 1 May 1865 at Greensboro NC as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co C; Brother to James H. Bozeman and Brother-in-Law to Seth Sims (both Co C); Cousin to brothers Nathan E. and Theodore  Bozeman (both Co B); Buried at Good Hope Church Cem., County Road 63 Covington Co AL near Crenshaw Co Line - Marker inscribed "Chelsey Whitfield Bozeman / Mar. 10, 1835 - Jul. 18, 1920 / Pvt. Co. C., 37th Alabama Infantry"; Listed in 1907 Covington County Census of Confederate Veterans as living at Searight R.F.D. #1; wife Samantha; Confederate Pension No. 11148 at Covington Co AL


Bozeman, James Harmon
Private
Company C

Enlisted 21 Feb 1863 at Leon AL; Hospitalized in French’s Division Hospital at Enterprise MS on 28 Feb to 30 June 1863. "Never paid."; Appears on Pay Roll dated 31 Oct 1863 at Montgomery AL; Brother to Chelsey W. Bozeman and Brother-in-Law to Seth Sims (both Co C); Cousin to brothers Nathan E. and Theodore  Bozeman (both Co B); Buried at Good Hope Church Cem., County Road 63 Covington County AL near the Crenshaw County Line - Civilian marker: "Jas. H. Bozeman / Born Mar. 11, 1825-Died July 10, 1901"


Bozeman, Nathan Etheldred
Private
Company B

Age at Enlistment: 32
Enlisted 10 May 1862 at Camp Johnson in L.P. Hamner’s Company of Volunteers (later Co B) (also enlisted 1 Sep 1862); Appears on Muster Roll of Co B dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863; Paid $44.00 10 Feb 1863 for 1 Sep-31 Dec 1862; His obituary of 13 Nov 1905 from an unnamed newspaper at Pleasant Grove TX:
"In Memorium - Nathan E. Bozeman, of this place, died at his home at 4 o’clock a.m., November 9th, 1904.
      He was ill with kidney and bladder trouble for some four and one half months. Medical skill was of no avail as all possible was done for his relief by the best doctors of the county. He fought the grim monster, death, bravely and without a murmur, and when the time came for him to be called up higher he turned over and said to his family, ’I shall leave it with you all.’
      Mr. Bozeman was born on the 28th of November 1830, in Upson County, Georgia, and there he grew up to manhood. He moved from there to Chambers County, Alabama in 1854. He was married on February 8, 1855 to Miss Sarah E. Pearson, remaining there until spring of 1860, when they moved to Pike County, Alabama, and there they lived happily for two years; then he enlisted in Company B, 37th Alabama regiment and fought through the war for the 'lost cause' and without being wounded. He was one of the brave men who were in the siege of Vicksburg. He was as brave a soldier as ever shouldered a gun, and was always at his post of duty.
      After the war he returned home and took up his avocation in life – a farmer. He made a success of his calling. He, with his family, moved to Texas in 1881, and settled on the farm where he and his wife and one son, Barto, were living at his death.
      There were five children born to this union, four boys and one girl, three of whom are living. These three are Sam, Barto and Titus, the two latter being at his bedside during his sickness. Barto can be commended for his faithfulness to his father, as he was ever ready to administer to his wants at any and all times.
      Mr. Bozeman was one of the most prosperous farmers of the Pleasant Grove settlement, and was noted for his honest dealings and truthfulness. He made a confession of faith and was united with the Primitive Baptist Church in 1860, and was a few years later ordained as deacon of his church. He was an active member and a true Christian and no man can say that Mr. Bozeman ever did him a wrong knowingly. He knew everything up to a few hours of his death, and he passed over the river to his last reward as quietly as he went about all his earthly undertakings.
      To the three sons and aged companion who mourn his death, we would say, look forward to the day when you, too, will pass over the river of life and meet the one whom you love so well.
      His remains were laid to rest in the Hopewell Cemetery by the side of his only daughter, Mrs. Simp Walker. The burial services were conducted by Elder W. L. Williams, of Pittsburg, Texas, who said in his talk that he had known Mr. Bozeman for a number of years. Elder Jno. E. Carter talked a few minutes, which was heart rending.
      It has not been ye writers pleasure to know Mr. Bozeman only from 1893, and we can say that he was a true friend of ours and he was a man for whom we had the highest esteem. Peace to his ashes.
     - J. H. Thompson
     The above subject was a brother-in-law to Mr. J. M. Pearson, marrying the oldest child of old Uncle Richmond Pearson."

Brother to Theodore Bozeman (Co B); Cousin to brothers Chelsey W. and James H. Bozeman (both Co C).

Bozeman , Theodore Gordon
Private-4th Corporal
Company B

Age at Enlistment: 34
Enlisted 15 March 1862 at Daviston AL in L.P. Hamner’s Company of Volunteers (later Co B); Appears on Muster Roll of Co B dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL as Private; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS 9 July 1863; POW "Taken in Arms" at Lookout Mtn TN (Chattanooga) 24 Nov 1863, and sent to Louisville KY and on to Rock Island Prison IL; Conflicting data shows him as KIA at Lookout Mtn 24 Nov 1863; Brother to Nathan E. Bozeman (also Co B); Cousin to brothers Chelsey W. and James H. Bozeman (both Co C).


Bracken (Brackin), James
4th Corporal/Drummer
Company C

Age at Enlistment: 22
Enlisted 24 March 1862 at Leon AL (also Greenville AL) for 3 years; Listed as "Drummer" in 1902 roll of Co C; Paid as Corporal 10 Aug 1863 for 1 May - 30 June 1863 service; WIA or sick at Vicksburg MS as he signed his parole at Vicksburg MS 13 July 1863; Died in service at Mobile AL 14 Aug 1863 (presumably DOW/DOD from Vicksburg); Appears on Pay Roll of 31 Oct 1863 at Montgomery AL with notation of death during pay period; Claim for deceased soldier filed by Amanda Bracken (also Brakin), widow 20 Oct 1864 (also 31 Oct 1864) at Leon AL


Bradbury (Bradberry) (Broadberry), William L
Private
Company I

Age at Enlistment: 28
Enlisted 6 March 1862 at Lafayette AL; Appears on Muster Roll of Co I dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863; Officially MIA at Lookout Mtn TN on 24 Nov 1863 but known POW "Taken in Arms without the privilege of exchange" at Missionary Ridge 25 Nov 1863 and sent to Louisville KY and on to Rock Island Prison IL; Appears on Pay Roll dated 29 Feb 1864 at Dalton GA with notation "Prisoner of war captured 1863/11/25"; Appears on Record Roll dated 28 June 1866 by Thomas J. Griffin, former Captain of Co I with notations "Married, Farmer, Residence: LaFayette, Alabama. Captured at Lookout Mountain 1863/11/24. Took Oath at Rock Island" (Rock Island Military Prison, Rock Island IL)


Braddy (Brady), John
Private
Company H

Enlisted 10 July 1862 (also 7 July 1862) in Co C of 42nd AL; Paroled at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 as part of Consolidated 37th AL Co H


Bradford, Isaac
Private
Company G

Enlisted 29 March 1862 at Cusseta AL by W.W. Meadors for three years or the war; Appears on Muster Roll of Company G dated 13 May 1862; Signed his parole in the field at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863 with an X as Private in Co G of the 37th AL Infantry CSA; Appears on Muster Roll of Co G dated 31 Oct 1863 at Montgomery AL; Made his mark on a clothing receipt roll dated 14 April and again on 6 May 1864; Appears on roll of prisoners captured at Resaca GA 16 May 64 dated at Nashville TN on 20 May 1864 and forwarded to Louisville KY; Imprisoned POW at Camp Morton (Indianapolis IN) present 21 May 1864; Transferred from Camp Morton, IN, to City Point, VA, via Baltimore, MD, for exchange 26 Feb 1865; Appears on roll of Wayside Hospital or General Hospital No. 9 at Richmond VA dated 16 Apr 1865 at Howard Grove; Appears on Hospital roll at Camp Lee dated 12 March after being admitted 11 March with remarks “P.P.” (possibly for  Phtitisis Pulmonosis aka tuberculosis); Furloughed for 30 days from Gen. Hosp. at Howard’s Grove, VA 13 March 1865 after arriving there 10 March 1865, still on Hospital roll 18 March with remarks “Rem” (unknown meaning);
Buried in Pearson Cem. at Tallapoosa County AL



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