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Last update 25 January 2011

Bryan, Andrew J
3rd Corporal
Company K

Age at Enlistment: 27
Enlisted 17 March 1862 at Spring Hill AL in Co K of 37th AL CSA; Appears on Muster Roll of Co K dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL as 4th Corporal; Appears on Pay Roll dated 30 June 1863 at Vicksburg MS as 4th Corporal of Co K; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 10 July 1863; Signed for his pay as Corporal on Pay Roll of Co K dated 30 Apr 1864 at Dalton GA; Paroled at Greensboro NC on 1 May 1865 as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co K; Brother to William Wright Bryan (Co K); Mentioned in 19 June 1902 editorial by T.J. Carlisle in The Weekly Enterprise of Enterprise Alabama: "If all the survivors of the regiment would take the time and interest in aiding us in getting up the history of our part in the war that S M Singletary, Co H; S G Burke, Co I; A J Bryan; M W Carroll, Co K; and W W Still, Co I have shown, we would leve {sic: leave} behind us a volume of facts and incidents that would be read and cherished by generations yet unborn..."; Mentioned by T.J. Carlisle in the 22 May 1902 edition of The Weekly Enterprise editorial: "... Sergt A J Bryant, Co K, has written two communications; Sergt S M Singletary, Co A, three; David Majors, Co C, two; W W Still, Co I, one; and D M Spence, Co I, one...", One of the two mentioned is a letter to Thomas J. (whom he calls "Tom") Carlisle, editor of The Weekly Enterprise (Enterprise, Chambers County, Ala.) that was published in 19 June 1902 edition of that newspaper, text follows:
"From Ozark, Ala./ EDITORS WEEKLY ENTERPRISE:
    — I will give you a few more thoughts about the war. In reading the sketches from the great John C Moore, in your last week’s paper, throws my mind back on some things./ In speaking of the battles of Farmington, Iuka, Chicasaw, Corinth, Bayou, siege of Vicksburg, Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge it almost makes my hair rise up on my head.
    I will state one thing that took place on the Bayou at the Yazoo city. One night our company was ordered to go down on the river to stand guard to keep the Yankees from landing. Colonel Dowdell ordered our Captain to send him a man to drive his ambulance. So the Captain sent me and I at once reported to the Colonel’s office. We hitched up and off we went on about a mile or two. We drove down to the water’s edge when the Colonel said here was a good place and ordered me to halt. I gout out, loosed my horses and tied them. I then went out on the guard line and the Colonel said, 'Get close to the water’s edge so you can hear them if they go to land, and don’t let them come out.' I took my stand and listened the best I could until my two hours were out and not a single Yankee could I hear, and then I was off four hours. I then eased myself off to rest and lay down to sleep; in that time it came a hard rain and woke me up, when I found the water was running half way up my sides. I got up and moved myself from there to hunt a dry place, and went on some distance where I discovered a large brush heap and made for it; and what sort of brush you reckon they were, I am here to tell you they were the largest wild locust you ever saw, with thorns as long as my finger. However, I thought I would try it; so I eased up on it being very careful not to get stuck. There I dropped off to sleep and when it came my time to go on post I was ready. Thus it went on till nearly day when I happened to think of the Colonel and I went off to see what had become of him. I rambled on back to the ambulance, got close up and stopped still to see what I could hear. Everything was very still so I stepped up on the tongue and saw the Colonel was sleeping very sound.
    I said 'Colonel, are you asleep?' He said 'Who art thou?' I said 'Your driver, Colonel.' He said 'Are the Yankees come?' I said 'Colonel, I don’t think there is a Yankee within five miles of here.' He said, 'Get in and lay down till morning.' We staid there till morning and then went back to camp unhurt.
    I wish to say a few words about the brave and good name of H D Clayton. I was with him in several fights and he was always quiet and calm. He would talk kind to his men and would say, 'Come on, boys; we’ll give it to them right.' I have also sat on the jury when he was circuit Judge and he was all right there. And when he passed away there was a useful man gone.
    Tom I will try to give you the names of the killed, wounded and dead of my company:

 William Whittington, killed at Iuka.
 Martin Watkins, died with smallpox.
 Richard Ward, killed on retreat to Atlanta.
 John Smith, killed at New Hope church.
 Carter Pinckard, killed on retreat to Atlanta.
 Ben Amos, killed at Vicksburg.
 Lt. L D Jones, killed at Vicksburg
 James Wynn, killed at Vicksburg.
 Wm Flowers, killed at Atlanta.
 Cum Curtis, died at home.
 Gus Curtis, died at home.
 Martin Sanders, lost; don’t know where.
 Wm Windham, died at home I think.
 Wm Bryan, died at home.
 W A Gibson, died at Columbus, Miss.
 John A Gibson, died at Columbus, Miss.
 John Rowden, died; don’t know where.
 Green Roberts, died in Texas.
 George Grimes, died at home.
 Calvin Boutwell, died at home.
 Captain Courson, killed in N C.
 John Freeman, died at home.
 Capt Leach, wounded at New Hope; died.
 Capt Amarine, died at home.
 Lt Fanning, died; don’t know where.
 Lt. Reddock, died at home.
 John Carroll, died in Montgomery.
 James Carroll, died in Texas.
        A J Bryan, Co K, 37th Ala Reg"

Appears on list of "Founding Members" of United Confederate Veterans, Ozark AL Camp dated August 1893 as "A. J. BRYAN, CO K 37TH AL" along with "M. MONK, CO A, 37TH AL"; Brother to Wm W Bryan (Co K)


Bryan, Benjamin (Benjimin)
Private
Company C

Age at Enlistment: 18
Enlisted 2 Apr 1862 at Leon AL; Appears on Muster Roll dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; KIA on 11 June 1863 during siege of Vicksburg MS; Claim for deceased soldier filed by R.C. Bryan, father, on 20 Oct 1864 (also 31 Oct 1864); Buried in Grave No. 9 in Soldiers Rest, Cedar Hill (City) Cem., Vicksburg MS


Bryan, Gyles F
Private
Company C

Age at Enlistment: 27
Enlisted 24 (also 31) March 1862 at Leon AL (also 10 Feb 1862); Appears on Muster Roll of Company C dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; General Court Martial held at Tupelo MS on 15 June 1862 - arrested for desertion on 12 June 1862 at Selma AL (having been absent since 15 April) and brought back to the regiment by Sergeant J. J. Wynn (Co D) - Court Martial sentenced him to  for 90 days at hard labor for desertion; Hospitalized in Ross Hospital at Mobile AL 17-23 Oct 1864: Febris Intermittens, Tert. (malaria); Paroled at Montgomery AL 12 June 1865; 5’6" tall with black hair, blue eyes, and a dark complexion; Confederate Pension No. 10514 at Coffee County AL witnessed by "Benjamin Lee" (Co C) and "John H. Gommillion" (possibly John C. Gomillion - Co  C)


Bryan, Henry C
Private
Company C

WIA at Vicksburg MS siege and died from wounds on 29 June 1863 at Enterprise MS hospital (possibly a listing of those who died AT Vicksburg dated at Enterprise MS); Claim filed for deceased soldier by Irwin Handley, Administrator on 20 Oct 1864; Son of Joseph Franklin Bryan (Co C); Nephew to Preston H. and William F. Bryan (Co C); Brother-in-Law to Dock Curenton/Currington (Co C); Married Mary Handley, one child Emily;
Wrote a letter home from "Waterford Miss Oct the 24 1862
    Dear Mollie and Emily I seat my self for the purpose of informing you that I am well at this time hoping these few lines may find you both well and doing well. I have no news to write to you more than than
[word 'than' is repeated in the original] the health of the Army is gon [illegible word] [torn fold] what the [faded folded section] and comin in every day. Some of them that was reported dead is been herd of. Jasper Bedgood is not dead. I from him this morning. Thomas Merrill came in this morning. I said that I had no news to write but I have some bad news to write to you. L T Wells, Fr Taylor, B Harrison has deserted or they have left. They left last Sunday morning we have not herd from them since. I never hated any thing so bad in my life as I did that. I did not think that of him you may see him before you get this. I do not no. If he comes home I want you to write to me and let me no why he did act as he has. Times are easy her now but I do not now how long it will be so it is said that this Army will not fight any more this winter but that is as uncertain as the wind but I hope that will be no more [illegible]ing [faded folded section covers most of a line] in a short time if so Oh hapy day that would be to met returning husbands brothers sons and friends. I look forward to that happy happy day when we meet to part no more. I shall live in hopes if I dy in dispar and I want you to do the same. Learn my little baby to talk of her farther. Tell her he will come by and by. I want to see you. You cant tell how bad. I will stop that subject. I expect to send this letter by Mr Rowell if I do not I shal mail it but I shal send it by him if he gets off which he will I recon. I hope he will for I want you to get this soon. I have written one to you before this which I hope you have received by this time.
    It is said that Mobile is threatned if it is so we may be sent their I hope we will be sent their any how not as I want to fight but I want to get back to Old Alabama their to spend  a many hapy houres with my blessed ones. I am better satisfied her than I thought I should be we get tolable plenty to eat but nothing to cook in hardly potatoes are three dollars per lbs frying size chickens one dollar butter not to be had. I have not drawn my bounty yet nor I do not no when I shall . There is no pay Master her now it may not be log till I draw and it may bee a long time if I ever draw. I shal send it to you. I want you to srite to me how you are getting a long in every respect leave out noting that would interest me for I want to here from you every day. Tell Brown that I would write to him to day but duty is so heavy that I must sleep some to day I went out on a general review yesterday. Old Price
[Confederate General Sterling Price] was their and rode round us a time or too. Their was a grate many ladys their at the review waving their handkerchiefs to us as we past by them. It was a pretty site to see the soldiers marching to the tap of the drum. There is a good deal of desertions going on now and I exspect it will be worse than it is now for I have herd it said that if the men are not ferlowed this winter that they will go home any how. I want you to write soona dn often give my respect to all inquiring friends if any. So I must come to a close by singn my self your loving husband until death
     H C Bryan
    To M A Bryan
    M E Bryan may God bless you”


Bryan, Jacob
Private
Company F

Enlisted 7 Sept 1861 in Company C of 54th AL CSA; Paroled at Greensboro NC on 1 May 1865 as part of Consolidated 37th AL CSA Company F


Bryan, Joseph Franklin
Private
Company C & D

Age at Enlistment: 48
Enlisted 2 Apr 1862 at Leon AL; Appears on Muster Roll of Co C dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL with notation "Substitute for Dock Currenton;" Appears on Pay Roll of Co C dated 31 Oct 1863 at Montgomery AL; Teamster: October through December 1863 and January through March plus June of 1864. Received 25 cents per day extra pay; Paroled at Greensboro NC on 2 May 1865 as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co D; Brother to Preston H. and William F. Bryan (both of Cos. C & D); Father of Henry C. Bryan (Co C); Father-in-law to Dock Curenton/Currington, the man for whom he served as substitute; Born 10 July 1845 - Died 26 Jan 1911; Buried in Leon Community Cemetery at Crenshaw County AL - photo of gravemarker courtesy of Janice Merrill Johnt in Burials section


Bryan, Preston Harrison
Private-Corporal
Company C & D

Age at Enlistment: 21
Enlisted 24 March 1862 at Leon AL; Appears on Muster Roll of Company C dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863; Appears on Muster Roll of Co C dated 31 Oct 1863 at Montgomery AL; Paroled at Greensboro NC on 1 May 1865; Witnessed the Alabama Confederate Pension application of Caroline Dozier (widow of Elias Dozier, Co C); Witnessed the Confederate Pension application of Wm. J. Folks (Co C); Alabama Confederate Pension number 29764 record in Crenshaw County AL, application for pension by Mrs. E.A. Bryan, widow witnessed by W.F. Bryan and W.E. Clark; Brother to William F. and Joseph F. Bryan (both of Cos. C & D); Uncle to Henry C. Bryan (Co. C); Born 11 Sept 1840 - Died 12 Feb 1905; Buried in Leon Community Cemetery at Crenshaw County AL - photo of gravemarker courtesy of Janice Merrill Johnt in Burials section


Bryan, William F
Private
Company C & D

Age at Enlistment: 23
Enlisted 24 March 1862 at Leon; Appears on muster roll of Company C dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; WIA at Iuka MS on 19 Sep 1862 and discharged from regiment according to personal statement made in 1907-08; Signed his name to commutation of rations on 15 Oct 1862; Paid 9 Dec 1862; Re-enlisted as Enrolling Officer in March 1863 at Andalusia AL in the Covington Enrolling Office according to personal statement; POW taken at Andalusia AL and sent to Ship Island Prison, paroled at Vicksburg MS on 8 May 1865; (also Paroled at Greensboro NC on 1 May 1865); Alabama Confederate Pension No. 11340 recorded at Crenshaw County AL and witnessed by J.F. Lowman and J.T. Merrill (both Co C); Witnessed the Confederate Pension application of Mrs. E.A. Bryan, widow of Preston H. Bryan (Co C); Witnessed the Confederate Pension application of Archibald H. Cameron (Co C); Witnessed the Confederate Pension application of Marion J. Currington (Co C); Witnessed the Confederate Pension application of E.C. Engram (Co C); Witnessed the Confederate Pension application of John D. Godwin (Co C); Brother to Joseph F. and Preston H. Bryan (both of Cos. C & D); Uncle to Henry C. Bryan (Co C): Born 6 Feb 1839 according to statement to Census, Tax Assessor for Crenshaw County AL 1907-08; Died 21 Jan 1913; His obituary, from The Crenshaw County News, dated 30 Jan 1913, courtesy of Janice Merrill Johnt:
"... Mr.W.F.Bryan of Leon was taken sick in Dozier last Tuesday. Mr. Bryan had gone to Dozier to attend to some business and was taken very ill. He was carried to his nieces, Mrs. J.R. Jackson, where he died Tuesday night. This leaves another vacant file in the ranks of the Old Confederate Army. Deceased was 72 years old and had never married but had reared two families of nephews and nieces who were left orphans. He leaves surviving two brothers, Ned and Newton Bryan, and one sister Miss Bettie Bryan, who had lived with him. Deceased had been in bad health for some time but it was not thought that he was seriously ill. Deceased shouldered his musket and answered to the call to serve his country when a very young man and made a valiant soldier. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity under whose auspices he was buried on Wednesday following his death at Leon, near his home. He had been a member of the board of Supervisors for several years and made a good officer. He was a good neighbor and citizen.
"
Buried in Leon Community Cemetery at Crenshaw County AL - photo of gravemarker courtesy of Janice Merrill Johnt in Burials section

Bryan, William Wright
Private
Company K

Age at Enlistment: 30
Enlisted 9 Apr 1862 at Troy AL (also 29 April); Appears on Muster Roll of Company K dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Appears on Pay Roll dated 30 April 1863 at Vicksburg MS with notation "Absent sick"; Received disability discharge: Payment to discharged soldiers. Discharged on 26 Oct 1863. Dark complexion, dark eyes, dark hair. Farmer by occupation; Born 5 Feb 1832 Sumter Dist SC (son of John Bryan) and Died 6 Oct 1883 Pike Co AL; Buried at Old Ballard Cem., Troy AL; Married 9 Nov 1852 to Emeline Josephine Davis Pike Co; Brother to A. J. Bryan (Co K); Mentioned as having "died at home" in 1902 letter of A.J. Bryan - according to Pike Co section of MEMORIAL RECORDS OF ALABAMA (1893), reason for William being sent home was "contracted measles"; For more information on burial, click here.


Bryan (Brian/Bryant) , Gabral (Gabriel)
(sic Bruster)
Private
Company B

Age at Enlistment: 23
Enlisted 10 May 1862 at Camp Johnson in L.P. Hamner’s Company of Volunteers (later Company B) by Captain Hamner; Appears on Muster Roll of Company B dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; POW & WIA at Iuka MS 18 Sep 1862; Paroled and delivered 19 Oct 1862 as one of 197 wounded POWs delivered to Surgeon J.B. Bond, CS Army; WIA during siege of Vicksburg MS; A man of Company B with the surname BRYANT and unknown first name listed as "Killed" at Vicksburg MS 4 June 1863; Buried in unknown grave in Soldiers Rest plot of Cedar Hill (Vicksburg City) Cemetery, Vicksburg MS; Gabral Bryan appears on list dated 18 Sep 1863 at Enterprise MS of those from Vicksburg who were killed or died of wounds/disease; Claim for deceased solider filed 21 March 1864 by William A Welch, atty

Bryant, J D
Private
Company D

Paroled at Talladega AL on 24 May 1865.


Bryant (Briant), William B
Private
Company D, E, I

Age at Enlistment: 18
Enlisted 6 March 1862 (also 6 April 1862) (also 30 April 1862) at LaFayette AL; Appears on Muster Roll of Company D dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; WIA or sick as he signed his parole with X at Vicksburg MS on 13 July 1863 while in City Hospital as a Private of Company E of the 37th AL Infantry CSA; Among POWs delivered at Mobile AL via New Orleans aboard steamer H. Chouteau from Vicksburg siege; Appears on a Pay Roll dated 29 Feb 1864 at Dalton GA; Appears on a post-war Record Roll of Company D dated 28 June 1866 created by T.J. Griffin former Captain of Company D with notations "Single" "Farmer" "Residence-Dudleyville, Alabama" and "Served to the end of the 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 County AL) with Privates as "Bryant, William"


Buck, John
Private
Company H

Age at Enlistment: 21
Enlisted 18 March 1862 in Company H of 37th AL CSA at Lawrenceville AL; Appears on Muster Roll of Company H dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Appears on Payroll of Company H dated 31 Oct 1863 at Lookout Mountain TN with notation "Deserted"

Buck, William F
Private
Company I

Enlisted 4 July 1862 in Company F of 42nd AL CSA; Paroled at Greensboro NC as part of Consolidated 37th AL CSA Company I

Buckner (sic Bubkner), Pleasant
Private
Company C & A

Age at Enlistment: 15
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; POW at Corinth MS on 13 Oct 1862; Signed his parole in the field with X at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863 as a Private of Company A of the 37th AL Infantry CSA; Court Martialed (G.O. 1/12 by Dept & Army of TN, J.E. Johnson, commanding 6 Jan 1864); Surrendered 26 Apr 1865 at Smithfield NC; Paroled at Greensboro NC as part of Consolidated 37th AL CSA Company A


Bulger -- see BALGER


Bundy, William B
4th Corporal
Company K

Age at Enlistment: 18
Enlisted 17 March 1862 (also 16 March) in Company K of 37th AL CSA at Spring Hill; Appears on Muster Roll of Company K dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Hospitalized at Meridian MS 28 Oct 1862 and returned to duty 30 Jan 1863; Hospitalized in General Hospital at Meridian MS again 21 March 1863; Appears on Payroll dated 30 April 1863 at Vicksburg MS with notation "Absent sick"; Hospitalized in Ross Hospital at Mobile AL 3-7 Oct 1864: Febris Intermittens, Quot. (malaria); Signed for his pay on Payroll dated 30 April 1864 at Dalton GA; Paroled at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 as part of Consolidated 37th AL CSA Company K as 4th Corporal; Discharged 10 May 1865 at Greensboro NC according to personal statement included with Census Tax Assessor of Pike County AL in 1907 - this statement is also the only use of the name "William B." - all other references are to "W.B."; Witnessed the Confederate Pension application of Elijah Foster (Co K); "W.T. Bundy" recorded as a witnessed the Confederate Pension application of Frances Grimes, widow of G.W. Grimes (Co K)

Bundy, Willis
Private
Company K

Age at Enlistment: 17
Enlisted 17 March 1862 in Company K of 37th AL CSA at Spring Hill; Appears on Muster Roll of Company K dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Appears on Payroll dated 30 April 1863 at Vicksburg MS with notation "Absent sick"; A "W.T. Bundy" witnessed the Confederate Pension application of Frances Grimes, widow of G.W. Grimes (Co K)

Bunn, D B
Private
Company G

Enlisted (Conscripted?) 6 Feb 1865 at Bridgeville; Paroled as part of Consolidated 37th AL CSA Company G

Bunn, Robert H
2nd Corporal
Company G

Enlisted 17 March 1862 in Company B of 42nd AL CSA at Ft Pillow TN; Paroled at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 as part of Consolidated 37th AL CSA Company G as 2nd Corporal

Buntin, Frederick
Private
Company E

Listed as Private in muster roll of Company E published in 1902 by T.J. Carlisle in WEEKLY ENTERPRISE

Buntin, James P
Private
Company E

Listed as Private in muster roll of Company E published in 1902 by T.J. Carlisle in WEEKLY ENTERPRISE

Buntin, James W
Private
Company G

Enlisted 17 March 1862 in Co B of 42nd AL CSA at Ft Pillow; Paroled in the field at Vicksburg MS as a Private of Co B of the 42nd AL CSA; Paroled at Greensboro NC as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co G; "J.W. Buntin" of Co G, 37th Ala. Inf. buried in Old Bethany Cem., Pickens Co AL; Marker engraved 13 March 1843-11 June 1922

Buntin, Lodovick (Loderick)
Private
Company E

Age at Enlistment: 42
Enlisted 8 Apr 1862 at Woodville AL (ALSO at Auburn AL); Appears on Muster Roll of Company E dated 2 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Signed his parole with X at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863; Hospitalized in Ross Hospital at Mobile AL 28 Sep - 25 Oct 1864: Febris Remittent (malaria); Residence: Greenville AL

Buntin, T C
Private-4th Corporal
Company G

Age at Enlistment: 22
Enlisted 22 Aug 1862 in Company B of 42nd AL CSA at Columbus MS; Paroled in the field at Vicksburg MS as a Private of Co B of the 42nd AL CSA; Paroled at Greensboro as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co G as 4th Corporal

Buntin, Thomas P
Private
Company E

Age at Enlistment: 19
Enlisted 29 March 62 at Woodville AL by A.C. Gordon; Appears on Muster Roll of Company E dated 2 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Disability discharge 26 July 62 at Columbus MS by Dr J.W. Oslin: "Frequent attacks of stran opeated (sic). Inguinal hernia. His health is very feeble at best"; Born: Sumpter County GA 5’7" tall, light complexion, blue eyes, light hair, farmer by occupation; Born 1842; Married Henrietta Sills

Buntin, William G
Private
Company E

Listed as Private in muster roll of Company E published in 1902 by T.J. Carlisle in WEEKLY ENTERPRISE

Burgamy (Burgam), William
Private
Company H

Enlisted 25 Feb 1865 in Company H of 37th AL CSA; Paroled at Greensboro NC as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co H

Burgess, J M
Private
Company B

Paroled at Talladega AL on 24 May 1865 by General Chrysler’s troops

Burke, Solomon G
Private
Company I

Age at Enlistment: 24/25
Enlisted 6 March 1862 at LaFayette AL; Appears on Muster Roll of Company I dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Detailed at Montgomery Arsenal CSA 31 Dec 1863 (Mechanic by trade); Paid 16 Jan 1864; Issued a medical certificate: "Hypertrophy and valvular disease of heart" dated 3 Apr 1865 at West Point GA includes information "Residence: Lafayette, Chambers County AL; Blue eyes, black hair, dark complexion, 5’11"; Appears on Pay Roll dated 29 Feb 1864 at Dalton GA with note "On detatched duty in armory at Montgomery (AL) by order of Surg. Gray"; Appears on a Record Roll of Company I prepared after the war by Thomas J. Griffin, former Captain of the Company dated 28 June 1866, described as "Single" "Gunsmith", "Residence: LaFayette, Ala" and "Detailed Dec 12, 1862, in armory at Montgomery, Alabama"; Mentioned in WEEKLY ENTERPRISE article of 15 May1902:
"...If all the survivors of the regiment would take the time and interest in aiding us in getting up the history of our part in the war that S M Singletary, Co H; S G Burke, Co I; A J Bryan; M W Carroll, Co K; and W W Still, Co I have shown, we would leve {sic: leave} behind us a volume of facts and incidents that would be read and cherished by generations yet unborn..."
Burke witnessed the Confederate Pension application of Mary C. Beatty, apparent widow of David/Daniel Beatty (Co G or I); Confederate Pension application (Alabama Pension No. 25531) of Burke’s widow, Mattie Burke, witnessed by J.A. Williams and D.M. Spence and dated 23 Aug 1913 at Chambers County is noted "name (S.G. Burke) not found on roll on file dtd Apr 28 62 of Co I, 37th, which is only roll of company in depart, nor has record been found of service, capture or parole of man of name & org"; appears on Census, Tax Assesor list of Chambers County AL of 1907-08 and noted as having been born 7 April 1834, and according to personal statement "Promoted to Armorer" and "Served until paroled at West Point (GA)"; 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 "Burke, S.G., detached at Armory, Montgomery, Dec. 1862"; Circumstances indicate he died between 1907 and 1913


Burnett, James R
2nd Lieutenant-1st Lieutenant-Captain
Company C & D

Age at Enlistment: 32
Enlisted 24 March 1862 at Leon AL for "period of three years"; Appears on Muster Roll of Company C dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL as 2nd Lieutenant; Official date of rank as 2nd Lieutenant 4 Aug 1862; Hospitalized for sickness in private home of "Mrs. McCoy" along with Capt J C Kendrick in the Columbus MS area according to diary entry of T.J. Carlisle, later published in the WEEKLY ENTERPRISE (Enterprise, Chambers Co. AL); Succeeded James G Cook as 1st Lieutenant of Co C upon Cook’s resignation 22 Jan 1863; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 10 July 1863; Appears on Pay Roll of Co C dated 31 Oct 1863 at Montgomery AL as 1st Lieutenant; Extensive pay records and requisitions signed by Burnett; Transferred as Captain of Co. D 37th AL CSA; Leave by Special Order 42/1 dated 11 Feb 1864; Paroled at Montgomery AL 8 June 1865; Light hair, gray eyes, and fair complexion


Burnett (Bennett), James W
Private
Company B

Age at Enlistment: 20
Enlisted 15 March 1862 at Daviston AL in Capt 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


Burney , Sylvanus Leonidas
[sic: Barney, Banney]
Private
Company G

Age at Enlistment: 18
Enlisted 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL by W.W. Meadors and appears on Muster Roll of G of same date at Auburn AL; Previously served for six month enlistment (beginning in Sep 1861) in Captain Huguley's Company "Osanippa Rangers" that joined the 10th GA Regiment deployed to Savannah GA; Contracted measles and hospitalized at Savannah GA; Hospitalized in Oliver Hospital at Dalton GA on 20 Sep 1863 with a gunshot wound of the right side with sloughing (casting off of dead skin from a gangrenous area) and not improving BUT most likely this date (20 Sep) appears more likely as being misread/misstated as he is known WIA with same condition from his own memoirs, he was WIA in side/back at Missionary Ridge TN (24 Nov 1863) and rode on top of train cars evacuating Missionary Ridge, Hospitalized at LaGrange AL (Gangrene formed in wound) Furloughed home for 60 days; Appears on Pay Roll dated 31 Oct 1863 at Montgomery AL; Most likely the "S.L. Banney" listed as admitted to LaGrange Hospital 1 Dec 1863 and furloughed 15 Dec 1863;
Burney recalled his wounding at Missionary Ridge in his memoir of circa 1916: "... I was shot in the side. Feeling the jar and sting, I raised the blanket that was rolled with ends tied together and hanging over my shoulder. The shot had passed first through the blanket. Seeing the hole in front I felt around my back, finding the hole. It seemed to be in the middle of my back. Thinking that I had a death wound I made for the rear ... On further examination I found my wound less serious than I first thought, the ball not entering the ribs but glancing around them ... I had to walk to get to the field hospital to have my wound dressed ... The doctors were so busy cutting off legs and arms that it was two o'clock before they reached me. After getting my wound dressed I was told to get aboard the cars waiting at the station. These were freight cars the bottoms of which were covered with men badly shot. Finding no room inside I went on top with two other men, Alonzo Allen and Levi Gant ... On top we stretched ourselves crosswise to keep from falling off, this notwithstanding the top was curved in shape, heels and head both down – putting one blanket down with two to cover with ... Arriving in Atlanta we boarded a train for LaGrange [Georgia]. Here we were put into a hospital. In this hospital were many sick and wounded men, many of them having gangrene in their wounds. This terrible malady was soon communicated to mine. Then it was that my suffering commenced, and notwithstanding the efforts of the doctors to arrest its progress by the use of nitric acid it continued to eat away, suppurating to such a degree as to reduce me to insensibility. When they finally got it under control and when I got out of my trance in which I dreamed of all my trials of the past, I was so reduced in strength as not to be able to turn in bed. I slowly commenced to improve though it was a long time before I could sit up. Finally getting able I was given a furlough for sixty days and went home. At the end of 60 days I reported to the hospital in West Point [Georgia] and was treated there under Dr. Oslin. Proud flesh kept forming and the burning with caustic only served to keep it under subjection. On the 15th day of April, 1865, I was given a pass home ..."
Reported on 15 Dec 1863 in Moore's Brigade (Frederick as Captain of Co G); Treated by Dr. J.W. Oslin at West Point Hospital (Reid Hospital, West Point GA) in April 1865; Born at West Point, Troup County GA;  Present at Iuka, Corinth, Yazoo Pass, Vicksburg, Served as Videt Picket at Lookout Mountain, Missionary Ridge; Witnessed the Confederate Pension application of Henry Davis (Co G);
Wrote Letter to the Editor of  LAFAYETTE SUN dated 23 June 1906 published 4 July 1906 restating actions and reasons for his being AWOL following Iuka:
"Editor Sun – Dear Sir
    Having to defend myself as a boy soldier, will you kindly give me space in your columns to do so.
    Mr. Norman having been knocked out by a few shots from my heavy guns, gives up the fight on that part of the line. Now he makes a retreat back veering a period of forty years. As said, drowning men will catch at a straw, and he thinks he sees a small one floating his way. Well, let’s see if he does. He, with a few envious, cowardly men, are circulating a report that I deserted the army in ’62. Well, let us see about it. Here is a true statement of my conduct at that time. We had fought the battle of Iuka, Mississippi and having to beat a hasty retreat it was impossible to issue returns to the army. We were, as well as I remember, three days on the forced retreat and our subsistence during this time was picked up from the houses, fields and woods; corn from the fields and grapes from the woods. Just turning as this was only September, with no time to stop or cook, so all were eaten raw. Well, as can be imagined, the men were in a terrible state of exhaustion, from dysentery, always prevalent in the army, and under such conditions, greatly augmented. Well, I was in that condition when the army struck camp. I reported sick and unable to do duty, and not being excused or treated, I felt so outraged that I determined to get away from such conditions and did so for a period of five or six weeks, going home. As soon as I recovered I went back to the army voluntarily and could have escaped any sort of punishment if I had been willing to make a false statement, as I could, of my leaving the army.
    On my arrival back at camp, Lieut. Evans, of my company, came to me saying, 'Syl, you know the army regulations make it necessary to look into all irregularities.' Of course I did, for they were kept prominently before the men. Well, Evans said, 'if you will state to the court martial that you had bad news from home and that your mother was in distressing circumstances, and it will be all right and no punishment whatever will be inflicted.' I told him such was not the case, and I would take the punishment. The sentence given me was the lightest that was administered by the army regulations. It was that I should mark time two hours per day for two days. Now I will state for the purpose of enlightening such men as know no better that such absentiveness is not called desertion, but is termed 'absent without leave'. Desertion is so termed when a soldier leaves the army without leave of absence and never returns, or is caught and carried back under guard.
    Now the parties circulating this report, in my opinion, know better, but it suited their purpose to try and besmirch the record of the soldier of 18 years. This occurrence was in September of ’62. I was born August 27th, ’44. so you will see I was 18 years, 1 month old at the time of my absentism. But I want to say just here that I would resent such treatment today as caused my absentism at the age of 18 years. 
    Now, if there is any doubting Jimmies or Johnnies to the truth of my statement, I refer such parties to the following members of my company: Capt. J.J. Smith, at that time a Sergeant, living now in Newnan, Ga. In West Point lives G.W. Shealey, and in Chambers County lives Rev. J.W. Callahan, John and Walter Harman, Wiley Shaver, and I think two of the Meadors brothers.
    In conclusion I want to say that I am willing to have these men to say what sort of a soldier I made for Dixie.
    S. L. Burney June 23rd, 1906"



Burns, B M
3rd Sergeant
Company I

Enlisted 17 May 1862 in Company H of 42nd AL CSA; Paroled in the field at Vicksburg MS as a Corporal of Co H of the 42nd AL CSA; Paroled at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 as part of Consolidated 37th AL CSA Co I


Burson, James C
Private
Company I

Appears as a Private on an undated roll of Co I in the Chambers Co. AL Archives; Confederate Pension filed in Randolph Co AL by Sarah Burson, widow of James C. Burson


Burt, J J
Private
Company E

Paroled in the field at Vicksburg MS as a Private of Company C of the 42nd AL CSA; Paroled at Talladega AL on - May 1865 by General Chrysler’s troops

Burt, Thomas W
Private
Company H

Enlisted 6 May 1862 in Company K of 37th AL CSA; Paroled at Greensboro NC on 1 May 1865 as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Company H


Butler, B R
Rank Unknown
Company F

Died in service 13 Dec 1864 and buried in Magnolia Cem., Confederate Rest, Row 6, No. 30, Mobile AL;  (possibly the same man as Robert R Butler - Company E who died in service at Mobile AL)



Butler, James D
Private
Company E

Age at Enlistment: 21
Enlisted 8 Apr 1862 (ALSO 29 March) at Woodville AL by J.L. Skipper; Appears on Muster Roll dated 2 Mary 1862 at Auburn AL; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 10 July 1863; Served rest of war


Butler, Neil P
Private
Company E

Age at Enlistment: 29
Enlisted 29 March 62 at Woodville AL by A.C. Gordon; Appears on Muster Roll of Company E dated 2 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Captured/Paroled at Vicksburg; POW "Taken in Arms" on 24 Nov 1863 at Lookout Mountain TN, sent to Nashville, Louisville and on to Rock Island Barracks 1 Dec 63 as POW


Butler, R A
Private
Company A

Age at Enlistment: 30
Enlisted 15 March 1862 at Greenville AL; Appears on Muster Roll of Company A dated 15 May 1862 at Opelika AL


Butler, Robert R
Private-Corporal
Company E

Age at Enlistment: 25 (29)
Enlisted 29 March 1862 at Woodville AL (ALSO Auburn AL); Appears on Muster Roll dated 2 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 10 July 1863; Died in service at Mobile AL on 31 Dec 1864 (Possibly at Spanish Fort or Ross Hospital); Married Elizabeth Barnes 1 Nov 1854 at Henry County AL; (possibly same man as B.R. Butler/Co F identified as being buried at Mobile AL)


Buxton, John B
[sic: Braxton, Burton]
4th Corporal-3rd Corporal
Company A

Age at Enlistment: 42
Enlisted 22 March 1862 at Auburn, Ala.; Appears on Muster Roll of Company A dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn as 4th Corporal; Signed his parole in the field at Vicksburg, Miss., on 9 July 1863 as Corporal of Company A of the 37th AL Infantry CSA; Mentioned by Samuel Singletary in his description of the organization of Company A published in 17 Apr 1902 edition of The Weekly Enterprise of Enterprise, Chambers County, Ala:
"... This completed the organization of the company except the appointment of non-commissioned officers, which the captain did soon after our arrival at Auburn which was as follows: ... John B Buxton, 3d corporal ..."
Killed in Action (KIA) at Lookout Mountain, Chattanooga, Tenn., on 24 Nov 1863, and therefore, is most likely buried with other Confederate soldiers interred at Chattanooga, Tenn.

Bynum, P C
Private
Company K

Enlisted (Conscripted?) 25 Nov 1864 in Company K of 37th AL CSA; Paroled at Greensboro NC as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co K


Byrd, William C
Private
Company H

Enlisted 18 March 1862 at Lawrenceville AL; Appears on Payroll dated 31 Oct 1863 at Lookout Mountain TN with notation of death by wounds (DOW) at Vicksburg MS - ONE OF TWO MEN OF SAME NAME WITH POSSIBLY COMBINED RECORDS



Byrd (Bird), William C
Private
Company H

Age at Enlistment: 21
Enlisted 18 March 1862 at Lawrenceville AL; Appears on Muster Roll dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; WIA badly or among seriously ill at Vicksburg MS siege as he signed his parole with X on 13 July 1863 in the hospital as a Private in Co H of the 37th AL Infantry CSA, but was "Not sent out of our lines until 24 Nov 1863. Sick and wounded in the hospital at Vicksburg at surrender."; Deemed "Unfit for field service..." (Special Order 85/7 dated 27 March 1864) and to "...report to Brig Gen Wright at Atlanta" and there assigned to guard duty and was present at Military Prison in Atlanta GA during May and June 1864. Prison commanded by Captain A. Hurtel; Hospitalized near Atlanta GA during May and June of 1864. - SECOND OF TWO MEN OF SAME NAME WITH POSSIBLY COMBINED RECORDS

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