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Last update 25 Jan 2011

Demman, J G
Private
Company F

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


Denney (Denny), David Manuel
(sic Penny/Dennis)
4th Sergeant
Company B

Age at Enlistment: 33
From Wadley, Randolph County, AL; Brother-in-law to Hiram D. Pearson, Jesse Pearson, and Jeremiah Pearson (all Co. B); Born 1828; Enlisted 25 March (ALSO 15 March) 1862 by Captain Hamner "for three years or the war" at Daviston AL in Captain 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 4th Sergeant; Signed his parole in the field at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863 as a Sergeant of Co. B of the 37th AL Infantry CSA; Hospitalized in Atlanta Hospital (Atlanta GA) on 27 Nov 1863 (possible/likely WIA at Lookout Mtn./Missionary Ridge on 23-25 Nov 1863); Wrote several letters quoted by Dr. Gerald Golden in his self-published FRIENDS of the 37th Alabama newsletters of the 1980s; Two letters, written in late 1864 by David M. Denney to his wife Francina ("Sinai") Denney, provided by descendant Stephen E. Denney appear below, and include mentions of several fellow members of Company B:
In Trenches Near Atlanta Aug. the 24, 1864

Dear Sinai and Children

            I again take the oportunity of writing you a few lines which if you get will inform you that I am on gaining ground. My health is better than it has been in some time. I have neglected writing to the bad weather and heavy duty I am gratified to say that I received your verry kind letter of the 14th and 15th yesterday which gave me verry great satisfaction to hear from you and that you was as well and doing as well as you was. You said that you had nothing to write. I was on Picket when I received it. It came to the next post to me and the boys hollowed and told me that had a letter for me. I got out of the Ditch and ran thriew the whistles of minnys [minnie balls] and the bursting of shells to get my letter so I thought this morning I would write you wheather it ever reached your hands or not. I was glad to hear that your corn was as good as what it is and I would rite here say to you that now is the time to begin to take care of it while you have got it. It is too late to take care of anything after it is gone. Think of this take not offence at it as it is not intended for any such thing. It is for your own good as it has become almost imposable to buy anything of that kind.

I was glad also to hear of Jim’s fine colt. Tell him he must grow fast get large enuff to plow his little mule. Well S A, I have nothing of intrest to write to you as I never go in to a detail of Camp life or travells of a Soldier. It would require more time and space than I could command at present. Nuff of this. We still hold Atlanta but I fear we will loose the West Point & Atlanta road but if we do we can send letters round by Columbus & Macon Railroad. We will look for Capt. Welch in a few days now. We are glad to see him at anytime to get letters and other things.

The vegetables you sent me has done me a great deel of good. I have a small piece of my ham yet. It is verry good to mix with middling and beef.

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.

If there is much danger of raids thriew that Section you would doo well to have your oats moved up to the old house. They would be safter perhaps. Take care of your oats till Spring and they will help out the corn and bee good for the mare and colt to feed the mare on the underlen corn whilee she has no work to do and save your ears of corn and oats til you have to work her. She will kneed them worse then than she does now.

Tell Barbrah and Caroline to bee smart ladies and learn their books fast then they will bee smart girls. Tell young E D that he must bee smart boy too.

Give my respects to Pa and Ma and all the Famueley and the neighbors. Tell them I would bee glad to hear from them at any time. Receive the greater portion to your self and children.

            Your Friend and Husband as ever
           
D M Denney

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This letter was written less than two weeks prior to Denney's death:

Camp – 37th Regt Ala Vol, Oct the 3rd, 1864

Dear Sinai –

I again take my seat to write you a few lines in answer to your kind letter of 26th of Sept. which came duly to han last knight. It gave me great satisfaction to hear from you all and to hear that you was geting along as well as you may. I also read ….. of the 21st. I am huled with fishhooks.

This leaves me in about as good health as I have been in since I came to Mobeil [read Mobile]. The Co. still has chills and fever. I don’t think I will take the chills oing to my pewny condition and thin blood. Our Co. is off some three miles from this place on duty. As I wrote you before I hardly ever see any of them save the sick which was taken and sent back. I was down there day before yesterday to see them. It is not worthwhile for me to undertake to give you a list of those having chills. It is so common here they are hardly noticed. There is but 2 of the boys here with me now and we will soon have to rejoin the Regt. Ordered and went down last evening. We will go down tomorrow if nothing turns up rong nor breaks. There has …… the Co. just got here after us to assist us. The co. and I have nothing new to report to you at present. Write soon and often as love to hear from you and the children.

[John] Danielly has returned from the hospital and was shaking the last time I saw him. I will try and come home to see you and the little ones as soon as I can as you know I want to see you all verry bad. Give my respects to Pa and rest of family and friends. Finally, receive a portion to yourself and little ones.

            Yours as ever,
           
D M Denney


Died of dysentery 16 Oct 1864 while stationed at Mobile Ala. at or near Spanish Fort/Fort Blakley on Mobile Bay and is most likely buried in unmarked grave at/near Spanish Fort, Mobile, AL; According to descendant, Stephen E. Denney, a Confederate memorial marker was placed by the family in 1978 at Wadley City Cemetery, Randolph County, AL


Dennis, J A
Private
Company K

Appears on an unofficial Confederate Veteran Roster as having enlisted in 1862 and been discharged in 1865; Residing at Ensley AL

Dennis, J B
Private
Company A

Age at Enlistment: 27
Enlisted 15 March 1862 at Greenville AL; Appears on Muster Roll dated 15 May 1862 at Opelika AL

Dennis, John
Corporal
Company H

Enlisted 5 May 1862 in Co. H of 37th AL CSA; Paroled at Greensboro NC on 1 May 1865 as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co. H

Dennis, Richard J
Private
Company I

Enlisted 17 May 1863 at Warrenton MS (ALSO Vicksburg MS); Served as Substitute for James Woodyard; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 10 July 1863; Appears on Payroll dated 29 Feb 1864 at Dalton GA; Died in service and on list of KIA or died of wounds or disease at Atlanta Medical College Hospital, Atlanta GA; Left $8.20 to QM CSA; Appears on post-war Record Roll prepared by T.J. Griffin, former Captain of Co. I, dated 28 June 1866 with notations "Married", "Farmer" along with information about Substitution and enlistment at Warrenton MS; Residence: Oak Bowery AL; 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 "Dennis, Richard J., substitute for Jos. Woodyard. Died Dec. 1863"

Dennison (Demson), James M
Corporal
Company C

Enlisted 15 March 1862 in Company E of 37th AL CSA; Hospitalized in Ross Hospital at Mobile AL from 28 Sep-3 Oct 1864: Febris Intermittens, Tert. (malaria); Miller has him Paroled at Greensboro NC on 1 May 1865 as Demson/also Demson on Tarleton list

Devan, John B
Corporal
Company D & E

Enlisted 9 Apr 1862 in Co. E of 37th AL CSA at Auburn as Private; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 10 July 1863; Paroled at Greensboro NC as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co. D as 4th Corporal

Dews, T W
Sergeant
Company K

Furloughed 28 Nov 1862 at Durant MS (SEE personal papers of George C. Gray, surgeon)

Dickens, John J
Private
Company H

Age at Enlistment: 24
Enlisted 18 March 1862 at Lawrenceville AL; Appears on Muster Roll dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Signed his parole with X at Vicksburg MS on 10 July 1863; Appears on Payroll dated 31 Oct 1863 at Lookout Mountain TN; Hospitalized in Ross Hospital at Mobile AL 9 Oct 1864: Febris Remittens (malaria)

Dickenson, Francis M
Lieutenant
Company F

Hospitalized according to Register of Madison Hospital at Montgomery AL 25 July 1864 prepared by C.J. Clark, Surgeon in Charge (SAME MAN AS WM FRANCIS DICKENSON OF CO. D?)

Dickenson (Dickinson), William Francis ("Frank") (L)
Private-Sergeant Major
Company D

Age at Enlistment: 17
Enlisted in late 1863 as Private, served until March 1865 as Sergeant Major; Signed his parole at Montgomery AL on 19 May 1865; Signed Receipt for clothing dated 1 June 1864 as "Sergeant Major" 5’5" tall with light hair and grey eyes and a fair complexion; born 18 Feb 1846 in Perryville AL (SAME AS FRANCIS M DICKENSON OF CO. F?)

Dickerson (Dickson), Elkaney (Elcany/Elkany)
Private
Company E

Age at Enlistment: 18
Enlisted 29 March 1862 by A.C. Gordon at Woodville AL; Appears on Muster Roll dated 2 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Hospitalized in General Hospital at Meridian MS Aug-Dec 62 and returned to duty 27 Dec 1862; Signed his parole with X at Vicksburg MS on 10 July 1863; Made a Statement to Census Tax Assessor of Houston County AL in 1907 stating "Honorably Discharged"; Address (1907) Cowarts AL; Buried in Bluff Springs Baptist Church cemetery near Cowarts, Houston County AL, gravemarker inscribed "Elcany Dickerson Pvt. Co A. , 37th Alabama Inf." MAY 6 1843 - FEB 16 1914

Dickey, Joshua D. W.
Private
Company A

Age at Enlistment: 29
Enlisted 15 May 1862 at Montgomery AL; Appears on Muster Roll dated 15 May 1862 at Opelika AL

Dickey, Thomas S
Private
Company A

Age at Enlistment: 31
Enlisted 15 May 1862 at Montgomery AL; Appears on Muster Roll dated 15 May 1862 at Opelika AL

Dilcott (Dilbert), Phillip C
Private
Company I

"P.C. Dilcott" recorded as POW at Holly Springs MS (no date) and sent to Cairo IL according to Miller; "Phillip C Dilbert" recorded among Privates of Co. I on undated roll in Chambers Co Archives

Dingler, James H (W)
Private
Company B

Age at Enlistment: 24
Enlisted 15 March 1862 at Daviston AL by Captain Hamner "for three years or the war" in Captain L.P. Hamner’s Company of Volunteers (later Co. B); Appears on Muster Roll of Co. B dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Died in service on 12 Nov 1863 at Durant MS of unknown cause; left effects of $20.23 (SEE Mss No. 3470)

Dison (Dixon), Daniel D
Private
Company H

Enlisted 4 Sep 1862 in Co. G of 42nd AL CSA; Paroled in the field at Vicksburg MS as a Private of Co. G of the 42nd AL CSA; Paroled at Greensboro NC on 1 May 1865 as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co. H

Dominy, Benjamin Madison
Private
Company B

Enlisted 18 Oct 1863 (also 18 March 1862); Paroled at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co. B

Donaken, W W
Private
Company H

POW at Resaca GA 15 May 1864; Sent to Alton IL and then imprisoned at Camp Douglas, (Chicago IL)

Donnelly, John 
Private
Company B

Appears on Roll of "The 37th Alabama Infantry Co. B of Tallapoosa County" in Tallapoosa County Archives – SEE DANIELLY, JOHN A (CO B)

Dormon (Dorman), William L
Private
Company I

Age at Enlistment: 19
Enlisted 6 March 1862 at Lafayette AL; Appears on Muster Roll of Co. I dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; WIA/POW at Corinth MS on 4 Oct 1862 and among POWs at Corinth MS paroled 13 Oct 1862; Appears on  Payroll dated 29 Feb 1863 at Dalton GA with notation "On detached duty enrolling conscripts by order medical board at Camp Wall"; Disability Discharge: "Lost his left arm at Corinth" MS 3 Oct 1862/Discharge finalized 24 May 1864 (at age 23); Appears on a post-war Record Roll prepared by T.J. Griffin, former Captain of Co. I, dated 28 June 1866 with notations "Arm Amputated", "Single", "Farmer"; Born at Chambers County AL; 5'11" tall with dark hair, dark complexion, black eyes and a farmer by occupation; Mentioned in T.J. Carlisle 15 May 1902 WEEKLY ENTERPRISE editorial: "...The wives and children of our fallen comrades are showing more anxiety and solicitude than any others to get this history. / Mrs Dormon, of Lafayette, widow of W L Dormon of Co I, sends for our (the price along with it) paper and writes us a nice letter..."; 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 "Dorman, Wm. L., lost an arm and discharged."; Buried in Rock Springs Cemetery at Chambers Co AL; 1842-1901

Dormon (Dorman/Darman), Wiley M
Private
Company I

Age at Enlistment: 21
Enlisted 18 Apr 1862 at Lafayette AL; Appears on Muster Roll of Co. F dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Died in service of pneumonia 30 June 1862 at Columbus MS; Circumstances of his death were recorded at the time in the private diary of, and later published by, T.J. Carlisle (Co. I) in his post-war role as editor of the WEEKLY ENTERPRISE on 31 July 1902: "...Next morning (June 30th) we succeeded in getting aboard the cars with the 1st Arkansas Regiment, commanded by Col. McNair, of Mississippi, and arrived at Camp Bluett {located outside Columbus MS on Luxapalia creek} about 4 o’clock p.m. / On arrival at the camp, we learned that Wiley M. Dorman, a member of our Company (I) had just died. Wiley was a good, quiet soldier, disposed not to murmur at hardships, and to treat his officers with respect, and his comrades with kindness. He was buried on the opposite bank of Luxapalia creek from camps. He died of pneumonia, after an illness of four or five days. To us it was a solemn duty to bury a fellow comrade away from friends and home, for he was the first one we had buried..."; Appears on a post-war Record Roll prepared by T.J. Griffin, former Captain of Co. I, dated 28 June 1866 with notations "Died at Mississippi, Columbus", "Single", "Student"; 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 "Dorman, Wiley M., died June 30, 1862"

Dorris, H C
Private
Company F

Age at Enlistment: 17 (18)
Enlisted 12 March 1862 at China Grove, Pike County AL; Appears on Muster Roll of Co. F dated 26 May 1862 at Auburn AL

Dorris (sic Darris), D J
Private
Company F

Age at Enlistment: 25
Enlisted 12 March 1862 at Greenville AL (ALSO China Grove, Pike County AL); 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; WIA/POW at Corinth MS/paroled 13 Oct 1862; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 10 July 1863; WIA at Atlanta GA 22 July 1864; Furloughed at Griffin GA 24 Aug 1864 for 60 days; Met with the Medical Examiners Board at Dalton GA 19 Oct 1864: "Joint partially encysted with considerable swelling from gunshot wound to right elbow" (wounded Atlanta 22 July 1864); Returned to Invalid Corps 28 Dec 1864; Assigned to Miller Hospital; "Town: Orion"

Dorsett (Dorset), Phillip J (I)
Private
Company C

Age at Enlistment: 27 (29)
Enlisted 24 March 1862 at Greenville AL (ALSO Enlisted 31 March 1862 at Leon AL "for three years"); Appears on Muster Roll of Co. C dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; POW at Iuka MS (Sick); Reported among 55 POWs returned on the steamer Maria Denning 15 Nov 1862 near Vicksburg; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 10 July 1863; Appears on Payroll dated 31 oct 1863 at Montgomery AL; Transferred to Co. H of 46th GA Regt by Special Order 85/8 3-27-64

Douglas, S B
Private
Company A

Age at Enlistment: 21
Enlisted 7 May 1862 at Opelika AL; Appears on Muster Roll of Co. A dated 15 May 1862 at Opelika AL

Douglas, A. M. L.
Private
Company A

Age at Enlistment: 28
Enlisted 7 May 1862 at Opelika AL; Appears on Muster Roll of Co. A dated 15 May 1862 at Opelika AL

Douglass (sic Dauflart), William
Private
Company K

Signed his parole with X at Montgomery AL on 10 June 1865; 5’7" tall with black hair, black eyes and dark complexion

Dowdell, Algernon George
Private
Company D- Regimental Medical Staff

According to a personal statement given in 1907, he enlisted in April 1862 at Auburn AL and "continued until put in hospital at service under Dr. J.W. Oslin, chief Surgeon 37th Alabama Regiment as general Ward Master where he was paroled in April 1865"; Son of Col. James F. Dowdell

Dowdell, James Ferguson
Colonel
Regimental Field & Staff

Enlisted 13 May 1862 at Auburn; 23 Apr 1862 he was with Captain Searcy's Alabama Volunteers (later Co H of 37th AL CSA); 
Mentioned in diary of Joseph Henry Harris of Oak Bowery AL [entry of 31 March 1862]: "... Arrived at Montgomery about 1/2 past one, went in company with Jim and Crawf. Dowdell..."; [entry of 5 April 1862] "... Trying to make up a company for Dowdells regiment up hill business.";
Mentioned in S.L. Burney memoir of circa 1913: "... Sometime in May at the request of my neighbor, John Weaver, a noble, true man, I went with him to Auburn and joined Capt. Meadows company. This Co. was put in the 37th Alabama, Colonel James Dowdell Commanding...";
Mentioned in diary of Joseph Henry Harris (Co I) [entry of 12 May 1862]: "I left home early this morning for Camp Johnson near Auburn, got to Auburn about 9 o'clock went out to Dowdells to dinner to camps after dinner... sold Beulah [a horse] to Col. Dowdell for four hundred dollars."; [entry of 13 May 1862]: "Rested badly in camp as it was my first night. Arose eat breakfast, drilled 2 hours went over to Auburn staid awhile organized our Regiment by electing Jas. F. Dowdell, Aleck Greene Lieut. Colonel, Capt. Amorine Major. I am well pleased with the organization.";
On 29 May 1862 the 37th AL CSA Regiment is "Mustered under orders from General Beauregard for Corinth. signed General George W. Goldthwaite, Adjutant and Inspector General.";
Dowdell mentioned in diary of Joseph Henry Harris (Company I) at Columbus MS, [entry of 14 July 1862]: "Had a fine prayer meeting last night. Col. Dowdell led the services a considerable feeling manifested amongst the troops fine meeting...";
Dowdell WIA at Iuka MS 18 Sep 1862; Apparent leave finds him home on 17 Jan 1863 as he is reported again in the diary entry of that date of Joseph Henry Harris of Oak Bowery (who employed a substitute and returned to Oak Bowery in July 1862): "... Saw Col. Dowdell this evening he is looking very well, the army seems to agree with him finely."; Mentioned in letter to the editor (T.J. Carlisle) of the WEEKLY ENTERPRISE, Enterprise, Alabama written by A.J. Bryan (Co K) that appeared in the 19 May 1902 edition:
"... 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 got 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..."
;
Dowdell signed the following report to General John Pemberton from Brigadier General John C. Moore as a member of the officer corps of Moore's Brigade at Vicksburg MS:
MOORE'S BRIGADE,
In the Trenches,
July 2, 1863.
Brigadier General John C. MOORE,
Commanding Moore's Brigade, Forney's DIVISION:
GENERAL: In reply to your inquiry as to the condition to our troops, and their agility to make the marches and undergo the fatigues necessary to accomplish a successful evacuation, we beg leave  respectfully to state that we have given the subject the most careful consideration. In our opinion the physical condition and general health and strength of our men are not such as to enable them to make the marches and undergo the fatigues necessary to accomplish the successful evacuation of Vicksburg. We do not deem it necessary to set forth the caused of this condition of our men further than by a simple allusion to their long confinement and ramped inaction in the trenches, the state of almost incessant alert, night and day, in which the men have been since the commencement of the siege, together with other various fatigues, privation, and exposures to which they, have been unavoidably subjected.
We have the honor to be general, most respectfully.
Your obedient servants,
/s/ WILLIAM S. BARRLY,.
Colonel, commanding Thirty-fifth Mississippi Infant.
/s/ J. F. DOWDELL,
Colonel, Commanding Thirty-seventh Alabama.
/s/ W. B. COLBERT,
Colonel, Commanding Fortieth Mississippi.
/s/ ASHBEL SMITH,
Colonel, Commanding Second Texas Infantry.
/s/ JNO. H. HIGLEY,
Colonel, Commanding Fortieth Alabama Regiment.
/s/ THOS. C. LANIER,
Lieutenant-Colonel, Comdg. Forty-second Regiment Alabama Vols.

Dowdell signed his parole in the field at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863 as Colonel of the 37th AL Infantry CSA; Dowdell was paid $780 on 28 July 1863 for 1 March to 30 June 1863; Signed numerous requisitions and official documents; Retired 31 Aug 1864 and discharged by medical board after Vicksburg MS siege; Transferred to Invalid Corps;
Mentioned in postwar diary of Joseph Henry Harris [entry of 20 June 1865]: "... Cousin Jim Dowdell ... with us last night..."; Mentioned in diary of Joseph Henry Harris [entry of 15 Oct 1865]: "We attended preaching heard Col. Dowdell preach a good sermon...";
Born 26 Nov 1818 in Jasper Co GA - Died Sep 1871 at Auburn AL; Graduated first in his class at Randolph-Macon College, VA; Pre-war practiced law at LaGrange GA; Ordained Methodist Episcopal minister in 1848; Elected to U.S. Congress in 1853 and served 3 terms and retired; Named as a member of the 1861 Faculty of the East Alabama Male College as "James F. Dowdell, A.M." (along with future regimental officer "William F. Slaton, A.M.J.M."); Represented Chambers County at Alabama Convention 1861 and voted for secession; Post-war removed to Auburn AL and returned to the faculty and became president of East Alabama Male College (now Auburn University) in 1866;
Entry from the Biographical Record of the United States Congress:
"DOWDELL, James Ferguson, 1818-1871, a Representative from Alabama; born near Monticello, Jasper County, Ga., November 26, 1818; completed preparatory studies and in 1840 was graduated from Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Va.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1841 and commenced practice in Greenville, Ga.; moved to Chambers County, Ala., in 1846 and engaged in agricultural pursuits; unsuccessful candidate for election to the State house of representatives in 1849 and 1851; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third, Thirty-fourth, and Thirty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1859); during the Civil War served as colonel of the Thirty-seventh Regiment, Alabama Volunteer Infantry, under General Price from 1862 until the close of the war; president of the East Alabama College at Auburn 1868-1870; died near Auburn, Lee County, Ala., September 6, 1871; interment in City Cemetery"

Dowdell is buried in Pine Hill (City) Cemetery, Block C, Lot 323, Auburn, Lee County AL


Downing, Benjamin
Private
Company H

Enlisted 1 Oct 1862 at Lawrenceville AL; Appears on Payroll dated 31 Oct 1863 at Lookout Mountain TN

Dozier, Elias
Private
Company C

Age at Enlistment: 32/33
Enlisted 18 May 1862 at Leon AL "for three years"; Appears on Muster Roll of Company C dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Disability Discharge: 30 July 1862 at Columbus MS/Unfit for duty for 50 days: Fracture near elbow joint in audriposis (sic) been in feeble health for 10 years; 5’9" tall with black hair, gray eyes and a fair complexion; Alabama Confederate pension No. 29823 application of Caroline Dozier, Widow at Crenshaw County AL witnessed by Jno. F. Lowman and P.H. Bryan (both also formerly of Co. C)

Drake, Patrick Henry
Private
Company C

Age at Enlistment: 32
Enlisted 7 May 1862 at Greenville AL "for three years"; Appears on Muster Roll dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Died in service 5 Aug 1862 at Columbus MS of unknown cause (disease assumed); Left $7.50; ALSO, Hospitalized with Chronic Diarrhea in Citizen’s Hospital at Columbus MS according to The Army Argus and Crisis, Mobile AL (Weekly Hospital Report) dated 12 Nov 1862 (these reports often very delayed in publication so not mutually exclusive); Claim for deceased soldier filed 27 May 1863 at Andalusia AL by Martha C. Drake, widow

Draughton, John R
Private
Company H

Buried at Bethel Baptist Church in Dale County AL; Born: 25 Nov 1842 Died: 21 Apr 1908

Drewitt, C F
Private
Company A

WIA at Lookout Mountain TN 24 Nov 1863; Paroled at Meridian MS 12 May 1865 as part of General Taylor’s Command

Drupee (Dupree/Drupree), I D
Private
Company E

Paroled in the field at Vicksburg MS as a Private of Co. E of the 37th AL Infantry CSA (POSSIBLY THE SAME MAN AS J.D. DRUPEE, HOWEVER TWO ARE LISTED SEPARATELY AND I.D. DRUPEE IS SHOWN PAROLED IN THE FIELD WHILE J.D. DRUPEE IS SHOWN PAROLED IN HOSPITAL #2); RECORDS OF POSSIBLY SEVERAL MEN COMBINED -- I.D. DRUPEE, J.D. DRUPEE, J.D. DUPREE, ETC.

Dubose, E P
Private
Company K

Enlisted 4 March 1862 at Columbus GA; WIA at Kennesaw Mountain GA 14 June 1864; Discharged April 1865; Alabama Confederate Pension No. 17800 recorded at Pike County AL witnessed by W.H. Echols and E.A. Torbert (no record for either found among 37th AL)

Dubose, W W
Private
Company F

Age at Enlistment: 25
Enlisted 26 April 1862 at Linwood AL; Appears on Muster Roll of Co. F dated 26 May 1862 at Auburn AL with notation of Substitution and discharged due to substition on 26 Apr 1862 at Auburn AL; Hired William Farmer as his Substitute; Listed among Privates in Muster Roll of Co. F published 12 June 1902 in WEEKLY ENTERPRISE; SAME MAN AS "WILLIAM WALTON DUBOSE" ALSO OF CO. F?

Dubose, William Walton
Private
Company F

Enlisted in March 1862 in Captain Dunn’s Company of Alabama Volunteers (later Co. F) at Orian, Pike County AL; "Continued until" September 1863 and "Honorably Discharged" in December 1863 according to personal statement made to Census Tax Assessor of Macon County in 1907; Living at 1907 at Tuskegee AL; SAME MAN AS "W W DUBOSE" ALSO OF CO. F?

Ducher (Ducker), J M
Private
Company E

Age at Enlistment: 19
Enlisted 29 March 62 at Woodville AL by A.C. Gordon ; Reportedly captured/paroled at Vicksburg (LOOK FOR RECORD); Signed receipt for clothing as Ducher in May 1864

Dudley, Green J
Private
Company K

Age at Enlistment: 24
Enlisted 17 March 1862 at Spring Hill, Pike County AL; Appears on Muster Roll of Co. K dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Appears on Payroll dated 30 April 1863 at Vicksburg MS; Signed his parole with X at Vicksburg MS on 10 July 1863; Appears on Payroll dated 30 April 1864 at Dalton GA as "Cook"; Hospitalized in St Mary’s Hospital at Montgomery AL 2 Nov 1864; Retired to Invalid Corps PACS 13 Jan 1865; Listed among those at Mobile AL 22 March 1865; Captured sick in the hospital at Greenville AL 22 Apr 1865/paroled and left sick in hospital

Dunaway, William J
Private
Company I

Enlisted 10 Apr 1862 in Co. A of 42nd AL CSA; Paroled at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co. I

Duncan, Elias G
Private
Company A

Age at Enlistment: 25
Enlisted 22 March 1862 at Auburn AL by J.F. Dowdell; Listed as Private on Muster Roll of Co. A dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Died in service 19 Aug 1862 at Saltillo MS of "fever"; Claim for deceased soldier filed 17 March 1863 by Martha Duncan, widow and paid 13 Oct 1863 for $31.31; 5’6" tall with a fresh complexion, blue eyes, light hair and a farmer by occupation

Duncan, George W
Private
Company B

Age at Enlistment: 23
Enlisted 1 May 1862 "for three years or the war" by L.P. Hamner at Camp Johnson in Captain L.P. Hamner’s Company of Volunteers (later Co. B); Appears on Muster Roll of Co. B dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Died in service 28 July 1862 of unknown cause (disease assumed): left effects of $59.00; Claim for deceased soldier filed 2 Jan 1863 by W.A. Welch, atty and paid 25 Jan 1865 for $89.91; Born: Oglethorpe GA; 5’8" tall with dark complexion, black eyes, black hair

Duncan (Dunkin), James M
Private
Company A

Age at Enlistment: 23
Enlisted 22 March 1862 at Auburn AL by J.F. Dowdell; Listed as Private on Muster Roll of Co. A dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Served as teamster and paid $22 for July and Aug 1862 on 20 Dec 1862; Served as nurse in General Hospital at Canton MS 1 Jan 1863 and paid 25 cents per day extra duty; Returned to duty 1 Aug 1863; Served as teamster for 12 days and paid $3.00 extra duty pay on 31 Jan 1864; Issued Disability Certificate from Fair Ground Hospital No. 1 at Atlanta GA dated 3 July 1864 and furloughed home to Clopton, Dale County AL, for 30 days due to "pneumonia of recent duration" signed by Robert Battey, Surgeon

Duncan (Dunn), H M
Private
Company A

Enlisted (Conscripted?) 25 May 1864; Paroled at Greensboro NC as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co. A

Dunn, J M
Private
Company F

Age at Enlistment: 22
Enlisted 1 May 1862 at Greenville AL; Appears on Muster Roll of Co. F dated 26 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Appears on Payroll dated 31 Dec 1863 "near Dalton" GA with notation "At Hospital"; Listed among Privates in Muster Roll of Co. F published 12 June 1902 WEEKLY ENTERPRISE

Dunn, John Jonus
Private
Company E

Age at Enlistment: 31
Enlisted 19 Apr 1862 at Auburn AL (ALSO Columbia AL); Appears on Muster Roll of Co. E dated 2 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Disability Discharge: 30 July 1862 at Columbus MS/Unfit for duty for 50 days "Large tumor on left hip. I think bone is enlarged. Affects his walking."; Born: Jasper County GA; 5’11" tall with fresh complexion; blue eyes; dark hair and a farmer by occupation; Appears on Muster Roll of Co. E published in WEEKLY ENTERPRISE in 1902; His wife, Elizabeth (Eliza) Ann Dunn (nee Bowen) filed for a Widow’s Pension and in her application states his name as "Jonus John Dunn" and that he enlisted in Co E of the 37th AL in 1862 after having moved to Henry County AL in 1861 (1860 Census shows him in Randolph Co) and states that he "Died less than 5 years after close of war from wounds received"

Dunn, Richard J. J. (Richard J. H.)
Private
Company B

Age at Enlistment: 30
Enlisted 10 May 1862 "for three years" by L.P. Hamner at Camp Johnson in Captain L.P. Hamner's Company of Volunteers (later Co B); Appears on Muster Roll dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Died in service 15 Apr 1864; Claim for deceased soldier filed on same date by M.S. Dunn, widow; "R.J. Dunn" buried in unspecified location at Lauderdale County MS; 1839 -1863 (conflicts with previous date)

Dunn, Uriah
Captain
Company F

Age at Enlistment: 36
Enlisted 12 March 1862 at China Grove, Pike County AL; Appears as Captain on Muster Roll dated 20 April 1862; Appears on Muster Roll dated of Co F dated 26 May 1862 at Auburn AL as Captain; Resigned 15 July 1862 effective 23 Sep 1862 (succeeded by C.C. Pennington); listed on Report of Examination Board as "Rejected." SEE Personal Papers of Moses Green citing: "bronchitis. Change of weather brings on the disease in an active form. Saltillo, MS on August 13, 1862 -- signed J.W. Oslin, Surgeon"; Listed on muster roll of Co. C published 12 June 1902 in WEEKLY ENTERPRISE as "Capt."

Dunn, W J
Private
Company F

Age at Enlistment: 17
Enlisted (date unknown) at Greenville AL; Appears on Muster Roll of Co F dated 26 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Listed among Privates in Muster Roll of Co F published 12 June 1902 in WEEKLY ENTERPRISE

Dunn, William A
Private
Company A

Age at Enlistment: 48
Enlisted 15 March 1862 at Greenville AL; Appears on Muster Roll of Co. A dated 15 May 1862 at Opelika AL with notation "Rejected for inability by examining surgeon"

Dunn, William J. E.
Private
Company H

Died in service of unknown cause at unknown place, but prior to 20 July 1863 as Claim for deceased soldier filed that date by Mariah Cox, mother, of Abbeville AL

Dunson, James M
1st Corporal
Company B

Enlisted 15 March 1862 "for three years or the war" in Captain Hamner's Company of Volunteers (later Co B) at Daviston AL by L.P. Hamner; Appears on Muster Roll of Co B dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL as 1st Corporal; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863; Alabama Confederate Pension No. 21063 recorded at Randolph County AL for Mrs. A.G. Dunson, widow, application witnessed by W.A. Culpepper and W.A. Rodney (both Co B); Died 1881 and buried in Concord Cemetery at Randolph County AL; Second source shows same burial location, but date of 30 Aug 1883

Dupree (Drupee/Durpee), J D
Private
Company E

Age at Enlistment: 21
Enlisted 29 March 1862 at Woodville AL by A.C. Gordon; WIA or sick as he signed his parole with X at Vicksburg on 13 July 1863 while Hospitalized in Hospital No. 2 as a Private of Company E of the 37th AL Infantry CSA; Signed for clothing with X on report of March, April and June 1864 at unknown location; Buried in Rocky Creek Methodist Church Cemetery No. 1, South of Ashford, Houston County AL, gravemarker information "J.D. Dupree Pvt. Co. E. 37th Alabama CSA b/ July 18 1826 d/ Aug 12 1902"; RECORDS OF POSSIBLY SEVERAL MEN COMBINED -- I.D. DRUPEE, J.D. DRUPEE, J.D. DUPREE, ETC.

Dupree (sic Dufour), John D
Private
Company E

Age at Enlistment: 35
Enlisted 29 March 1862 at Woodville AL; Appears on Muster Roll dated 2 May 1862 at Auburn AL; RECORDS OF POSSIBLY SEVERAL MEN COMBINED -- I.D. DRUPEE, J.D. DRUPEE, J.D. DUPREE, ETC.

Durden (see also Darden), B W
Private
Company A

Age at Enlistment: 25
Enlisted 15 March 1862 at Greenville AL; Appears on Muster Roll of Co A dated 15 May 1862 at Opelika AL

Durell, John
Private
Company C

Age at Enlistment: 44
Enlisted 31 March 1862 at Leon AL; KIA 19 Sep 1862 at Iuka MS and among more than 200 other Confederate dead buried in mass grave at Iuka MS

Dyeas (Dias/Diar), William G. T.
Private
Company H

Age at Enlistment: 18
Enlisted 15 March 1862 at Lawrenceville AL; Appears on Muster Roll of Co H dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Mortally WIA at Iuka MS on 18-19 Sep 1862; Claim for deceased soldier filed 21 May 1863 by Thomas Dyeas, father at Lawrenceville AL

Dyess, B J (John)
Private
Company B

Enlisted (Conscripted?) 4 Jan 1865 at Leon AL; Listed by Miller as "John Dyess" being paroled at Greensboro NC on 1 May 1865; Appears in Pitts’ data as "B J Dyess" paroled at Greensboro NC as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co. B (TWO MEN?)

Dyess, R H
Private
Company B

Enlisted 13 June 1863 (possibly in Co. H) of 37th AL CSA; Paroled at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co. B

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