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Last update 25 Jan 2011

SURNAMES: O’HARA - PENN

O’Hara, John C
2nd Corporal
Company F

Enlisted 10 Aug 1861 in Co. C of 54th AL CSA; Paroled at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co. F


O’Steen (Osteen), George Washington
Private
Company F

Age at Enlistment: 17
Enlisted Jan 1864 at Montgomery AL; Name (as "Geo. Osteen") appears on a receipt roll for clothing dated May 1864 most likely at Dalton GA; According to personal statement made 1907-08, was paroled for injuries after serving 1 year, but after participation at New Hope Church, Resaca and Atlanta GA; from Pike County, and was disabled for life; Living then at Dozier, Ala., Route 1 (1907-08) and made a personal statement to the Census/Tax Collector of Covington County AL, during that period that he'd enlisted during April 1864 at Dalton, GA - in this statement he gave his birth date as 31 May 1839 [also claimed to be 1847]; Living and enumerated in the 1921 Confederate Soldiers Census of Alabama, indicated as residing at Opp, AL (1921), stating his birth date as 1 May 1847 [also claimed 31 May]; wife Betsy; His Confederate Pension was suspended after a few years as no records could be found to verify his service; An 11-year-old George Osteen [would be born 1849] appears in the household of 36-year-old John Osteen in the 1860 Federal Census of Pike County Ala., Western Div.; Son of John Osteen (Co F); Nephew of Richard and James Osteen (both Co F); Died 25 July 1925 reportedly at "79" [would be born 1846], his obituary from an unknown date as it appeared in The Opp News

"George W. Osteen, 79
Died Tuesday Noon


Mr. George Osteen, 79, died at his home at the east end of Railroad Avenue, Tuesday at noon after a brief illness. Mr. Osteen became ill last Saturday but it was thought not serious until the end came very suddenly at noon, Tuesday, while the family was at the dinner table.

Mr. Osteen came to Opp about nine years ago from Montgomery County and had made his home here ever since. He leaves to mourn his death a devoted companion, Mrs. Callie Osteen, two sons and one daughter. The sons are Tom Osteen, (residence unknown) and Jim Osteen of Dozier. The daughter is Mrs. Jessie Williams, of Harmony community this county. One son, Guss Osteen, died here four or five years ago. A grandson of Mr. Osteen, L.D. Osteen, who is a son of Guss Osteen, is a member of The Opp Weekly news force, and lived with his grandfather at the time of his death.

Burial was made Wednesday in the Rose Hill Cemetery beside his first wife, who died about 15 years ago, and others of the family. — Opp News."

Buried at Rose Hill Cemetery, County Road 77, Covington County AL - grave marker inscribed "George W Osteen / Co. F, 37th Alabama Infantry" - photo of grave marker courtesy of Janice Merrill Johnt in Burials section.


O’Steen (Ostun), Isaiah (sic Isaac)
Private
Company F

Age at Enlistment: 30/37
Enlisted 12 March 1862 at Pike County AL "for three years"; Appears on muster roll of "Capt. Dunn's Company of Volunteers" (later Company F, 37th Alabama Regiment of Volunteer Infantry) dated 12 March 1862 at Pike County as a Private; A 30-year-old "Isaac Osteen" appears on Muster Roll of Company F, 37th Ala., dated 26 May 1862 at Auburn, Ala. having enlisted 1 May 1862 at Greenville, Ala., along with James Osteen, age 25, and John Osteen, age 37; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 10 July 1863 with "X" and signature witnessed by Capt. C. Pennington as "Isaiah Osteen"; Appears on a Payroll dated 31 Dec 1863 at Dalton, GA as having enlisted 23 April 1862 at China Grove, Ala.; Hospitalized in Forsythe Hospital at Forsythe GA on 28 Feb 1864 for "chronic diarrhea" and furloughed 8 March 1864; Hospitalized in Ocmulgee Hospital at Macon Ga, admitted on 19 March 1865 with Febris Intermittens, Quot. (malaria), and transferred 18 Apr 1865 and shown as a resident of Pike County AL; Appears on a list of POWs taken at Macon GA during April 1865 dated 30 Apr 1865 by 1st Brigade, 2nd Cavalry Division, USA Cavalry; Isaiah Osteen (b. 1832) appears as the head of household in the 1860 Federal Census of Pike County, Ala., Western Div.


O’Steen (Osteen), James (sic Jones)
Private
Company F

Age at Enlistment: 25
Enlisted 12 March 1862 at Pike County AL "for three years"; Appears (as "Jas. Osteen") on muster roll of "Capt. Dunn's Company of Volunteers" (later Company F, 37th Alabama Regiment of Volunteer Infantry) dated 12 March 1862 at Pike County as a Private; A "James Osteen" age 25, appears on Muster Roll of Company F, 37th Ala., dated 26 May 1862 at Auburn, Ala., as having enlisted 26 May 1862 at China Grove, Ala., along with "Isaac" (read Isaiah) Osteen, age 30 and John Osteen, age 37; Died in service 20 July 1862 at Columbus MS of "brain fever"; Requisition for his coffin was voucher No. 9 Abstract K dated 20 July 1862; James Osteen (b. 1838) appears as the head of household in the 1860 Federal Census of Pike County, Ala., Western Div.; Brother to John and Richard Osteen (both Co F); Uncle to George Osteen (Co F)


O’Steen (Osteen), John
Private
Company F

No official records for a "John Osteen" have been found among the National Archives' individual solider service records for this name. All records previously attributed to this name have been located and are filed under the name "Isaiah Osteen." The name "John O'Steen" is listed among names of men from Pike County AL who served in 37th AL CSA inscribed upon a Confederate Memorial statue at Troy AL. This list also includes George, Richard and James O’Steen (Isaiah not included); HOWEVER, the name John Osteen, age 37, does appear on a Muster Roll of Company F, 37th Ala., dated 26 May 1862 at Auburn, Ala., as having enlisted 26 May 1862 at China Grove, Ala., along with "Isaac" (read Isaiah) Osteen, age 30 and James Osteen, age 25; John Osteen, age 36, (b. 1824) appears as the head of household in the 1860 Federal Census of Pike County, Ala., Western Div., this household contains then-11 year-old George Osteen; Father of George Washington Osteen (Co F); Brother to John and Richard Osteen (both Co F)


O’Steen, Richard
Rank Unknown
Unknown Company (but Co. F suspected)

No official records for any variation of "Richard Osteen" have been found among the National Archives' individual solider service records nor among the records of the Alabama Archives. The name "Richard O'Steen" is listed among names of men from Pike County AL who served in 37th AL CSA inscribed upon a Confederate Memorial statue at Troy AL. This list also includes George, John and James O’Steen (interestingly, the name Isaiah is not included). No official records found for this name; Claimed to be brother to John and James Osteen (both Co F); Uncle to George Osteen (Co F)



Ogletree, W M
Private
Company D

No additional information currently available

Olive, William
Private-2nd Corporal
Company E

Age at Enlistment: 24
Enlisted 29 March 1862 at Woodville AL; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863

Olive (Oliver), James A
4th Sergeant
Company E

Age at Enlistment: 36
Enlisted 29 March 1862 at Woodville AL

Olive (Oliver), Tolbert (Tobert)
Private
Company E

Age at Enlistment: 31
Enlisted 29 March 1862 at Woodville AL; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863 with X; Hospitalized in Ross Hospital at Mobile AL, Oct 17-24 1864 with Febris Intermittens, Tert. (malaria)


Oliver, Augustus
Private
Company B

Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863; Paid $44 on 21 Nov 1863 for duty from 1 July to 31 Oct 1863; Signed a clothing receipt for "1 pair Drawers" and "1 shirt" due to his having "... a very limited supply" while at Roy Hospital in Atlanta on 19 Nov 1863; Likely the "Mr. Oliver" in Co. B referenced in T.J. Strickland letter of 28 Apr 1864 who gained a furlough for bringing in a recruit at Dalton GA; Father of "Columbus" Oliver (Co B), see record below; Father-in-law to Jeremiah Elias Cox (Co. B); From Tallapoosa County, Post Office, Daviston, and appears on the 1860 Federal Census as the 42-year-old head of a household that includes "Christopher" then age 13; Postwar removed to Texas; Born 1818-Died 1887 and buried at Cundift Cem., Jack Co. TX


Oliver, Christopher Columbus ("Lum")
Private
Company B & C

Enlisted (Conscripted?) 12 Apr 1864 (age abt 17) in Co. B of 37th AL CSA; His name (recorded as "C.C. Oliver") appears on clothing receipts dated 14 April 1864, 8 June 1864 and 26 June 1864; Hospitalized in Ross Hospital at Mobile AL 21 Nov - 3 Dec 1864 with Febris Intermittens, Quot. (malaria); Paroled at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co. C; Son of Augustus Oliver (Co B); Brother-in-law to Jeremiah Elias Cox (Co B); Likely the "Christopher" (age 13) on the 1860 Federal Census of Tallapoosa County Ala, in the household of Augustus Oliver; According to an Oliver family history, was treated for “mumps” while at Mobile AL military hospital (his NARA Individual Service Record contains only one medical record that reads: "Febris Intermittens, Quot."); Additional family history states that while stationed on Mobile Bay, “… he nailed cleats into a tall Cypress tree and climbed high in the tree to watch for enemy gun boats. …”; Postwar removed to Mississippi; Born 6 Feb 1847-Died 10 May 1926 and buried at Carson Ridge Cem., Ethel, Attala County, Miss.


Olson, C F
Private
Company G

POW at Iuka-Corinth-Hatchie MS listed as captured at Corinth and exchanged near Vicksburg MS arriving as one of 539 aboard steamer Dacotah 18 Oct 1862 and exchanged 8 Nov 1862; Sent to prison camp at Columbus KY and classified as "Scandinavian Soldier"; Presumed to be close relation of P.B. Olson (Co. G)

Olson, P B
Private
Company G

POW at Iuka-Corinth-Hatchie MS listed as captured at Corinth and exchanged near Vicksburg MS arriving as one of 539 aboard steamer Dacotah 18 Oct 1862 and exchanged 8 Nov 1862; Sent to prison camp at Columbus KY and classified as "Scandinavian Soldier"; Presumed to be close relation of C.F. Olson (Co. G)

Orr, Burrell (Beryl)
Pvt-2nd Lieutenant
Company B

Appears as "Orr, Burwell" with notation "K" (Killed) May 25, 1863 on roll of Co. B from National Archives; KIA 25 May 1863 at Vicksburg MS (Also "Resigned" 25 May 1863); Claim for deceased soldier filed 15 Apr 1865 by Nancy OWENS mother; Appears as "Orr, Burrell" Lieutenant with notation "Possibly died in Morgan County Alabama" on roll of Co. B from Tallapoosa County Archives


Osley (Ozley), William S
2nd Corporal-1st Sergeant
Company I

Enlisted 6 March 1862 at Lafayette AL; Promoted to 1st Sergeant May 1863; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863 as 1st Sgt; Hospitalized in Ross Hospital at Mobile AL 17-21 Oct 1864 with Febris Intermittens, Quot. (malaria); Mentioned in WEEKLY ENTERPRISE No. IV of 1 May 1902 and "Formation of Company I" of unknown date; Appears on Muster Roll of "Company ’I’ 37th Regiment, Alabama Volunteers at LaFayette, Chambers County, Alabama, March 6, 1862" published in 31 July 1901 issue of LAFAYETTE SUN (LaFayette, Chambers Co AL) as "2nd Corp’l - Wm. S. Ozley, promoted to 1st Serg’t Co. I, May 1863"


Oslin, John Wimblish
1st Lieutenant
Company I
Regimental Surgeon
Field & Staff

Enlisted 6 March 1862 at Lafayette AL; Elected 1st Lieutenant of Co. I in March 1862; Present at Columbus MS post in July 1862; Date of appointment as Regimental Surgeon: 10 July 1862 to take rank 26 May 1862 as surgeon; He accepted 14 Aug 1862; Oslin was the subject of a lengthy (and humorous) article that appeared in the 1 May 1902 edition of The Weekly Enterprise, (Enterprise, Chambers County, Ala.) published by T.J. Carlilse. This item taken from Carlisle's own wartime diary, includes this passage dated 6 July 1862 while the regiment was guarding Bluett's Bridge across Luxapalilla Creek on the outskirts of Columbus, Miss., at the regimental HQ called "Camp Bluett":

"... Sunday, July 6. ... Soon after taps, great excitement prevailed on account of a sentinel being shot while on post. We all rushed to the post to see what was the cause of the shot, when the sentinel said some one had shot him, striking him on the arm above the elbow, from the bushes, about twenty paces distant. Many suppositions and conjectures were made, but no one could account for the strange occurrence, for we had no reason to believe that the Yankees were anywhere in the country near us. ...

... Dr Oslin, our active and efficient surgeon, and by the way a good detective also, soon dressed the Sentinel’s wound and while doing so he learned ... that he and next Sentinel on post to him, were tampering with a pistol, when it discharged prematurely, and the boys both being young and fearing severe punishment, did not at first disclose the facts of the accident. Our Col and other officers of the regiment tried to keep this thing, and the circumstances connected with it, from being circulated, thinking that we would be laughed at, should it get out on us, and then the old soldiers would give us a name we would have to carry through the war. As for myself, I kinder felt we were excusable, for we had no guns, and what was the use of beating the drum and falling into line, when we had nothing but our fists to fight with, even if there had been a thousand Yankees pouncing down on our camp. ...

... Our surgeon, Dr Oslin, than whom a more energetic and faithful man did not belong to the command, has done all he could for the welfare of the sick of his regiment. He was strictly a temperance man himself but always was ready to administer a 'wee bit of the critter' to the boys, when they would come up with long faces, saying, 'doctor, I feel mighty bad this morning that medicine you gave me I think is weakening me. I think I need something that would ’sorter’ stimulate a fellow, don’t you?'

'Yes,' the doctor would say, and he would most always let them have it. This sort of talk did not come from privates alone either, for the officers put in their pleas occasionally.

However, the whisky supply give out two weeks back, and the sick list got down pretty low. A few evenings ago the wagoner that brought out our commissaries, drove up by the surgeon’s quarters and rolled out a barrel of whiskey and placed it in the tent. The next morning the sick list was increased alarmingly, as if some dire epidemic had crept into camps night before and seized upon many victims. But during the night Dr Oslin instructed Willie Callahan
[his nephew and aide] to put about two pounds of assofoedita in the barrel, which he did. The long line stood before the surgeon’s tent in good order, and after the usual examinations and prescriptions the doctor said, 'Willie, give the boys a good dram this morning, they haven’t had any in sometime' and retired to his tent. Will started at the head of the line pouring out good size horns to each. Some would take her right down, and hand the cup down with a face drawned as if they had chewed up forty green persimmons. Others would pass her in and retire immediately to the rear and cast up accounts. While others with weak stomachs would place about their feet as if to plant on solid ground for a heavy pull, would start the cup to the mouth when a heave would draw up the shoulders and tuck the chin down with tears running down their cheeks, they would back for awhile; when a sudden resolution, with firm hand, would cast her down almost home, when an almost simultaneous retreat was ordered from stomach headquarters, bring out whiskey, assofoedita and breakfast altogether on the spot. The boys would say 'talk about your quinine pills, but all is moonshine compared with Dr Oslin’s assafoedita whiskey.' But the boys say there was one fellow who could take her between meals and never bat his eye. ..."


EDITOR'S NOTE: The additive described in the preceding story is actually asafetida, a bitter gum resin used at the time as a carminative (to relieve gas) and as an antispasmodic treatment. As may be imagined, this particular resin is described in another contemporary account as "brutually bitter."

Mentioned again in the 7 Aug 1902 edition of the The Weekly Enterprise taken from the wartime diary of T.J. Carlisle (Co. I):

"... July 17 and 18 [1862 at Camp Bluett, Columbus, MS] ... On dress parade an order was read promoting Lieutenant T.J. Griffin to 1st Lieutenant of Co. "I" and T.J. Carlisle to 2nd Lieutenant of the same. The vacancy in the company was occasioned by the appointment of Lieutenant J.W. Oslin to the Surgency of the regiment...";

Oslin suffered from chronic diarrhea and was relieved of field duty and designated as Post Surgeon at Vicksburg MS; Hospitalized in Roy Hospital (location?) on 25 Dec 1863 for "Rheumatism"; His location not known in report made near Atlanta on 20 Aug 1864 while in Baker's Brigade, Clayton's Division, Lee's Corps, commanded by General Alpheus Baker; Assigned duty as "Senior Surgeon in Charge" of Reid Hospital at West Point GA Jan 1865 by Surgeon Samuel H. Stout, Medical Director (an incident at West Point GA Hospital mentioned by Glenna R. Schroeder-Lein in her book Confederate Hospitals on the Move, pg  108:

"... J.W. Oslin at West Point, Georgia, learned that hospital property was not safe [from fire] in transit either. Responding to orders issued because of rumors of a Yankee raid, Oslin packed his carefully accumulated supplies for the Reid Hospial into a box car. While the car was sitting on the siding, it caught fire, apparently from sparks spewed out by the locomotive, destroying everything but a stove and a few plates, cups, and provisions which had been removed from the train previously...."

Recalled as having treated S.L. Burney (Co. G) at West Point Hospital in April 1865 in Burney's memoirs circa 1917: "... I reported to the hospital in West Point and was treated there under Dr. Oslin...."; Signed numerous requisitions for supplies; Signed many records and reports and for hospital supplies and signed for delivery of food for hospital, for forage, and for stationery; Paid $972 on 23 Aug 1864 for duty performed from 1 Feb - 31 July 1864 ... 6 months at $162 per month;

Mentioned in The Weekly Enterprise (Enterprise, Ala.) article of unknown date in 1902 detailing formation of Company I:

"... An election by ballot was then ordered by the Chairman for each office in the Company, which resulted as follows: "...Dr. J W Oslin, 1st Lieutenant..." and  "... On the 10th of May [1862] orders to organize a regiment were received… In a few days the following regimental staff was announced: Dr J W Oslin — Surgeon..." and "... Only three of these officers are now living (in 1902) - Dr J W Oslin, T J Carlisle and W W Still..."; Mentioned as living at Gainesville, Georgia, by T.J. Carlisle in The Weekly Enterprise of 1902: "...Dr. J W Oslin, Gainesville, Ga, can't we hear from you?"

Oslin 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 The LaFayette Sun (LaFayette, Chambers Co AL) as "1st Lt. - John Oslin, appointed surgeon 37 Ala. Regiment, May 1863"; Died 9 Jan 1906; Pre-war practiced medicine in conjunction with a drug store in LaFayette AL, his family residing at Oak Bowery, Chambers County, AL

According to Civil War physician authority, Dr. Terry Hambrecht, Dr. John Wimblish Oslin was born in Georgia and received his M.D. from The Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Ga., in 1854; Learn about those who dedicated themselves to care for the sick and wounded throughout the war at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine; Post-war Oslin continued his medical practice in West Point, Ga., and was prominent in civic and church affairs for a number of years; His obituary from unknown newspaper follows:

"Oslin. — On January 9, 1906, my precious father, Dr. J. W. Oslin, 'crossed over the river,' not a struggle, not a groan — grand ending of a grand life. I am so glad I saw him pass away; 'twas as peaceful, as gentle, as the rustle of an angel's wing' death will never seem so terrible again. I am glad, too, that I have such a beautiful memory of him as he lay in his casket; no trace of suffering, but youth, lingered there, and I could not realize that he would never awaken, so calm and grand he looked. / Words are empty in trying to portray his life! It was a 'living epistle known and read of all men' and the pages were fair and clean. Consistent, honest, true, tender and devoted in his family relations, courteous to everyone, he was a cultured, Christian gentleman, 'doing unto others as he would be done by.' How could his life be otherwise than beautiful, when the corner stone was Christian love, and that love embraced everyone, even his enemies; he had no enmity in his heart. Oh! we miss him so and will not see his like again soon. His home life was ideal. Even the little children loved grandpa devotedly and were always willing to minister to him. He entertained them and advised them in such a kind, gentle way, and they felt that he loved them. His children and grandchildren will hang on memory's wall no picture more beautiful than the sweet, loving talks they had with him, and at times he would grow so poetical and eloquent, they would look up in wonder and delight.
    Our counsellor, champion, friend, — can it be that grand spirit is no more? and that his life is only a memory? No, he is not dead, but lives in our hearts and homes and is our father still and loves us tho' he has passed on the other side.
    Father, we would not call thee back to suffering and pain but the sun does not shine so brightly nor do the birds sing as sweetly, yet we are trying hard to say 'Thy will be done' and take up life's burden again with a grand, sweet song. We know thou art at rest, dear father, but, there are aching hearts behind though we are assured of thy safety. He has often told me that he was not afraid to die but would meet death bravely when it came, and our faith will be strengthened and I trust our lives will be fashioned after a higher model since we saw him go — so calmly and peacefully; it is true that Jesus can make a dying bed 'as soft as downy pillows are.'
    Then good-bye, father, though it tears the heart sting to say it. Some sweet day with 'God's help, we'll bid you good morning in a fairer, brighter clime. Till then we must be content, for 'God's plans like lilies pure and white unfold.'
    Mrs. J. W. Smith."

Buried at Alta Vista, Gainesville GA; Uncle to Andrew J. and William B. Callahan (both Co I)


Owen, Absolom J
Private
Company C

Age at Enlistment: 23
Enlisted 24 March 1862 at Greenville (also Leon) AL; Hospitalized in General Hospital at Meridian MS 31 Aug-1 Sep 1862 and returned to duty 30 Jan 1863; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863; Paid $66.00 on 15 Dec 1863 for 1 May-31 Oct 1863; Signed his parole at Montgomery AL on 7 June 1865 with X; 5'11" tall with light hair, blue eyes and fair complexion; Buried at Black Rock Cem., Black Rock, Crenshaw Co AL

Owen, Cornilias A
Private
Company H

Enlisted 18 Apr 1862 in Co. H of 37th AL CSA; Paroled in the field at Vicksburg MS as a Private of Co. C of the 42nd AL CSA; Paroled at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co. H

Owen, D P
1st Sergeant
Company H

Enlisted 18 Apr 1862 in Co. H of 37th AL CSA; Paroled in the field at Vicksburg MS as Sergeant of Co. C of the 42nd AL CSA; Paroled at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co. H

Owen, J W
Private
Company C

Age at Enlistment: 18
Enlisted 24 March 1862 at Greenville AL

Owen, Jesse
Private
Company C & G

Age at Enlistment: 19
Enlisted 24 March 1862 at Leon AL; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863 with X; POW at Atlanta on 7 Aug 1864 and sent to Nashville, Louisville and on to Camp Chase OH; Transferred to Point Lookout MD on 18 March 1865; One of 1088 POWs including 30 officers present and exchanged at Bouleware’s Wharf (James River VA) 27 March 1865; Paroled at Montgomery AL 12 June 1865; 6’1" tall with dark hair, blue eyes and light complexion


Owen, Levi N
Private
Company C

Enlisted 24 March 1862 at Leon AL; Hospitalized in General Hospital (Branch) at Meridian MS and furloughed 11 Dec 1862 for 30 days; Had not returned to duty as of 8 Feb 1863; WIA or sick at Vicksburg MS as he signed his parole in City Hospital there on 13 July 1863; One of the sick and wounded from Vicksburg MS aboard steamer St. Maurice bound for Mobile AL via New Orleans LA 30 July 1863; Arrived at Fort Morgan (mouth of Mobile Bay) AL on 5 Aug 1863; Died in service 14 Aug 1863 at Fort Gains AL; Claim for deceased soldier filed 12 March 1864 by Jno. Chain, atty


Owen, Zedekiah (sic Jedediah/Zedeheah/Hedekiah)
Private
Company C

Enlisted 24 March 1862 at Leon AL; Hospitalized in General Hospital (Branch) at Meridian MS 10-20 Dec 1862; WIA or sick as he signed his parole in City Hospital at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863 (also 13 July) as a Private of Co. C of the 37th AL Infantry CSA; Died in service 14 Sep 1863 at Fort Gains AL; Claim for deceased soldier filed 12 March 1864 by Jno. Chain, atty


Owen (Owens), E B
Private
Company C

Age at Enlistment: 28
Enlisted 24 March 1862 at Leon AL; Died in service 30 Nov 1862 in General Hospital at Meridian MS; Claim for deceased soldier filed 18 May 1863 by Nancy Owens, widow




Padgett, Jeptha J
Private-2nd Lieutenant-1st Lieutenant-Captain
Company D

Age at Enlistment: 22
Enlisted 9 Apr 1862 at Auburn AL; Appears on Muster Roll of Co. D dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL as Private; Made 2nd Lieutenant 21 July 1862; Made 1st Lieutenant 5 Oct 1862; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863 as 1st Lt; Paid $90.00 on 11 Nov 1863 for month of Oct 1863 as 1st Lt.; WIA at Lookout Mountain TN on 24 Nov 1863; Made Captain 6 Feb 1864; Leave S.O. 105/1 dated 16 Apr 1864; WIA and hospitalized at New Hope Church GA on 25 May 1864; Signed many Company requisitions and pay records (SEE ALSO RECORD OF CLARK W. FOSTER)



Page, Francis H (A)
Private
Company F

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

Page, William A
Private
Company B

Enlisted 15 March 1862 at Daviston AL; POW on list of those captured at Corinth MS delivered aboard the steamer Dacotah 18 Oct 1862 and declared exchanged 8 Nov 1862; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863; Paroled at Talladega AL 24 May 1865 by General Chrysler’s troops

Parham, James H
Private
Company D

Age at Enlistment: 30
Enlisted 9 April 1862 at Auburn AL; Appears on Muster Roll of Co. D dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Served as Wagonmaster for Sep-Dec 1862 and paid $7.50 per month for extra duty; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863; Hospitalized in Forsythe Hospital at Forsythe GA on 28 Feb 1864 for Febris Intermittens (malaria) and returned to duty 17 Apr 1864; Hospitalized in Ross Hospital at Mobile AL 5-8 Oct 1864 with Febris Remittens (remittent malaria); Paroled at Montgomery AL 17 May 1865; Described as 5'10" tall with dark hair, grey eyes and fair complexion; Buried at Brushwood Meth. Church Cem., Dubberly, Webster Parish LA; Born 12 Aug 1831 died 15 Apr 1916

Parrish, James Irven (J.I.)
Private
Company C

(sic Parrish, J J)
Born 30 March 1845 – died 17 Jan 1936, buried in the Parrish Cemetery in Hortense, Polk Co., Texas with marker: "Pvt J I Parrish / Co C 37th Ala Inf CSA"; additional civilian marker states full name as: "James Irven Parrish"

Parish (Parrish), Jesse H
Private
Company D

Enlisted (Conscripted?) 1 Sep 1864 at Leon AL; Paroled at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co. D

Parish (Parrish), John W
Private
Company C

Age at Enlistment: 21
Enlisted 24 March 1862 at Greenville; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863 with X

Parrish (Parish), Michael ("Mike") Simpson
5th Sergreant-2nd Lieutenant
Company C & D

Age at Enlistment: 19
Enlisted 24 March 1862 in Co. D of 37th AL CSA; Signed his parole as Sergeant at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863; Made 2nd Lieutenant of Co. C on 2 Aug 1864; Paroled at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA as 2nd Lieutenant of Co. C; Born 20 Dec 1842 in Dale County AL - died 10 Sep 1929; Married Mary Jane Lowman; Brother-in-law to J.W.E. and John F. Lowman (both of Co. D); Buried in Parrish Cem., Hortense, Polk Co TX

Parish (Parrish), Samuel
Private
Company C

Age at Enlistment: 40
Enlisted 24 March 1862 (also 31 March 1862) at Greenville; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863 with X; Hospitalized in CSA General Hospital No. 9 at Greensboro NC in March 1865; paroled at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co. C; In Charlotte NC on 12 May 1865; Born 26 Jun 1827 - died 27 July 1900 according to headstone (age at enlistment given as 40, but headstone date would make him only about 35); Buried at Alberton Cem., Hwy 134 in Alberton Community of Coffee County AL

Parker, A D
Private
Company F

Listed among Privates in Muster Roll of Co. F published in 12 June 1902 WEEKLY ENTERPRISE

Parker, Daniel
Private
Company I

Enlisted 17 March 1862 in Co. A of 42nd AL CSA at Fort Pillow TN (previously enlisted 12 July 1861 at Fort Morgan AL and served with 2nd Regiment of AL CSA and Paroled at Bolivar TN on 13 Oct 1862 with that unit); Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863; paroled at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co. I; Family relationships cited in Bob White (descendant) email of 20 April 2004

Parker, Francis M
Private
Company A

Age at Enlistment: 19
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; POW at Iuka-Corinth-Hatchie MS and on list dated 14 Oct 1862 of those captured at Iuka, Corinth or Hatchie; Served as cook in Walker’s Division Hospital, Lauderdale Springs MS 10 July 1863; Hospitalized in Breckinridge’s Division Hospital No. 1 at Lauderdale Springs MS 30 Sep 1863; POW at Lookout Mountain TN on 24 Nov 1863 and sent to Nashville, Louisville and on to Rock Island Prison IL; Hospitalized in Wayside Hospital No. 9 at Richmond VA 25 Feb 1865 and sent to Howard Grove Hospital (Richmond VA); Hospitalized in CSA Hospital 28 Feb 1865 with "Debilitas" (chronic wasting) and furloughed for 30 days on 7 March 1865; Brother to John D Parker (Co. A age 28) and "Sol" Parker (Co. A), cousin to Benjamin Perry (Regt Chaplain), and possibly closely related to William H and William R Parker (Cos. E and A, respectively) although there appears to be several men named "William Parker" who may or may not otherwise be related and whose records have become confused together.

Parker, H
Private
Company F

Age at Enlistment: 40
Enlisted 12 March 1862 at Pike County AL; Died in service 12 Apr 1862 at Greenville AL of "brain fever"

Parker, John D
Private-Corporal
Company A

Age at Enlistment: 28
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 7 May 1864 at Atlanta GA; Miller, Roll of Co A, pg 40; Brother to Francis M Parker (Co. A) and "Sol" Parker (Company A), cousin to Benjamin Perry (Regt Chaplain), and possibly closely related to William H and William R Parker (Co. E and A) although there appears to be several men named "William Parker" who may or may not otherwise be related and whose records have become confused together.

Parker, John D ("Uncle John")
Private-1st Corporal
Company A

Age at Enlistment: 60
Enlisted 22 March 1862 at Auburn AL by J.F. Dowdell; Listed as 1st Corporal on Muster Roll of Co. A dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Died in service 18 Apr 1862 at Auburn AL - first known death among the 37th AL regiment (Died at Auburn training camp following a likely stroke while drilling/also while possibly serving as a substitute); Claim for deceased soldier filed 27 Jan 1863 by Susan Parker, widow who signed with X; Claim paid 14 Oct 1863 for $25.48; Described as 5’10" tall with fair complexion, blue eyes and gray hair and farmer by occupation; Born in Edgefield Dist SC; Residence: Abbeville, Henry County AL; age 60 at death

Parker, Rufus J
Private
Company F

Enlisted 1 Oct 1863 in Co. C of 54th AL CSA (also 6 Oct 1861); Paroled at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co. F

Parker, Salathiel (Solatheio) ("Sol") F
Private
Company A

Age at Enlistment: 28
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; Disability discharge: unfit for duty 60 days "affected with phthisis pulmonalis (tuberculosis)"; 6’1" tall with dark complexion, dark eyes and dark hair and farmer by occupation; Born: Henry County AL; Brother to John D Parker (Co. A age 28) and Francis M Parker (Co. A), cousin to Benjamin Perry (Regt Chaplain), and possibly closely related to William H and William R Parker (Cos. E & A) although there appears to be several men named "William Parker" who may or may not otherwise be related and whose records have become confused together.

Parker, William H
Private
Company E & A

Age at Enlistment: 18
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 in the field at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863 as a Private of Co. A of the 37th AL Infantry CSA; Paroled at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co. A; One of two men of the same name/same company buried in Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery, east of Headland, Henry County AL, marker information "William H. Parker Pvt. Co. E. 37th Alabama CSA - b/ Sept 1 1845 d/ Oct 5 1914"; Possibly close relation (brother?) to Francis M, John D, and "Sol" Parker (all Co. A)

Parker, William H
Private
Company E

Age at Enlistment: 16
Enlisted 9 Apr 1862 at Woodville AL; POW 2 Dec 1862 and sent to Gratiot Street Military Prison, St Louis MO on 25 Feb 1863; (possible confusion with brother, William R Parker) Released 18 June 1863 after taking Oath of Renunciation and Allegiance; ALSO Miller shows him signing with an X on 10 July 1863 at the already besieged Vicksburg (again possible confusion with men of same or similar names); Brother of William R Parker; Second of two men of the same name/same company buried in Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery, east of Headland, Henry County AL, marker information "William H. Parker Pvt. Co. E. 37th Alabama CSA - b/ Sept 1 1845 d/ Oct 5 1914"

Parker, William M
Private
Company B

Enlisted 20 March 1862 in Co. A of 37th AL CSA; paroled at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co. B

Parker (Park), William R
Private
Company E

Age at Enlistment: 18
Enlisted 9 Apr 1862 at Woodville AL; POW at Lafayette County MS on 4 (24?) Dec 1862, imprisoned at Gratiot (also Gravios) Street Military Prison, St Louis MO on 25 Feb 1863; Released/Discharged on 18 Jun 1863 by taking Oath of Renunciation and Allegiance, noted: "Bad health"; Brother of William H Parker of Woodville enlistment Co. E


Parmer (sic Partner), George C
Private
Company A

Age at Enlistment: 18
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; KIA at Corinth MS on 3 Oct 1862 - circumstances of his death recalled by eyewitness Samuel Singletary in an account published in the 22 May 1902 edition of WEEKLY ENTERPRISE:

"... Soon after sun up we moved to the left across the rail road and across the swamp to the edge of the clearing and were ordered to lie down. It was not many minutes before we were ordered forward again. George Parmer, a dear friend and mess-mate of mine, being quick to respond, jumped to his feet, and was pierced through the heart with a minie ball...";

Claim for deceased soldier filed 19 March 1863 by Berry Parmer


Parten (Partin), Thomas Newton (M)
Private
Company K

Enlisted 17 March 1862 at Spring Hill AL; Hospitalized in General Hospital at Meridian MS 24 Jan 1863; Signed for pay 20 Aug 1863 for May and June 1863 for $22; "Certificate of Disability and Furlough: bronchitis with cough and debility, and therefore recommended for furlough for 30 days (undated)"; Probably Thomas Newton Partin, brother-in-law to Hamilton C. Neugent (Co. K) and if so, he was born 1833, died 1913 and married Elizabeth Freeman

Patillo (Pattillo), William T
1st Lieutenant
Company A

Enlisted in Co. G of 54th AL CSA; Paroled at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co. A

Patterson, A
Corporal
Company B & E

Enlisted 15 Oct 1863; Sergeant (see Mss 6260 of Baker’s Brigade dated March and April 1864) paroled at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co. E

Patterson, G S
Rank Unknown
Company K

Confederate POW (taken prisoner during unknown action) buried at Oak Woods Cem., Chicago IL recorded as member of Co. K 37th AL

Paulk, John J
Private
Company E

Age at Enlistment: 23 (also 33)
Enlisted 9 Apr 1862 at Woodville AL; Discharged 31 Oct 1862 at Grenada MS: "Internal and external hemorrhoids. Unfit for duty 60 days"; Disability discharge granted on 1 Nov 1862; Paid 1 Nov 1862; 6’0" tall with fresh complexion, gray eyes and dark hair; "carpenter" by trade; born in Loungalo GA

Payne, Benjamin F
Private
Company B

Appears on undated roll of Co. B in Tallapoosa Co AL Archives; Deserted and took Oath of Allegiance 27 Aug 1864 at Chattanooga TN: "Rebel deserter who took Oath of Amnesty"; 5'1" tall with dark complexion, brown hair and brown eyes; Residence: Montgomery County AL

Payne, William
Private
Company B

Appears on undated roll of Co. B in Tallapoosa Co AL Archives

Peacock, F D
Private
Company B

Enlisted 10 March 1862 in Co. E of 37th AL CSA; paroled at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co. B; Possibly same man as "Timothy D Peacock"

Peacock, Timothy D (O)
Private
Company E

Age at Enlistment: 21
Enlisted 2 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863; Buried in Pleasant Ridge Cem., Jackson Co FL, Born 1832-Died 1908

Peacock, William J
Private
Company B

POW at Iuka-Corinth-Hatchie MS on list dated 14 Oct 1862 and paroled near Vicksburg MS on 2 Dec 1862 with 197 POWs; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863 with X; KIA at New Hope Church GA 25 May 1864

Peal, C
Corporal
Company A

Paroled in the field at Vicksburg MS as a Private of Co. A of the 37th AL Infantry CSA

Pearson, Christopher ("Chris") C
Private
Company B

Died in service 6 Nov 1862 of unknown cause at unknown location; Claim for deceased soldier filed 5 March 1863 by B.H. Pearson, atty for Richmond Pearson; Claim paid 9 March 1864 for $112.77

Pearson, Hiram David (sic Eiram)
Private
Company B

Enlisted 26 Sep 1862 at Baldwin MS; WIA at Rocky Face Ridge (aka Rocky Face Mountain) near Dalton GA 10 May 1864: "Shot through the left shoulder and applied for retirement. He also had tuberculosis."; Returned to duty and present at Spanish Fort AL on Mobile Bay 14 Nov 1864 and eventually discharged due to inability to shoulder a rifle; Born 1 Sep 1844 - died 1918 and buried at Higgins Family Cem., west of Five Points, Chambers Co AL; Brother-in-law to David M. Denney (Co. B)

Pearson, Jeremiah ("Jerry")
Private
Company B

KIA 19 Sep 1862 at Iuka MS; Claim for deceased soldier filed 8 Apr 1863 by W.A. Welch, atty; Claim paid 5 Oct 1864 for $44.74; born 1832

Pearson (Pierson), Jesse
Private
Company B

Enlisted 15 March 1862 at Daviston AL

Peavy (Peary/Perry?), Freeman B
Private
Company B

Age: 34 at death
Enlisted 15 March 1862 at Daviston AL; Mentioned as having been sick "... but think he is better this morning ..." in T.J. Strickland letter of 6 July 1862 written at Columbus MS; Believed WIA at Iuka MS ALSO believed to have died in service on "11 Sep 1862" of wounds received at Iuka MS (possible date misread by earlier researcher as battle did not occur until 18-19 Sept); MORE LIKELY Death attributable to disease on 11 Sep 1862 per the mention of him being sick in July, coupled with his pre-battle date of death, and likelihood that WIA belief may stem from him being among those listed as "Killed in Battle or Died of Wounds or Disease"; Claim for deceased soldier filed 8 Apr 1863 by W.A. Welch, atty; Claim paid 6 Oct 1864 for $60.88; 6’2" tall with red complexion, gray eyes and light hair; Farmer by occupation; Born in GA; Age 34 at death

Pellum, Hanceford (Hansford) D
Private
Company A

Age at Enlistment: 31
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 in the field at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863 as a Private of Co. A of the 37th AL Infantry CSA; Hospitalized in Ocmulgee Hospital at Macon GA on 30 July 1864 with "dyspepsia"; Transferred 4 Aug 1864; Residence: Henry County AL; Brother to Joel A and John M Pellum (both Co. A); Married Mary A. Baggett 24 Jan 1852 at Henry County AL

Pellum, Joel A
Private-Corporal
Company A

Age at Enlistment: 33
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; Served as cook in Vicksburg Hospital #2 from 1-28 Feb 1863; Served as a nurse in Vicksburg Hospital #2 for April and May 1863; Signed his parole in the field at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863 as a Private of Company A of the 37th AL Infantry CSA; POW at Missionary Ridge TN on 25 Nov 1863; WIA at Missionary Ridge TN with gunshot wound in right knee and admitted as POW to USA General Field Hospital at Bridgeport AL on 10 Dec 1863 with gunshot wound in left leg (confused records or multiple wounds?); Leg became infected: "pyemia" (1901 Medical Definition:" Pyemia - Phylembitic septicemia, with the presence of pyogenic microorganisms in the blood."); Died at USA Hospital No. 3 at Nashville TN early Jan 1864 as POW; Buried 5 Jan 1864 (presumably at Nashville TN); Brother to Hanceford D and John M Pellum (both Co. A)

Pellum, John M
Private
Company A

Age at Enlistment: 27
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; Disability discharge 13 Dec 1862 at Meridian MS: "Chronic rheumatism with stiffness of right leg and dyspepsia." 5’4" tall with blue eyes, auburn hair and 27 years old; farmer by occupation; Paid $86.84 on 15 Dec 1862 "... for services rendered - bounty already paid." ; Brother to Hanceford D and Joel A Pellum (both Co. A); Married Lucy Baggett 6 Sept 1855 at Henry County AL

Penn, James W
Private-Corporal
Company G

Enlisted 24 March 1862 at Cusseta; POW at Iuka-Corinth-Hatchie on list dated 13 Oct 1862 of those captured at Corinth MS; Died in service 15 Nov 1862 at Jackson MS of unspecified disease

Penn, Thomas L, Jr
1st Lieutenant
Company G

Enlisted 24 March 1862 at Cusseta; Date of rank same as date of enlistment; Present at Columbus MS July 1862; Resigned 30 July 1862; Disability: "prostate problems"; Leave granted under Special Order No. 6 dated 2 Aug 1862; Resignation was not accepted as of 17 Feb 1863; Resignation accepted 6 March 1863; Present at Mobile AL 31 Dec 1864

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