Reynolds - Robinson
 
 

Last update 25 Jan 2011

Reynolds, Henry T (F)
Private-2nd Lieutenant-1st Lieutenant-Captain
Company H

Enlisted 18 March 1862 at Lawrenceville AL; Made 2nd Lieutenant 1 Oct 1862; Made Junior 2nd Lieutenant 13 Oct 1862 and listed as such in 4th Brigade, 1st Division, Army of West; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863; Speciall Order No. 22 dated 19 March 1864 at Headquarters of Moore’s Brigade notes Lt. Reynolds’ promotion to 1st Lt, the resignation of Vice 1st Lt. Stubbs, and the promotion of Junior 1st Lt. Richards to Captain, with both Reynolds and Richards to rank from 9 Feb 1864; Commanding Co. H upon death of Capt Marion C J Searcy; Listed among "Captains" of companies by Brewer; Listed as "Transferred June 1864" by Miller, pg 39

Reynolds, J C
Private
Company D

POSSIBLY MISFILED (SEE RECORD OF MAN WITH SAME NAME/COMPANY AFFILIATION IN 4TH ALABAMA INFANTRY) - No supporting records for service in 37th AL


Reynolds, Marion (Marvin) A
Private
Company H

Enlisted 5 May 1862 in Company I of 42nd AL CSA; Paroled in the field at Vicksburg MS as a Private of Co. I of the 42nd AL CSA; Paroled at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co. H; Signed his parole at Montgomery AL 22 May 1865; 5’10" tall with auburn hair, grey eyes and dark complexion


Reynolds, Robert J
Private
Company H & B

Previously enlisted in July 1861 in "Irwin's Invincibles" (12th AL Infantry CSA) and served until Dec 1861; Appears on undated roll of Company B in Tallapoosa Co AL; Enlisted 2 May 1864 in Company H of 37th AL CSA; WIA seriously 28 July 1864 at Battle of Ezra Church GA (Atlanta Campaign); Paroled at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co. B; Mentioned at the end of an undated muster roll of Co. H published by T.J. Carlisle in 1902 WEEKLY ENTERPRISE of Enterprise AL:

"Up to present date we have received no communication from any member of this gallant company. We send our paper to a good many of this company and we suppose they get them as we get no notice from postmasters. Capt T B Richards, Hon R J Reynolds, please give us history of the company up to the time of organizing regiment, also the names of all the survivors, wives and children of those dead. We need this history to follow your muster roll when put in book form.  - T. J. CARLISLE.";

According to biographical sketch in Memorial Record of Alabama (c) 1891, Reynolds ran away at age 15 to join the Confederate Army, first attempting to join the Alabama 15th Infantry at Ledbetter's Store but was turned away due to his youth. He then reportedly road a horse to Franklin, Virginia and enlisted in July 1861 in "Irwin's Invincibles" (12th AL Infantry) under former Gov Wise. He contracted measles and also Typhoid fever and was sent home in Dec 1861 to recuperate. In May 1862 he joined the 37th Alabama Infantry and participated in the "Hood campaign" (Atlanta 1864 - no record of him at Vicksburg siege or any service earlier than 1864 in the unit). Record states he was severely wounded on 28 July 1864 (Battle of Ezra Church GA) and was taken home on a "swinging litter", but returned to duty in Oct 1864 and served until discharged at Greensboro NC 2 May 1865.; Buried in Abbeville City Cemetery, Abbeville, Henry County AL, marker inscribed "Robert J. Reynolds Pvt / 37th Alabama CSA / June 2 1846 - Jan 20 1911"



Rhodes, Calvin, Jr.
Private
Company A

Age at Enlistment: 42
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; Muster Roll shows age 42 at enlistment; Born in NC; Appears in 1850 census with wife Harriet (born GA), three sons John N., James D. and Joseph F.; Buried in Howards Grove Cem., near Ashbord, Henry Co., AL; Son of Calvin Rhodes Sr (Co. A)

Rhodes, Calvin, Sr.
Private
Company A

Age at Enlistment: 62
Died in service 7 Aug 1862 in Hospital at Columbus MS of fever (presumably buried at or near Columbus MS); Claim for deceased soldier filed 3 Feb 1863 by Mary Rhodes, widow; Claim paid 16 Oct 1863; 5'9" tall with fair complexion, blue eyes and dark hair, farmer by occupation; Born in GA circa 1800 and age 62 at death; Father of Calvin Rhodes Jr (Co. A)


Rials (sic Rails), Jacob
Private
Company K

Age at Enlistment: ca 28
Enlisted 17 March 1862; Disability discharge 26 July 1862 at Columbus MS: "Aneurysm of the right femoral artery produced by pistol shot is 6" in length. There is no room from between the femoral and iliac artery to ligate. He cannot be cured and in my opinion should be discharged from service." signed J.W. Oslin, surgeon, 30 July 1862; Described as 5’9" tall with fresh complexion, yellow eyes and light hair, farmer by occupation; Born: Lowndes County and age 28 at discharge (Date of his wounding – which is prior to any enemy action – and the  description of wound fit that of the unnamed "Sentinel of Company K" (Rials' own company) who suffered an accidental gunshot wound from a pistol while on guard duty at Columbus MS described in the war-time diary of T.J. Carlisle, published in the 10 April 1902 edition of THE WEEKLY ENTERPRISE, Enterprise AL, relevant excerpt follows:

"— Sunday, July 6 [1862] — 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. ... The report of the gun, for we supposed it a gun at the time, and the consequent excitement, caused the Colonel to double the guard around the camp. 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 from him (Sentinel) 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. At any rate the boys say ’it is a right good joke on Snider.’ The Sentinels belonged to Company K, Capt Skipper Commanding ... "

Richards, Andrew Jackson ("Jack")
(sic: Richmond)
Private
Company I & D

Enlisted 1 Apr 1862 in Captain Talbot's Company of Volunteers (also 28 Apr at Leon AL); Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 10 July 1863 as "Andrew J. Richards"; Paid $22 on 1 Sep 1863 for May-June 1863; Surrendered at Smithfield NC; Paroled at Greensboro NC 27 Apr 1865 as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Company I; Post-war business partner of John K Spence (Co. I & D) in publishing Chambers Tribune; Presumably the "Jack Richards" mentioned as living in 1902 by T.J. Carlisle article in WEEKLY ENTERPRISE (Enterprise, AL) soliciting stories from his former comrades: "... Jack Richards, Weatherford, Texas, right dress into line."; 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 "Richards, Andrew J."; Born 15 March 1844 - Died 16 May 1910 and buried at City Greenwood Cemetery, Weatherford, Parker County TX


Richards, Benjamin F
Private
Company H

WIA at Iuka MS and died of wounds (DOW) on 18 Sep 1862


Richards, Giles W
Private
Company H

Enlisted 18 March 1862 at Lawrenceville AL; Present 18 June 1863 on Bluett’s Bridge at Columbus MS according to his testimony as witness in Court Martial of Alonzo Wood (Co. B) held 31 June 1862 at Columbus MS - Transcript of his testimony follows:

"... THE JUDGE ADVOCATE THEN INTRODUCED PRIVATE G.W. RICHARDS CO. H, 37th ALA., WHO AFTER BEING DULY SWORN, TESTIFIED AS FOLLOWS.
QUESTION.... Do you know the defendant{?}
ANSWER.... I know him when I see him
QUESTION.... Did you see him on or about the 18th of June, if so, state where he was and what he was doing at the time.
ANSWER....... I did, he was at his post on the opposite side of Bluck’s {sic: Bluett’s} Bridge as sentinal. {sic} We {Captain Marion C.J. Searcy and one other unidentified man} passed by him going to the spring on the opposite side of the river and found him sitting with his head leaning against the side of the bridge as though he was asleep. As we passed he did not halt us, as we returned, having been absent about five minutes, he was up standing in the center of the bridge at his post. This time he halted us. Three of us crossed together and made no more noise than is usually made by the same number of persons crossing a bridge covered as that was with dust.
---- CROSS {Cross Examination}
QUESTION.... Did you speak to defendant as you passed him first and had he a gun{?}
ANSWER....... I did not speak to him nor had he a gun
QUESTION.... Did you consider it your duty to make yourself astute to catch young sentinals in fault or rather to visit them as raw recruits and instruct them in their duties and make soldiers of them{?}
ANSWER...... I did not consider it my duty to catch him or any other sentinal in fault. I think it was my duty to instruct him
QUESTION.... Was there any thing said by you or your party when passing him at either time{?}
ANSWER....... Nothing said ..." - (SEE INDIVIDUAL SERVICE RECORDS OF LT COL ALEXANDER A GREENE, CAPT MARION C.J. SEARCY, SGT JAMES M. SANDERS AND PVT ALONZO B. WOOD FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON COURT MARTIAL PROCEEDINGS);

Richards signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 10 July 1863 with X; Paid $66 on 15 Dec 1863 for 1 May - 31 Oct 1863; Still in service 14 Apr 1864; Witnessed the Confederate Pension Application of William H. Glanton (Co. H); Buried in Columbia City Cemetery, Houston Co AL, marker: "Giles W. Richards Pvt. Co. H., 37th Alabama Inf. / June 1 1838-Oct 9 1925"



Richards, James M
Private
Company H

WIA at Iuka MS and died of wounds on 19 Sep 1862 (KIA); Claim for deceased soldier filed 11 May 1863 by Matilda Richards


Richards, Thomas B
Private-2nd Lieutenant-Captain
Company H

Enlisted 25 June 1862; Paid $80.20 in Oct 1862 as 2nd Lieutenant for 5 July-5 Aug 1862; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS 10 July 1863; Signed on 31 Jan 1864 as Captain for shoes, hats, water buckets, camp kettle and other requisitions for the company at Dalton GA; Special Order No. 22 dated 19 March 1864 at Headquarters of Moore’s Brigade notes among others the promotion of Junior 1st Lt. Richards to Captain, to rank from 9 Feb 1864; S.O. No. 23/1 for Leave of Absence dated 23 Jan 1864; Reassigned to Dog River Factory in Mobile AL, 31 Dec 1864, apparently for reasons of health; BUT ALSO listed as Commanding Regiment 19 March 1865 at Bentonville NC; Mentioned in the post script at the end of an undated muster roll of Co. H published by T.J. Carlisle in 1902 WEEKLY ENTERPRISE (Enterprise AL):

"Up to present date we have received no communication from any member of this gallant company. We send our paper to a good many of this company and we suppose they get them as we get no notice from postmasters. / Capt T B Richards, Hon R J Reynolds, please give us history of the company up to the time of organizing regiment, also the names of all the survivors, wives and children of those dead. /We need this history to follow your muster roll when put in book form. / T. J. CARLISLE.";

Witnessed the Confederate Pension application of Joseph J. Clarke (Co. H); Witnessed the Confederate Pension application of Pharaby Key, widow of William Key (Co. H)



Richards, William A
Private
Company H

Age at Enlistment: ca 19
Enlisted 18 March 1862 at Lawrenceville AL; Hospitalized in General Hospital at Meridian MS and returned to duty 30 Jan 1863; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 10 July 1863; POW at Resaca GA 16 May 1864 and sent to Louisville KY on 20 May1864 and then to Alton Military Prison IL 25 May 1864; While imprisoned, he enlisted in 5th U.S. Infantry; Born 23 March 1843 - Died 18 Jan 1926 according to marker for "William A Richards, Pvt., Co H, 37th Ala." located in New Eufaula Cemetery (off North Orange Street) Eufaula AL


Richardson, B F (B T)
Private
Company G

Enlisted (Conscripted?) 6 Feb 1865 at Bridgeport (also Bridgeville) AL; paroled at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Company G

Richardson, Gilbert H
Private
Company G

Enlisted 28 March 1862 in Company B of 42nd AL CSA at Olney AL; Paroled in the field at Vicksburg MS as a Private of Co. B of the 42nd AL CSA; paroled at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 as Private of Co. G of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA

Richardson, William ("Dink") White
Private
Company G

Enlisted 17 March 1862 in Company B of 42nd AL CSA at Fort Pillow TN by L.W. O’Bannon for a period of "2 years or the War"; Appears on Co. B, 42nd AL CSA Payroll as "Present" and paid by J.T. Shepard on 30 June 1862 (location not noted); WIA and POW at Corinth MS 3-5 Oct 1862; Appears on list of POWs from Corinth MS forwarded to Columbus KY on 9 Oct 1862 aboard the Steamer Dacotah, and appears on list of wounded from Corinth MS dated 14 Oct 1862 at Camp at Lumpkins Mills (location?); Appears on Muster Roll of Co. B of 42nd AL CSA dated 31 Oct 1862 as "Absent" and further noted "Paroled Prisoner at Jackson (MS)"; Pay authorized on 31 Oct 1862 by Major E.U.G Soniat; Officially declared exchanged 8 Nov 1862 at Vicksburg MS; POW at Vicksburg MS on 4 July 1863 and paroled there on 10 July 1863 as Private of Company B, 42nd AL CSA; Appears on Receipt Roll for Clothing dated 30 April 1864 as Private of Company B, 42nd AL CSA; Appears on Receipt Roll for Clothing dated 30 June 1864 as Private of Company B, 42nd AL CSA; Hospitalized in General Hospital at Lauderdale Springs MS with Febris Remittens (remittent form of malaria) on 27 Sept 1864 until at least 6 Oct 1864 as Private of Co. B, 42nd AL CSA; Paroled at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 as Private of Co. G of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA; Buried at Rocky Creek Cemetery, Rocky Creek Baptist Church, Cowpens Community (near Dadeville) Tallapoosa County AL; Burial monument carries Masonic Symbol and is inscribed "Master Mason / W. W. Richardson / June 30, 1847 / Oct 3, 1918; Married to former Polly Ann Milam (born 30 May 1846 - died 5 Oct 1929 -- also buried at Rocky Creek, her inscription reads "She was the sun shine of our home"), and had at least one son, James Franklin Richardson; Brother-in-law to both Benjamin H. Milam and William A. Milam (both Co. B / 37th AL CSA)

Richburg, Henry
Rank Unknown
Company C

Died in servcie 19 Feb 1863 of unknown cause and buried at Canton Cem., Canton MS

Richburg , William Middleton
(sic Richbury)
Private
Company C

POW at Iuka-Corinth-Hatchie; Believed by descendants to have died around Vicksburg MS/no date or cause of death indicated; Died in service of unknown cause at unknown place/date; Claim for deceased soldier filed 13 May 1863 by J.G. Hedgeman, atty

Richey, J F (J T)
Private
Company H

Enlisted (Conscripted?) 23 Feb 1864 in Company G of 42nd AL CSA; Paroled at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co. H

Richey, Louis D
2nd Sergeant
Company H

Enlisted 9 May 1862 in Company G of 42nd AL CSA; Paroled at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co. H

Riddle, George
Private
Company I

Enlisted 1 Apr 1862 at Lafayette AL; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 10 July 1863 with X; POW at Lookout Mountain 24 Nov 1863 "Taken In Arms" and sent to Nashville TN, Louisville KY and on to Rock Island Prison IL; One of 1088 POWs including 30 officers transferred for exchange 20 March 1865 to Bouleware’s Wharf (James River VA); 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 "Riddle, George, captured on Lookout Mountain, Nov. 24, 1863"

Riley (Wriley), Jno (John) E
Private
Company A

Age at Enlistment: 32
Enlisted 14 Apr 1862 at Abbeville AL by H.E. Owens; Listed as Private on Muster Roll of Company A dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; POW & WIA at Iuka-Corinth-Hatchie on list of wounded at Corinth dated 13 Oct 1862; WIA at Vicksburg MS and apparently died of wounds and is buried in unknown grave in Soldiers Rest plot of Cedar Hill (City) Cemetery, Vicksburg MS; On report date 18 Sep 1863 at Enterprise MS of those killed or dead of wounds or disease at Vicksburg MS; Claim for deceased soldier filed 16 Feb 1864 by Charity Riley, widow

Riviere, Richard D
Sergeant (Commissary)
Company C

Age at Enlistment: ca 23
Enlisted 3 Sep 1862; POW captured and paroled at Yazoo City MS 21 May 1863; 5’7" tall with black eyes, black hair; Born: Russell County AL; Age 24 at parole - HIGHLY PROBABLE TO BE SAME MAN AS "R T RIVIERE" ALSO CO. C

Riviere (Raviere/Revier), R T (R J)
Private-2nd Sergeant
Company C

Age at Enlistment: 22
Enlisted 24 March 1862 at Leon AL; Hospitalized in Marshall Hospital at Columbus GA 22 July 1864; POW captured sick in hospital at Greenville AL 22 Apr 1865; Paroled and left sick in hospital at Greenville AL - HIGHLY PROBABLE TO BE SAME MAN AS "RICHARD D RIVIERE" ALSO CO. C


Roach, James
Private
Company C

Age at Enlistment: 40
Enlisted 31 March 1862 at Leon AL; Disability discharge: 18 June 1862; Paid $28.50 for 3 months service; 5’10" tall with black hair, black eyes and dark complexion; Farmer by occupation


Roach, W H
Private
Company F

Hospitalized in Thomaston Post Hosptial at Barnesville GA 12 June 1864 with "Paratitis" (read: Parotitis, more commonly known as "mumps")

Robbins, Richard Johnson M
Rank Unknown
Unknown Company

Appears in Memorial Records of Alabama of 1891 as a member of 37th AL citing his death in Virginia (problematic unless he was a POW or hospitalized in Virginia as the unit was never present as a force in Virginia)

Robbins (Robbers), Sampson R
Private
Company F

WIA at Corinth MS 3-5 Oct 1862; Died in service at Canton MS on unknown date of unknown cause; Claim for deceased soldier filed 11 March 1863 by B.W. Starke


Roberts, Green (G S) (G C)
Private
Company K

Enlisted 29 Apr 1862; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 10 July 1863 as "G.S. Roberts" (a G.C. Roberts, a Private of Company A of the 42nd AL CSA was paroled in the field at Vicksburg MS); paroled at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co. K: A "Green Roberts" is mentioned as having "died in Texas" in 1902 letter of A.J. Bryan (Co. K); According to Pike County AL estate papers of his father Jesse H. Roberts, Green Roberts died in 1874 at Falls County TX; Presumed to be buried at Falls County TX


Roberts, J K
Private
Company C

Age at Enlistment: 19
Enlisted 1 Apr 1862 at Leon AL; Signed his parole at Montgomery AL 8 June 1865 with X as being part of 27th AL CSA Company D; 5’3" tall with dark hair, blue eyes and fair complexion

Roberts, J T
Rank Unknown
Company K

Mentioned as one of four former members of the 37th AL in an August 1893 article in THE SOUTHERN STAR of Ozark, Dale Co AL as part of a group of Confederate Veterans who met at the court house at Ozark AL to form UCV chapter – POSSIBLY same man as “James Roberts” (Co. K)

Roberts, James
Rank Unknown
Company K

POSSIBLY SAME MAN AS JAMES W. ROBERTS (Co. H) – OR J.T. ROBERTS (Co. K); Born 15 July 1820 - Died 2 Feb 1879 and buried at United Methodist Cem., Asbury, Dale Co., AL

Roberts, James W
Private
Company H

Enlisted 18 March 1862 at Lawrenceville AL; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 10 July 1863 with X; Paid $214.13 on 31 Jan 1864 for 30 Apr-31 Dec 1863; "Detailed" (for what purpose?) by Special Order No. 47/4 on 16 Feb 1864 and again on 12 Aug 1864

Roberts, Jesse A
1st Sergeant
Company F

Enlisted 10 Aug 1861 (record predates formation of 37th AL CSA - perhaps 42nd AL or 54th AL); Paroled at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co. F

Roberts, John C
Private
Company C

Age at Enlistment: 19
Enlisted 1 Apr 1862 at Leon AL; Disability discharge 31 July 1862 at Columbus MS: "Dropsy of ten years standing. Unfit for duty 60 days" (1901 Medical Definition: "Dropsy: Hydrops, an accumulation of fluid in any part of the body, specifically; Dropsy of Belly: Ascites; Dropsy of Brain: Hydrocephalus; Dropsy Cardiac: that due to failure of compensation in cardiac disease (modern synonym is "Congestive Heart Failure"); Described as 5’6" tall with sallow complexion, blue eyes and black hair; Farmer by occupation; Born: Marian County GA; Age 19 at discharge

Roberts, Lucius C
Private
Company I

Enlisted 8 Sep 1862 in Company A of 42nd AL CSA; paroled at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co. I

Roberts, W J
Private
Company B

Signed his parole at Montgomery AL on 9 May 1865; Described as 5’8" tall with black hair, black eyes and dark complexion

Robertson, F N
Private
Company A

Enlisted 3 Aug 1861 (record predates formation of 37th AL CSA); Paroled at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co. A

Robertson, J M
Private
Company I

Hired George Davis to serve as his Substitute according to post-war Record Roll prepared by T.J. Griffin, former Captain of Company I, dated 28 June 1866 - entry reads of George Davis: "Substituted for J.M. Robertson: in September 1862"


Robertson, James W
Private-Sergeant
Company B

Appears to be very close relation of Wyatt Robertson (Co. B) as both are mentioned prominently in T.J. Strickland letters to his wife Mary Ann ROBERTSON Strickland:

"... Wyatt & James are both well. Wyatt says tell Elizabeth to write.";
Signed his parole in the field at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863 as a Sergeant of Company B of the 37th AL Infantry CSA; Mentioned in T.J. Strickland letter of 10 Feb 1864:
"... Wyatt and James are both well ...";

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

Mr. Carter [likely John C. Carter] is gone to the hospital. He was pretty sick when he left. I have not heard from him in some time. Billy Bishop has returned to the hospital. He has the mumps. Billy Smith has returned to the Command again. Tell Bop that Archy is all right [most likely a reference to Archibald Jennings]. Edney Foster the same [possible reference to family member of John T. Foster]. John & Willy Culpeper, John Danielly, Orderley Stricklin [First Sgt/"Orderly Sgt" Thomas J. Strickland], Jas. Robertson and in fact all the boys are in pretty good health. J J Fuller is rather porly.

Mentioned again in T.J. Strickland letter of 1 Nov 1864:

"... Tell me all the news I am anxious to hear from Wyatt I have not heard from James since he went onto the road towards Montgomery..."



Robertson, Nathaniel ("Nat") M
Private
Company I & F

Enlisted 24 Apr 1862 at Lafayette AL in Company I as Private; Mentioned in diary of Joseph Henry Harris (Co. I) entry of 15 May 1862 as present at Auburn AL’s Camp Johnson:

"... Nat Robertson and myself left for home about 12 walked five or six miles and met Nats buggy rode home in it ...";

Employed a substitute according to wartime diary of T.J. Carlisle later published in 7 Aug 1902 WEEKLY ENTERPRISE (Enterprise AL):

"... Nat Robertson was transferred to co. "F" and put in substitute in same month of Spratling (Sept. 1862) This was necessary because only one substitute can be put in any company during same month...";

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 "Robertson, Nathaniel, put in substitute Sept. 1862"



Robertson, Sledge M
3rd Lieutenant-2nd Junior Lieutenant-2nd Lieutenant-Captain
Company G

Assumed temporary Command of Company G after Capt W W Meadors was killed in action at Corinth MS; WIA at Corinth MS 3 Oct 1862; Paid $80 as 2nd Lieutenant on 11 Oct 1862 for Aug 1862; Signed many requisitions; Resigned 1 Feb 1864: Amputee according to personal statement: "Lost my left arm at battle of Corinth on 3 Oct 1862" and was succeeded by C.E. Evans as Captain of Company G


Robertson, Thomas
Private
Company B

Appears on undated roll of Company B in Tallapoosa Co AL Archives with notation "Born 1838, still in Tallapoosa County in 1910"


Robertson, William J
Private
Company B

Enlisted 15 March 1862 at Daviston AL; Jailed as deserter 4 Aug 1862 at Montgomery AL; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863; Served as Teamster 20 July-1 Aug 1863 and again 1 Aug-23 Oct 1863; Driving regimental baggage train at Chickamauga (read Chattanooga) TN (no date); Paid $70.90 on 21 Dec 1864 at Montgomery AL, signed pay record with X; Furloughed from Hospital at West Point GA (no date)


Robertson, Wyatt (Wyatte/Wyat) A
Private
Company B

Mentioned in T.J. Strickland letter of 6 July 1862 from Columbus MS as having an injured thumb from unknown cause; Served as Teamster Jan, Feb, March and April 1863 and paid 25 cents per day extra duty; Appears to be very close relation of James W. Robertson (Co. B) as both are mentioned prominently in T.J. Strickland letters to his wife Mary Ann ROBERTSON Strickland:

"... Wyatt & James are both well. Wyatt says tell Elizabeth to write.";

Mentioned in T.J. Strickland letter of 10 Feb 1864:

"... Wyatt and James are both well ...";

WIA in arm in unknown action prior to late Sep 1864 as he is mentioned as recuperating at home in Mary Ann Robertson Strickland’s letter to T.J. Strickland of 1-2 Oct 1864:

"... Wyat got home last Monday. He has a very bad arm he cant set up but a few minuets at a time yet he has bin very low ... Wyat had his arm lanced again this evening it has bin lanced in 8 places I wouldent  be surprised if it hast to come of (sic "off") yet but he dont think so...";

Mentioned in T.J. Strickland letter of 1 Nov 1864:

"... Tell me all the news I am anxious to hear from Wyatt I have not heard from James since he went onto the road towards Montgomery..."



Robertson (Roberson), Lloyd (Loyd)
Private
Company I

Enlisted 28 Apr 1862 at Lafayette AL; Hired "R. Jordan" to serve as his substitute - this event also recorded in wartime diary of T.J. Carlisle (Co. I) and later published in 7 Aug 1902 edition of WEEKLY ENTERPRISE (Enterprise AL): "... Lloyd Robertson put in R. Jordan as substitute August 2, 1862 ..."; 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 "Robertson, Lloyd, put in substitute, July 1862"; Witnessed the Confederate Pension application of Mary C. Beatty (apparent widow of David/Daniel Beatty of Company G or I); Witnessed the Confederate Pension application of Wiley Gilmore (Co. I)

Robinson, David (Daniel) O (C)
Private
Company D

Age at Enlistment: 25
Enlisted 21 (also 23) Apr 1862 at Auburn AL; Appears on Muster Roll of Company D dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Disability discharge 21 June 1862: "Disease of Kidney"; Paid $87.50 on 2 Jan 1864 for 21 Apr 1862 to 21 June 1862 including "Travel $50, Clothing $25"; Described as 5’8" tall with blue eyes, black hair and fair complexion; Farmer by occupation

Robinson, James Thomas
Private
Company K

Age at Enlistment: 27
Enlisted at Troy AL; Disability discharge 26 June 1862 at Columbus MS: "Unfit for duty 50 days: Consumption. He cannot be cured." (read: Tuberculosis); Buried in unkown location at Tallapoosa Co., AL, 1833-1915

Robinson, Joseph D
3rd Sergeant
Company D

Age at Enlistment: 19
Enlisted 9 Apr 1862 (also 7 Apr 1862) at Auburn AL; Appears on Muster Roll of Company D dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 10 July 1863; paroled at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co. D


Robertson , Nathaniel ("Nath") M
(sic Robinson)
Sergeant-2nd Lieutenant
Company G

Mentioned in Memoir of S.L. Burney (Co. G) regarding Battle of Iuka:

"... Soon we came to a road where I supposed the enemy’s line was formed. I so thought because in this road I saw the first dead Yankee, shot in the middle of the forehead. Lieutenant Nath Robinson of our company put up his sword and took off the dead man’s cartridge belt. He also took his gun and used it during the remainder of the fighting. Our line was stopped at this road and we stood and fired for quite a while from this point. Finally I heard the order to Charge! Young Robinson repeated the order to charge. We were in a thick woods of small trees and by this time the smoke had become so dense as to make it impossible to see 10 yards around where we were. Away we went! As I thought the whole line. Up the hill we went to the top and then down for some distance. All of a sudden we saw standing ahead of us a body of men well lined and not firing a gun. We had by this time discovered the fact that not more than 15 men had gone forward in the charge. We all seemed to realize our predicament. Lieutenant Robinson called out to know what regiment that was. The answer came back, the 5th Iowa. Robinson in a low tone said, ’Retreat in a run.’ This we did..." ;

WIA at Corinth MS 3-5 Oct 1862; Signed his parole at Vicksburg 9 July 1863; Elected 2nd Lieutenant 14 Apr 1864 at Dalton GA in Company G; Present with elements of regiment at Dog River Factory (Mobile AL) 31 Dec 1864; KIA 17 Aug 1864 (most likely died from wounds at Utoy Creek actions of early Aug 1864)


CONTINUE next Rodgers - Sessions or RETURN to BIOGRAPHIES or to HOME PAGE

 

 

37th Alabama Regiment of Volunteer Infantry CSA
2300 Cottondale Lane Little Rock, AR 72202
cculpepper@aristotle.net

© Copyright 2007 C.C. (Chip) Culpepper