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Can you tell me more? I am collecting short Biographies on each soldier from an Alabama unit to be displayed on the Soldier Roots pages. With each Bio, I will display the Email address of the contributor or contributors as source/contacts for other researchers. Send the following information to me, Carolyn Golowka.

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ADAH stands for the Alabama Department of Archives and History. ADAH is linked to the Civil War Service Database, which is a treasure trove for Alabama Civil War researchers. For more information about this database, click here

CWSS stands for the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, which is the National Parks Service's database with 6.3 million names of those who served in the Civil War, both Union and Confederate. For more information on this database, click here.


Some Civil War veterans eventually lived the last part of their lives in the Mountain Creek Soldiers Home in Chilton County, Alabama. A list of some of its residents from 1901 to October 1933 can be found by clicking here.

Confederate Memorial Park is located in Southeast Chilton County and is administered by the Alabama Historical Commission. Confederate Memorial Park was the site of Alabama's only Confederate veterans home (Mountain Creek Soldiers Home). The facility was in operation from 1902 to 1939 for the care of elderly veterans and their wives and widows. Of the many hundreds who resided at the facility, 313 were buried in one of the two cemeteries located at this site. Cemetery #1 is the original cemetery, and was used from 1902 to 1911, when Cemetery #2 was opened.


GABHAM, G. S. (Private, Company B, 35th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Burial at Chattanooga’s Confederate Cemetery, Chattanooga Tennessee.
GAINES, William F. (Private, Company K, 26th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Burial at Chattanooga’s Confederate Cemetery, Chattanooga Tennessee.
GALBRETH, A. C. (Private, Company E, 51st Alabama Infantry Regiment) Burial at Chattanooga’s Confederate Cemetery, Chattanooga Tennessee.
GALLANT, William (Private, Company G, 11th Alabama Infantry Regiment) died at Manassas Virginia Hospital on March 7, 1862.
GAMBLE, John, Jr. (Private, Company E, 25th Georgia Infantry Regiment from Henry County, Alabama) Born about 1822 in Georgia, died March 1, 1865, buried in the  mass grave in Bentonville, NC. Served as a Nurse at Greenville, but left there with Day's Brigade and was killed at Bentonville, N. C., and left in the hands of the enemy - per pension application made by his widow, Tempy Gamble, on August 2, 1899. John married Tempy Deal on Feb 8, 1848 in Henry County, Alabama. She was born July 14, 1830 in Burke County, Georgia, died April 8, 1911, ans was buried in the Pilgrim Rest Cemetery, Shorterville, Henry County, Alabama. John and Temby had 6 children:  Elmira Louise,  Nancy Jane, James Thomas, Lucinda, Eady M, and William A Gamble. John's two  oldest daughters, Elmira "Babe" and Nancy married two Hutto brothers, John  Taylor Hutto and Cornelius Avery Hutto, respectively.  The Hutto's father,  Daniel J Hutto, also served in the war.  John Gamble and Daniel J Hutto  were good friends and Daniel reported that John was very distressed and angry  over the war but volunteered to go into his unit twice, in 1861 and again in 1864. Sourcex:  ADAH, Jeanne Hutto
GAMBLE, Joseph A. (Private, Company A, 11th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Enlisted July 30,1861 in Linden Marengo County Alabama; Killed at Sharpsburg September 1862 buried Sardis Cemetery, Tallapoosa County, Alabama. Source: Glen Stroud
GAMBLE
, S. J. (Private, Company E, 3rd Alabama Infantry Regiment) Buried at Point Lookout Maryland.
GARDNER,
C. L. (Private, Company C, 46th Alabama Infantry) Enlisted April 6, 1862 in Greenville, AL; joined for duty at Smiles Bridge, Pike County, AL on Mar. 19, 1862, Capt. Oath's Company, Alabama Volunteers; died of disease at home in January 1863.  Source:  Scott Drew
GARDNER
, J. B. (Private, Company C, 25th Alabama Infantry Regiment “Shelby Confederates) Discharged with disability at Tupelo, Mississippi, July 2, 1862
GARDNER,
James H. (Private, Company C, 46th Alabama Infantry) Enlisted April 6, 1862 in Greenville, AL; joined for duty at Smiles Bridge, Pike County, AL on Mar. 19, 1862, Capt. Oath's Company, Alabama Volunteers; died of disease at Strawberry Plains Hospital, TN on Aug. 10, 1862.  Source:  Scott Drew
GARDNER
, James M. (Private, Company C, 25th Alabama Infantry Regiment “Shelby Confederates) Enlisted at Columbiana, Alabama, September 22, 1862. Died of disease at Cherokee Springs, Georgia, August 14, 1863. Claim filed by his widow Hannah C. Gardner. Description: fair complexion, gray eyes, dark hair, five feet nine inches tall, age thirty-one. Born in Kershaw District, South Carolina. Residence: Shelby County, Alabama. 
GARDNER
, Thomas T. (Private, Company C, 25th Alabama Infantry Regiment “Shelby Confederates) Enlisted at Columbiana, Alabama, March 1, 1862. Absent sick, October 1863 roll. Wounded in the shoulder and neck and captured at Nashville, December 15, 1864. Treated there at Cumberland Hospital from December 16, 1864 to February 8, 1865. Died at Rock Island, Illinois, April 10, 1865. Buried there in grave 1938. Age twenty-seven. Married Ella Seal in Shelby County, Alabama, November 11, 1860.   
GARNER
, James M. (Private, Company C, 25th Alabama Infantry Regiment “Shelby Confederates) Enlisted at Columbiana, Alabama, May 15, 1862. Wounded in the left leg and captured at Murfreesboro, Tennessee, December 31, 1862 and later exchanged. On sick furlough May 15, 1863 - August 13, 1863. Paroled at Talladega, Alabama, May 27, 1865. Born June 24, 1844. Died April 21, 1909. Buried in William Garner Cemetery, Chilton County, Alabama. Widow Kate Garner applied for a pension in Jefferson County, Alabama, October 16, 1911.   
GARRETT, Matthew T. (Private, Company G, 37th Alabama Infantry)  Source:  John Simmons
GAY
, Thos. B. (Private, Company E, 8th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Buried at Point Lookout Maryland.
GENTRY
, John M. (Private, Company A, 8th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Buried at Point Lookout Maryland.
GENTRY
, Thomas O (Corporal, Company B, 45th Alabama) Captured: October 8, 1862 Dallas CO., MO; Died February 20, 1863 of Pneumonia at Alton Federal Military Prison Illinois
GIBBON
, J., (Private, Company K, 6th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Died November 23, 1863 and buried at Rosemere Cemetery, Opelika, Lee County, Alabama

GIBSON
, George W. (Private, Company F, 6th Alabama Cavalry Regiment) born in Tennessee and the son of Mary Darnell and Thomas Gibson. he was captured on October 20, 1863 in a hospital in Barton, Alabama. He later died of Chronic Diarrhea on November 16, 1864 at Alton Prison Illinois and buried in Confederate Cemetery Alton Illinois. Sources: Dale O'Connor
GIBSON
John (Private, Company G, 11th Alabama Infantry Regiment) died Bristoe Station Virginia on August 25, 1861 of typhoid.
GIBSON
, Dr. Malcom M. (Orderly Sergeant, Company D, 3rd Alabama Cavalry Regiment) Born January 5 1845 – died March 29, 1908 and buried Rising Star Cemetery Eastland County Texas.:
GIBSON,
William J., (Private, Company F, 3rd Alabama Infantry Regiment) Prisoner at Spottysvlvania, 1864; died November 26, 1864 at Elmira Military Prison, Elmira New York. Buried in Plot Number 979 at Woodlawn National Cemetery, ADAH
GILBERT
, John (Private, Company E, 24th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Burial at Chattanooga’s Confederate Cemetery, Chattanooga Tennessee.
GILBERT, Martin R (Private, Company A, Forrests Alabama) Captured: November 29, 1863 Lafayette, Mississippi; Died January 23, 1864 of Variola (Small Pox) at Alton Federal Military Prison Illinois Buried: State Ground Cemetery, North Alton Illinois
GILES
, Allen (Company K, 14th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Buried at Point Lookout Maryland
GILL
, T. A. (William Jr.) (Private, Company H, 15th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Died December 08, 1861 Lists: December 18, 1862. Buried Warrenton Cemetery, Warrenton, Fauquier County, Virginia.
GILMORE
, Matthew W. (Private, Company G, 1st Alabama Infantry) b. 1843 – d. 1918 and Buried Enterprise City Cemetery, North Main Street, Enterprise, Coffee County, Alabama

GIVINS
, Andrew Jackson (Private Company B 6th Alabama Infantry Regiment/ Private Company E 25th Georgia Infantry Regiment Irwin's Invincibles and subsequently Henry Light Infantry) He was born November 6, 1825 and died at November 18, 1861 at White Sulphur Springs, Virginia (now W. VA).  Andrew enlisted August 8, 1861 in Henry County Alabama in Company B, and was shortly assigned to Company E of 25th Georgia Regiment. Called Irwin's Invincibles and subsequently Henry Light Infantry.Andrew married Eveline Helton born December 30, 1828 and died May 7, 1907 buried at Piney Grove Cemetery Henry County Alabama. Children are: 1) William W. Givens was b June 16, 1847, d November 28, 1929 and  married Julia Starling. 2) Martha Jane Givens was b April 10, 1849, d June 6, 1879 and  married  John Starling. 3) Eliza Givens was b June 27, 1851, d February 19, 1937 and  married  George Kelly. 4) Frances Adeline Givens was b May 14, 1853, d November 19, 1916 and  married Grandberry Burnham. 5) Elizabeth Givens was b February 8, 1855, d September 1, 1951 and  married Jesse Walker 6) Emaline Givens was b June 7, 1857, d December 10, 1936 and  married  Gus McClenny. 7) Jackson Alexander Givens was b March 23, 1863, d September 28, 1947. He m 1st Mollie Bryant and 2nd Mattie McKnight. 8th) Jefferson Givens was b July 19, 1859, d March 31, 1937 and  married Mattie Bryant.  Sources: Jacqueline Hines;' Henry County History, by Mrs. Marvin Scott
GIVENS
(GIVINS) Sampson W., (Private, Company A, 32nd Alabama Infantry Regiment), Captured at Missionary Ridge November 25, 1863, died Rock Island Prison, March 11, 1864, buried in Rock Island Cemetery, grave #782.  Son of William Michael Givens, husband of Sallie, enlisted St. Stephens, Alabama. Source:
A. (Armond) P. Merillat
GLOSSUP
, Clinton (Private, Company A, 35th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Captured: December 4, 1862 Water Valley, Mississippi; Died February 14, 1863 of Variola (Small Pox) at Alton Federal Military Prison Illinois
GLOVER,
Eli S. (Private, Company F, 1st Battalion Alabama Artillery) Died February 16, 1865 at Elmira Military Prison, Elmira New York. Buried in Plot Number 2215 at
Woodlawn National Cemetery.
GOBA
, John H. (Private, Company C, 19th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Burial at Chattanooga’s Confederate Cemetery, Chattanooga Tennessee.
GOLDEN,
J D, (Private, Company E, 10th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Wounded at Battle of Seven Pines. Source: List Of Casualties In The Battles Below Richmond Saturday, May 31, and June 1, 1862. Richmond Enquirer, 6/10/1862
GOLDON,
W. Benjamin, (Private, Company F, 1st Battalion Alabama Artillery) Died November 08, 1864 at Elmira Military Prison, Elmira New York. Buried in Plot Number 763 at Woodlawn National Cemetery.

GOLDTHWAITE, George (State of Alabama Adjutant And Inspector General) Born December 10, 1810 in Boston, Massachusetts - Died March 16, 1879 Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He attended the Boston Latin School. Goldthwaite  became a cadet at West Point at the time when General Leonidas Polk, Jefferson Davis, Joseph E. Johnston and Robert E. Lee were also cadets at the academy. After three years 
Goldthwaite left West Point, moved in 1826 to Montgomery and read law at his brother Henry Goldthwaite office in Montgomery, and was admitted to the bar at age eighteen. He began practicing law at Monticello Pike County but soon relocated in Montgomery. George Goldthwaite married in November of 1835 to Olivia Price Wallach of Boston Massachusetts. They had six children. In December of 1843, Goldthwaite was elected circuit judge of Montgomery by the legislature and then elected again in 1850 by popular vote. He continued in office until January, 1852, at which time the legislature, having increased from three to five the number of justices on the Supreme Court, elected him as Associate Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. When the number was reduced back to three in 1853, Goldthwaite was one of those chosen to remain on the bench.  Upon Chief Justice William Parish Chilton's resignation on January 2, 1856, Goldthwaite was chosen his successor to become the Ninth Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. He held that office for thirteen days, then resigned and resumed his law practice. During the Civil War, Goldthwaite was appointed Adjutant General of the state of Alabama and held that position for three years. After the war, in 1866, he was again elected circuit judge but was removed from office by the 1868 Reconstruction Acts. He was elected to the U. S. Senate from Alabama, serving from January 15, 1872, to March 3, 1877. Senator Goldthwaite died in Tuscaloosa Alabama and is buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Lot 4, Square 34, Survey 3 Montgomery Alabama. Portrait by Anne Goldthwaite, American, 1869-1944 Oil on canvas, circa 1920 (George Goldthwaite's granddaughter) Sources: http://www.judicial.state.al.us/gallery_master.cfm ; Barry Wyatt

GOLDTHWAITE, George (Private, Company I, 4th Alabama Volunteer Militia) aka T. F. Witherspoon.  Source:  Civil War Soldier and Sailors System, National Park Service
GOLDTHWAITE, George [Jr.?] (2nd Lieutenant, Company G, 6th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Enlisted May 6, 1861, Montgomery, Alabama, under Major McLean; was Company H.  Source:  ADAH
GOLDTHWAITE, George (Private, Companies F, A, 7th Alabama Cavalry) Enlisted March 16, 1864, Pollard, Alabama, under Captain C. P. Storrsl discharged July 20, 1864 being a minor. Source:  ADAH; Civil War Soldier and Sailors System, National Park Service
GOLDTHWAITE, George (Captain, Company B, Livingston's, 8th Alabama Cavalry) Source:  Civil War Soldier and Sailors System, National Park Service
GOODWIN, Morris (Private, Company B, 22nd Alabama Infantry Regiment) Burial at Chattanooga’s Confederate Cemetery, Chattanooga Tennessee.
GOODWIN
, Theopls (Private, Company K, 30th Alabama) Captured: August 24, 1863 Sent From Hospital; Died March 27, 1864 of Cancrism Oris at Alton Federal Military Prison Illinois Buried: State Ground Cemetery, North Alton Illinois.
GORDON, W. (Private, Company “C” 16th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Burial at Chattanooga’s Confederate Cemetery, Chattanooga Tennessee.
GOREE, Eli W. (Private, Company G, 11th Alabama Infantry Regiment) died Bristoe Station Virginia on September 12, 1861.
GORHAM
, J. H. (Private, Company “K” 4th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Burial at Chattanooga’s Confederate Cemetery, Chattanooga Tennessee.
GOUBILE, John (Private, Company “B” 24th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Burial at Chattanooga’s Confederate Cemetery, Chattanooga Tennessee.
GOYENS, J. T. (Sergeant, Company K, 33rd Alabama Infantry Regiment) b. June 23, 1838 – d. March 24, 1918 and buried In Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery Coffee County, Alabama  
GOYENS
, H. D., (Private, Company K, 33rd Alabama Infantry Regiment) b. April 7, 1842 – d. September 4, 1931 and buried In Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery Coffee County, Alabama
GRACE
, James H.: (Private, Company “B” 6th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Born July 10, 1830 – d. October 10, 1904 and buried Mount Zion Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery Henry County Alabama.
GRAGG
, Wiley (Private, Company C, 25th Alabama Infantry Regiment “Shelby Confederates) Enlisted at Fort Gaines, Alabama, September 7, 1861. Absent sick at Pikeville, Tennessee, October/November 1862 rolls. Present, October 1863 roll. Admitted to Way Hospital, Meridian, Mississippi, March 24, 1865. Paroled at Talladega, Alabama, June 16, 1865. 
GRAHAM
, Napoleon (Private, Company “I” 24th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Burial at Chattanooga’s Confederate Cemetery, Chattanooga Tennessee.
GRANBERRY, Marmaduke Y. (Private, Company “A” 3rd Battalion, Hilliard's Legion/ after November 1863, Private, Company E, 60th Alabama Infantry Regiment) b. December 15, 1824 – d. September 10, 1912 and buried at Mount Hebron Baptist Church Cemetery Henry County Alabama.  - Sue Webb tangledwebbx2@cfl.rr.com;  the late Homer Jones CWBSLocator@webtv.net
GRANBERRY,
Thomas Langley (Private, Henry County Home Guards) b. September 5, 1818 – d. February 15, 1908 buried Grandberry Family Cemetery Henry County Alabama; the son of Mary Young and Langley Granberry. - Sue Webb tangledwebbx2@cfl.rr.com; the late Homer Jones.
GRANBERRY,
William H. (Private, Company “F & D” 29th Alabama Infantry Regiment) b. March 21, 1820 – d. February 21, 1915 buried Grandberry Family Cemetery Henry County Alabama; the son of Mary Young and Langley Granberry. - Sue Webb tangledwebbx2@cfl.rr.com; the late Homer Jones
GRANT, J. A. (Private, Company F, 1st Alabama Cavalry Regiment) Burial at Chattanooga’s Confederate Cemetery, Chattanooga Tennessee
GRANT, J. B. (Private, Company E, 63rd Alabama Infantry Regiment) Born 1847 – Died 1911; living in Houston County Alabama. Sources: the late Homer Jones
GRAY
, William S. (CSA, Unknown Unit) b. August 26, 1826 – d. January 23, 1903; buried at Mount Zion Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery Henry County.
GREEN
, E. C. (Private, Company “B” 51st Alabama Infantry Regiment) Burial at Chattanooga’s Confederate Cemetery, Chattanooga Tennessee.
GREEN, J. (Private, Company E, 60th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Burial at Chattanooga’s Confederate Cemetery, Chattanooga Tennessee.
GREEN, Jackson (Private, Company “K” 30th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Burial at Chattanooga’s Confederate Cemetery, Chattanooga Tennessee.
GREEN
, John C. (Private, Company “B” 38th Alabama Infantry Volunteers CSA) John was born August 28, 1845, died February 26, 1917. He was born and died at Packer's Bend, Monroe County, Alabama. Son of John S. and Sarah Flewellen Green. John joined the 38th Alabama at Lower Peach Tree on March 29, 1862, He fought with the 38th Ala. Inf. at Chickamauga, Lookout Mt., Missionary Ridge, Dalton, Rocky Face Ridge, Resaca, Cassville, New Hope Church and Atlanta, He was shot and captured on July 22, 1864, at Atlanta and sent to Camp Chase Prison at Columbus, Ohio. He walked home to Alabama in June 1865. John married three times and outlived all three wives and was father to eleven children. He worked for a time on the Alabama River Steamboat Tensie Moore after the war. He is buried in the Gates/Green Cemetery in western Clarke County, Alabama.  Source: Art Green
GREEN,
Marcus D. L. (Private, Company E, 2nd Alabama Infantry Regiment, Franklin Blues) Son of John N. Green, born June 28, 1838, enlisted March 2, 1861 for 12 months service. Reenlisted on April 30, 1862 with Company B, 35th Alabama Infantry Regiment as a Private and became the color bearer until wounded in the leg at the Battle of Peach Tree Creek, Georgia on July 20, 1864. The leg was amputated that night. He stayed with the Army of Tennessee until until it arrived in Tuscumbia in October of 1864 after retreating from Georgia. Robert Wheeler, Marcus's brother-in-law became the color bearer after Marcus and was killed November 30, 1864. Marcus retrieved the body. In later years, Marcus became the sexton of Oakwood Cemetery, Colbert County, Alabama. The 1870 US Census, Colbert County, Alabama shows Marcus with his wife, Helen, age 28, and children Emma, 5, John 3, and Elizabeth, 1.
GREEN
, Simon M (Private, Company H, 33rd Alabama Infantry Regiment) Captured October 13, 1862 at Danville, Kentucky; Died January 22, 1863 of Debilatis at Alton Federal Military Prison Illinois.
GREEN
, William (Private, Company K, 22nd Alabama Infantry Regiment) Captured May 17, 1864  at Calhoun, Georgia; Died November 29, 1864 of Typhoid Malaria at Alton Federal Military Prison Illinois.
GREEN, William H. (Private, Company G, 11th Alabama Infantry Regiment) killed Frazier’s Farm Virginia on June 30, 1862.
GREEN,
Wyatt B., (Private, Company A, 1st Battalion Alabama Artillery) Died March 28, 1865 at Elmira Military Prison, Elmira New York. Buried in Plot Number 2014 at Woodlawn National Cemetery.
GREEN,
Z. P., (Private, Company A, 1st Alabama Artillery) Died November 15, 1864 at Elmira Military Prison, Elmira New York. Buried in Plot Number 810 at WWoodlawn National Cemetery.
GRIFFIN
, F. M. (Private, Company H, 8th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Buried at Point Lookout Maryland.
GRIFFIN
, G. (Private, Company B, 1st Alabama Cavalry Regiment) Burial at Chattanooga’s Confederate Cemetery, Chattanooga Tennessee
GRIFFIN
, L. J. (Private, Company C, 25th Alabama Infantry Regiment “Shelby Confederates) Enlisted at Fort Gaines, Alabama, September 7, 1861. Admitted to 1st Mississippi Hospital, Jackson, March 20, 1862. Discharged with disability at Tupelo, Mississippi, July 2, 1862.
GRIFFITH,
William A. C., (Private, Company E, 61st Alabama Infantry Regiment) Died October 12, 1864 at Elmira Military Prison, Elmira New York. Buried in Plot Number 556 at Woodlawn National Cemetery.
GRIMES
, J.(Joseph) (Private, Company E, 15th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Died December 23, 1861. Buried Warrenton Cemetery, Warrenton, Fauquier County, Virginia.
GUNTER, Joshua (Private, Company K, 33rd Alabama Infantry Regiment) Buried at Point Lookout Maryland.
GUNTER,
William A. (Private, Company H, 57th Alabama Infantry Regiment) married March 17, 1862 to Lucinda Carr (reportedly d. 1923 in Pike County Alabama) Homer JONES

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