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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.


Alabama Civil War Roots: Soldier Roots - Surname M Index


Surnames M

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McADAMS, Henry C. (Private, Company C, 25th Alabama Infantry Regiment “Shelby Confederates) Wounded at Chickamauga, Georgia, September 20, 1863. No later record. 
McANEAR
, John, (Private, Company “H” 12th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Died December 15, 1864 at Elmira Military Prison, Elmira New York. Buried in Plot Number 1113 at Woodlawn National Cemetery.
McCAGHREN
, W. F. (Private, Company “B” 5th Alabama Infantry Battalion) [September 6, 1845 - May 2, 1905] Buried Gorman Cemetery Eastland County Texas
McCAIN,
William J. (Private, Company “G” 11th Alabama Infantry Regiment) died Richmond Virginia Hospital on June 23, 1862 of  typhoid.
McCLAIN,
Josiah Marion (aka McClane) (Private, Company K, 33rd Alabama Infantry Regiment) married Elizabeth Broadway; their children were Mary, Ida O., and Charlie. Elizabeth filed for a widow's pension in Montgomery County on August 2, 1899;
McCLANAHAN
, JOSEPH L. (Private, Company C, 25th Alabama Infantry Regiment “Shelby Confederates) Enlisted at Fort Gaines, Alabama, September 7, 1861. On duty with the quartermaster, November 1861 roll. On duty with the commissary, June 1862 roll. Surrendered at Greensboro, North Carolina, May 1, 1865.   
McCLENDON
, Thomas (Private, Company C, 25th Alabama Infantry Regiment “Shelby Confederates) Enlisted at Fort Gaines, Alabama, September 7, 1861. Appointed 3rd Corporal [June} 1862. Died of disease at Chattanooga, Tennessee, April 6, 1863. Buried there in Confederate Cemetery. Death claim filed by his widow Margaret McClendon. Description: fair complexion, blue eyes, light hair, five feet eight inches tall, age twenty-three. Born in Shelby County, Alabama. Married Margaret Ozley in Shelby County, Alabama, October 27, 1859.
McCOY,
Alexander J. (Private, Company “G” 11th Alabama Infantry Regiment) wounded at Frazier’s Farm Virginia on June 30, 1862 and died July 2, 1862.
McCOY
, John L. (Private, Company B, 5th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Buried at Point Lookout Maryland.
McCRAW
, William M., (Private, Company “A” 21st Alabama Infantry Regiment) Died February 02, 1865 at Elmira Military Prison, Elmira New York. Buried in Plot Number 1749 at Woodlawn National Cemetery.
McDANIEL,
John W. (Private, Company “I” 5th Florida Cavalry Battalion) born 1847 – died 1927; living in Houston County Alabama. Sources: the late Homer Jones 
McDANIEL
, William, (Private, Company “I” 12th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Died March 11, 1865 at Elmira Military Prison, Elmira New York. Buried in Plot Number 1846 at Woodlawn National Cemetery.
McFATHER
, William C.: (Unknown Georgia Reserve Regiment) Born 1848 – b. 1921; Served as a prison guard at Andersonville. Buried Mount Zion Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery Henry County Alabama.
McGAHEY, Alexander Francis (Frank) (Private, Company “D” 42nd Alabama Infantry Regiment) See Civil War Letters for more information. and letters written by Alexander McGahey.
McGAHEY, James Josephus (Private, Company “C” 5th Alabama Infantry Regiment) born about 1840 and died September 18, 1862 in Frederick County, Maryland the son of Florah Barefield (b. about 1897 in North Carolina) married in 1824 in Pickens County, Alabama to Samuel Francis McGahey (b. about 1805 in Alabama and died in 1868). . Source: Paul Young
McGAHEY Thomas Jefferson (Private, Company “H” 35th Mississippi Infantry Regiment) born about 1831 - d. November 23, 1903, the son of Florah Barefield (b. about 1807 in North Carolina) married in 1824 in Pickens County, Alabama to Samuel Francis McGahey (b. about 1805 in Alabama and died in 1868). . Source: Paul Young
McGAHEY, William Thomas (Private, New Company “E” 5th Alabama Infantry Regiment) born about 1842 - d. 1928, the son of Florah Barefield (b. about 1897 in North Carolina) married in 1824 in Pickens County, Alabama to Samuel Francis McGahey (b. about 1805 in Alabama and died in 1868). . Source: Paul Young
McGIBONEY, John Alexander (Private, Company C, 25th Alabama Infantry Regiment “Shelby Confederates) Enlisted at Columbiana, Alabama, January 10, 1864. Wounded in the hand at Powder Springs, Georgia, June 1864. Surrendered at Greensboro, North Carolina, May 1, 1865. Born at Lime Kilns, Alabama, June 10, 1845. Married Sarah Elizabeth Lawley in Shelby County, Alabama, June 12, 1872. Died April 7, 1927.    
McGIBONEY
, Robert A. - Enlisted at Bardstown, Kentucky, September 20, 1862. Absent sick at Murfreesboro, Tennessee, November 1862 roll. Captured at Murfreesboro, Tennessee, January 5, 1863 and sent to Camp Butler, Illinois. Paroled at Fort Monroe, Virginia, April 14, 1863. Surrendered at Greensboro, North Carolina, May 1, 1865. Born September 21, 1835. Died June 23, 1889. Buried in Williams Cemetery, Shelby County, Alabama.   
McGIBONEY
, William D. (Private, Company C, 25th Alabama Infantry Regiment “Shelby Confederates) Enlisted at Fort Gaines, Alabama, September 7, 1861. Detailed as a teamster, February/March 1862 rolls. Absent sick at Tyner's Station, Tennessee, October/November 1862 rolls. Wounded at Murfreesboro, Tennessee, December 31, 1862.  Present October 1863 roll. Appointed Corporal {January 1864}. Wounded at Atlanta, Georgia, July 28, 1864. Surrendered at Greensboro, North Carolina, May 1, 1865. Applied for a pension, April 18, 1914.   
McGILVARY
, W. A. (Private, Company “D” 15th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Died November 29, 1861; Listed: January 7, 1862. Buried Warrenton Cemetery, Warrenton, Fauquier County, Virginia.
McGRIFF,
R. P. (Private, Company “E” 6th Alabama Regiment Calvary Regiment) Richard P. McGriff was b. March 15, 1847 – d. October 6, 1918 and buried Columbia City Cemetery,  Columbia, Houston County Alabama. Columbia Town Alderman 1908-1912. Sources: the late Homer Jones.
McGUIRE,
Wiley (Private, Company “G” 11th Alabama Infantry Regiment) mortally  wounded at Frazier’s Farm Virginia on June 30, 1862.
McMATH,
Clement C. (1st Sergeant, Company “G” 11th Alabama Infantry Regiment) killed Salem Church Virginia on May 3, 1863.
McMATH,
James M. (Captain, Company “G” 11th Alabama Infantry Regiment) killed at Frazier’s Farm Virginia June 30, 1862.
McMURRY,
Alexander (Private, Company "F" 48th Alabama Infantry Regiment) born in about 1840 in Blount County, Alabama, son of Robert P. McMurry and Minerva Byars McMurry..  Enlisted April 8, 1861; captured July 2, 1863 at Gettysburg; confined at Fort Delaware July 6, 1963; transferred October 13, 1863 to Point Lookout, Maryland where he died from Chronic Diarrhea and Scurvy in Ward 11, US General Hospital on February 1, 1865.  He married Dicey Ballard on January 19, 1860 in Blount County.  She was born December 19, 1840.  Their son, Jefferson Davis McMurry was born January 29th, 1862 in Blount County, Alabama.  Jeff died April 7, 1937 and is buried in Fairview West Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. Source:  Virginia Durao
McNAIR
, William A., (Private, Company “F” 1st Battalion Alabama Artillery) Died March 18, 1865 at Elmira Military Prison, Elmira New York. Buried in Plot Number 1733 at Woodlawn National Cemetery Elmira New York
McNEAL
, James A., (Private, Company “E” 1st Battalion Alabama Artillery) Died December 20, 1864 at Elmira Military Prison, Elmira New York. Buried in Plot Number 1078 at Woodlawn National Cemetery Elmira New York
McNEILL
, N. E. (Private, Company H, 15th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Buried at Point Lookout Maryland.
McQUEEN,
Benjamin Franklin (Corporal, Company “H&K&C” 3rd Alabama Infantry Regiment)  Benjamin was born October 5, 1839 – died July 18, 1878 and buried in the family cemetery at "Queensdale" in Lowndes County Alabama the son of Martha A. McLemore (b. November 11, 1811 in Georgia – d. November 3, 1851 and buried in the family cemetery at "Queensdale" in Lowndes County Alabama) and John McQeen Jr. (b. August 30, 1800 in South Carolina – d. June 27, 1859 and buried in the family cemetery at "Queensdale" in Lowndes County Alabama. Never married. Source: Ken Berner
McQUEEN, John W. (33rd Alabama Infantry Regiment) [September 25 1846 - November 5, 1937] Buried Flatwood Cemetery Eastland County Texas
McSWAIN
, John E., (Private, Company “E” 13th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Died April 12, 1865 at Elmira Military Prison, Elmira New York. Buried in Plot Number 2696 at Woodlawn National Cemetery Elmira New York
McTURK,
William J. (Private, Company “G” 11th Alabama Infantry Regiment) died Richmond Virginia Hospital on August 19, 1862.
McTYER,
John F. (Private, Kolb's Battery, Alabama Light Artillery) born 1849 – died 1930; living in Houston County Alabama. Sources: the late Homer Jones
McWILLIAMS, Richard Ervin (Private, Company B, 1st Alabama Infantry Regiment, “Wilcox True Blues”), b. 1842, d. August 25, 1921, buried Camden Cemetery, Wilcox County, AL, his epitaph reads simply “Confederate Soldier”. He served throughout the War with 1st AL Infantry, in Pensacola, FL, Island No. 10, Port Hudson, LA, Georgia campaign, and Franklin, TN. Believed captured and exchanged several times during War. A man of small stature, he entertained his children with stories of his Franklin, TN capture recalling being grabbed by “a big Yankee”, dragged over the breastworks and taken prisoner. Married to Amelia Coate, b. April 16, 1849, d. March 20, 1900, buried beside him in Camden. Children of R.E. and Amelia Coate McWilliams: Eleanor McWilliams Toms Curtis, Madison Coate McWilliams Ervin, Annie Ervin McWilliams Carr, Mabel McWilliams Barnes, R. E. “Uncle Ed” McWilliams, Minnie Sue McWilliams Neville, Richard McWilliams, Margueritte McWilliams Cook, Kate McWilliams Beck, Maude McWilliams ShookSource:  Alan Billingsley Rohwer

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