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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.


RABB, Benjamin F., (Private, Company C, 1st Battalion Alabama Artillery) Died January 13, 1865 at Elmira Military Prison, Elmira New York. Buried in Plot Number 1474 at Woodlawn National Cemetery.
RAINEY
, Simpson Monroe (Private, Company C, 25th Alabama Infantry Regiment “Shelby Confederates) Enlisted at Dalton, Georgia, January 10, 1864. Received clothing at Lumpkin Hospital, Cuthbert, Georgia, September 25, 1864. Admitted to 1st Mississippi CSA Hospital, November 4, 1864. Returned to duty, November 8, 1864. Surrendered at Greensboro, North Carolina, May 1, 1865. Born in Saginaw, Alabama, January 31, 1845. 
RAMAGE
, Burr (Sergeant, Company H, 46th Alabama Infantry Regiment) born November 14, 1841 in Chambers, County between West Point and Lafayette and died January 7, 1936 in Brundidge Pike County Alabama the son of Carolina and Benjamin Ramage, who were natives of Newberry District, South Carolina. In this family were five sons and three daughters, Mr. Burr Ramage being the second child. Burr’s brothers and sisters were: Dollie Ramage (1856-1916); Robert Ramage; Mack Ramage; Simeon Ramage; James Ramage (1849-1888); Joannah Ramage who married John Smith and Mary Ramage (1843-1931) married Alexander B. McDowell. When he was 12 years old his parents moved from Chambers County to Pike and settled near Brundidge, where the children received a common school education. Early in 1862 Mr. Ramage enlisted in the 46th Alabama Infantry, spending his first night as a soldier in Orion, Alabama. Soon the 46th joined Kirby Smith’s Army at Chattanooga. The first battle in which he participated occurred at Tazewell, Tennessee. He was in the Kentucky campaign and the siege of Vicksburg where he was captured, after which he was paroled and came home, remaining about three months. Then he rejoined his regiment at Demopolis, Alabama, later joining Bragg’s Army at Chattanooga. He served all through the Atlanta campaign and back to Nashville with Hood. After the battle of Nashville, in which he took an active part. The 46th retreated to Alabama, and afterwards joined Johnston in North Carolina, fighting at Bentonville, the last battle of the Army. He surrendered at Salisbury, North Carolina while on detailed service. At Vicksburg he was wounded and had to be placed on the disability list for a month. When the War was closed Mr. Ramage returned to his home to resume farming. On January 10, 1877 he married Nancy Ann (Nannie), the daughter of Eldridge and Annie Lockhart, a pioneer settlers of Pike County. By perseverance and economy this young couple acquired 820 acres of the best land in Pike County. His family consisted of three daughters, Pearl wife of Sam Reeves, Annie wife of Alex Parks, Laura wife of Howell Leverette: two sons, J. T. Ramage and O. K. Ramage (Kyle). (There are now 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren) Twenty-seven years ago Mr. and Mrs. Ramage retired from their farm life and moved to Brundidge. When they had been married 58 years she passed away. Mr. Ramage has always been an ardent prohibitionist, a courageous politician, and an  undaunted leader in civic and religious affairs. In every great issue he has carefully considered the principle involved before forming his opinion. After his opinion was formed it became a conviction, even though the whole world opposed him. Seventy years ago Mr. Ramage was ordained a deacon in the Baptist Church. It was in this capacity that he rendered the most unselfish and untiring service that could be expected of anyone. After an illness of several days he went to his reward Tuesday morning at 7:21 o’clock. With his passing not only does the family sustain a great loss, but the entire community, for his strong personality has made and indelible impression upon the citizenship of Brundidge. Funeral For Burr Ramage Held Today Funeral services for Burr Ramage, age 94, one of Pike County’s oldest and most respected citizens, was held from the Baptist Church in Brundidge this (Wednesday) afternoon at 2:00 o’clock. The Rev. W. T. Mims, pastor of the church conducted the services, assisted by Revs. W. C. Henson and J. B. Tate. The remains were laid to rest in Brundidge Cemetery, with Jackson, Haisten & Co., in charge. Grandsons of the deceased were active pallbearers and Deacons of the Brundidge Baptist Church were honorary pallbearers. Sources: Troy Messenger January 8, 1936
RAMBO
, Thos. M. (Corporal, Company H, 9th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Buried at Point Lookout Maryland.
RAMPEY,
William H. (Private, Company C, 14th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Died September 20, 1862. Buried Warrenton Cemetery, Warrenton, Fauquier County, Virginia.
RAMSEY
, William J., (Private, Company G, 41st Alabama Infantry Regiment) Died November 09, 1864 at Elmira Military Prison, Elmira New York. Buried in Plot Number 789 at Woodlawn National Cemetery.
RANDALL
, Henry C. (Private, Company C, 25th Alabama Infantry Regiment “Shelby Confederates) Enlisted at Barlow's Mill, Alabama, December 4, 1861. Absent sick at Corinth, Mississippi, March 1862 roll. Wounded in the left thigh at Chickamauga, Georgia, September 20, 1863. Furloughed from Montgomery, Alabama, October 2, 1863. In General Hospital, Shelby Springs, Alabama, January 8, 1864. Medical certificate at Shelby Springs states "unable to perform duty. Wounded in left thigh at Chickamauga." Paroled at Talladega, Alabama, May 24, 1865.

RANDOLF, Samuel G (Private, Newsoms Alabama) Captured: September 14, 1863 LaGrange, Tennessee; Died February 19, 1864  Typho Malaria at Alton Federal Military Prison Illinois Buried: State Ground Cemetery, North Alton Illinois.
RANKIN
, Anthony, (Private, Company F, 1st Battalion Alabama Artillery) Died April 18, 1865 at Elmira Military Prison, Elmira New York. Buried in Plot Number 1362 at Woodlawn National Cemetery.
RASCO
, R. C. W. (Corporal, Company H, 58th Alabama Infantry Regiment) [January 15, 1841--February 23, 1921] Oakland Cemetery Comanche County, Texas
RAY
, Dallas M. (Private, Company C, 25th Alabama Infantry Regiment “Shelby Confederates") Enlisted at Fort Gaines, Alabama, September 7, 1861. Returned to duty from sick absence, October 1, 1863. Present, October 1863 roll. Surrendered at Greensboro, North Carolina, May 1, 1865.   
RAY
, David M. (Private, Company C, 25th Alabama Infantry Regiment “Shelby Confederates") Enlisted at Fort Gaines, Alabama, October 11, 1861. Discharged with disability at Tupelo, Mississippi July 2, 1862. Reported at Talladega, Alabama, April 22, 1863. Discharged May 14, 1863. Paroled at Selma, Alabama, June 1865. Married M. A. M. Nelson December 1, 1864 in Shelby County, Alabama. Died May 10, 1911.   
RAY
, George W. (Private, Company C, 25th Alabama Infantry Regiment “Shelby Confederates") Enlisted at Fort Gaines, Alabama, September 7, 1861. Appointed 4th Corporal {June} 1862. Wounded at Chickamauga, Georgia, September 20, 1863. Died there September 21, 1863. Death claim filed by his mother Caroline Cost. Description: fair complexion, blue eyes, light hair, five feet nine inches tall, age twenty. Born in St. Clair County, Alabama. 
RAY,
James (Private, Company G, 11th Alabama Infantry Regiment) died Bristoe Station Virginia September 11, 1861 of typhoid.
RAY
, John Wilson (Private, Company C, 25th Alabama Infantry Regiment “Shelby Confederates") Enlisted at Columbiana, Alabama, April 14, 1862. Absent sick, June 1862 roll. Absent sick, October/November 1862 rolls. Sent to General Hospital, February 10, 1863.  Absent sick, October 1863 roll. Discharged due to failing health at Atlanta, Georgia, April 1864. Applied for a pension May 28, 1897 in Perry County, Alabama.
RAY,
Joseph J. (Private, Company G, 11th Alabama Infantry Regiment) wounded at Gaines Mill Virginia on June 27, 1862 and died July 18, 1862.
RAY
, W. B., (Private, Company F, 14th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Died November 01, 1864 at Elmira Military Prison, Elmira New York. Buried in Plot Number 753 at Woodlawn National Cemetery.
REAVIS
, JAMES M. (Private, Company C, 25th Alabama Infantry Regiment “Shelby Confederates) Enlisted in Randolph County, Alabama, February 5, 1863. Returned to duty from sick absence, October 30, 1863. Captured at Missionary Ridge, Tennessee, November 25, 1863. Died of disease at Rock Island, Illinois, March 23, 1864. Buried there in grave 899.   
REAVES,
Jasper (Private, Company G, 11th Alabama Infantry Regiment) wounded in the trenches October 31, 1864 and died November 3, 1864
REED
, Christopher C (Private, Company A, 29th Alabama) Captured: April 17, 1864  Calhoun, Georgia; Died November 30, 1864  Philhisis at Alton Federal Military Prison Illinois
REGAN, Wesley (Private, Company K, 10th Georgia Militia) born 1847 – died 1934; living in Houston County Alabama. Sources: the late Homer Jones
REDD,
William W. (Private, Company G, 11th Alabama Infantry Regiment) died Danville Virginia Hospital on March 14, 1863.
REDWINE
, J. A. (unit unknown) Oakwood Cemetery Comanche County, Texas
REED
, W. H. (Private, Company K, 26th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Buried at Point Lookout Maryland.
REESE,
Benjamin W. (Private, Company G, 11th Alabama Infantry Regiment) died Richmond Virginia Hospital on August 10, 1862.

REESE, Hiram M. (Private, Fowler's/Phelan's Alabama Light Artillery Battalion).  Born in 1842 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, and enlisted March 5, 1862.  He died August 12, 1862 while at Mobile Hospital, Mobile, Alabama.  Hiram was the son of Henry P. (born October 8, 1817 in Georgia, died September 10, 1901, buried Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Northport, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama) and Elizabeth H. White Reese (born 1818 in South Carolina, died May 22, 1851, buried in Dunn's Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Echola, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama)..  Sources: Charlotte Hall; ADAH
REESE,
William H. (Private, Company G, 41st Alabama Infantry Regiment).   Born ca. 1843 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, and enlisted at the age of 19 in Tuscaloosa.  Admitted Jan. 14, 1864 to General Hospital, Petersburg, VA and died of typhoid fever on
Jan. 29, 1864.  William was the son of Henry P. and Elizabeth H. White Reese. (See Hiram M. Reese for more on Henry P. & Elizabeth H. Reese).  Sources: Charlotte Hall; CWSS
REEVES,
J. C. (Private, Company H, 7th Alabama Cavalry Regiment)
REEVES,
J. E. (Private, Company H, 7th Alabama Cavalry Regiment)
REEVES,
John (Private, Company G, 7th Alabama Cavalry Regiment)
REEVES,
Seaborn J. (Private, Company H, 7th Cavalry Regiment)
REEVES,
W. T. (Private, Company G, 7th Cavalry Regiment)
REEVES/REVES,
W. W. (Private, Company A, 7th Cavalry Regiment)
REINHARDT
, Columbus W. "Victor" (Private, Company C, 25th Alabama Infantry Regiment “Shelby Confederates) Musician. Enlisted at Fort Gaines, Alabama, September 7, 1861. Wounded at Shiloh, Tennessee, April 6, 1862. Present October 1863 roll. Surrendered at Greensboro, North Carolina, May 1, 1865. Born in Columbiana, Alabama, March 1, 1845. Died in Terrell, Texas, November 6, 1920. Buried in Oakland Cemetery.   
REINHARDT
, Michael R. (Private, Company C, 25th Alabama Infantry Regiment “Shelby Confederates) Died of disease at Corinth, Mississippi, April 5, 1862. Death claim filed by his father Ephraim A. Reinhardt. Description: light complexion, blue eyes, light hair, five feet three inches tall, age twenty-two. Born in Shelby County, Alabama.
REYNOLDS
, Samual M (PBT, Company D, 25th Alabama) Captured: May 16, 1864  Resaca, Georgia; Died July 24, 1864  Typho Malaria at Alton Federal Military Prison Illinois Buried: State Ground Cemetery, North Alton Illinois.
RICHARDS
, T. W. (Private, Company B, Love's Alabama Battalion) Buried at Point Lookout Maryland.
RICHARDSON
, Isham Petty (Private, Company C, 16th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Born June 17, 1836 – died June 10, 1899 in Missouri and is buried in Cockrum Cemetery, Cardwell, Missouri.  His parents were Isham Richardson (b. December 22, 1793 North Carolina – d. November 22, 1864 in Lauderdale County, Alabama) and Judith Garner born October 1, 1797 in North Carolina – d. July 23, 1870 in Lauderdale County, Alabama.  Isham Petty Richardson married Nancy E. Roberts b. October 27, 1846 – d. November 20, 1892 in Missouri and buried in Cockrum Cemetery Cardwell, Missouri.  Their children were 1) Mary Elizabeth (Lizzie) Richardson born March 2, 1868 in Alabama, died March 2, 1918 in Black Oak, Craighead County, Arkansas and buried in Black Oak Cemetery Craighead County, Arkansas. 2) Martha Richardson born 1871 in Alabama and died unknown; 3) John R. Richardson born February 2, 1873 in Alabama, died September 3, 1916 in Missouri and buried at Cockrum Cemetery Cardwell, Missouri; 4) Calvin H. born February 29, 1876 in Missouri and died April 2, 1916, buried at Cockrum Cemetery Cardwell, Missouri; 5) James Edward Richardson born October 9, 1880 in Missouri, died March 21, 1932, buried at Cockrum Cemetery Cardwell, Missouri; 6) Willie Richardson born September 10, 1881 – d. November 21, 1888; 7) Susan Tamsey Richardson born April 2, 1883 - died October 15, 1886, buried Cockrum Cemetery Cardwell, Missouri; and 8) Henry Richardson born December 18, 1890 in Missouri died October 15, 1893 in Missouri, buried in Cockrum Cemetery Cardwell, Missouri. Source: Tara Whitney

RICKARD, G. (Private, Company G, Tucker's Regiment Confederate Infantry) (NARA Film Number M818 roll 20) Source: Ken Berner
RICKARD, Richard (Corporal, Company H, 51st Alabama (Partisan Rangers) Born: 1827/1830 in Devonshire, England - Died: March 8, 1892 at Cisco Eastland County Texas and Buried: Cisco Eastland County, Texas. Occupation: Farmer and Methodist Minister. Married: January 15, 1855 in Randolph County, Alabama to Margaret Winnie Brooks. Blinded during service in CSA. After the war, his wife would read the Scriptures for him during church services. Removed  to Texas in 1869. From Widows Pension Application approved September 27, 1900: Mrs. Rickard says that her husband enlisted in May or June 1861 in "Company H. Under Morgan of Alabama (Colonel John T. Morgan of Dallas County Alabama) (No. of Regiment forgotten.) and served "to time of surrender." Interrogatory from Daniel Johnson says he served with Richard Rickard in "the Tennessee Army." Interrogatory from G. C. Johnson says he enlisted in Randolph county. Interrogatories from Daniel Johnson and G. C. Johnson confirm they lived neighbors to Richard Rickard in Randolph County, Alabama, for about 10 years. Both also stated that Richard Rickard served thru the entire war and never deserted. Children of Richard Rickard and Margaret Winnie Brooks:  Augustus R. "Gus", William, Joseph Albert, and William J Rickard. Source: Cheryl Pittman Dedrickson
RIGBY,
James Franklin (Private, Company C, 23rd Alabama Infantry Regiment) Born April 1846, enlisted March 24, 1864.  During his enlistment, he was wounded five times.  He appears on a register of patients in Way Hospital, Meridian, Mississippi as being wounded on January 7, 1865.  He also had his finger shot off, was wounded in the head and hip, had his shoulder broken by a bomb and was shot in the hand.  He was discharged at Salisbury, North Carolina on April 17, 1865 after the surrender of Confederate forces in North Carolina..  James and his wife are buried in the Godwin Cemetery, Bratt, Escambia County, Florida.
RIGGEL,
W.H. (Private, 10th Georgia Militia) born 1847 – died 1916; living in Houston County Alabama. Sources: the late Homer Jones
RIGSBY,
John Thomas (Private, Company G, 11th Alabama Infantry Regiment) died at Bristoe Station Virginia on September 27, 1861.
RIKARD,
Dennis B. (Private, Company G, 36th Alabama Infantry) Enlisted March 17, 1862 in Monroe County, Alabama; he was 6 feet, 3 inches tall with dark hair, black eyes and dark complexion.  He was a son of Michael and Sarah "Sallie" Rikard, born about 1842.  He died December 3, 1862 in camp near Mobile of disease. Source:  ADAH

RIKARD, George Morgan (I still cannot confirm the unit he was attached to) George was born August 15, 1835 the son of Michael Rikard ( b. May 23, 1810 in South Carolina – d. August 28, 1886 in Buena Vista (Monroe County Alabama. Burial place unknown at this time.) and Sallie “Sara” Rikard (b. January 15, 1803 South Carolina – d. October 6, 1879 in Buena Vista, Monroe County Alabama. Burial place unknown at this time.). He was killed in Hood's attack on Atlanta on the last day of the battle of Peach Tree Creek, July 22, 1864 (near Decatur, Georgia). I have a letter written to his wife by a comrade who was with him when he died. The letter also describes his marked burial place in the garden of a Decatur resident. 
RIKARD,
Henry C. (Private, Company G, 36th Alabama Infantry) Enlisted October 2, 1862 at Monroeville, Monroe County, Alabama.  He was 6 feet, 1 inches tall, had dark hair and hazel eyes with a dark complexion.  Henry was wounded at Resaca, Georgia and discharged April 6, 1865 per widow's pension #38996, Monroe County, Alabama (August 16, 1915.).  Henry was born in about 1838 the son of Lawrence and Dolly Rikard.  He married Sina E. Haynes on April 5, 1860 in Monroe County, Alabama. Source:  ADAH
RIKARD
, Henry S. (Private, Company G, 36th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Henry was born 1843 the son of Michael Rikard ( b. May 23, 1810 in South Carolina – d. August 28, 1886 in Buena Vista (Monroe County Alabama. Burial place unknown at this time.) and Sallie “Sara” Rikard (b. January 15, 1803 South Carolina – d. October 6, 1879 in Buena Vista, Monroe County Alabama. Burial place unknown at this time.). He was a farmer and enlisted in Monroe County on March 17, 1862 at the age of 19, was 6 feet, 1.5 inches tall, with dark hair, hazel eyes, and dark complexion.  He was captured at the battle of Missionary Ridge, Tennessee and sent to a Type 4 Yankee prison at Camp Douglas, Illinois. Later he was sent to a similar prison at Rock Island, Illinois where he died November 27, 1864 and was buried there in Grave No. 1620. There were 1960 Confederate deaths in that prison. Sources:  ADAH, Ken Berner
RIKARD,
John A. (Private, Company G, 36th Alabama Infantry) Enlisted May 1, 1862, age 35, dark hair, eyes and complexion.  Source:  ADAH
RIKARD,
Lemuel H. (Private, Company G, 36th Alabama Infantry) Son of Lawrence and Dolly Rikard, born about 1836.  Enlisted September 28, 1861, He was 5 feet, 6 inches, with dark hair, hazel eyes, and dark complexion.  Records show a Lemuel Rikard in Company E, 23rd Alabama was killed.  I do not know if this is the same man.  Source:  ADAH
RILEY
, E.G., (Private Company I, 15th Alabama Infantry Regiment) b. August 6, 1848 – d. December 31, 1886; buried at Magnolia Cemetery, Andalusia Covington County Alabama
RINKE
, Jacob, (Private, Company D, 5th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Died December 11, 1864 at Elmira Military Prison, Elmira New York. Buried in Plot Number 1052 at Woodlawn National Cemetery.
ROACH
, James M. (Private, Company C, 25th Alabama Infantry Regiment “Shelby Confederates) James was born 1831 in Alabama, and died after 1871 in Alabama the son of Eliza Butler and Elijah D. Roach. Married January 23, 1856 Shelby County, Alabama to Mary Ann Horton by J. M. McClanahan, daughter of Melissa and William Horton.  She was born about 1837 in Alabama, and died 1907 in Texas. James was captured at Atlanta, Georgia, September 3, 1864. Released from Camp Douglas, Illinois, June 12, 1865. Description: dark complexion, gray eyes, black hair, six feet one inch tall. Residence: Lime Kilns, Shelby County, Alabama. Children of James Roach and Mary Horton are: 1) Louise B. Roach, born Bet. 1861 - 1871 in Shelby County, Alabama.  She married Thomas Alfred Carpenter.  2) Eudora Roach, born 1863.  She married Marshall Roper; 3) Victoria Roach, born 1863. Victoria married Thomas I. Jones; 4) Wesley Edward Roach, born 1869; died Bet. 1952 - 1953 in Texas. Wife unknown 5) Sarah Adaline Roach, born March 19, 1873 in Alabama; died March 31, 1952 in Mangum, Greer County Oklahoma. She married July 3, 1887 in Henderson, Rusk County Texas to Alfred Virgil Smith, son of Mary Milstead and Lafayette Smith.  Alfred was born March 4, 1868 in Alabama, and died before 1966; 6) Miles I. Roach, born March 1858 in Shelby County Alabama; died 1935 in Henderson, Rusk County Texas. Miles married October 10, 1880 in Rusk County Texas to Rosane Ann V. Honeycutt, born October 1858 in Alabama and died 1947 the daughter of America Crim and George Honeycutt; 7) Elbert Zachariah Roach, born April 1874 in Alabama and died 1933. Source: Karen Blevin  
ROACH,
John Sanders (Private, Company K, 38th Alabama Infantry Regiment) John was born January 8, 1832 in Shelby County, Alabama, and died September 1877 in Alabama buried Roach Family Cemetery in Shelby County Alabama. He was the son of Eliza Butler and Elijah D. Roach. John married December 6, 1849 in Shelby County Alabama to Martha Jane Butler, b. May 4, 1832 in Elbert County, Georgia, and died Est. 1868-1927, buried Roach Family Cemetery in Shelby County Alabama. the daughter of Elizabeth Hansard and James Butler. Children of John Roach and Martha Butler are: 1) Andrew Jackson Roach, born October 18, 1849 in Shelby County, Alabama; died February 19, 1943 in Bernice, Union Parish, Louisiana.  He married Louisa M. Busby (b. February 7, 1848 in Shelby County, Alabama; died June 9, 1919 in Weldon, Claiborne Parish, Louisiana. 2) Ira Thomas Roach, b. March 8, 1852 in Alabama; d. December 23, 1941 in Union Parish, Louisiana  He married Ira; born December 17, 1853; died May 21, 1936. 3) Mary Frances Roach, b. October 20, 1853 in Alabama; d. July 26, 1932 in Alabama. She married November 16, 1873 in Shelby County, Alabama to Miles N. Foust, b. January 15, 1845; d. July 24, 1904 in Alabama. 4) Rebecca Jane Roach, b. November 25, 1856 in Shelby County, Alabama; d. January 30, 1936 in Shelby County, Alabama. She married January 16, 1876 in Shelby County,  Alabama to Reuben McDonald Payne, born August 27, 1852; died 1926 in Shelby County, Alabama. 5) James Wylie Roach, born May 3, 1858 in Alabama; died 1925 in Shelby County, Alabama.  He married Sarah Adelaide Teague; born 1853 in Shelby County, Alabama. 6) Nancy Caroline Roach, born December 23, 1860; died 1869. 7) John Emery Roach, born December 28, 1861 in Saginaw, Shelby County, Alabama; died May 05, 1954.  He married December 15, 1891 in Shelby County,  Alabama to Eliza J. Gray; born October 3, 1870; died July 15, 1913. 8) Jessie Newton Roach, born July 20, 1866 in Alabama; died WFT Est. 1867-1956. Enlisted 38th Alabama Infantry Regiment on October 8, 1862 in Shelby County. Listed on a receipt roll for clothing dated August 1, 1863 , certificate shows he received 1 pants, 1 shirt, 1 trousers, & shoes. Listed on the muster roll for Foard Hospital in Newnan, Georgia for November-December 1863, dated December 31, 1863. Listed as sick. Listed on a receipt roll for clothing for the 2nd quarter 1864, dated April 14, 1864. Surrendered at Citronelle, Alabama , May 4, 1865. John Sanders ROACH, Company K 38 Ala. Inf. Confederate States Army, January 1832 - September 1877 Grave marker, added after 1979 when Bobby Joe Seales did the census of Roach cemetery & it states that he was with Co. K, Al 38th. Merle Roach's cousin, Billy Cobb, has research that puts him in Co. K, 21st Al Inf. as a nurse joining in  September 13, 1862. His first cousin, Greg Roach, has the original map and I believe he was the person who obtained the marker for John Sanders' grave. Sources: Stephen Barber , Henry L. Benning; Karen Blevin; Jennifer (Quigley) Garcia
ROBBINSON,
Thomas J. (Private, Company D, 4th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Died September 6, 1862. Buried Warrenton Cemetery, Warrenton, Fauquier County, Virginia.
ROBERTS,
A. J. (Private, Company I, 48th Alabama Infantry Regiment)  Died September 11, 1862. Buried Warrenton Cemetery, Warrenton, Fauquier County, Virginia.
ROBERTS
, George M. Troop (Private, Company A & B 6th Alabama Infantry Regiment/ Lieutenant, Home Guard/ Private, Company E, 6th Alabama Cavalry Regiment) George was born March 20, 1834, in Warren County, Georgia; died August 16, 1916 in Henry County Alabama the son of Burch M. Roberts and Harriette W. Hardwick. George married December 2, 1856 in Henry County Alabama to Sarah A. Ayers (b. April 14, 1837 – d. November 18, 1927 in Henry County Alabama) and they were residents of Shorterville, Henry County Alabama RFD 3. George and Sarah are buried at Union Grove Cemetery, south of Abbeville, Henry County, Alabama. Their children are: 1) William Burch Roberts (b. July 21, 1857 Shorterville, Henry County Alabama – d. September 12, 1905 Shorterville, Henry County Alabama) Married June 2, 1892 at the home of J. M. Melvin to Annie Jennie Chambers; 2) Jessie R. Roberts (b. 1860 in Henry County Alabama) Married November 23, 1893 in Henry County Alabama to Amanda Holley; 3) Hattie J Roberts (b. January 29, 1861 in Alabama – d. April 18, 1928) Married: February 6, 1890 to J. M. Melvin; 4) S. A. Roberts (b. 1864) Married: H. T. Miller; 5) Mollie E. Roberts (b. 1867 in Alabama); 6) B. J. Roberts (b. 1870); 7) Orrie K. Roberts (b. 1875) Married June 27, 1895 to Stella Culpepper; 8) L. E. Roberts (b. 1878). George 1st enlisted May 11, 1861 at Abbeville, Henry County Alabama as Private in Company A 6th Alabama Infantry Regiment (Henry Greys). He served at the battles of 1st Manassas and Seven Pines. He completed his one-year enlistment and was discharged near Richmond Virginia in July 1862. He returned home to Henry County Alabama and served as a Lieutenant in the Home Guards from July 1862 to July 1863. He reenlisted in the army at Abbeville, Alabama in July 1863 as a Private in Company “E” 6th Alabama Cavalry Regiment "Henry Mounted Rebels". He was captured near Pensacola, Florida in March 1865: He was paroled at Vicksburg on May 17, 1865. Source: Patricia Roberts Himes
ROBERTS, William F.  (Sergeant, Company K, 48th Alabama Infantry) Born about 1840 in North Carolina to Irish immigrant parents, later moving to Anniston, Calhoun Co., Alabama.  Enlisted in 1862 in Auburn, Lee County, Alabama, was never wounded, and was at Appomattox Court House in 1865.  Married 3 times and was a cobbler by profession.
ROBERTS
, William H., (Private, Company A, 1st Battalion Alabama Artillery) Died July 25, 1864 at Elmira Military Prison, Elmira New York. Buried in Plot Number 2864 at Woodlawn National Cemetery.
ROBERTSON
, Andrew Jackson (Private, Company C, 25th Alabama Infantry Regiment “Shelby Confederates) Enlisted at Fort Gaines, Alabama, September 7, 1861. Present October 1863 roll. No later record. 
ROBERTSON
, James M. (Private, Company C, 25th Alabama Infantry Regiment “Shelby Confederates) Enlisted at Fort Gaines, Alabama, September 7, 1861. Detailed as a teamster, November 1862 roll. Present October 1863 roll. Admitted to Ocmulgee hospital, Macon, Georgia, July 22, 1864. Treated for wound " Minnie ball left side of neck and left side of clavicle out opposite 2nd cervical vertebrae." Furloughed July 31, 1864. No later record. Residence: Shelby County, Alabama.
ROBERTSON
, William H (Private, Company F, 41st Alabama) Captured: December 28, 1864  Egypt Station Mississippi; Died March 2, 1865 Chronic Diarrhea
ROBERTSON
, William Robert (Private, Company C, 25th Alabama Infantry Regiment “Shelby Confederates) Discharged with disability at Hall's Mill, Alabama, January 22, 1862. Reported at Talladega, Alabama, January 6, 1863. Sent to a Rome, Georgia hospital, May 15, 1863; serving there with the provost guard, August 19, 1863. Captured at Missionary Ridge, Tennessee, November 25, 1863. Sent to Rock Island, Illinois, December 1863. No later record.
ROBINSON
, Benjamin F. (Private, Company C, 25th Alabama Infantry Regiment “Shelby Confederates) Captured at Atlanta, Georgia, July 22, 1864. Transferred from Camp Chase, Ohio for exchange at City Point, Virginia, March 4, 1865. No later record.
ROBINSON
, Gale C. (Private, Company C, 35th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Buried at Point Lookout Maryland.
ROBINSON
, William R (Private, 5th Alabama) Captured: June 18, 1863; Died September 7, 1863 of Small Pox at Small Pox Island, West Alton, Illinois.  Source:  Confederate Burials on Small Pox Island, West Alton, Illinois
ROGERS
, G. , (Private, Company C, 5th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Died February 13, 1865 at Elmira Military Prison, Elmira New York. Buried in Plot Number 2040 at Woodlawn National Cemetery.
ROGERS
, James C., (Private, Company C, 1st Battalion Alabama Artillery) Died March 17, 1865 at Elmira Military Prison, Elmira New York. Buried in Plot Number 1915 at Woodlawn National Cemetery.
ROLIN
, Zacharia A. (Private, Company A, 44th Alabama Infantry Regiment)   Died October 22, 1862. Buried Warrenton Cemetery, Warrenton, Fauquier County, Virginia.
ROSS,
William G. (Private, Company G, 11th Alabama Infantry Regiment) mortally wounded at Frazier’s Farm Virginia on June 30, 1862.
ROWELL, Richard Watson (Company L, 15th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Buried at Point Lookout Maryland
ROWELL,
Robert William (Sergeant, Company A, 63rd Alabama Infantry Regiment)  He is buried in Notasulga, Macon County, Alabama.
RUTLEDGE, John (Private, Company C, 25th Alabama Infantry Regiment “Shelby Confederates) Enlisted at Hall's Mills, Alabama, February 15, 1862. Detailed as company cook, October/ November 1862 rolls. Detailed as an ambulance driver, January 27, 1863. Detailed as a teamster at Dalton Georgia, January - March 1864. Surrendered at Greensboro, North Carolina, May 1, 1865. Married Elizabeth Baldwin in Shelby County, Alabama, January 1, 1864.
RUTLEDGE
, Paul (Private, Company C, 25th Alabama Infantry Regiment “Shelby Confederates) Appointed Jr. 2nd Lieutenant July 13, 1863, to rank from July 7, 1863. ; Formerly a member of Company G,, 4th Alabama Infantry Regiment, discharged August 10, 1863. Reported as "faithful in discharge of duty", September 2, 1863.  wounded near Atlanta, Georgia, July 1864; absent on September 18, 1864. Wounded at Franklin, Tennessee, November 30, 1864; captured there December 17, 1864. Treated at Nashville General Hospital 1, January 20 - February 5, 1865. Died of pneumonia at Camp Chase, Ohio, March 30, 1865. Buried there in grave 1784. Description: age nineteen. Residence: Marion, Alabama.
RYLANDER
, Joel F., (Private, Company A, 1st Battalion Alabama Artillery) Died April 09, 1865 at Elmira Military Prison, Elmira New York. Buried in Plot Number 2004 at Woodlawn National Cemetery.

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