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BRANTLEY COUNTY HISTORICAL AND PRESERVATION SOCIETY,

P.O. BOX 1096, Nahunta, Georgia 31553

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BIOGRAPHICAL MILITARY SKETCH - 4TH GA. CAVALRY VETERANS


ANDERSON, William, born May 9, 1823 in Tattnall County, Georgia. He enlisted February, 1863 as a private in Company "K" Georgia Cavalary Regiment, CSA, serving until October 1864 when he was granted a disability discharge and returned to Pierce County. He drew a CSA pension in 1897 and died in 1899. sjoberg1@sprintmail.com (Diana Sjoberg)

 

BECKHAM, John A. J., Company C., 4th Ga. Cavalry. Buried at Homeward Cemetery, located on Hwy 110, about eight west of Waverly Ga.

 

BENNETT, Enoch Henry See Family Sketch

 

BOONE, Nicholas David, PVT.: Paroled as a Private at Thomasville, Gorgia, on May 24, 1865. See Family Sketch (Contributed by Nicholas Boone, IV NKBOIV@aol.com

 

BRANTLEY, Benjamin Daniel, Company C, 4th Ga. Cavalry. Born January 14, 1832 in Laurens, County Ga, and died on March 18, 1891 in Pierce County, Georgia. Namesake of Brantley County, Georgia.Contributed by Mary Lott Walker

 

BROWN, Nathan Atkinson, Captain, 4th Ga. Cav.  Buried at Homeward Cemetery, located on Hwy 110, about eight miles west of Waverly, Ga.

 

BUCHANAN, William Henry was born in 1843 to Duncan Bohannon/ Buchanan and Jincy Gay. He mustered in to Co. G., Old Atlantic and Gulf Guards in Blackshear at Shiloh Church on September 29, 1861 for a period of 6 months and mustered out on March 31, 1862. See family sketchcontributed by Judy Strickland.

 

CLINCH, Duncan, Colonel, 4th Ga. Cavalry; at Oak Grove Cemetery, Brunswick, Ga.

 

CROSBY, Thomas enlisted as a private in Co. K, 4th Regt. Ga. Cavalry (Clinchs), mch.1, 1862. surrendered, Thomasville, Ga., May 23, 1865. He died 15 Nov 1914 and is buried at Crosby Cemetery, in Wayne Co, GA. His widow first drew a confederate soldier pension in Dec 1937. David and Rosina Everitte mailto:rdeveritte@bresnan.net

 

CRUMMEY, Elias, a private in Company K, Unit 4 ( Clinch's ) Georgia Cavalry. Muster Call Box #928 Extraction #928 Record#928. He was born in 1845 the son of Jesse Hiram and Rachel (Branch) Crummey in Appling County. Enlisted as a private in Company K, 2nd Regt.,1st Brigade, Ga. State Troops Oct 10, 1861. Mustered out April 1862. Re-enlisted as a private Co. B, 54th Regt. Ga. Inf. April 28, 1862. Private Co. K 54th Ga. Cavalry, Camp Harrison. Pension records show he surrendered at Columbus, Ga. April 1865. Bestowed 1903, Jesup Chapter. Endorsers: G.W. O'Quin, W. H. Robertson. He died in 1917 in Wayne Co. (part of old Appling) and is in the Crummey Family Cemetery. Contributed by Eric Crummey

 

DAVIS, Alfred, Company G., 4th Cavalry. Buried at Youmans-Davis Cemetery, Blackshear, Ga. Contributed by Mary Lott Walker

 

DAVIS, Joseph B., enlisted at Blackshear on December 13, 1860 in the Atlantic & Gulf Guards. He subsequently (November 22, 1862) enlisted in Co. E of Clinch's 4th Georgia Cavalry Regiment. On December 1, 1863, he transferred to Clinch's Battalion of Light Artillery and surrendered near Savannah on December 24, 1864. Joseph subsequently returned to his farm near Cross Swamp (Pierce County) and died in 1907. Contributed by Gary Young.

 

DIXON, Benjamin, 4th Ga. Cavalry. Buried at Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church, Blackshear, Ga.Contributed by Mary Lott Walker

 

DIXON, Nathan, Company G., 4th Ga. Cavalry at Enon Primitive Baptist Church, Blackshear, Ga.Contributed by Mary Lott Walker

 

DOWNES, John M., age 43, enlisted April 1, 1863 in Waynesville by Capt. Brown. He served with the 4th Cav. (Clinchs) Ga. Regt. until he was transferred by Special Orders 251-25 to the Confederate States Navy in October 22, 1964. Orders were by the Adjutant & Inspector General's Office Confederate States, contains information relative to the man named, on the subject mentioned above. After the war, John M. Downes was active in city politics as city councilman, and various positions in Blackshear, Ga. John was born in Jamacia of parents born in Scotland. He died in 1893 in Blackshear, Ga., and is in the Blackshear Cemetery. Kathryn

 

DRURY, Charles Nevil, Jr. enlisted August 5, 1861, Brunswick, GA, by Capt. Atkinson as a Private. (Muster Roll of Camden Mounted Rifles commanded by Capt N.A. Brown re-organized for entry into Confederate States service on May 21,1862.) Drury enlisted at Waynesville by Capt. Clinch as 3rd Corpl. for duration of war. Co. E 3 Batt'n Georgia. DRURY, C.N. Pvt. Co H, 4th Georgia Cavalry.

 

EDMOND (Edmund), Howard, born June 31, 1840 died Sept 7, 1939. He served in Company A, 4th GA Calvary (Clinch's) CSA; at Union cemetery in Wayne Co. between Gardi and Mt. Pleasant. He filed for Georgia Confederate Pension in Wayne County, Georgia.Contributed by Rhonda/Bobby Hilliard.Another address is Rhonda Hilliards

 

ENSTEIN (ENSTINE), Joseph, Private, Capt. Lang's Company D., Camden Chasseurs and later Capt Raddick company. Muster Roll, 1862-1864; enlisted at Jeffersonston by Capt Hopkins. Joseph Enstein was born in Bavaria and arrived in Camden County, Ga. in late 1850's. He married Jane Peeples, a prominent family and they had three daughters. Joseph was a merchant. There is an old family story of his coming home on leave. The Yankees arrived in St. Mary's and he had to hide in a pickle barrel at his store to avoid capture. Contributed by Neca Stoller.

 

FUSSELL, Anderson A. 4th Ga Cavalry C.S.A., born 22 July 1836, and died 12 July 1908, and is in the Oak Grove Cemetery in the north part of Coffee County, Ga. . Bobby L. Graham Grambo4121@aol.com

 

GASKIN, Joel, born in Telfair County, died in Coffee County Georgia. Mustered in at Tebouville (Waycross), Ga. National Archives Microfilm Box, Roll and Record 000226,0022,00003416. Contact Wayne Gaskin

 

GOODRUM, Thomas T, Company K, 4th Ga. Cavalry, C.S.A. According to U.D.C. records, he February 27, 1891, and is buried in the Goodrum family cemetery in Walker County, Georgia.Contributed by R. Gary Brooks

 

GREEN, Jesse T., born March 26, 1845 in Charlton County, Georgia, and married Roseanne Alexander on May 12, 1864. He died on October 12, 1914 and is buried in Virdie Cemetery in Nassau County, Fl. He fathered eight daughters. The marker at his grave site reflects that he was a veteran of the 4th Georgia Calvary, Company D.Contributed by Danny J. Tipton.

 

HARPER, Charles C. Harper; Aug 5th 1909 at the age of 84 he applied for a soldier's pension, it shows that he served in Capt. Henry's 4th cavalry Ga. regiment. Enlisted at Blackshear Ga. in 1861 and served until the close of the war. Moved to Hillsborough Co. Florida abt.1869 He married Louisa Oberry Pension #A03758Contributed by Steve Harper.

 

HARPER, Daniel, Private Company A, 4th Regiment (Clinch's), Georgia Volunteer Cavalry,  Buried in North Camden Oak Grove Cemetery. (Substitute for P.C. Robuck.) Records for Robuck, Private, Company A, K, 4th Regiment (Clinch's) Georgia Volunteer Cavalry, show Daniel Harper serving as substitute for P.C. Robuck. See Robuck, P. C. Contributed by Gaynell Sasser

 

HARPER, James Adam, Jr., was a Veteran Confederate Soldier of the American Civil War He was a Pvt. in Captain Hopkin's Co.H later named Capt. Alex Long's\Lang's Co.A 4th Georgia Cavalry Regiment. He enlisted July 01,1861..probably at Waynesville Discharged May 27,1865 at Thomasville Georgia. James died in 1894. At age 67, Mary, his wife filed a Widow's pension claim for aged and indigent soldier's in 1902,1903 and 1909 and was awarded 120 dollars per annum until her death in 1928. They migrated from Wayne County Georgia after the Civil War and in 1871settled in Pinemount, Suwannee Co. Florida. PENSION # A03527.

 

HARPER, William J., served in Company G., 4th Cav. Was mustered into C.S.A. in Wayne County, Ga., in 1861 and was discharged in 1865 at Savannah. He married Harriet Kelly, Dec. 10th, 1859. After the war they moved to Orange Springs, Fl, just outside of Ocala in 1867. Source of Info: Widow's pension records from Florida.

 

Harris, George was the son of Thompson Harris (1784-1870) and Nancy Ursery (1784- ). One source relates that he was born in Appling County, Georgia between 1817 and 1822, after which the family lived in Clinch County. He married Julia Ann Westberry, daughter of pioneer Baptist Minister Moses Westberry, in Appling County in 1835.

 

The Harris home and farm in Clinch County, Georgia was located on lot 325 in the 7th District which lot was traversed by the county line between Clinch and Ware Counties when Clinch was created in 1850 from Ware County. This property is situated about three miles north of the present village of Argyle. He was granted this lot from the state on June 3, 1849; also granted the adjoining lot 324 on October 3, 1848. He sold lot 324 to his brother, William Harris, November 2, 1849, and then lived on lot 325 until he sold that parcel of land to Richard Bennett on August 12, 1852.

 

George was a blacksmith and wheelwright. Family tradition relates that he assisted his father Thompson Harris in constructing covered bridges throughout Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee. A trademark of their bridges was the integrated use of iron and bored wooden pegs to hold the timbers together.

 

There is a family tale handed down through many generations relating to frontier life. The event happened during the time the Harris family was residing in Clinch County. George Harris was away leaving his wife Julia and the children home alone in a pioneer homestead. Speculation would be that he was away with his father building bridges or hunting. During one night panthers roaming from the nearby Okefenokee Swamp menaced the home ranging closer and closer to the cabin. To keep the predators from entering the home a frantic family prayed through the night and burned their beds, and chairs keeping a large fire going. The tactic flushed the space with light and served to deter an attack by the curious cats.

 

About 1860 he removed to Echols County where he lived there until his death in 1894. George Harris served in the War Between the States as a confederate cavalryman. He enlisted as a Private in the fall of 1862 as a member of the 3rd Cavalry Battalion which was formed during the winter of 1861-1862 with six companies. He along with his unit served on the Georgia coast, scouting and patrolling, until a reorganization of troops occurred on January 1, 1863, when it merged into the 4th (Clinch's) Georgia Cavalry Regiment. Lieutenant Colonel Duncan L. Clinch and Major John L. Harris were in command.

 

He was a member of Company I, 4th Georgia (Clinch’s) Cavalry and was listed on the company roll along with his son James upon formation of the unit. George served in Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina battling Gen. William T. Sherman’s advance through Georgia. His service terminated when his unit surrendered at No. 7 on the Atlantic & Gulf Railroad near Screven Georgia. He and his son James were both discharged at Thomasville, Georgia on May 15, 1865.

 

George Harris died between 1892 and 1894 in Echols County, Georgia. Julia Ann Harris applied for and received a Confederate Widows pension in 1908 , 1909 in Berrien County, Georgia. George Harris and his wife are buried in Union Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Lanier County, Georgia in unmarked graves. Union Church was also called Burnt Church for many years in the nineteenth cemetery. Submitted by Wm Lloyd Harris, 565 W. Pearl Street, Bartow, Fl. 33830

 

HARRIS, James, served as a Private in Company I, 4th Georgia Cavalry. James Harris was born on Feb 16, 1844 in Ware Co.. GA. He was the son of George Harris and Julia Ann (Westberry). Just prior to the War Between the States he and his family lived near Argyle in Clinch County. He enlisted on Jan 1, 1863 in Homerville, GA and served through the end of the war. He participated in the Battle of Olustee, and in the battles around Atlanta. Family history relates he had measles in Atlanta when the city fell to Sherman. He left the city and was later convalescing on a farm (place unknown) when "Yankees" were seen approaching. He was hidden in the stump of a huge oak tree that had "bushed" up. James remained in the oak bush throughout the hot summer day until the Yankees left. Though suffering from sickness, and within a stones throw, he remained quite and motionless evading capture! Records also indicate he participated in battle at John's Island, SC. He surrendered at Thomasville, Georgia and was paroled at Tallahassee on May 15, 1865. After the war he married Alice Stone raised a family and engaged in farming near Adel, GA in present Cook County. He died on December 12, 1928, and is buried at Fellowship Baptist Church near Adel. Submitted by Wm Lloyd Harris, 565 W. Pearl Street, Bartow, Fl. 33830

 

HARRISON, Horatio Nelson, Private, 4th Calvary (Clinch's). His Company surrendered at Thomasville, Ga and he was a Prisoner of War (released on May 25, 1865). Horation Nelson Harrison was born February 9, 1828 in Wayne Co., Ga., died July 28, 1917 in Glynn Co., Ga., and is buried at Mt. Olive Cemetery. Submitted by Cynthia Padget.

 

HICKOX, Benjamin, SGT. He was captured on Dec. 13, 1864, See Family Sketch.

 

HICKOX, Isaac, PVT See family sketch, he died at Waynesville May 20, 1863

HICKOX, Jonthan David, PVT . See Family Sketch

 

JAMES, Francis Marion, enlisted on September 29, 1861, Company "G," 4th Cav., Clinch's Regular, Georgia. He died on November 17, 1862, at home on furlough (Source: Roster of Confederate Soldiers of Georgia 1861-65). Contributed by Rick James

 

KICKLIGHTER, Matthew, born in 1846, son of Jesse E. and Luvisa Kicklighter. He joined the Confederate Calvary following the footsteps of six brothers, Ebenezer, Frederick, Jesse, William, Henry, and Jacob. Contributed by Johnny Kicklighter

 

KNIGHT, Abraham N. (Ebe), born in 1826 and married to Harriet Raulerson (b. May 2, 1831), both of Wayne County. SERGEANT, 7TH Georgia Calvary, when he died in Elmira Prison Camp, New York (Probably of Malaria). Submitted by dlstrickland@btconline.net

 

LANG, Alexander, Captain, 4th Ga. Cavalry. Buried at Homeward Cemetery, located on Hwy 110, about eight miles west of Waverly, Ga.

 

MEEKS, Hymrick (Feb. 8, 1822/Feb. 6, 1894) was born in Emmanuel County, Ga. on Feb. 8 , 1822. He was a son of Charles C. Meeks (Pitt Co. N.C., April 30, 1797) and Lydia Ryner Meeks, a grandson of Frances Meeks, and a ggrandson of William Meeks RS. He was married on Nov. 9, 1844 to Martha Davis (July 8, 1825/July 20,1884), daughter of Stafford Davis. Hymrick served in Co. "I", 4th Georgia Cavalry Regiment, enlisting at its organization in 1863, and serving until the end of the war. He died at his home near Nichols Ga., in Coffee County, and was buried in the Meeks cemetery. His will was probated Nov. 5th,1894. Source: "Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia", Volume 2, page 199. Two of Hymrick's brothers enlisted and served with him, William Francis (4-29-1829/5-22-1891), and Merritt (4-29-1826/1884). All three survived the War of Southern Independence. L. C. Ellis

 

MEEKS, Merritt, was born in Emanuel County, Ga., on April 29, 1826 and died in 1884. As a child, his family moved to Appling Co. He was married to Mary Ann Morrison (b. 4-10-1827), daughter of Hugh Morrison of Montgomery Co., and a sister of Rev. Daniel Morrison. They had eight children. Merritt was a resident of Appling Co. until the creation of Coffee Co. in 1854, when he was cut into the new county. He served as Justice of Peace in the 1170th district, Coffee Co., 1858-1861. After the death of his first wife, Mary Ann, Merritt married Mrs. Frances Douglas Meeks (2-18-1832 / 2-4-1913) the widow of his cousin, John Meeks, and daughter of Alexander and Dicy Douglas. Mr. and Mrs Meeks are buried in the Meeks cemetery near Nicholls, GA. They were charter members of Union Baptist Church in Coffee Co. Merritt was a member of Satilla Lodge No. 163, F. &A. M., receiving his degrees in 1873. He died a member.( He was a Pvt. in Co. "I," 4th Georgia Calvary). L. C. Ellis

 

MEEKS, William Francis (4-29-1829 / 5-22-1891 ) was born in Emmanuel Co., Ga., and as a small child, moved with his family to Appling Co., where he grew up. On march 20, 1851, he was married to Narcissus Lott (4-1-1833 / 4-29-1897 ) daughter of Daniel and Lucinda Lott. She was born in Telfair (now Coffee) County. They had nine children. Mr. Meeks lived in Appling Co., later (1854) cut off into Coffee County. In 1854, he acquired lot 202, 7th district of Clinch County from Elias Moore, and moved there, and lived there for about fifteen years, after which he moved to a farm in the Southern part of Coffee ( now Atkinson ) County, where he lived until his death. Mr. and Mrs. Meeks are buried at Antioch Church in present day Atkinson County. He was a private in Co. "I", 4th Georgia Cavalry, CSA, enlisting an 1863 and serving until the close of the war. Source: " Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia" Larry Ellis  L. C. Ellis MORRISON, Edwin Travis Morrison: Co G, 4th GA Cav. He enlisted in 1863 and was discharged at Raleigh, NC in 1865. He was born on 6 Dec 1845 in Floyd Co, GA and died there on 26 Apr 1898. He married a first cousin, Mary Jane Morrison. His family donated some of their land several miles East of Rome, GA to be used as a Campground by the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1870. The Campground is still in use today.

 

NEWBERN, George W. 2nd Lt., 4th Georgia Cav, Company I, (Clinches). My GGF was Rev. George W. Newbern 2nd Lt 4th Cav Co. I Clinch. His grave is at Dupont 10 miles from Homerville. He was also Senator for Coffee county in 1877 & the first pastor of the First Baptist church in Homerville. Joel E. (Newbern) Hewitt

 

O'BERRY, John Marion, born April 17, 1843 in area of Ware Co., now identified as Pierce County, Georgia. John enlisted in CSA May 1, 1862 in the 4th Ga. Cavalry, Company G., and was honorably discharged on May 19, 1865. War Department Records show that J. M. O'Berry, Private, Atlantic and Gulf Guards Cavalry, also known as Company G, 4th Georgia Cavalry, CSA, enlisted May 1, 1862 and was paroled May 19, 1865. He moved to Pasco County, Florida in December, 1866, and was married on January 9, 1868 to Mary Francis Jones. John Marion died on August 14, 1927 (see obituary) and is buried at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Dade City. Submitted by Neal Jeffries

 

O'NEAL, Thomas P., 26TH Division Co. E 2nd lieutenant April 18 1861 promoted to 1st lieutenant on Sept 4th 1861 retired on May 10 1862. Enlisted as a private in the 4th Georgia Calvary (Clinch), Dec 10 1862, appointed sergeant. Thomas was then elected Jr. 2nd lieutenant in (?) of the (Clinch) battery light artillery unit and was at Fort McAllister in Savannah where he was captured Dec 13 1864. He was released at Fort Delaware on June 12 1865. After the war Thomas also started Sand Hill Baptist Church near Columbus Ga. It is also believed that he was the first Minister of the First Baptist Church of Columbus Ga. He was my GG Grandfather and my hero.

 

PHILLIPS, David, a Private in Company A 4 (Clinch's) Georgia Cavalry served from Sept. 1862 - March 25, 1864. David died of pneumonia on March 25,1864. While serving in Clinch's Georgia Calvary. Camp Mercer near Waynesville was the Headquarters of the 4th Georgia Cavalry up to June 1864. This was possibly where David died. David 's name appears on a Register of Officers and Soldiers of the Army of the Confederate States who were killed in battle, or who died of wounds or disease. Recorded in Confederate Archives Chapter 10 File No. 4 page 203 --Certificate 483. On Oct.23,1863 David Phillips substituted for T.M. Godley. Juanita Brooks

 

PHILLIPS, George Washington, Company H., 4th Ga. Cavalry. Buried at Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church, Blackshear, Ga. Contributed by Mary Lott Walker

 

PONSELL, Michael Robert, joined the Glynn Guardes as a private under Capt. George C. Dent on the day it was organized (August 14, 1861).He Re-enlisted on May 12 th 1862 in Capt. Hazzard's Company B Georgia 4th (Clinch's) Cavalry Regiment. All muster rolls show him as" present" untill his capture on December 4th, 1864 at the Hopeton plantation on the Altamaha river by union troops. He was imprisoned and transported to Fort Delaware.He was released from union captivity on June 7 th, 1865 two months after General Lee's surrender at Appomattox,Virginia. After his release he returned to Georgia and married Sarah Jane Manning of Savannah (08-25-1852).They had five children,Francis Sylvester Ponsell,William T. Ponsell,John Ponsell,James Preston Ponsell and Elizabeth W. Ponsell. Michael Robert Ponsell died on January 15 th, 1877 at the age of 32. Information contributed by Jody Ponsell of Waycross.

 

PONSELL,Samuel Henry enlisted as a private on February 5,th 1864 at Camp Walker, Georgia at the age of 17. The brother of Michael Robert, Samuel was also assigned to Company "B". His name first appears on the muster roll for December 31st,1863 through April 30th,1864 as a private in Company "B" 4th Regiment Georgia Cavalry (Clinch's) under the spelling Poncill. Later he appears, with his name spelled correctly," Ponsell", on the May and June 1864 muster roll with the notation "pay due from enlistment". On May 24th, 1865 he is listed on a roll of "prisoners of war" that were surrendered by Maj. General Sam Jones C.S.A. to Brig. General E.M. McCook U.S.A. at Tallahassee, Florida on May 10th, 1865. Samuel Henry Ponsell was paroled on May 24th, 1865 in Thomasville, Georgia. Samuel married Elvina Elizabeth Dennison (1849-1914) of Liberty County on March 14th, 1871 in Wayne County, Georgia. Samuel and Elvina had three children: Annie Elizabeth (1872-1957) Thomas Moses (1874-1939) and Rachel Lutisha (1877-1969) Samuel Henry died from pneumonia at the age of 31 and is buried in an unmarked grave at Mt. Pleasant cemetery. The third brother of Michael Robert and Samuel Henry was Thomas Moses Ponsell (1847-1914) who attempted to join the 4th Georgia Cavalry in 1862 but was turned away as being under age. Thomas Moses lived to be 67 years old far longer than his two older brothers who died at 31 and 32 years of age. Contributed by Jody and Laurie

 

RIVES, William Josiah Private, was, according to James Rives Childs' book, "A Relique of the Rives," a member of Clinch's 4th. I will endeavour to confirm this with CSA records. He died in Sommervell Co., Tx. in 1904. Thanks, Claud Rives

 

ROBUCK, P. C. , Private Company A, K, 4th Regiment (Clinch's) Georgia Volunteers. P. C. Robuck was a prisoner of War in Point Lookout, MD; died of congestive fever on February 26, 1865 and was buried in Prisoner of War graveyard. He was probably from Camden County, Georgia. Contributed by Gaynell Sasser

 

SAXON, John, Private, was born on July 16, 1831, and served in Company "A", 4th Georgia Cavalry (Clinch's), known as "Wayne's Rangers", under Captain Alex Lang. John Saxon's name is found on the muster rolls for Nov. and Dec of 1863, through September 1864. He was captured in Tallahassee, Florida and was was paroled on May 19, 1865. John applied for a confederate pension on March 13, 1902, and died two years later in Bradford County, Florida, on June 20, 1904. He was buried in Hampton Cemtery. John Saxon was 5'8" tall, had dark hair, yellow eyes and a dark complexion. Submitted by Daniel Fisher. dfisher11@tampabay.rr.com

 

SCOTT, Thomas Edwin, served with Company "D" of the 4th Georgia Calvary. Thomas Edwin Scott was born August 1834 in Glynn County Georgia. He was the son of Alexander Cuthbert Scott of South Carolina, and Eliza J. Brown of Glynn County, Georgia. On June 7, 1865, he married Mary Julia Clark of Glynn County, daughter of Elihu Clark of New York, and Anne Catherine Moore, of Brunswick, GA.. He died March 26, 1906, at Satilla Bluff, Georgia and is buried with his wife and some of his children at Ceylon Cemetery in Camden County. Contributed by Lora A. Swift.

 

SMITH, John J., Corporal, Company "I", 4th Ga. Cavalry. Buried at Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church, Blackshear, Ga. Contributed by Mary Lott Walker

 

STRICKLAND, Alfred Cutherbert, born January 15, 1831, in Old Fort James, Wayne County, GA. and died June 27, 1910, in Jesup, GA. Alfred married, (1.) Nancy F. Westberry and , (2.) Mary Etta Dryden. Alfred was paroled at Thomasville, GA May 19, 1865. One of the family stories is that Alfred was severely injured during a skirmish between Yankee gunboats and the 4th GA Cavalry. Upon researching the 4th GA. I found in the Order Of The Rebellion, Series 1 - Volume XIV (S#20), correspondence, Orders, and Returns Relating To The Operations On The Coasts Of South Carolina, Georgia, and Middle and East Florida from April 12, 1862 to June 11, 1863, Confederate correspondence, etc., #12 dated February 11, 1853, a memo from Thomas Jordan, Chief of Staff to Brig. General Joseph Finegan, Commanding District of East Florida in Lake City, FL. This memo discusses the successful capture of the Union steamer Issac Smith in the Stono River by Colonel Yates.. The tactic was to allow the Union boats to proceed up river passing all the batteries of field guns and sharpshooters and when reaching the battery farthest up river it began to fire on the gunboat requiring the boat to run a gauntlet to escape down river. General Finegan was instructed to place himself in communication with Colonel Clinch, 4th Georgia Cavalry, to do something of a similar nature on the St. Mary's River. The compiled record for A. C. Strickland shows he was absent from the muster roll beginning March 1863 to November 1863 appears to confirm the story of his injury. Submitted by James R. Strickland great grand-son of Alfred Cuthert Strickland

 

STRICKLAND, John, born November 29, 1844, Hortense, Georgia, fought in the 4th Georgia Calvary. He was married to Mary Courtney Knight in 1868, who was 14 at the time of their marriage. They had a family of 15 children. Submitted by dlstrickland@btconline.net

 

SWEAT, James A., born December 29, 1806 in Bullock County, Ga., and died February 13, 1868 in Ware Co., Waycross, Georgia; Buried at Kettle Creek Cemetery, Waycross, Ga. MILITARY SERVICE: Capt James A. Sweat commanded a volunteer company of Ware County militia in the Indian War, June 9th to August 19th, 1838; August 21st - December 31st, 1838; August 19th, 1840 - June 1st, 1841; and October 6th - December 3rd, 1841, he raised a volunteer company of Ware County men, which became Company "G", 4th GA Calvary, serving 1862-1864, CSA. Contributed by Larry T. Sweat, SCV Camp 741 Tavares, Florida ltsweat@comcast.net

 

SWEAT, William F., Sergeant, Company G, 4th Regiment, Georgia Calvary (Clinch's): Born 24 Mar 1839 in Ware Co., Ga., the son of Nathaniel and Charity Newborn (Newbern) Sweat, GA. Sergeant Sweat died 22 Dec 1901 in Pierce Co., GA., and was buried at at Youmans Cemetery, Pierce Co., GA. He was married to Sarah A. Howard. Their Children Were: (1) Simon P., (2) Peyton R., (3) Alfred C. (4) Quarterman, (5) Matthew, (6) Martha K. The children of Sergeant Sweat's parents were: (1)William F., (2) James, (3) Eady, (4) Thomas, (5) Nathan, (6) Randall, (7) Alfred, (8) Lucretia. Submitted by Jeremiah Rowell, jrowell@bop.gov

 

TAIT, Brantley M., born 1837 Elbert Co, GA. Enlisted in Confedrate Army on July 1862 at Camp Williams., by Capt.Brailsford, Lamar Rangers, 1st Batt'n Cavaly. He was with this company until around Jan or Feb when he was listed with the 5th Cavaly Unit. He was with this unit until July or August of 1863, when they have him listed as a deserted on the 23rd of June 1863. What makes this funny is the fact that he married on Jan 6th of 1859 to Martha Ann Browing. They never has any children, and she remarried in 1873.There were no Divorce papers file from either one of them, and he isnt listed on any Census records or any other types of records. IT's like he disappeared into thin air. Studing the war as little as I do, I know that towards the middle of the war there were so many deaths that after a while they started to have mass graves of men. This is what I think happened to him and to his brother Joseph L. Tate. There is no grave site for either one of them. Contributed by Dixie Tait Kirton

 

TATE, James Henry, Born 1824 in Elbert Co, Georgia, enlisted in the 4th Georgia Cavalry on December 10, 1863. He recieved $24.40 every three months for the use of his horse. Between November and December of 1863, he too was detached to hunt deserters. He stayed in the war and was paroled on May 25, 1865 in Thomasville, Georgia. He died in 1907 in Madison Co, Fl. He and his son John Thomas Tait, were lucky, James lost two brothers, Joseph L.Tate and Brantly M. Tait to the war in 1863. Contributed by Dixie Tait Kirton

 

TATE, Joseph L. was listed with Ga 57th Inf. Co A. SGT. He was married to Catherine Franklin in Brooks Co, and they had their first son Lawarence in 1857, Robert was born in 1860. He joined the Army and was never heard again, (like I stated above I havent gotten in his papers yet). He never came home after the war, Catherine was put into an asylum in 1873 by her parents, and the children grew up on their own. Lawerance married and had two children, Robert never married and died in Madison Co, Florida. If you have any information on them, I would like to hear from you or how I can find out about them. Contributed by Dixie Tait Kirton

 

THOMAS, Lewis "CSA" Private, Capt. Clinch's Battery, Georgia Light Artillery. Enlisted February 6, 1864 at Camp Mercer by Capt Clinch for the duration of the War. During the battle at Fort McAllister, Ga., as the fort was being over run by Yankee troops, Lewis Thomas was shot through the shoulder. This occurred while he was running from the invading force. One could say he was falling back to take up a more advantageous position, or maybe he was prudently getting out of harm's way. Either way, as he related it, while Lewis was running, he looked over his shoulder to see where the enemy was. At that moment he took a bullet through the opposite shoulder he maintained that it was a good thing he was looking behind as otherwise he would have caught the bullet in the middle of his neck. The impact of the shot knocked Lewis to the ground. As he tried to rise, a Yankee came up behind him shouting "You keep down there you damm ......", and thrust his bayonet into the back of Lewis' head. This bayonet wound was severe and disloged a large piece of his skull. My grandfather indicated that he recalled the divot on the back of Lewis' skull, long since healed over with skin, was a few inches across. Afterwards he was captured at Fort McAllister, Ga., and was a P.O.W. Lewis Thomas appears on a Roll of Prisoners of War at U.S.A. General Hospital, Hilton head, and also at Point Lookout, Md. February 1, 1865. His name also appears as a signature to an Oath of Allegiance to the United States, subscribed and sworn to at Point Lookout, Md. June 20, 1865. The war ended April 9, 1865. After he was paroled from the infamous prison at Point Lookout, Maryland in 1865, Lewis and a friend decided they would have better luck walking back to Southern Georgia than traveling the more established routes back home. Food was scarce, but by keeping off the major roads the two comrades were able to get by, finally reaching home some weeks later. Lewis Thomas was the son of Banner Thomas, Jr. and Lovey Denmark. Lewis' wife was Mary Stokes. They are buried at New Hope Cemetery. They have a host of relatives in the Brantley County area. Contributed by Gaynell H. Sasser; supplemented by Richard Thomas Davis, California, singusa@earthlink.net

 

THOMPSON, John, was 39 years old when he enlisted as a Pvt. in Co. E. 4th Regiment Georgia Calvary in November 1862 in Waynesville, Ga. See Continued Story Page:E-Mail: Jenny Londrico

 

THOMPSON, Jonathan Seth "J.S.", born December 14, 1823, in South Carolina, and died April 3, 1902, and was buried in Mud Creek Cemetery in Lanier County, Georgia. He enlisted January 2, 1863 in Company I, 4th Regiment, Georgia Calvary in Waynesville, commanded by Duncan Clinch Jr. He was appointed company teamster (wagoner) on February 15, 1863. Along with his remaining company, "J.S." surrendered to the Federal troops at Tallahassee, Fl., on May 10, 1865, and was paroled at Thomasville, Ga. on May11, 1865. Submitted by Al Thompson. , Tbonethompson@hotmail.com, and SissySue11@hotmail.com

 

THORNTON, Isaac L., enlisted in August, 1863, and served in Clinches Company K, 4th Georgia Cavalry . He was discharged at Screven in April, 1865, applied for a pension on September 18, 1906, and is believed to have died circa 1910. Before his death, he resided in the community of K-ville, Wayne County, Georgia, near Screven. (older brother Sgt. Davis Thornton). Submitted by, B. Isaac Thornton, great-great-grandson

 

TILMAN, John Sr., was born in 1812 in Tattnall County. He lived later near the Altamaha River in Appling County. Although identified as an "overage" to the unit, he volunteered and served two years as a private in Company K, 4th Georgia Calvary. He died in 1897 and is buried in the Tillman Cemetery near his home. He served as Justice of the Appling Inferior Court from 1846-1862, and was the first ordinary of Appling County, 1862-1856.

 

Tucker, Richard (1831 - 1908)
2d Lieutenant March 4,1862 of F Company 49th Georgia Infantry Regiment of Army of Northern Virginia . Resigned September 1,1862 . Appointed Sergeant of Co. H, 4th Regiment Ga. Cavalry (Clinch's,) December 10, 1862 . Roll for June 1864 , last on file, shows him present. Surrendered May 10 1865 . Paroled at Albany, Ga. May 29,1865.
This information was taken from family records and the Muster Rolls of F. Company 49th Georgia Infantry, (Irwin County Volunteers).

 

WELLS, John Rose, Private, April 18, 1862. Mustered out May 10, 1862. Enlisted as a Private in Company C., 4th Regiment Georgia Calvary (Clinch's), May 21, 1862. Roll for June 30, 1864, last on file shows him "Present." No later record. Died about 1922, Buried at Burnt Fort, Camden, County, Ga. Contributed by Dave.

 

WIGGINS, J. S., Capt., enlisted for 12 months as a 1st Sergeant on 7 or 9 August 1861 in the "Wayne Rangers," an independent cavalry company formed at Waynesville, Georgia under Captain T. S. Hopkins. This company later became Company "C", 3rd Battalion, Georgia Volunteer Calvary. When the 4th GA Volunteer Calvary was formed in January, 1863, he was assigned to Company "A," 4th GA Volunteer Cavalry. Duncan L. Clinch, Jr., of Camden County commanded both of these units, rising in rank from Major to full Colonel. Wiggins was elected 2nd LT on 8 Oct 1861 to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of 2nd LT W. F. J. Bryan. He was present for duty from that date to December 1863, except when on detached duty. While there is some confusion in the records about the tenure of J. S. Wiggins and Capt Hopkins. It appears that he was elected CAPT and commander of the company when it reorganized for the war on 12 May 1862. It also appears that he was elected the Wayne County Representative to the GA Legislature in Nov 1863, and resigned his commission in Dec 1863 in order to serve in that capacity. And that appears to have concluded his service in the Confederate Army. Based on what has been determined about the operations of the 3rd Battalion/4th GA Cavalry, it would appear that CAPT Wiggins' service involved mostly picket and courier service in Glynn and Wayne Counties, except for a short campaign around Jacksonville, Florida in late March 1863, and a sweep through several South GA counties in May and June 1863 for conscripts and deserters, in both of which it appears the "Wayne Rangers" participated. The regiment's participation in the Battle of Olustee, Florida, came in Feb 1864, and its deployment to the campaigns around Charleston and Atlanta, as well as Sherman's March to the Sea happened in Mid-to-late 1864, after Capt Wiggins had departed the regiment.Contributed by O.J. Hickox

 

WOODARD, William, enlisted in the CSA in 1862 and served as a Private in Company H of the 4th Georgia Calvary for the duration of the War. He was born in 1805 in Emanuel Co. Georgia and died June 9, 1905 near Schlatterville. He was the son of Mills and Mary Cannady Woodard, moving to Pierce County after 1860. His wife was Nancy Martin (Woodard), marrying in the fall of 1846 (Emanuel Co.), He and his wife are buried in the Thomas Cemetery, in Brantley County Georgia, which was part of Pierce Co. at the time. The following obituary appeared in the Blackshear Times, June 22, 1905: "Mr. William Woodard, an old "land mark" of Pierce County, died at his home near Schlatterville on June 9th, 1905, and was buried on the day following at the Thomas Graveyard. Mr. Woodard was born and reared in Emanual Co., Ga. and moved to Pierce Co. in 1864, where he lived till 1877, then he moved to Hamilton Co., Fla. After residing there ten years he returned to Pierce Co. in 1887. He was in his 85th year. A widow and eight children, four sons and four daughters, 36 grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren survive him. His children were all present, except one son who was too ill and with fever to travel, when he, Mr. Woodard passed away. Mr. Woodard was united with the Primitive Baptist Church many years ago and was baptized by Rev. Laborn Thomas." Contributed by Kaye Woodard Carter

 

WOOTEN, Bryant Lee, served in Company G. 4th Cavalry as a Private. He enlisted in Macon Ga on November 7, 1863 and served for a period of three years, or until the war ended. His last muster roll call showed him absent, as he was detailed to hunt deserters. He was born on 12 November 1835 and died on 19 May 1907. He is buried in the Oak Grove Cemetery in the north part of Coffee County, Ga. Contributed by Bobby L. Graham Grambo4121@aol.com

 

WORTH, William L. Company E/H, 29th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (1861-1862), Company I, 4th Regiment, Georgia Cavalry(1863-1864)Sketch. Contributed by Roy Eugene or Dorothy Worth

 

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