Jonathan David Hickox enlisted as a Private June 21, 1862 for the war at Waynesville, GA, the "Camden Mounted Rifles," CAPT Nathan Atkinson Brown, a unit of the Cavalry Command south of the Altamaha River. This company subsequently became Co. "C" of the 4th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Cavalry (COL Duncan L. Clinch).


He was listed as present through June 19, 1862, AWOL June 20 to (nlt Jun 30); absent on furlough in Ware County GA from Aug 23 to Sep 1, 1862, but was listed as present Jun 30 to Dec 1, 1863.


Jonathan was transferred to CAPT Nicholas Bayard Clinch's Artillery Company Dec 1, 1863; Present thru Sep 15, 1864; AWOL Sep 16, 1864; Last paid March 1, 1864; No further record.


According to muster records, both Benjamin (his brother) and Jonathan were present with this unit during all of 1863 and up to Jonathan's AWOL on Sep 16, 1864, it is probable that both were involved in all the listed actions of the unit up through that time. This including the Jul 1863 attempt by the Federals to take Fort Wagner, of "Glory" fame) except, of course, the siege of Savannah and the Fort McAllister battle during which it appears that Jonathan was not present.


At present, we have no information on the degree of Jonathan's participation in the war subsequent to Sep 16, 1864. There are many reasons for his absence; records during the final days of the war were skimpy at best; perhaps he had returned from his AWOL status and served on and the records are just incomplete, or he may have been wounded, sick, or captured.


Jonathan David was born on March 15, 1839 with a twin, named David Jonathan. Jonathan David was married to Lucinda "Loucy" Green. He died on October 23, 1909 and is buried at High Bluff Cemetery.


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