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Co. A, 52nd Regiment Infantry - Habersham Guards

52nd Regiment, Georgia Infantry

The 52nd Infantry Regiment was organized at Atlanta, Georgia in April of 1862. Many of its members were drawn from Fannin, Habersham, Towns, and White counties. The unit took part in the Cumberland Gap operation, then moved to Kentucky, and still later to Mississippi. In Mississippi, the unit was assigned to General Barton's Brigade, Department of Mississippi & East Louisiana, and was active in the conflicts at Chickasaw Bayou, and Champion's Hill.

At the fall of Vicksburg on July 4, 1863, the 52nd was part of a garrison that was captured. After the battle, Gen. Grant was unable to provide for the large number of captives taken, and the unit was exchanged and assigned to General Stovall's Brigade.

The 52nd fought with the Army of Tennessee from Missionary Ridge to Nashville. Then on February 23, 1865, it was detailed to guard wagon trains from Columbus, Mississippi.  During December of 1863, the unit totaled 279 men and 197 arms. By November of 1864, there were only 123 men fit for duty. Finally, the few men that remained surrendered on May 4, 1865.

The field officers were: Colonels Wier Boyd & Charles D. Phillips, Lieutenant Colonel Solomon H. Van Diviere, and Majors J. J. Findley & John J. Moore.

Source: National Park Service


Muster Roll of Company A, 52nd Regiment, GA Volunteer Infantry
Army of Tennessee C.S.A.  Habersham County, GA.
Habersham Guards

Submitted by Jean Sharp

Company A was organized March 4, 1862 at Clarksville, Habersham County, Ga. Listed on the roll of Company A were 141 men.

The 52nd Regiment consisted of ten (10) companies: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, & K. Each company was comprised of approximately 140-160 men....divided into four (4) squads of approximately 40 men each.

OFFICERS:

VAN DIVIERE, SOLOMON H. Capt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Elected Lieut. Colonel, Nov. 15, 1862. Resigned Oct. 1863

HARRIS, WILLIAM L. 1st Lieut. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Resigned Aug. 9, 1862

BOHANNAN, BERRY S. 2nd Lieut. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Resigned, disabled by measles, Sept. 10, 1862 (Born in Anderson, SC, Aug 31, 1838. Died in Jackson Co, GA Dec. 16, 1925)

JARRARD, COSBY L. JR. 2nd Lieut. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Elected 2nd Lieut. Sept 15, 1862. Captured at Bakers Creek, Miss, May 16, 1863. Exchanged in 1865.

FRY, GEORGE 1st Sergeant. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Captured at Vicksburg, Miss July 4, 1863. Paroled there July 7, 1863. Exchanged Sept. 1863. Wounded at Atlanta, Ga July 22, 1864. Pension records show he was home on furlough at close of war. (Born in Ga. Dec. 27, 1840)

SOSEBEE, JOHN C. 2nd Sergeant Enlisted March 4, 1862. Captured at Vicksburg, Miss, July 4, 1863. Exchanged Sept. 1863. Pension records show he surrendered at Greensborough, NC, April 26, 1865. (Born in Habersham Co, Ga. Jan 14, 1837. Died there Nov. 9, 1893)

JONES, THOMAS F.S. 3rd Sergeant Enlisted March 4, 1862. Wounded and captured at Bakers Creek, Miss, May 16, 1863. Exchanged Aug 1, 1863. Captured at Resaca, Ga, May 16, 1864. Paroled at Camp Morton, Ind. and forwarded to City Point, Va. for exchange, Feb. 26, 1865. (Died in Habersham Co, Ga, May 15, 1894)

IVESTER, JESSA A. 4th Sergeant Enlisted May 12, 1862. Captured at Vicksburg, Miss, July 4, 1863. Exchanged Sept 6, 1863. Wounded at Resaca, Ga, May 14, 1864. (Died of disease contacted in service, Habersham Co, Ga. 1877)

SPENCER, JOHN R. 1st Corporal. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Captured, date and place not given. Released at Point Lookout, Md in 1865. (Born in Spartanburg, SC March 17, 1838. Died in Habersham Co, Ga. 1907)

PORTER, THOMAS J. 2nd Corporal. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Captured at Atlanta, July 22, 1864. Died in prison.

SPENCER, THOMAS G. 3rd Corporal. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Wounded in thigh, leg, foot and permanently disabled at Bakers Creek, Miss, May 16, 1863. Exchanged Sept. 1863. Pension records show he was home on furlough at close of war. (Born Nov. 15, 1842)

ENGLISH, JOHN W. (or INGLISH) 4th Corporal Enlisted March 4, 1862. Appointed 5th Sergeant in 1862. Captured at Vicksburg, Miss. July 4, 1863. Exchanged Sept 6, 1863. Captured at New Hope Church, Ga. June 5, 1864. Released at Rock Island, Ill. in 1865.

ENLISTED MEN:

ANDERSON, THOMAS A. (or H), Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Died at Knoxville, Tn. in 1862.

ANSLEY, JAMES A. Pvt. Enlisted June 25, 1862. Captured at Vicksburg, Miss. July 4, 1863. Exchanged and returned to his company Sept. 6, 1863.

BLACK, CALVIN J. Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Appears last on roll for Jan-Feb, 1863 with remark "AWOL since April".

BLACK, JEPTHA N. Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Wounded in right side, resulting in paralysis at Cumberland Gap, Tenn. June 18, 1862. Discharged, disability, Oct. 1864 (Born in Ga. Aug 26, 1825. Died in Hall Co, Ga. in 1889)

BRADBERRY, JAMES (or BRADBURY) Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Died at Camp McDonald, Ga. in 1862.

BRAMLET, WILLIAM H. Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Roll for Nov-Dec, 1863, last on file shows him "AWOL Nov. 15, 1863 at Manchester, Tenn."

BRIGHT, SAMUEL W. Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Captured at Vicksburg, Miss. July 4, 1863. Exchanged Sept. 6, 1863.

BROWN, WILLIAM M. Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Died at Knoxville, Tenn. in 1862.

BYRD, JAMES S. Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Captured at Vicksburg, Miss, July 4, 1863. Wounded through lung, spine and left side at Bentonville, N.C. March 19, 1865. Paroled at Garret House General Hospital #12, Greensboro, NC, April 29, 1865. (Born in Georgia, Oct. 1831)

CASH, ALFRED J. Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Appears on pay roll showing payment of bounty April 13, 1862.

CHURCH, ALEXANDER P. Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Captured at Vicksburg, Miss. July 4, 1863. Exchanged Sept. 6, 1863. Pension records show him at home on sick furlough at close of war. Surrendered at Augusta, Ga. May 18, 1865. (Born in GA Oct. 18, 1831)

CHURCH, ANDREW J. Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Appointed Corporal. Wounded and captured at Bakers Creek, Miss. May 16, 1863. Paroled near Vicksburg, May 16 or 27, 1863. Home on sick furlough at close of war. (Born in Ga. Oct. 18, 1831. Died at home of dropsy contacted in service, Dec. 24, 1891)

CRANE, JAMES B. Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Died of disease in 1862.

DAVIDSON, WALTER G. Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Captured at Bakers Creek, Miss, May 16, 1863. Paroled at Fort Deleware, Del. July 3, 1863. Received at City Point, Va. July 6, 1863. Captured at Greenville, SC May 23, 1865.

DEAL, EPHRAIM G. (or D) Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Roll dated March 10, 1862, bears remark "heard he had recruited".

DODD, JOSEPH H. Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Captured at Bakers Creek, Miss May 16, 1863. Exchanged and returned to company in 1863.

DODD, WALTON, Pvt. Enlisted May 12, 1862. Roll for Nov-Dec 1863. Last on file shows him AWOL May 20, 1863. Captured at Greenville, SC May 23, 1865.

DYER, LAWSON B. (or DYRE) Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1863. Enlisted as a Private in Cpt. Matthew's Company, South Carolina Heavy Artillery, "without permission" Jan 20, 1863. Roll for June 1863, shows him "claimed by Cpt. Gailey. Sent to Provest Marshall, Charleston". By special order dated July 13, 1863, the unexpired part of his sentence was remitted and he was returned to his own regiment. Surrendered at Greenboro, NC, April 26, 1865. (Died in Habersham Co, Ga. June 1909)

ECHOLS, J.B. (or J.D.) Pvt. Enlisted July 18, 1862. Died at Vicksburg, Miss. in 1863.

ECHOLS, LARKIN M. Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Captured at Missionary Ridge, Tenn, Nov. 25, 1863. Died at Rock Island, Ill (prison) Feb. 16, 1864.

EDWARDS, LEMUEL B. Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Died of diarrhaea at Clinton, Tenn, June 9, 1862.

ELROD, LEANDER W. Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Died of disease June 1862.

EVANS, DAVID Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Roll dated March 10, 1862 bears remark "not seen since volunteered".

FORRESTER, ZACHARIAH, Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Captured at Nashville, Tenn. Dec 16, 1864. Released from Camp Chase, Ohio, May 15, 1865. (Born in Habersham Co, GA April 6, 1823)

FRANKUM, JOSEPH B.B. (or FRANKLIN), Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Roll dated March 10, 1862, bears remark "said to be recruited".

FREE, MALACHI, Pvt. Enlisted May 12, 1862. Captured. Died at Camp Chase, OH Feb. 4, 1865. Grave #1049. Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery.

FRIER, JOHN, Pvt. Enlisted Dec. 1, 1862. Died in service.

FRY, HENRY, Pvt. Enlisted July 18, 1862. Died at Knoxville, Tenn. in 1862.

GAILEY, JOHN OWENS (JAY), Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Elected 1st Lieut Aug. 2, 1862; Captain, Nov. 16, 1862. Captured at Vicksburg, Miss, July 4, 1863. Granted leave by special order dated March 2, 1864. No later record. (Born in Clarksville, Ga, March 11, 1844, died at Athens, Ga, Dec. 27, 1879)

GOSWELL, GEORGE, Pvt. (no other info)

HARDY, ELIJAH P., Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Elected Jr. 2nd Corporal. Dec. 14, 1862. Captured at Bakers Creek, Miss. May 16, 1863. Exchanged March 1865.

HARDY, JOSEPH F, Pvt. Enlisted July 23, 1862. Appointed 4th Corporal. Roll dated Dec. 31, 1863, last file shows him absent, sick in hospital result of measles and rheumatism. May-Sept. 1864. Furloughed home in 1864, unable to return. (Born in Henry Co, GA, June 29, 1838)

HICKS, JAMES A, Pvt. Enlisted May 12, 1862. Roll for Dec. 1863, last on file shows him AWOL Dec. 15, 1862, Manchester, Tenn.

HICKS, WILLIAM A. Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Roll for Dec, 1863, last on file, shows him AWOL Nov. 15, 1862, Manchester, Tenn. Pension records show he joined Matthews SC Heavy Artillery "without permission" in 1863.

HILL, A.J. Pvt. Enlisted July 1, 1862. Captured at Atlanta, GA , July 22, 1864. Released at Camp Douglas, Ill, June 21, 1865. (Born in Habersham Co, GA, Feb. 23, 1837)

HILL, JAMES H. Pvt. Enlisted July 1, 1862. Captured at Atlanta, GA, July 22, 1864. Released at Camp Douglas, Ill, June 21, 1865. (Born in Habersham Co, GA 1841)

HINDMAN, JOHN A. Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Appointed 3rd Corporal. Captured at Dalton, GA, 1864.

HINDMAN, SAMUEL B. Pvt. Enlisted Sept. 15, 1862. Captured in Kentucky, Dec. 1862. Exchanged in 1863. Wounded in 1863. Roll dated Dec. 21, 1863, 1st on file shows him "AWOL Nov. 20, 1862, Lenoir Station, Tenn". Pension records show he enlisted in Co. K, 49th Reg. N.C. Inf. Captured at Five Forks, VA, April 1, 1865. Released at Point Lookout, Md, June 27, 1865. (Born at Charleston, SC Dec. 6, 1824. Died in Cherokee Co, Ga. 1914)

HOGAN, GEORGE W. Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Appointed Corporal. Captured at Bakers Creek, Miss. May 16, 1863. Died of fever in prison.

HOWARD A. KIM, Pvt. Enlisted May 12, 1862. Died of measles and typhoid fever in Atlanta hospital June 12, 1862. Buried in Oakland Cemetary in Atlanta.

HULSEY, E. ALMAN, Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Original roll bears remark "in Capt. Brown's Company".

INGLIS, ALEX C. Pvt. Enlisted May 12, 1862. Captured at Vicksburg, Miss. July 4, 1863. Exchanged Sept 9, 1863. Wounded at Jonesboro, GA Aug. 31, 1864. Pension records show he was at home on furlough at close of war. (Died at Clarksville, Ga, June 1, 1922).

INGLIS, DAVID, Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Captured at Vicksburg, Miss, July 4, 1863. Exchanged Sept 9, 1863. Pension records show he surrendered at Greensboro, NC april 26, 1865. (Born Feb. 27, 1839)

IVESTER, JESSE, JR. Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Died of measles in 1862.

JENKINS, JOHN C. Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Captured at Vicksburg, Miss. July 4, 1863. Paroled July 6, 1863. Pension records show he was on detail at Newberry, SC at close of war. (Born in Georgia 1843)

JENKINS, WILLIAM E., Pvt. Enlisted April 1, 1862. Captured at Vicksburg, Miss, July4, 1863. Exchanged Sept. 1863. Pension records show he surrendered at Greensboro, NC, April 26, 1865. (Born Habersham Co, GA, March 16, 1845)

JONES, ANDREW D.C. Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Died of disease Dec. 21, 1862.

KIMBRELL, THOMAS, Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Wounded at Cumberland Gap, Tenn, Aug. 8, 1862. Killed at Lookout Mountain, Tenn. Nov. 24, 1863.

KINSEY, BARRON D. Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Captured Vicksburg, Miss. July 4, 1863. Paroled July 8, 1863. Exchanged Sept. 1863. Roll for Dec. 31, 1863, last on file shows him "AWOL since Dec. 17, 1863, Dalton, Ga". Pension records show he was wounded at Peachtree Creek, Ga., third finger amputated, July 20, 1864. (Born in Georgia, May 9, 1840. Died from bronchitis contacted in service, Habersham Co, 1903)

LAND, CALVIN A. Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Appointed Commissary Sergeant. Captured at Vicksburg, Miss. July 4, 1863. Exchanged Sept. 1863.

LATHAM, THOMAS R. Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Died of fever and measles at Atlanta, June 27, 1862. Buried there in Oakland Cemetary.

LYLE, WILLIS P. Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Wounded in side at Bakers Creek, Miss, May 16, 1863. Captured at Vicksburg, Miss. July 4, 1863. Exchanged Sept. 1863. Pension records show he ws in Covengton, Ga. hospital at close of war. (Born in Jackson Co, Ga. Dec. 16, 1827. Died in Habersham Co. 1903)

MASHBURN, LEWIS J. Pvt. Enlisted May 14, 1862. Roll for Dec. 1863, last on file, shows him AWOL since Nov. 7, 1863.

McCROSSLEY, ROBERT D. (or McCROSKY) Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Died of disease in 1863.

McINTIRE, CHARLES W. Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Captured at Vicksburg, Miss July 4, 1863. Exchanged Sept. 1863. Pension records show he surrendered at Greensboro, NC April 26, 1865. (Born in Habersham Co. Oct. 30, 1836. Died there June 25, 1902)

McINTIRE, E. JOSEPH (or JOSEPH E) Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Died of fever in 1862.

McINTIRE, JAMES E. Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Died of fever in 1862.

MEEKS, JAMES M. Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Roll for Dec. 31, 1863, last on file, shows him "AWOL since Dec. 19, 1863 Dalton, Ga". No later record.

MEEKS, THOMAS F. Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Died of measles in 1862.

MIZE, COLUMBUS O. Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Captured at Vicksburg, Miss. July 4, 1863. Exchanged Sept. 1863. Returned to Company. (Born in Georgia 1825 or 1828)

MIZE, WASHINGTON C. Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Discharged, disability, result of measles and lung trouble, Feb. 20, 1863. (Born Habersham Co, April 1, 1833, died in 1903 or 1904)

MONROE, DAVID Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Captured at Vicksburg, Miss. July 4, 1863. Exchanged and returned to Company Sept. 1863.

MOTE, DREURY (or DRURY) Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Captured at Vicksburg, Miss. July 4, 1863. Exchanged in 1863. Wounded near Atlanta July 22, 1864. At home at close of war. (Born in Habersham Co, June 14, 1824)

MOTE, FRANKLIN Pvt. Enlisted Oct. 19, 1862. Captured at Vicksburg, Miss. July 4, 1863. Exchanged 1863. At home at close of war. (Born Habersham Co. June 14, 1839. died in Jackson Co, Georgia, Nov. 19, 1915)

MULLENIX, JOHN MARTIN (or MULLENAX) Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Captured at Vicksburg, Miss July 4, 1863. Exchanged Sept. 1863. Surrendered at Greensboro, NC, April 26, 1865. (Born in South Carolina Sept. 12, 1828)

NATIONS, THOMAS R. Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Killed at Tazewell, Tenn. Aug. 7, 1862.

ODOM, JAMES M (or ODUM) Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Roll dated Dec. 31, 1863, last on file, shows him "AWOL since Nov. 17, 1862, Manchester, Tenn.

OSTIN, WILLIAM H. Original roll bears remark "in Capt. Brown's Company".

PARROTT, A.J. (or J.J.) Pvt. Enlisted Nov. 1862. Died in Tenn. in 1862.

PATTEN, ANDREW (or PATTON) Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Died at Atlanta, Ga. June 17, 1862. Buried at Oakland Cemetary.

PHILLIPS, CHARLES D. Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Elected Lieut. Colonel, March 16, 1862; Colonel, Nov. 16, 1862. Wounded in left arm, right leg, knee and cheek and captured at Bakers Creek, May 16, 1863. Paroled at Johnson's Island, Ohio and forwarded to City Point, Va, Feb. 24, 1865. At Clarksville, Ga on recruiting service April 1865. (Born in GA Oct. 12, 1835)

PILGRAM, W.M. Pvt. died in 1863.

PORTER, THOMAS C. Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Captured at Atlanta, July 22, 1864. Died at Camp Douglas, Ill. or Camp Chase, Oh.

RAMSEY, REMUS B. Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Died of brain fever in 1862.

RAMSEY, WILLIAM A. Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Appointed 2st Sergeant. Discharged disability.

ROACH, ELIAS R. Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Captured at Vicksburg, Miss. July 4, 1863. Exchanged Sept. 1863. Transferred to Andersons' Battery, GA Light Artillery in 1864. Killed at Nashville, Tenn. Dec. 16, 1864.

ROACH, JAMES C. (or JAMES E.) Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862.

ROACH, J. EMORY Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Captured at Vicksburg, Miss. July 4, 1863. Exchanged Sept. 1863.

ROBERTSON, W.K. Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Received bounty pay April 13, 1862. No later record.

RUDESEAL, JOHN BLACKBURN Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Captured at Vicksburg, Miss. July 4, 1863. Paroled there July 6, 1863. Captured near Franlin, Tenn. Dec. 17, 1864. Released at Camp Douglas, Ill. June 20, 1865. (Born in Habersham Co, Nov. 13, 1839. Died there Feb. 13, 1904)

RUMSEY, JOHN T. Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Appointed 1st Sergeant. Discharged, arm disabled at Vicksburg, Miss April 7, 1863. (Born in Elbert Co, GA July 10, 1845. Died in Habersham Co, Jan 16, 1892.)

RUMSEY, WILLIAM A. Pvt. Enlisted May 12, 1862. Died of fever and exhaustion at Strawberry Plains, Tenn. Aug. 12, 1862.

RUTH, JAMES Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Captured at Vicksburg July 4, 1863. Exchanged and returned to Company, Sept. 1863.

RUTH, JOHN Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Captured at Vicksburg, Miss. July 4, 1863. Exchanged and returned to Company Sept. 1863.

RUTH, WILLIAM J. Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Captured at Vicksburg, Miss. July 4, 1863. Roll dated Dec. 31, 1863, last on file shows him absent without leave since Nov. 7, 1863. No later record.

SAVAGE, TAYLOR Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Original roll bears remark "in Capt. Brown's Company".

SCOTT, GEORGE W. Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Captured at Vicksburg, Miss. July 4, 1863. Exchanged Sept. 1863. Accidentally killed by gun shot.

SCOTT, JAMES A. Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Died at Atlanta, July 22, 1862. Buried there in Oakland Cemetary.

SCOTT, JACKSON C. Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Pension records show he was at home on sick furlough at close of war. (Born in Gilmer Co, Ga. 1834)

SCOTT, THOMAS R. Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Died of measles March 1862.

SCOTT, WILLIAM Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Roll dated Dec. 31, 1863, last on file shows him "Absent without leave since June 25, 1863, Vicksburg". No later record.

SEARIGHT, JAMES J. Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Appointed 2nd Sergeant in 1862. Died of disease in 1862.

SHIRLEY, EDWARD W. Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Enlisted as a private in Capt. Mathewes' Company, South Carolina Heavy Artillery, without permission, Feb. 23, 1863. Roll for June 1863, shows him "Present, claimed by Capt. Gailey:" By Special Order dated July 13, 1863, the unexpired portion of his sentence was remitted and he was returned to his own regiment. Wounded in shoulder and breast. Roll for Dec. 1864, last on file, shows him present. Pension records shows he surrendered at High Point, NC, April 1865. Born in Habersham Co, May 16, 1841.)

SHIRLEY, JEPTHA Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Enlisted as a private in Capt. Mathewe's Company, South Carolina Heave Artillery, without transfer, Feb. 23, 1863. Died of fever in 1863.

SHIRLEY, JOHN M. Pvt. Enlisted May 12, 1862. Enlisted as a private in Capt. Mathewes' Company, South Carolina Heavy Artillery, without transfer, Feb. 23, 1863. Roll for June 1863, shows him "Present, claimed by Capt. Gailey". By Special Order dated July 13, 1863, John M. Shirley was sent to his own regiment. Roll of Capt. Mathewes' Company for Dec. 1864, last on file, shows him present.

SHIRLEY, JONATHAN J. Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Died of fever in 1862.

SHIRLEY, WILLIAM J. Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Died of measles in 1862.

SKELTON, EZEKIEL, Pvt. Enlisted Sept. 1862. Captured at Vicksburg, Miss. July 4, 1863. Exchanged Sept. 1863.

SMITH, JAMES A. Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Captured at Vicksburg, Miss. July 4, 1863. Exchanged Sept. 1863. Surrendered at Greensboro, NC, April 26, 1865. (Born in Rockingham Co, NC, March 1, 1843)

SOSEBEE, ROBERT A. (or ROBERT S) Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Appointed 4th Corporal Feb. 1863. Killed at Bakers Creek, Miss. May 16, 1863.

STAMEY, HENRY J. Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Captured at Vicksburg, Miss. July 4, 1863. Exchanged Sept. 1863. Wounded left hip permanently disabled at Jonesboro, Ga.. Aug. 31, 1864. (Died in Habersham Co, Dec. 10, 1927)

STAMEY, JOHN J. Pvt. Enlisted July 22, 1862. Captured at Vicksburg, Miss. July 4, 1863. Exchanged Sept. 1863.

STROUD, JAMES Pvt. Enlisted in 1862. Captured at Vicksburg, Miss. July 4, 1863. Exchanged Sept. 1863. Pension records show he surrendered at Greensboro, NC April 26, 1865. (Born in North Carolina in 1829, died in Habersham Co, Ga. in 1906)

STROUD, SAMUEL JASPER Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Wounded in breast, collar bone broken. Captured at Vicksburg, Miss, July 4, 1863. Exchanged Sept. 1863. Captured at Chattahoochee, Ga. July 3, 1864. Released at Camp Douglas, Ill. June 16, 1865. (Born in McDowell Co, NC in 1828. Died in Jackson Co, Ga. April 1909)

TAYLOR, GEORGE W. Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Captured at Vicksburg, Miss. July 4, 1863. Paroled there July 6, 1863. No later record.

TAYLOR, JOHN R. Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Captured at Vicksburg, Miss July 4, 1863. Died of consumption July 1863.

TAYLOR, WASHINGTON Pvt. Enlisted May 12, 1862. Captured at Vicksburg, Miss July 4, 1863. Exchanged Sept. 1863. Killed at Clarksville, Ga. in 1865.

TAYLOR, WILLIAM W. Pvt. Enlisted May 12, 1862. Captured at Vicksburg, Miss, July 4, 1863. Died of chronic diarrhoea and dropsy at Vicksburg July 29, 1863.

WADE, RANEY J. Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Captured at Vicksburg, July 4, 1863. Exchanged Sept. 1863. Pension records show he surrendered at Greensboro, NC April 26, 1865. (Born in Habersham Co, Ga. Nov. 20, 1826)

WARD, ENOCH Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1863. Captured at Vicksburg, July 4, 1863. Exchanged Sept. 1863 and released on oath of allegiance to U.S. Govt. at Louisville, Ky. Aug. 29, 1864. Remark "Sent from Dept of Cumberland to be released north of the Ohio River" (Born in Georgia)

WATKINS, JOHN Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Wounded at Knoxville, Tenn. Sept 10, 1863. Discharged on account of rheumatism contracted in service in 1863. (Born in Georgia, Aug. 25, 1822)

WATSON, GEORGE W. Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Died of measles, March 1862.

WATSON, JACKSON Pvt. Died of measles in 1862.

WATSON, JEFFERSON Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Appointed 4th Sergeant. Died in service.

WATSON, LAFAYETTE J. Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Died in service.

WEBB, SIMPSON R. Pvt. March 4, 1862

WHITECOTTON, WILLIAM J. Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Discharged, disabled by dropsy contracted in service at Vicksburg Feb. 20, 1863. Enlisted as a private in Co. H, 11th Reg. Ga. Cavalry, July 1864. Wounded by fall from horse. (Born in Georgia May 24, 1827)

WHITTEN, FRANKLIN (or WHITEN or WHITING) Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Wounded, right foot permanently disabled at Cumberland Gap, Tenn. Sept. 9, 1863. (Born in Ga. about 1833)

WILBANKS, JOHN E. Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Captured at Vicksburg, Miss July 4, 1863. Exchanged Sept. 1863.

WILBANKS, W.P. Pvt. Enlisted July 10, 1862. Captured at Vicksburg Miss, July 4, 1863. Paroled there July 6, 1863. Wounded, left hip dislocated and collar bone broken in railroad wreck in Ala. July 1863. Furloughed home, disability, Feb. 1865. (Born in Habersham Co, Ga. Nov. 1840, died in Stephens Co, Ga. 1924)

WILLIAMS, JAMES G. Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Pension records show he was at home on sick furlough at close of war. (Born in Habersham Co, Ga. March 21, 1837)

WILSON, JAMES G. Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Captured at Vicksburg, Miss July 4, 1863. Released on oath of allegiance U.S. Govt. at Chattanooga, Tenn. March 26, 1864.

WILSON, WILLIAM J. (or J. WILLIAM) Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Died at Atlanta, Ga July 9, 1862. Buried there in Oakland Cemetary.

YEARWOOD, JACOB, Pvt. Enlisted March 4, 1862. Died at Marietta, Ga. March 1862.

FINAL ACCOUNT OF COMPANY A, 52nd GEORGIA REG.

(These are my observations taken from the above records) Listed on the Muster Roll of Company A....141 men

The following shows the status of Company A at end of war:

10 men surrendered or captured at Greensboro, NC April 26, 1865

13 men at home on furlough

8 men AWOL

14 men...prisoners of war, paroled or exchanged after the war

10 men resigned or discharged on disability

2 men on special detail

1 man in hospital

5 men died in prison as prisoners of war

23 men died of disease

21 men died in service, either killed in battle or result of wounds received in battle

5 men in other Companies

29 men ...status not stated in records


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