|The Columbus Guards||
|The Georgia Light Infantry||
|The Crawford Guards||
|The Richmond Blues||
|The Irish Jasper Greens||
|The Bibb-Macon Volunteers||
|The Sumter County Volunteers||
|The Fannin Avengers||
|The Kennesaw Rangers||
|The Canton Volunteers||
By the 9th section of the act to raise for a limited time an
additional military force &c., Approved Feb. 11, 1847, “each
non-commissioned officer, musician, or private, enlisted or
to be enlisted in the regular army, or regularly mustered in
any volunteer company, for a period of not less than twelve
months, who have served or may serve during the present war
with Mexico, and who shall receive an honorable discharge,”
&c. shall be entitled to a warrant for ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY
ACRES OF LAND, which he will be at liberty to locate in one
body, upon any of the public lands that may be subject to
private entry; or he may, at his option when honorably
discharged, receive treasury scrip to the amount of ONE
HUNDRED DOLLARS, bearing six per cent interest, payable
semi-annually, and redeemable at the pleasure of the
The sooner these claims are presented the more speedily will they be adjusted. The Treasury scrip when obtained will readily command the money.
Communications from a distance must be post paid to receive attention. ALEX C. MORTON.
Some of the volunteers who served in the Mexican War had also served in the earlier Indian wars or would later serve in the Civil War. Some of the Texas volunteers were retained in service after the war to protect the frontier areas of Texas from Indian attack. The service of these units is documented in records relating to the Indian wars, 1816— 58.
Evidence of the federal service of volunteer and militia units, 1846-48, is in compiled military service records. They are arranged alphabetically by state or territory, fol- lowed by the compilations for soldiers who served in Mor- mon organizations. The records are further broken down by organization, ending with the regiment or the indepen- dent battalion or the company. Under each unit, the service records are arranged alphabetically by surname of soldier. The compiled service records of volunteer soldiers who served in organizations from Mississippi have been micro- filmed as M863, 9 rolls; from Pennsylvania, as M1028, 13 rolls; from Tennessee, as M638, 15 rolls; from Texas, as M278, 19 rolls; and in Mormon organizations, as M351, 3 rolls.
The name index has been reproduced as Index to Cam' piled Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers Who Sewed During the Mexican War, M616, 41 rolls.
For an alphabetical list of volunteer officers in the Mex
ican War, showing rank and organization, see Historical
Register and Dictionary of the United States Army, by Francis
B. Heitman (Washington, 1903), 2:43-73.
Source: Guide to Genealogical Research in the National Archives.
Applying for pensions for the Mexican War. This is the page for the Organization of Descendants of the war.
Northern Republican congressmen were
reluctant to support a Mexican War pension bill because many former Mexican
War veterans also served in the Confederacy.
In fact, one of the questions on the pension application of 1887 (22 years after the Civil War) was
"That I am disabled by reason of _________, which said disability was not incurred while in any manner voluntarily engaged in aiding or abetting the late rebellion against the authority of the United States, but that said disability was incurred at _____ on or about the ____ day of _____, 18 __, in manner as follows:__________."
Let's get our County Confederate Soldiers descendants together!
Send to:Virginia Crilley
National Park Service Page Lots of information.
Battles of every REGIMENT.
Another source for battles
Regiments by County. This site is no longer working. Please help me locate the new url.
ROSTERS OF CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS OF GEORGIA by Lillian Henderson.
(Contains Volunteer and Regular Regiments only - not Artillery, Calvary, or State Guard, Reserve, Militia, State Line Regiments)
Six volumes with index in separate volume by Juanita Brightwell.
Lookup: ROSTER OF THE CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS OF GEORGIA, 6 vols. Lillian Henderson. On CD.  Kristopher L Swinson  firstname.lastname@example.org
The Roster of Confederate Soldiers 1861-1865. Janet B. Hewett, ed. (Wilmington, NC; Broadfoot Publishing Co, 1996)
This is a multi-volume set derived from the microfilmed indexes to CSA Compiled Military Service Records. As such, it is an alphabetical roster of all CSA soldiers listed in those indexes at the National Archives! I suggest readers check out a nearby college/university library and photocopy the pages (from Hewett) listing the family names they are researching. Make sure to copy every listing that renders your family name phonetically, or renders it in a way attributable to unclear penmanship (the letter n may turn into u; m may be n, or vice versa, etc.) Thus, "Mangham" may be rendered as "Maughan," "Maugham," "Mangum," "Mangrum," "Magham," etc. Don't underestimate the creativity of Confederate First Sergeants and company clerks! (Or of Union PoW camp registrars, hospital attendants, etc.)
The listings in the Hewett rosters will read as follows, for example: Mangham, John W. GA 2nd Bn. S.S. Co. B Cpl.
(This shows that John W. Mangham was a corporal in a Georgia unit known as the 2nd Battalion Sharpshooters.)
(My great-great-grandpa is also listed as Manghham,__ GA 5th Inf. Co. L; this reflects a muster roll entry from Company L, 5th Georgia Volunteer Infantry, which gives his last name only--and that was misspelled.) If your local library doesn't have the Hewett rosters yet, you can doubtless have them call another library which will photocopy a couple of pages for you without any hassle (if they won't, you should try calling!) At one stroke, you will get a very good idea about which of your ancestors and cousins may have served in the CSA, and in which units; then it's fairly simple to order their service records from the Natl. Archives as described below.Contributed by:Major Dana Mangham
Confederate Research Sources: a guide to archive collections, by James C. Neagles. Salt Lake City, UT: Ancestry Pub. 1986
Military Bibliography of the Civil War by Charles Dornbusch. New York: Public Libary, 1961-87.
History of the Georgia Militia
Purchase from Boyd Publishing
Smith, Gordon Burns. History of the Georgia Militia,
1783-1861, Volume 1, Campaigns and Generals.
Milledgeville, GA: Boyd, 2000. ISBN: 1-890307-32-7.
Smith, Gordon Burns. History of the Georgia Militia, 1783-1861, Volume 2, Counties and Commanders, Part One. Milledgeville, GA: Boyd, 2000. ISBN: 1-890307-33-5.
Smith, Gordon Burns. History of the Georgia Militia, 1783-1861, Volume 3, Counties and Commanders, Part Two. Milledgeville, GA: Boyd, 2000. ISBN: 1-890307-34-3.
Smith, Gordon Burns. History of the Georgia Militia, 1783-1861, Volume 4, The Companies. Milledgeville, GA: Boyd, 2000. ISBN: 1-890307-35-1.
Many local newspapers published "memoirs" or "letters to the editor" from Confederate Soldiers during the period (1870-1900). They also listed "Reunion Notices"---which often listed all the men in a company, indicating if they were living at the time.
Union Soldiers from GA
Quoting from TRACING YOUR CIVIL WAR ANCESTORS, "Any number of Union men
remained in the Federal army after the war. There were even Confederate
prisoners who joined the Union Army during the war. They joined, not as
deserters or turncoats but as Indian fighters, and were labeled "Galvanized
Yankees," the idea being that just as a sheet of galvanized iron is covered
with a thin layer of zinc, so the ex-Confecerate was galvanized with a thin
layer of "official Yankee,"......
Military Marker for Grave of Veteran
Contact the nearest VA Regional Office, national cemetery, local veterans'
organization or library for forms.
(Also available on line: http://www.cem.va.gov/hmorder.htm )
VA Form 40-1330
Office of Memorial Programs (403A)
Department of Veterans Affairs
810 Vermont Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20420
Eligible: Any deceased verteran discharged under conditions other than
dishonorable. Must provide an official document pertaining to military service,
ie. muster rolls, extracts from State files, pension or land warrant.
There is no cost for marker, but installation must be paid from private funds.
Union Soldiers from Georgia
Any Taylor County man who joined a Union Regiment would have been a disgrace to his family. One mention is made in the will of Gideon Newson, "except Christopher Hinton who deserted his country and is gone to our enemy". There were possibly others as it is unlikely he would have gone alone.
Secret Yankees : The Union Circle in Confederate Atlanta (War, Society,
Culture) by Thomas G. Dyer
History of Andersonville Prison Located about 60 miles from Butler, in Sumter County. Sunday, 03-Jul-2005 18:35:03 MDT