Wilkes County, Georgia Military - Co. G, 61st Regiment GVI
Source: Henderson, Lillian. Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, Volume IV. Hapeville, GA: Longino & Porter. 1955-1964.

The War for Southern Independence

MUSTER ROLL OF COMPANY G, 61st REGIMENT
GEORGIA VOLUNTEER INFANTRY
ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA
C. S. A.
WILKES COUNTY, GEORGIA
HILL'S WILKES GUARDS OR WILKES GUARDS

Originally Co. G, 7th Battn. Ga. Infantry.

The Wilkes Guard was mustered into service at Savannah as Company G, 7th Battalion Georgia Infantry and was ordered to Jekyll Island, Ga. It was well equipped and armed with the best Enfield Rifles. It became a part of the 61st Regiment Ga. Inf. with Colonel Lamar in command. This regiment, with the rest. of Law ton's Brigade, was ordered to Virginia. Its history from this time is consolidated with the Lawton-Gordon-Evans Brigade.


Officers

Colley, Henry F. - Captain October 8, 1861. Wounded through left lung at Cold Harbor, Va. June 27, 1862. Died of wounds at Richmond, Va. August 20, 1862.

Kendrick, Zach-1st Lieutenant October 8, 1861. Resigned February 20, 1862.

Hester, John T. - Enlisted as a private in Co. E, 4th Regiment Ga. Inf. July 21, 1861. Elected 1st Lieutenant of Co. G, 61st Regiment Ga. Inf. January 21, 1863. Severely wounded at Spotsylvania, Va. May 12, 1864. Captured at Ft. Steadman, Va. March 25, 1865. Released at Ft. Delaware, Del. June 17, 1865.

Fanning, Webster - 2nd Lieutenant October 8, 1861. Elected Captain August 21, 1862. Resigned November 6, 1862. Pension records show he enlisted in Co. C, 1st Ga. Militia in 1863. Elected Lieutenant. Surrendered at Augusta, Ga. April 1865. (Born in Wilkes County, Ga. March 25, 1831. Died there April 25, 1903.)

Moss, Tignall L., Jr. - 2nd Lieutenant October 8, 1861. Wounded at Sharpsburg, Md. September 17, 1862. Died from wounds at Frederick City, Md. October 23, 1862. Buried there.

Erwin, John T. - 1st Sergeant October 8, 1861. Elected Captain Dec 18, 1862. Wounded at Gettysburg, Pa. July 1, 1863. Wounded and totally disabled at Wilderness, Va. May 5, 1864. Wounded at Petersburg, Va. April 27, 1865.

Walton, Jeff T. - 2nd Sergeant October 8, 1861. Killed at Richmond, Va. in 1862.

Thornton, Samuel - 3rd Sergeant October 8, 1861. Died at home in 1862.

Burdett, George W. - 4th Sergeant October 8, 1861.. Wounded, two fingers amputated and right hand permanently disabled at Fredericksburg, Va., December 13, 1862. Discharged on account of wounds. Detailed at Ordnance Works at Augusta, Ga. making salt, 1863, until close of war. (Born in Wilkes County, Ga. February 19, 1837.)

Smith, T. O. - 1st Corporal October 8, 1861. Died in a Virginia hospital in 1862.

Garrard, John Lewis - 2nd Corporal October 8, 1861. Appointed Sergeant. Wounded, right leg permanently disabled at Gettysburg, Pa., July 1, 1863. Captured en route to command October 1864. Released April 1865. (Born in Wilkes County, Ga. August 12, 1841. Died December 19, 1898.)

Smith, J. Frank - 3rd Corporal October 8, 1861. Wounded at Sharpsburg, Md. September 17, 1862; Gettysburg, Pa. July 1, 1863. Wounded in hip and captured at Spotsylvania, Va. May 12, 1864. Released at Elmira, N. Y. April 1865. (Born in Wilkes County, Ga. September 29, 1842. Died there March 17, 1916.)

Cosby, Green B. - 4th Corporal October 8, 1861. Killed at Sharpsburg, Md. September 17, 1862.

Anderson, Thad - Musician. Discharged, Camp Bethesda, near Savannah, Ga., in 1862.

Bradford, W. Pitt - Musician. Discharged at Camp Bethesda, near Savannah, Ga. in 1862.

Bunch, Samuel J. - Musician. Discharged at Camp Bethesda, near Savannah, Ga., in 1862.

Heard, Samuel David - Musician. Discharged at Camp Bethesda, near Savannah, Ga., in 1862. Enlisted in Co. E, 10th Regiment Ga. Cavalry. Surrendered at Greensboro, N. C. April 26, 1865. (Born in Wilkes County, Ga. January 5, 1832.)

Keough, John - Musician. Discharged at Camp Bethesda, near Savannah, Ga., May 31, 1862.

Privates

Agee, John C. - private October 8, 1861. Surrendered at Appomattox, Va. April 9, 1865. (Born in Wilkes County, Ga. January 25, 1841.)

Allgood, Peter - private October 8, 1861. Discharged at Camp Beaulieu, near Savannah, Ga., July 13, 1862.

Amason, A. P. - private October 8, 1861. Pension records show he surrendered at Appomattox, Va. April 9, 1865.

Amason, Warren B. - private October 8, 1861. Killed at Fredericksburg, Va. December 13, 1862.

Amason, Willis - private October 8, 1861. Roll dated Petersburg, Va. March 1865, shows him absent.

Armour, Willis D. - private March 1862. Surrendered at Appomattox, Va. April 9, 1865. Died January 25, 1896.

Arnell, Henry (or Arnett) - private March 1862. Wounded at Fredericksburg, Va. December 13, 1862. Died in Richmond, Va. hospital January or February 1863.

Bailey, George S. - private October 8, 1861. Wounded at Sharpsburg, Md. September 17, 1862. Died in Augusta, Ga. hospital in 1862.

Bailey, James B. - private October 8, 1861. Wounded at Sharpsburg, Md. September 17, 1862. Died in hospital near Winchester, Va. In 1862.

Bailey, Joseph - private March 12, 1862. Discharged June 23, 1862. Died in Richmond, Va. hospital in 1862.

Bailey, Josiah - private October 8, 1861. Discharged in 1862. Died in Wilkes County, Ga. February 14, 1896.

Barrett, Milton R. - private March 12, 1862. Absent, sick in Wilkes County, Ga. December 31, 1863. Wounded in right hip at Maryland Heights, Va. July 6, 1864. Died in Ga.

Bell, Thomas W. - private March 1862. Wounded through left thigh at Sharpsburg, Md. September 17, 1862; Marye's Heights, Va. May 3, 1863. Captured October 27, 1864. Paroled at Point Lookout, Md. March 24, 1865. (Born in Wilkes County, Ga. November 13, 1838.)

Boatwright, William - private October 8, 1861. Killed at Monocacy, Md. July 9, 1864.

Booker, Efford A. - private October 24, 1861. Appointed Corporal. Surrendered at Appomattox, Va. April 9, 1865. (Born in Ga. in 1846. Died in Macon, Ga. August 1893.)

Bryant, J. C. - private October 8, 1861. Wounded at Sharpsburg, Md. September 17, 1862, and captured there in hospital. Died of smallpox at Petersburg, Va. 1862 or 1863.

Bryant, William Alvin - private March 12, 1862. Admitted to C. S. A. General Hospital at Farmville, Va. February 25, 1865.

Bryant, W. W. - private October 8, 1861. Wounded at Sharpsburg, Md. September 17, 1862. Discharged in 1862.

Burdette, Virgil E. - private October 8, 1861. Died at Camp Bethesda, near Savannah, Ga., March 31, 1862.

Burkhalter, W. A. - private October 8, 1861. Wounded date and place not given. Discharged, disability.

Cade, William B. (or William W.) - private October 8, 1861. Died while home on furlough in 1863.

Colley, Dempsey C. - private October 8, 1861. Elected 1st Lieutenant September 1862. Killed at Fredericksburg, Va. December 13, 1862.

Colley, Frank G. - private October 8, 1861. Captured at Petersburg, Va. March 25, 1865. Released at Point Lookout, Md. in 1865. (Born in Wilkes County, Ga. October 14, 1830.)

Colley, Gabriel - private October 8, 1861. Appointed Corporal. Wounded at Fredericksburg, Va. December 13, 1862. Surrendered at Appomattox, Va. April 1865. (Born in Wilkes County, Ga. February 14, 1830.)

Colley, Henry C. - private October 8, 1861. Wounded and captured at Fredericksburg, Va. December 13, 1862. Captured at Wilderness, Va. May 5, 1864. Released at Washington, D. C. in 1865.

Connor, David B. - private October 8, 1861. Surrendered at Appomattox, Va. April 9, 1865.

Cooper, J. M. - private October 8, 1861. Discharged, disability, at Jekyll Island, Ga. December 6, 1861.

Danner, Franklin W. - private October 8, 1861. Appointed Sergeant. Wounded at Sharpsburg, Md. September 17, 1862. Died while home on wounded furlough July 7, 1863.

Danner, Jabez - private October 8, 1861. Died of measles and pneumonia at Savannah, Ga. May 2, 1862.

Dinkens, J. A. (or Dinkins) - private October 8, 1861. Killed at Fredericksburg, Va. December 13, 1862.

Dinkins, William - See private Co. B.

Downer, David - private October 8, 1861. Killed at Gettysburg, Pa. July 1, 1863.

Downer, George W. - private October 8, 1861. Wounded at Fredericksburg, Va. December 13, 1862; Wilderness, Va. May 5, 1864. Captured, date and place not given. Roll dated Petersburg, Va. March 1865, shows he was a "Prisoner of War. "

Dunaway, Joseph M. - private October 8, 1861. Captured at Fisher's Hill, Va. September 22, 1864. Released at Point Lookout, Md. in 1865. (Born in Wilkes County, Ga. March 11, 1843. Died there June 28, 1913.)

Dunaway, Thomas H. - private October 8, 1861. Wounded at Gettysburg, Pa. July 3, 1863. Captured in Lynchburg, Va. hospital February 1865. Paroled in Virginia in 1865.

Dupriest, William G. - private 1861. Wounded in arm, necessitating amputation and captured at Petersburg, Va. March 25, 1865. Released at Point Lookout, Md. July 18, 1865. (Born in Wilkes County, Ga. February 23, 1832. Died September 8, 1897.)

Eads, R. H. (or Eades) - private October 8, 1861. Died at Staunton, Va. July 31;1862. Buried there and in Thornrose Cemetery.

Echols, A. F. - private October 8, 1861.

Echols, Mack C. - private June 25, 1864. Captured at High Bridge, Va. April 6, 1865.

Edmonds, Richard M. - private October 8, 1861. Captured while foraging in Pennsylvania. Roll dated Petersburg, Va. March 1865, shows he was a "Prisoner of War. "

Elliott, William N. (or Wesley N.) - Enlisted as a private in Co. F, 22d Regiment Ga. Inf. September 3, 1861. Discharged at Richmond, Va. December 17, 1861. Enlisted as a private in Co. G, 61st Regiment Ga. Inf. April 10, 1862. Wounded at Gettysburg, Pa. July 1, 1863. Died from wounds July 3, 1863.

Evans, John W. - private October 8, 1861. Appointed 4th Sergeant. Wounded in shoulder at Fredericksburg, Va. December 13, 1862. Discharged, disability.

Farmer, Josiah - private October 8, 1861. Killed at Fisher s Hill, Va. September 22, 1864.

Florence, Gibson - private October 8, 1861. Killed at Gettysburg, Pa. July 1, 1863.

Frazier, John L. (or John Q.) - private October 8, 1861. Elected Jr. 2nd Lieutenant January 23, 1863. Wounded and captured at Spotsylvania, Va. May 12, 1864. Died at Point Lookout, Md. August 6, 1864.

Garrard, William Allen - private October 8, 1861. Contracted rheumatism in back and legs while in service. Surrendered at Appomattox, Va. April 9, 1865. (Born in Wilkes County, Ga. October 6, 1839.)

Gibson, John Hugh - private October 1861. Wounded, right shoulder permanently disabled, and in knee and head, at Fredericksburg, Va., December 13, 1862. Discharged, disability. (Born in Ga. May 18, 1840 or 1847.)

Gresham, George - private October 8, 1861. Died with chronic diarrhea and typhoid fever in Winchester, Va. hospital December 10, 1862.

Gullatt, George - private October 8, 1861. Killed at Kernstown, near Winchester, Va., March 23, 1864.

Hallowes, John N. - private October 8, 1861. Appointed Sergeant- Major. Killed at Sharpsburg, Md. September 17, 1862.

Hammond, G. William - private October 8, 1861. Captured at Richmond, Va. April 3, 1865. Released at Point Lookout, Md. in 1865. Died at Savannah, Ga. en route home.

Hanson, John - private October 8, 1861. Surrendered at Appomattox, Va. April 9, 1865.

Higgins, George - private October 8, 1861. Appointed Captain in Commissary Department. Resigned and joined Morgan's Kentucky Cavalry in 1863.

Holtzclaw, Daniel C. - private October 8, 1861. Roll dated Petersburg, Va. March 1865, shows him absent. (Born in Ga. in 1839.)

Holtzclaw, John Henry - private October 8, 1861. Wounded at Mine Run, Va. November 29, 1863. Captured at Wilderness, Va. May 12, 1864. Sent from Point Lookout, Md. to Elmira, N. Y. Paroled there and sent to James River, Va. for exchange February 20, 1865. Admitted to Jackson Hospital at Richmond, Va. March 4, 1865, and furloughed for 60 days March 24, 1865.

Hopkins, George I. - private October 8, 1861. Discharged in 1862. Enlisted in Ga. Cavalry.

Hopkins, George W., Sr. - private October 8, 1861. Surrendered at Appomattox, Va. April 9, 1865. (Born in Ga. in 1809. Died May 1894.)

Jackson, William R. - private October 8, 1861. Appointed 2nd Corporal. Captured near Appomattox, Va. April 6, 1865. Released at Newport News, Va. June 25, 1865. (Born in Wilkes County, Ga. September 14, 1845.)

Latimer, O. O. - See private Co. E.

Lindsey, John T. - private October 8, 1861. Wounded at Fredericksburg, Va. December 13, 1862. Died of wounds in Richmond, Va. hospital. Buried in Confederate Cemetery at Charlottesville, Va.

Lunceford, James E. (or Lansford) - private October 8, 1861. Surrendered at Appomattox, Va. April 1865.

Mansfield, Terrance (or Perry) - private October 8, 1861. Died with diarrhea in Staunton, Va. hospital September 9, 1862. Buried there in Thornrose Cemetery.

Marlow, Hugh - private October 8, 1861. Transferred to Co. K, May 1862. Discharged July 26, 1862.

Maxwell, George M. - private October 8, 1861. Detailed in Govt. tin shops. Roll dated Petersburg, Va. March 1865, shows him absent.

McAvoy, William - private October 8, 1861. Appointed 1st Sergeant in 1862. Wounded and captured at Fredericksburg, Va. December 13, 1862. Roll dated Petersburg, Va. March 1865, shows he was a "Prisoner of War. "

McKenny, A. L. (or McKinney) - private October 8, 1861. Died in Augusta, Ga. hospital April 23, 1862.

Meadows, John W. - private October 8, 1861. Killed at Gettysburg, Pa. July 1, 1863.

Miller, W. G. T. - private May 7, 1862. Captured at Sharpsburg, Md. September 17, 1862. Exchanged at Aiken's Landing, Va. November 10, 1862. Appears last on roll for July -August 1862, with remark. "Left sick in Maryland September 9, 1863, and never heard from. " Pension records show he was at home on furlough close of war.

Mulligan, Thomas J. (or Millikin) - private October 8, 1861. Captured at South Mountain, Md. July 24, 1863. Exchanged February 10, 1865.

Mulligan, William C. - private March 1862. Captured at Wilderness, Va. May 6, 1864. Released at Point Lookout, Md. in 1865. (Born in Wilkes County, Ga. February 10, 1832.)

Myrick, Stephen M. - private 1862.

Nash, Daniel - Enlisted as a private in Co. G, 3rd Regiment Ga. State Guards Cavalry August 6, 1863. Mustered out March 1864. Enlisted as a private in Co. G, 61st Regiment Ga. Inf. in 1864. Captured near Appomattox, Va. April 6, 1865. Paroled at Point Lookout, Md. and sent to Newport News, Va. for exchange June 25, 1865. (Born in Ga. in 1831. Died there in 1911.)

Oglesby, Ray - private October 8, 1861. Killed at Sharpsburg, Md. September 17, 1862.

Poss, John A. - private October 8, 1861. Wounded at Cold Harbor, Va. June 22, 1862. On sick furlough March April 1863. Wounded at Gettysburg, Pa. July 1, 1863. Roll dated Petersburg, Va. March 1865, shows him absent.

Poss, Martin C. - private October 8, 1861. Pension records show he was discharged on account of being a cripple at Savannah, Ga. May 1862. Enlisted in Ga. State Troops in 1863, and served until close of war. (Born in Wilkes County, Ga. in 1824.)

Poss, William R. - private October 8, 1861. Killed at Cold Harbor, Va. June 27, 1862.

Poss, W. C. - private October 24, 1861. Killed at Cold Harbor, Va. June 27, 1862.

Power, John C. (or Powers) - private October 8, 1861. Died with measles in Staunton, Va. hospital July 31, 1862. Buried there in Thornrose Cemetery.

Power, William M. (or Pawers) - private October 8, 1861. Wounded at Fredericksburg, Va. December 13, 1862; Wilderness, Va. May 5, 1864. Pension records show he was at home, wounded, close of war. (Born in Wilkes County, Ga. August 11, 1830.)

Riveire, George - private October 8, 1861. Severely wounded, permanently disabled at Gettysburg, Pa., July 1, 1863. Discharged, disability. (Born in Ga. November 2, l. 833.)

Roberts, John - private October 8, 1861. Died in Augusta, or Savannah, Ga. hospital in 1862.

Saffold, Reuben B. - private October 8, 1861. Appointed Musician. Discharged at Camp Bethesda, near Savannah, Ga., in 1862. Died in California in 1911.

Sanders, George W. - private October 8, 1861. Appointed Musician. Discharged at Camp Bethesda, near Savannah, in 1862.

Sherrer, A. Frank - private October 8, 1861. Died in Charlottesville, Va. hospital in 1862. Buried there in Confederate Cemetery.

Short, Daniel M. - private October 8, 1861. Appointed Corporal. Wounded and captured at Monocacy, Md. July 9, 1864. Exchanged at Point Lookout, Md. October 30, 1864. Received at Venus Point, Savannah River, Ga. November 15, 1864. Pension records show he was furloughed November 1864. At Augusta, Ga., en route to command April 1865. Died in Wilkes County, Ga. October 13, 1913.

Snort, John Nip - private October 8, 1861. Wounded at 2nd Manassas, Va. August 28, 1862; Fredericksburg, Va. December 13, 1862. Surrendered at Appomattox, Va. April 9, 1865.

Silvey, Daniel M. - private October 8, 1861. Wounded at Cold Harbor, Va. June 27, 1862. Pension records show he was discharged, disability, in 1864. (Born in Wilkes County, Ga. May 6, 1843.)

Silvey, Isaiah M. - private October 8, 1861. Wounded at Cold Harbor, Va. June 27, 1862. Pension records show he was wounded in foot, shoulder and knee near Appomattox, Va. April 6, 1865. (Born in Wilkes County, Ga. May 24, 1838. Died there January 1901.)

Sisson, James Cal. - private October 8, 1861. Wounded, partially paralyzed, in Virginia. Died, with paralysis, result of wounds in 1894.

Smallwood, George - private.

Smallwood, Henry - private October 8, 1861. "Engaged in 7 Days Fight near Richmond, Va. while sick with measles. Had to wade through water for two days. Eyes became so inflamed I could not see. Remained in hospital three weeks. Lost sight in right eye in 1864, totally blind result of exposure after having measles in service. " Captured at Petersburg, Va. March 25, 1865. Released at Point Lookout, Md. June 12, 1865. (Born in Ga. October 17, 1828.)

Smallwood, William - private October 8, 1861. Died in Augusta, Ga. hospital in 1862.

Smith, George Burdette (or George Blakley) - private October 1, 1861. Appointed 1st Sergeant. Elected 2nd Lieutenant January 21, 1862. Captured at Mine Run, Va. November 30, 1863. Sent to Ft. McHenry, Md. January 13, 1864. Transferred to Point Lookout, Md. January 23, 1864; to Fort Delaware, Delaware, and released there June 12, 1865. (Born in Georgia in 1843.)

Smith, Hawkins - private October 8, 1861. Discharged in 1862.

Smith, James R. - private October 8, 1861. Wounded in right hand, necessitating amputation of fingers. Roll dated Petersburg, Va. March 1865, shows him absent.

Strozier, Gideon N. - private October 8, 1861. Wounded at Mine Run Va. November 29, 1863; in right hand, necessitating amputation of three fingers at Cold Harbor, Va., June 3, 1864. Surrendered at Appomattox, Va. April 9, 1865. (Born in Wilkes County, Ga. January 12, 1838 or December 24, 1843.)

Thomas, Stephen - private May 9, 1862. Wounded at Gettysburg, Pa. July 1, 1863, and captured there July 4, 1863. Exchanged at Point Lookout, Md. March 17, 1864.

Thurmond, John M. - private October 8, 1861. Appointed Musician. Discharged at Camp Bethesda, near Savannah, Ga., in 1862.

Thurmond, William A. - private October 8, 1861. Pension records show he surrendered at Appomattox, Va. April 9, 1865. (Born in Wilkes County, Ga. September 28, 1839. Died there March 14, 1924.)

Turner, Judson - private October 8, 1861.. Transferred to Co. K. Killed near Petersburg, Va. March 1865.

Turner, Luke, Jr. - private 1861. Discharged furnished substitute in 1862. Enlisted in Co. A,1st Regiment Ga. State Troops. At home sick with chronic diarrhea from March 9, 1865 to close of war. Died in Wilkes County, Ga. December 1869.

Vaughn, J. J. - private October 8, 1861. Wounded, date and place not given. In hospital, wounded, June 5, 1864. Furloughed for 30 days July 22, 1864.

Wellmaker, Augustus F. - private October 8, 1861. Killed at Wilderness, Va. May 5, 1864.

Wellmaker, Felix C. - private March 12, 1862. Wounded near Frederick City, Md. July 9, 1864. Captured at Monocacy, Md. July 10, 1864. Exchanged at Point Lookout, Md. in 1864. Roll dated Petersburg, Va. March 1865, shows him absent.

Wellmaker, John H. - private October 8, 1861. Died in Winchester, Va. hospital January or February 1864.

Wellmaker, W. L. - private October 8, 1861. Killed at Cold Harbor, Va. June 27, 1862.

Wolfe, Alexander - private October 8, 1861. Wounded at St. Mary's Heights, Va. May 3, 1863; Fisher's Hill, Va. September 22, 1864. Surrendered at Appomattox, Va. April 9, 1865. (Born in Wilkes County, Ga. in 1838.)

Wolfe, George A. - private October 8, 1861. Discharged, disability. Died at home.

Wolfe, Henry J. - private October 8, 1861. Captured at Spotsylvania, Va. May 12, 1864 and sent to Point Lookout, Md. Transferred to Elmira, N. Y. and sent from there to James River, Va. For exchange February 20, 1865. Furloughed home on account of small pox March 1865. (Born in Ga. in 1841.)

Wolfe, Jasper N. - private October 8, 1861. Captured near Petersburg, Va. March 25, 1865. Released at Point Lookout, Md. June 26, 1865. (Born in Wilkes County, Ga. in 1843. Died there October 8, 1919.)
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