Ables - Barclay
 
 
Last update 11 Sept 2012

Ables (Abel/Able), James M
Private/Ensign (Lieutenant)
Company G-Regimental Field & Staff

Enlisted 24 March 1862 (also 26 March) at Cusseta AL by W.W. Meadors; Appears on Muster Roll for Co G dated 15 May 1862 as Private, age 18; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS July 1863; Appears on payroll dated 31 Oct 1863 at Montgomery AL as 3rd Corporal of Co G; Hospitalized in Atlanta Hospital at Atlanta GA on 27 Nov 1863 for unspecified cause (POSSIBLY WIA Lookout Mtn/Missionary Ridge on 23-25 Nov 1863); Appointed Ensign 26 Nov 1864 to rank from 28 Oct 1864 (usually an ensign is a military term for a flag, however, Regimental "Ensign" was also defined in the Confederate Army as a rank in accordance with a law enacted 17 February 1864 by the Confederate Congress that included a provision that each regimental commander would appoint an ensign [with the attendant rank of Lieutenant] as its Regimental Color Bearer, prior to this act, a Sergeant would serve as Color Bearer with the remainder of the Color Guard being composed of eight Corporals); Reportedly returned uncaptured from behind Union lines at Bentonville NC 19 March 1865; Born in Newton Co GA; Buried at Melvin Cemetery, Melvin, McCullock County, TX and marker inscribed with dates 8 Feb 1844 - 16 May 1934

The following is a letter of recommendation for the appointment of Private Ables to the office of Regimental Ensign written by Captain Moses B. Green (Co A), acting regimental commander, at Spanish Fort, Ala. (on Mobile Bay), dated 28 Oct 1864:

Head quarters 37th Regt Ala Vol Infty
Bakers Brigade District of the Gulf
Spanish Fort Ala. Oct 28th 1864
 
Genl S. Cooper  A.&I.G.
 
General order No 29 from the Adjt & Inspector Gen Office which provides for the appointment of an ensign to each Regt of Infantry with the rank, pay and allowance of 1st Lieut having been received at these Head quarters. I have the honor to nominate Private James M. Ables of Co. G, 37th Regt Ala Vol Infty to fill this position.
 
Private James M. Ables was born in the County of Upson State of Ga. in the year 1842. He was enlisted in Capt W.W. Meadors Company this Regt March 24 1862. He has been color bearer of this Regiment since the 23rd of July and has served well and won the applause of the whole Regiment for gallant conduct on several battle fields.
 
            M. B. Green Capt
Commanding Regt
 
 
/Endorsements/
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Head quarters
37th Regt Ala Vol Infty
Bakers Brigade
District of Gulf
Oct 28th 1864
 
M.B. Green Capt
Cmdg Regt
 
Nominating Private
James M. Ables of
Co. G. Ensign
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Head Qrs Bakers Brg
Spanish Fort Oct. 29. 1864
Respectfully forwarded
E.S. Gulley
Lt. Col .Comdg
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Hd Qrs F&R. L. Wing
Spanish fort. Oct 29/64
Respectfully forwarded
approved.
I.W. Patton
Col Cmdg
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Hd Qrs
East Div. Dist Gulf
Blakely Ala Oct 30 ‘64
Resp’y ford’d approved
St. John R. Liddell
Brig Genl Cmdg
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Hd Qrs Dist of the Gulf
Mobile Nov 5th 1864
Resp’y forwarded
Approved
D.H. Maury
Maj Gnl
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Hd qrs Dept Ala, Miss & E La
Selma Ala Nov 8 1864
Resp’y forwarded
R. Taylor
Lieut Gnl
#1061
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Rec of A&IG
Appoint: Officer
Nov: 22. 1864
As submitted to the Sec of War.
A recommendation for the appointment
of an Ensign. There is a vacancy.
By order
Ed. A. Palfery
AG
 
Appoint
By order
S Cooper
25 Nov 64
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Rec’d Nov 25/64
Rec’d A&IGO Nov 17 1864



Abney, Joel Pope
Captain
Company F

Surrendered 27 Apr 1865 at Greensboro NC; Paroled 1 May 1865 in Lee's Corps, Army of TN, Brantley's Brigade (does not appear in Pitts' data of NC Parolees); Also served in 54th AL Infantry, Co C; Buried at Butler (City) Cemetery, Butler, Chocktaw County AL; Born 5 Aug 1839 - Died 23 Aug 1869

Adair (Adar), Johnathan J (W)
Private
Company B

Age at Enlistment: 28
Enlisted 25 (also 15) March 1862 at Daviston AL by Capt L.P. Hamner in Hamner’s Company of Volunteers (later Company B); Paroled POW with the "...wounded and nurses delivered at Iuka MS to Surgeon J.B. Bond of CS Army on account of his government. Captured at Battle of Corinth on October 3 and 4, 1862. Received near Vicksburg on 2 Dec 1862..." along with 197 POWs exchanged; WIA at Corinth MS on 3-5 Oct 1862; Assigned service as Teamster on 30 Jan 1864 at 25 cents per day extra pay; SEE NARA report on Okolona MS dated 24 Dec 1864; Hospitalized in Way Hospital at Selma AL 18 Nov 1864 with Febris Intermittens (malaria), Walker Curry Surgeon in charge; WIA in unknown action and hospitalized In Way Hospital at Meridian MS on 28 March 1865 with notation "Wounded Furloughed."


Adams, J B
Private-Corporal

Company F
Age at Enlistment: 18
Enlisted 12 March 1862 at Pike County AL (ALSO noted as enlisted at China Grove AL as 2nd Corporal); Appears on regimental Muster rolls dated 20 April 1862 and 26 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863 with "X" (shown above where "X his mark" appears between "J B" and "Adams"); Appears on Pay Roll dated 31 Dec 1863 near Dalton GA


Adams, Middleton
Private
Company B

Age at Enlistment: 52
Enlisted 10 May 1862 at Camp Johnson by Capt L.P. Hamner and appears on Muster Roll dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Served as substitute for John H. Chisolm

Adams, N W
Private
Company H

Enlisted (Conscripted?) 25 April 1864 as a member of Company G of the 42nd AL CSA; Surrendered as part of Company H CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA at Greensboro NC

Adams,Talbot (Tolbert)
Private
Company G

Enlisted 29 March 1862 at Br--ville in Company D of the 42nd AL CSA; Paroled in the field at Vicksburg MS as a "CPT" (CORPORAL?) of the 42nd AL Infantry CSA; Surrendered as part of Co G CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA at Greensboro NC

Adams, W.
Private
Company B

POW at Iuka-Corinth-Hatchie paroled at Iuka or Corinth MS; Died of dysentery 29 Oct 1862 at Iuka MS while still behind US lines.

Agen, John
Private
Company D

POW at Iuka MS Oct 1862; Paroled at Vicksburg MS on 14 Dec 1862

Albright, Isaac (J) Knox
Private
Company H

Reported to have died 16 June 1862 at Newsum Hospital at Chattanooga TN; BUT ALSO appears to have enlisted 1 Sep 1864 in Co H of 37th AL and surrendered at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 for parole; AND ALSO appears on roll for 1909 reunion at Talladega AL (POSSIBLY TWO MEN OF SAME SURNAME/NAME/INITIALS WITH RECORDS COMBINED)

Alender, W J
Private
Company B

MIA at Lookout Mountain TN on 24 Nov 1863 in report of Moore’s Brigade

Alexander, Barron D
Sergeant
Company H

Service in 37th AL unconfirmed. Likely a member of 37th MS CSA. Due to loss of records of 37th AL at Vicksburg, men from other regiments may have been unintentionally added to the roster created from memory by officers. SEE Rolls of 37th MS for man of same name (37th MS served with 37th AL in the same brigade). The similarity of regimental numbers may indicate a misfiling of his records with AL instead of MS

Alexander, John H
Private
Company A

Age at Enlistment: 23
Enlisted 22 March 1862 at Auburn AL by J.F. Dowdell; Listed as Private on Muster Roll of Company A dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Died 9 Aug 1862 in hospital at Columbus MS (most likely of disease). Claim filed for deceased soldier 31 Jan 1863 by his father James Alexander. No wife or children. Due $27.65. Age 23. 5’10" tall with dark complexion, blue eyes, black hair. Farmer. Born in Henry County AL.


Alford, Augustus (August) O (A)
Private-1st Corporal-2nd Lieutenant
Company G & C

Age at Enlistment: 21
Enlisted 21 (ALSO 24 and 26) March 1862 at Cusseta AL by W.W. Meadows as 1st Corporal in Co G; Signed his parole in the field at Vicksburg MS on 13 July 1863 in the 37th AL Infantry CSA Co G in Forney's Division (date indicated possibility that he was ill or wounded); One of 611 Confederate POWs delivered at Mobile Harbor AL on 4 Aug 1863 aboard the steamer S.S. Crescent; Appears on Pay Roll dated 31 Oct 1863 at Montgomery AL; Paroled as 2nd Lieutenant of Co C of the CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA at Greensboro NC on 1 May 1865 in Brantley's Brigade.


Alford, James B
Private-Sergeant
Company E

Age at Enlistment: 19
Enlisted 19 Apr 1862 at Columbia AL by J. L. Skipper; Appears on Muster Roll dated 2 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Signed his parole at Vicksburg on 9 July 1863; Paroled at Augusta GA 25 Aug 1865


Aliel, J M
Corporal
Company G

WIA at Lookout Mountain 24 Nov 1863 in Moore’s Brigade

Allen, A
Private
Company A

Possibly same man as Alonzo Allen/Co G

Allen, Alonzo
Rank Unknown
Company G

WIA at Lookout Mountain/Missionary Ridge TN and rode on top of train cars evacuating Missionary Ridge, and Hospitalized at LaGrange GA - according to S.L. Burney memoir; Possibly same man as A. Allen/Co A

Allen, Charles
Private
Company A

Hospitalized in Hospital Number 2 at Vicksburg MS; Died in service of unknown cause at Vicksburg MS 15 May 1863; Buried in Grave 1093 of Soldiers Rest plot of Cedar Hill (Vicksburg City) Cemetery, Vicksburg MS


Allen, Jacob A
Private
Company G

Enlisted 12 Aug 1862 at Saltillo MS; Signed his parole at Vicksburg 9 July 1863; Appears on Pay Roll dated 31 Oct 1863 at Montgomery AL; Furloughed for 40 days on 15 Dec 1863 by Medical Examining Board at Dalton GA: WIA at "Chickamauga" (more likely nearby Chattanooga - Missionary Ridge/Lookout Mountain): gunshot wound of left arm with sloughing and not improving (sloughing: dead skin falling off due to gangrene). Home: Chambers County (Lafayette AL); Died in the General Hospital No. 10 at Salisbury NC of pneumonia on 27 March 1865; Burial recorded as "J.A. Allen" in Old Lutheran Cem. at Rowan County NC.


Allen, John J
Private
Company F

Enlisted 10 Aug 1862; Paroled at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 (does not appear in Pitts’ data)

Allen, Noah
Private
Company A

Age at Enlistment: 23
Enlisted 22 March 1862 at Auburn AL by J.F. Dowdell; Listed as Private on Muster Roll of Co A dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; POW at Corinth MS Oct 3-4 1862; Declared exchanged 8 Nov 1862 as one of 539 POWs delivered at Vicksburg MS on 18 Oct 1862

Allen, S R
Private
Company A

Age at Enlistment: 19
Enlisted 15 March 1862 at Greenville AL; Appears on Muster Roll dated 15 May 1862 at Opelika AL

Allen, William L
Private
Company E

Died in service of unknown cause at an unknown location/date; Deceased soldier who left $.50 as personal effects

Allisontrosen, L
Private
Company K

POW at Corinth MS. Paroled 14 Oct 1862

Alston, George Washington
Private
Company G

Age at Enlistment: 45
Enlisted 8 Apr 1862 at Loackapoka AL by W.W. Meadows; Rejected by the Inspecting Surgeon "in consequence of collar having been broken"; Close relation of Peter B. and Cicero F. Alston (both Co G)


Alston, Peter B
Private
Company G & E

Age at Enlistment: 18
Enlisted 24 (also 28 and 29) March 1862 at Cusseta AL (also 7 April 1862) in Co E of 37th AL CSA; Appears on Muster Roll dated 13 May 1862; Signed his parole at Vicksburg on 9 July 1863; Appears on Pay Roll dated 31 Oct 1863 at Montgomery AL; Paroled 1 May 1865 at Greensboro NC in CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co G; Close relation of George W. and Cicero F. Alston (both Co G)


Alston (sic Allison), Cicero F
Private
Company G

Age at Enlistment: 22
Enlisted 10 March (ALSO 10 May) 1862 (ALSO 20, 24 and 26 Apr 1862) at Auburn AL in Co E of 37th AL CSA by W.W. Meadows; Appears on Muster Roll dated 13 May 1862; POW (misidentified as "C F Allison" Co G) at Corinth MS; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863; Appears on Pay Roll dated 31 Oct 1863 at Montgomery AL; Served as Blacksmith from 12 Dec 1863 - 30 June 1864 at Dalton GA; Paroled 1 May 1865 at Greensboro NC in CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co G; Close relation of George W. and Peter B. Alston (both Co G)


Aman, John
Private
Company C & A

Age at Enlistment: 27
Enlisted 22 March 1862 in Co C of 37th AL CSA at Auburn AL; Appears on Muster Roll dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Signed his parole in the field at Vicksburg MS with X  on 9 July 1863 as a Private in Co A of the 37th AL Infantry CSA; Surrendered 26 Apr 1865 at Smithfield NC; Paroled 1 May 1865 in CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co A


Aman, Lemuel
Private
Company C

Enlisted 22 March 1862 in Co C of 37th AL CSA (also 31 Aug 1862); Hospitalized at Greenville AL in 1864 (Army Argus and Crisis, Mobile, AL 26 Nov 1864 - Weekly Hosptial Report); Surrendered 26 Apr 1865 at Smithfield NC; Paroled 1 May 1865 in CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co A


Aman, William Bryant
Private
Company A

Age at Enlistment: 17
Enlisted 22 March 1862 at Auburn AL (ALSO 2 March 1862 at Abbeville AL); Appears on Muster Roll dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Hospitalized in Smallpox Hospital at Vicksburg MS from 25 Jan 1863 to 30 Apr 1863; Signed his parole in the field at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863 as a Private in Co A of the 37th AL Infantry CSA (ALSO according to personal statement made in 1907, paroled 15 July 1863); POW taken on skirmish line 14 June 1864 near Marietta GA by General Forces' Brigade of the 4th Division USA (ALSO according to personal statement of 1907, captured at Marieta 4 Jan 1864); POW forwarded to Lt. Fuller, Provost Marshall at Kingston GA on 14 June 1864; Sent to Nashville TN, Louisville KY and then on to Rock Island Military Prison, Rock Island IL; Paroled from Rock Island Prison 20 June 1865 according to personal statement of 1907 (ALSO 24 June 1865 according to personal statement made in 1921); Age 21 upon release from Rock Island Prison; Height 5'5" with light complexion, brown hair and hazel eyes; Resident of Henry County AL (Abbeville); Born 6 Apr 1844; Living in 1921 at Headland AL according to Census of Confederate Soliders (1921); Witnessed the Confederate Pension application of Mrs. C.L. Hix, widow of William Hix/Hicks (Co A); Buried in Eastside Cem., (downtown) Headland, Henry County AL, marker: "William B. Aman Pvt. Co. A.  37th Alabama CSA - b/ April 1844 d/ Feb 13 1923"


Amburg, F
Private
Company E

Appears on list of attendants and patients Hospitalized at Garrett House on 29 Apr 1865 in Greensboro NC; Paroled 2 May 1865 at Greensboro NC from General Hospital No. 12 in CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co E


Amerine, John Porter Warner
Captain-Major
Company K - Regimental Field & Staff

(sic: Amorine/Amarine)
Age at Enlistment: 37
Organizer of Company K (received $3950 in bounty money for organizing his volunteer company "Capt. Amerine's Company" later Co K) Company K entered CSA service on 15 March 1862; Amerine officially enlisted 17 March 1862 at Spring Hill AL age 39 (ALSO age 37) as Captain of Co K; Appears on Company Muster Roll of 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL as Captain, Co K; Mentioned in diary of Joseph Henry Harris (Co I) entry of 13 May 1862:
"Rested badly in camp as it was my first night. Arose eat breakfast, drilled 2 hours went over to Auburn staid awhile organized our Regiment by electing Jas. F. Dowdell, Aleck Greene Lieut. Colonel, Capt. Amorine Major. I am well pleased with the organization.";
Resigned his post in the 37th Alabama on 9 July 1862 by tendering the following letter:
"Camp at Bluett’s Bridge, Columbus, Miss
    July 9th 1862

To the Adjt & I. General, C.S.A.
    Sir, I would respectfully ask leave of the Hon. Secretary of War to resign the Commission I hold as Major of the 37th Reg. Ala. Vols.
    I am, Your Obet. Srvt.
        John P.W. Amerine
            Maj 37th Regt Ala Vols"

Resignation accepted at Tupelo MS "By Special Order No. 174: A.I.G.O. By Command of the Secretary of War," on 28 July 1862; Amerine's resignation mentioned in the wartime diary of T.J. Carlisle, later published in 7 Aug 1902 edition of The Weekly Enterprise (Enterprise, Chambers County, Ala.):
"... Aug. 14th {1862}... Maj. J.W. Amarine left us this evening. We regret losing such a gallant officer. He has resigned and will return to his home in Pike county, Alabama, for the purpose of raising a regiment...";
Served on the staff of General Henry Little at Iuka MS until the General was KIA 19 Sept 1862 at Iuka; Returned to Alabama on orders from Gen Price to "Raise a battalion of 'Sharp Shooters'..." which resulted in raising an entire regiment, the 54th (later 57th) Alabama Infantry Regiment P.A.C.S., elected/appointed Colonel of 54th AL Infantry Regiment later 54th/57th AL Volunteers at Mobile; Noted on an undated "Compiled list sent by J.P. Wood from Pike County" as having "Resigned (from 37th AL) and organized 57th Infantry"; Arrested Sept-Oct 1863 at Pollard Ala., and faced Court Martial at Mobile; "Dismissed from service" by order of the court martial 19 Dec 1863 at Mobile, and appealed directly to Confederate President Jefferson Davis for restoration to command, resulting in his final appeal via the following letter to Davis:
"Troy, Pike Co. Ala
His Excellency
Jefferson Davis
President

Dear Sir: - I beg leave to call your attention to the subject matter of this letter – assuring your Excellence that I regret the necessity which compels me to tax any portion of your valuable time.

About the 10th of January last charges were preferred by Brig Gen Clanton – a Court Marital was held in Mobile Ala – and this Judgment or finding of said Court was that I be “dismissed the Service” – From this decision I appealed – that is – Complaint was made to your Excellency that injustice had been done me – etc – and you were kind enough to order the Trial papers – etc – from said court martial for you own examination & final decision – I am informed by my council George N. Stewart Esq of Mobile that your Excellency referred the said papers to Maj Chas M. Lee AAIG for inspection & report – which was done and this paper sent to the Executive Department on or about 19th Feby 1864 – Since which time, I have only heard your Excellency has not yet approved or disapproved the judgment of Maj Lee in the case – and here the matters rest. So far as I am concerned – I know the cause of the delay that you have not found time to examine into the case & give your decision – That you are engaged in business of much greater magnitude – that you have no time to devote to so trivial a matter – hence, I am held & kept in the terrible suspence, for the relief of which, I am presuming to address you.

Now, will your Excellency pardon me when I appeal to you as the Chief magistrate & commander in chief of the Army & navy of that government for which I have heretofore imperiled my life and am now willing to offer it up in its defence – when I appeal to you as an old soldier to no longer delay that investigate the case and let me hear your decision –

Your Excellency will not understand me as begging your favorable consideration- your clemency – No! If I am guilty of the charges the sentence of the court ___ is right; and I ought not to murmer –  If innocent I ought not to suffer.  I stand ___ all on the proof – the record on file in your office, as it is. I only ask – Nay, I beg & beseech your Excellency to give my case the necessary attention & your final decision so that I may be restored to my command, else conscripted – I make this appeal for the sake of my character as a soldier and for the sake of my country – I am a solider – I can obey as well as command.

I have done something for this war. I was among the first volunteer Captains – was a Major in the 37th Reg Ala Vols. Resigned this for a place on the staff of Maj Gen Little who fell at the battle of Iuka Mi. – was then ordered to my home in Alabama, to raise a battalion of 'Sharp Shooters' – found that I was able to make a Regiment & did so – by and with the [torn] of Gen. Price – and attach it to Brig Gen Clanton’s Command – and permit me to say that most of my Reg was raised in my own County & those living adjacent –

I beg now to be sent back to my command if I am found not to be unworthy or allowed to enter the ranks anyhow – I make no proclamation of my innocence or guilt – I refer to the proof.

Believing that your Excellency will comply with the request of a good soldier, and give me a speedy hearing in the case I will close by again begging your pardon for this trespass on your time.

Your Obedient Servant
John P.W. Amerine

P.S. I was Col. of the 54th now 57th Reg of Ala Vols at Mobile Ala"

President Davis returned Amerine's case "without interpositions" effectively allowing the decision of the court for dismissal to stand without comment; Amerine appears in the 1860 Federal Census of Pike County AL living at Troy, occupation: "Physician"; Mentioned by T.J. Carlisle in The Weekly Enterpise articles of 1902: "... Captain Amarine, of Montgomery, will please hurry up history of Co K from time of organization to formation of the regiment."; Mentioned as "Capt Amarine, died at home" in 1902 letter of A.J. Bryan (Co K); Mentioned as Major of 37th AL CSA Regiment on List of Field Officers, Regiments and Battalions, C.S.A., 1861-1865, U.S. Adjutant General's record; Post-war Physician at Greenville, Butler Co., Ala; Born 27 April 1823 McMinn County TN - Died 11 May 1876 at Greenville, Butler Co., Ala - Buried at Magnolia Cem., Greenville, Ala.

Learn more about the events leading to the court martial of Major John Porter Warner Amerine.

Amos, Beverly ("Bev") (sic Ben)
5th Sergeant
Company K

Age at Enlistment: 23
Enlisted 17 March 1862 at Spring Hill AL; Appears on Muster Roll of Co K dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL as 5th Sergeant; POW at Iuka-Corinth-Hatchie MS as he is paroled at Bolivar TN on 13 Oct 1862; WIA seriously at Vicksburg MS during siege and appears on Pay Roll of 30 June 1863 with notation "Absent sick (wounded)"; Died in service of unspecified cause at Vicksburg MS 30 June 1863 (presumably died of wounds); Buried in Grave 119 of Soldiers Rest plot of Cedar Hill (City) Cemetery, Vicksburg MS; Apparently the "Ben Amos" (read: "Bev Amos") mentioned as "killed at Vicksbug" in the 1902 letter to the editor (T.J. Carlilse) written by A.J. Bryan (Co K) published in The Weekly Enterprise (Enterprise, Chambers County, Ala.); Appears in Record Book of J.Q. Arnold as "Sgt B Amos" and mentioned as "Killed" on a "List of Confederate Soliders from Alabama buried in City Memorial Cemetery, Vicksburg, Mississippi," buried in Grave No. 119; Appears on list of Vicksburg wounded/dead dated at Enterprise MS on 18 Sep 1863 in Forney's Division, Moore Brigade; His obituary from The Southern Advertiser, Troy, Ala., dated 26 Aug 1863 appears below:
"Obituary
     In consequence of the death of Serg't Beverly Amos, a gloom has been cast over us. He was a member of Capt. Leach's Company, 37th Regiment Alabama Volunteers. He was a true patriot, a good soldier and much beloved by all who knew him. In the demise of Serg't Amos, the Regiment lost a prominent member, the Company one of its brightest ornaments. He was mild, kind, honest and just in his dealings with all men. He was untiring in all his duties in military life and performed them with manly dignity. He died at Vicksburg, Mississippi on the 20th day of June 1863 from amputation of the thigh, caused from a wound by the explosion of a shell on the 20th May 1863, aged 24 yrs., 8 months, and 27 days.
     May his beloved wife, parents, brothers and sisters bear in remembrance that he lived beloved and died regretted. He had gone to battle in defense of his beloved country, when he met the 'king of terrors, which is more terrible than an army with banners'. He leaves many to mourn his irreparable loss."


Anderson, Eli J
Private
Company H

Age at Enlistment: 22
Enlisted 29 April 1862 at Auburn AL; Appears on Muster Roll dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Died in service 30 Oct 1862 at Marion MS of diarrhea; Claim for deceased solider filed 27 June 1863 by widow, Elizabeth Anderson at Abbeville AL

Andress, E T
Corporal
Company A

Enlisted 20 April 1863 in 54th AL Co G; Surrendered 26 Apr 1865 at Smithfield NC and paroled 1 May 1865 as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co A

Anraw, John
Private
Company A

Age at Enlistment: 27
Enlisted 22 March 1862 at Auburn AL by J.F. Dowdell; Listed as Private on Muster Roll of Company A dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL

Anraw, William B
Private
Company A

Age at Enlistment: 17
Enlisted 22 March 1862 at Auburn AL by J.F. Dowdell; Listed as Private on Muster Roll of Company A dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL

Antley (Antly), Emanuel (A. Manuel)
Private
Company A

Age at Enlistment: 47
Enlisted 22 March 1862 at Auburn AL by J.F. Dowdell; Listed as Private on Muster Roll of Company A dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Died of German Measles 2 July 1863 at Vicksburg MS; Claim for deceased soldier filed by widow, Rachel Antley on 30 Jan 1864; Father-in-Law to John Holland (Co A); Born circa 1815; Previous marriage to Margret Dawsey at Thomas, GA in 1838 (she was born abt 1818 - d. 1852 and buried at Old Dawsey Cemetery)

Armistead, R S
Sergeant
Company E

No other records for this man currently known

Armstrong, J J
Private
Company K

Died in service of unknown cause at unknown location/date; Appears on list of those KIA or Died of Disease at Camp Winder Hospital, Richmond VA, 1 Sep 1863; Buried in Hollywood Cem. at Richmond VA


Armstrong, Thomas
Rank Unknown
Possibly Served in Company A

Service in 37th AL not confirmed, but mentioned by Samuel Singletary in his description of the organization of Co A published in 17 Apr 1902 edition of The Weekly Enterprise (Enterprise, Chambers County, Ala.):
"Early in the second week of March 1862, Moses B Green, W E Bradley, Robert L Phipps, J V Perryman and Dr James M Saunders began to enlist men for the company. Green and Bradley worked in Abbeville and west into Dale county getting the larger part of men in that locality. Phipps and Perryman recruited in the eastern portion of the county and Dr James Saunders and Thomas Armstrong worked in the lower end of the county, getting the second largest batch of recruits..."

Asque (Askew), Benjamin A
Private
Company H

Died in service in June 1862 of measles at Columbus MS; Buried at Columbus MS 20 June 1862

Atwell, Henry J
Private
Company E

Age at Enlistment: 19
Enlisted 29 March 62 at Woodville AL by A.C. Gordon; Appears on Muster Roll dated 2 May 1862 at Auburn AL

Avant (Avunt), J W
Corporal
Company E

Enlisted 18 Apr 1862 at Columbia AL; Appears on the muster roll of Company G, 1st Reg. Troops and Defenses at Macon GA for Nov-Dec 1864; Hospitalized at East Macon General Hospital in Dec 1864 after being wounded in an unspecified action in eastern GA (last known regimental action of 37th AL was at Utoy Creek in August 1864 prior to transfer garrison at Spanish Fort on Mobile Bay AL through December 1864)


Avary, Benjamin F
Private
Company G

Age at Enlistment: 17
Enlisted 24 March 1862 (ALSO 26 March 1862) at Cusseta AL by W.W. Meadors; Appears on Muster Roll of Co G dated 13 May 1862; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS 9 July 1863; Appears on Pay Roll dated 31 Oct 1863 at Montgomery AL with the following notation: "[Pay] Stoppages for arms [weaponry] lost in retreat $55.36, $44.00 to be deducted from this, old balance from Nov & Dec, 1863"; Buried in Magnolia Cem. at Mobile AL


Avery, James W
Private
Company C

Died in service of unknown cause at unknown location/date as Claim for Deceased Solider filed by widow Lucinda Avery of Andalusia AL on 28 Oct 1863 in the care of John Chain also of Andalusia AL

Avery (Avary) (Avera), John F
Private
Company E

Age at Enlistment: 25 (20)
Enlisted 29 March 1862 at Woodville AL by A.C. Gordon; Appears on Muster Roll of Co E dated 2 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Disability discharge signed by Dr. J.W. Oslin 28 July 1862; Disability discharge: 26 July 1862 at Columbus MS; Born: Houston Co GA; Described as 5'6" tall with a fresh complexion, blue eyes, light hair and a farmer by occupation. Disability: "An old chronic _____ on the anterior portion of the leg about midway between ankle and knee. I do not think it can be cured."

Avery (Avera), William
Private-Corporal
Company E

Age at Enlistment: 50
Enlisted 29 March 62 at Woodville AL by A.C. Gordon; Appears on Muster Roll of Company E dated 2 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Discharged prior to any combat action

Averyett, William F
3rd Corporal
Company F

Enlisted 23 Jan 1862 (record predates formation of 37th AL CSA); Paroled 1 May 1865 at Greensboro NC according to Miller, but does not appear in Pitts’ data

Aycock, John S
1st Corporal
Company D

Enlisted 26 April 1862 at Loachapoka AL; Appears on Pay Roll for Company D dated 23 May 1862 in Camp near Loachapoka AL

Badgewell, J M
Private
Company F

Died in service 10 February 1863 and buried at Canton Cem., Canton MS

Bailey, C P
Private
Company G

Enlisted 30 March 1862 at Carrollton AL in Co B of 42nd AL CSA; WIA or sick at Vicksburg MS as he is paroled while in City Hospital there as a Private of Co B of the 42nd AL Infantry CSA: Paroled 1 May 1865 at Greensboro NC as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co G

Bailey, George Washington
Rank Unknown
Company H

Grave located in County Line Cem., Clay Co AL and marker indicates service in 37th Ala Inf Co H; 6 Dec 1833-26 March 1910

Bailey, John R
Private
Company C

"J.R. Bailey" filed for and received Confederate Pension No. 38642 in Milam County, TX, citing service with "Company C, 37th Alabama Infantry" - no service record yet found; Burial in Rice Cemetery at Cameron, Milam County, TX; Marker is inscribed: "John R. Bailey, Pvt, Co C, 37 Ala Infantry" with dates: 15 Aug 1846 - 9 Feb 1937 - photo of gravemarker courtesy of Karen Mosher in Burials section.

Bailey, K J
Private
Company G

Enlisted 2 Sep 1862 at Columbus MS; Paroled 1 May 1865 at Greensboro NC

Bais (Biaz) (Baise) , Rodolph (Redoff)
Private
Company H

Enlisted 5 March 1862 in Co I of 42nd AL CSA; Paroled in the field at Vicksburg MS as a Private of Co I of the 42nd AL CSA; Paroled 1 May 1865 at Greensboro NC as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co H

Baker, Joseph L
Private
Company D & K

Enlisted 7 Apr 1862 at Auburn AL in Co K of 37th AL CSA; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863; POW taken near Marietta GA on 4 July 1864 and sent to Nashville, Louisville and on to Camp Douglas (Chicago IL). Discharged 16 June 1865. Dark complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes and 5'6" tall. Residence: Auburn; ALSO appears on list of parolees at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 in CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co K (This presents contradictory data: raising possibly two men of same name); Also, POSSIBLY SAME MAN AS "JOSEPH R BAKER" ALSO OF COMPANY D - HOWEVER, THE POSSIBILITY OF A JOSEPH R BAKER MAY HELP EXPLAIN CONTRADICTORY DATA

Baker, Joseph R
Private
Company D

Age at Enlistment: 17
Enlisted 9 Apr 1862 at Auburn AL; Appears on Muster Roll of Co D dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Signed his name on Pay Roll of Co D dated 31 Oct 1863 at Montgomery AL; POSSIBLY SAME MAN AS "JOSEPH L BAKER" ALSO OF CO D OR RECORDS OF TWO MEN OF SIMILAR NAMES COMBINED


Baker, Newton J
Private
Company K

Age at Enlistment: 29
Enlisted 17 March 1862 at Spring Hill AL (also April 1862 at Milo AL); Appears on Muster Roll of Co K dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Appears on Pay Roll of Co K dated 30 June 1863 at Vicksburg MS; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863; According to personal statement given in 1907, he "Reenlisted" in December 1863 at Dalton GA and "continued until close of War"; Paroled 1 May 1865 at Greensboro NC as a Private of Co K of CONSOLIDATED 37th Alabama Infantry Regiment, CSA; Born 14 July 1833 in Macon County GA; Listed among Confederate Soldiers Living in Coffee County GA in 1907 as residing at Victoria AL

Mentioned as living by T.J. Carlisle in 22 May 1902 editorial of The Weekly Enterprise (Enterprise, Chambers County, Ala.): "... Received [for subscriptions] one dollar each from Capt J C Kendrick, Co C, and N J Baker, Co K ..."

Witnessed the Confederate Pension application of Elizabeth Boutwell, widow of W.C. Boutwell (Co K), along with J.P. Brinson (Co K); Marker for "N.J. Baker," with inscription as "Member of Co K, 37th Ala. Regt," and dates July 4, 1833-Jan 2, 1912 located in Victoria Cem., Victoria Community, Coffee County AL - photo of gravemarker courtesy of Janice Merrill Johnt in Burials section

Post-war photo of Newton J. Baker, at left, courtesy of descendant, James Taylor
(cropped portion of larger family portrait)


Baker, Willoby P
Private
Company F

Age at Enlistment: 31
Enlisted 12 March 1862 at Perryville, Pike Co AL (ALSO enlisted 11 April 1862 at Farriorville AL); Appears on Muster Roll of Co F dated 20 April 1862; Hospitalized in General Hospital at Enterprise MS for March and April 1863 and named as patient there on list dated 9 Apr 1863; Appears on Pay Roll of Co F dated 31 Dec 1863 at Dalton GA; Hospitalized in Forsythe Hospital (Forsythe GA) 28 Feb 1864 with Debilitas (abnormal and general loss of strength), issued clothing at Forsythe Hospital on 20 Apr 1864, and returned to duty 8 May 1864; Hospitalized in Ross Hospital at Mobile AL on 28 Sep 1864 with Febris Intermittens, Quot. (malaria) and sent to Hospital at Lauderdale Springs MS on 6 Oct 1864; Alabama Pension No. 39004 granted to widow Emma S. Baker at Montgomery Co AL and witnessed by W.M. Meredith (Co F) and Thos L. Head (name not found among 37th AL)

Balcomb (Balkom) (Balkum), Benjamin J (K)
Private
Company A

Age at Enlistment: 13 (18)
Enlisted 22 March 1862 at Auburn AL by J.F. Dowdell; Listed as Private on Muster Roll of Co A dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; POW forwarded to Cairo (IL or MS?) from Holly Springs MS, captured at Water Valley MS on 4 Dec 1862; Died in service 27 Jan 1863 at Alton IL Military Prison of "exposure & Debilitas" (abnormal and general loss of strength); Claim for deceased soldier filed by James Balkcum, father on 10 Feb 1864; Buried in Confederate Cem. at Alton IL


Balcomb (Balkom) (Balkum), John William
Private
Company A

Age at Enlistment: 24
Enlisted 10 May 1862 at Abbeville AL by H.E. Owens; Listed as Private on Muster Roll of Co A dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Signed his parole with X in the field at Vicksburg MS 9 July 1863 as a Private in Co A of the 37th AL Inf CSA; WIA 13 May 1864 at Resaca and hospitalized in General Field Hospital on 22 May 1864 with gunshot wound of the left leg (thigh, flesh); WIA again most likely at Pickett's Mill (27 May) or possibly New Hope Church (25 May) as he is in General Hospital (USA) on 29 May 1864 after being "hit by cannon ball" (regiment came under devastatingly heavy artillery fire at Pickett's Mill on 27 May 1864 according to commanding officer Lt. Col. A.A. Greene's report:
"... only two [men from the entire regiment] left their post unhurt. ... Three men had their heads carried away, 1 had his right shoulder torn off, 1 had both hands carried away, and many had painful wounds in the head, and scarcely any man in the left wing of my regiment escaped unhurt..."
This same cannon barrage was mentioned in Brigadier Gen. Alpheus Baker's Report:
"...the enemy opened a heavy and destructive fire of artillery upon the left of my line, held by the Thirty-seventh Alabama Regiment ... With heroic fortitude did these men for an hour and a half sustain this fire, returning it deliberately with their Austrian rifles, with which they endeavored without effect to silence the enemy's batteries ... The conduct of officers and men in this trying ordeal, and especially of the Thirty-seventh Alabama Regiment, who bore the fire so long, is worthy of all honor, and demonstrates how confidently they may be relied upon in any emergency..."
The regiment also earned mention in Major Gen. A.P. Stewart's Report:
"... During the 27th the Thirty-seventh Alabama ... suffered severely from the fire of a battery, and with the Fifty-fourth [Alabama], who re-enforced it (both of Baker's brigade), is entitled to special mention for the fortitude with which they endured the ordeal..."
Balcomb was hospitalized in U.S. Army Hospital No. 2 at Chattanooga TN on 17 June 1864; Died 11 Aug 1864 at age 25 (had gangrene upon transfer from field hospital)


Balcomb, John
Private
Company B

Possibly same man as John William Balcomb of Company A, but appears only as "John Balcomb" on a Roll of "The 37th Alabama Infantry Company B of Tallapoosa County" in the Tallapoosa County Archives


Balcomb (Balkom) (Balkum), Joseph I (D)
Private
Company A

Age at Enlistment: 21
Enlisted 10 May 1862 at Abbeville AL by H.E. Owens; Listed as Private on Muster Roll of Company A dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL


Balcomb (Balkom) (Balkum) , James A
Private
Company A
Age at Enlistment: 24
Enlisted 22 March 1862 at Auburn AL by J.F. Dowdell; Listed as Private on Muster Roll of Company A dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Paid $50 bounty on 21 Aug 1862; Signed his parole in the field at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863 as a Private in Company A of the 37th AL Infantry CSA; One of 611 POWs delivered at Mobile Harbor, Mobile AL on 4 Aug 1863; Surrendered 26 Apr 1865 at Smithfield NC in CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co A; Paroled 1 May 1865 at Greensboro NC; According to Golden, his canteen was rediscovered in 1940s New York and was donated to Alabama Archives yet was subsequently lost.


Baldwin, William J
Private
Company A

Age at Enlistment: 29
Enlisted 15 March 1862 at Greenville AL; Appears on Muster Roll of Company A dated 26 May 1862 at Opelika AL

Balger (Bolger) (Bulger), William H
Private
Company H

Age at Enlistment: 21
Enlisted 18 March 1862 at Lawrenceville AL; Appears as "Bulger" on Muster Roll of Company H dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863; Hospitalized in Floyd House or Ocmulgee Hospital at Macon GA on 25 Nov 1863: "Debilitas" (chronic wasting); Appears on Pay Roll dated 31 Oct 1862 at Lookout Mountain TN with notation "In hospital sick"; "W.H. Bolger" buried at Brundidge AL, marker inscribed with dates 21 Dec 1841 - 1 Sept 1905

Ballard, H B
Private
Company C

POW at Iuka-Corinth-Hatchie MS and paroled 5-6 Oct 1862; Died in service 4 Jan 1863 of unknown cause; Claim for deceased soldier filed by B.R. Ballard, father on 5 March 1864.

Ballard, Presley
Private
Company C

Age at Enlistment: 18
Enlisted 29 April 1862 at Greenville AL "for 3 years or the war"; Appears on Muster Roll of Company C dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL


Bandy, William C
Private
Company I

Age at Enlistment: 32
Enlisted 20 Apr 1862 at LaFayette AL; Appears on Muster Roll of Co I dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Disability Discharge 6 Aug 1862 at Columbus MS: "Chronic rheumatism"; Described as 6'0" tall with a fair complexion, hazel eyes and light hair. Farmer; His discharge noted at the time by T.J. Carlisle (Co I) in his diary while at Camp Bluett near Columbus MS, and published after the war in the 31 July 1902 edition of The Weekly Enterprise (Enterprise, Chambers County, Ala.):
"... Tuesday 5th [August 1862], went up to town to get papers for the following named members of the Company who had been discharged from service of the Confederate States, viz: ... Wm C Bandy, August 2d, 1862, Columbus [Mississippi] ...."
Appears on a Post-war Roll made 28 June 1866 by Thomas J. Griffin former Captian of Co I with notations "Married, Farmer, Residence: Rough & R[eady] Ala."; Appears on Muster Roll of "Co 'I' 37th Regiment, Alabama Volunteers at LaFayette, Chambers Co, Alabama, March 6, 1862" published in 31 July 1901 issue of The LaFayette Sun (LaFayette, Chambers Co AL) with Privates as: "Bandy, Wm. C., discharged Aug. 1862"


Banister, William J
Private
Company A

Age at Enlistment: 25
Enlisted 22 March 1862 at Auburn AL by J.F. Dowdell; Listed as Private on Muster Roll of Co A dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Officially WIA at Iuka MS 19 Sep 1862 where he died of wounds; however, possibly KIA at Iuka MS on 19 Sep 1862 according to an eyewitness account of that action by Samuel Singletary (Co A), written as a letter to the editor (T.J. Carlisle) of The Weekly Enterprise (Enterprise, Chambers County, Ala.), published 8 May 1902: "... W J Banister, of our company was killed in the last charge ..."; Most likely one of more than 200 unidentified soldiers buried in a mass Confederate grave at Shady Grove Cemetery, Iuka, Miss.


Banks, W J
Private
Company K

Age at Enlistment: 20
Enlisted 29 April 1862 at Troy AL; Appears on Muster Roll of Company K dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; POW at Iuka-Corinth-Hatchie MS and paroled 13 or 19 Oct 1862; Appears on Pay Roll dated 30 June 1863 at Vicksburg MS; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 10 July 1863


Banter, John V.
Private
Company E

Listed as Private on Muster Roll of Co E published in The Weekly Enterprise (Enterprise, Chambers County, Ala.) by T.J. Carlisle (Co I) in 1902


Barber, Alexander M.
(a.k.a. "Milton Barber")
(a.k.a. "A.M. Barber")
Private
Company D/I

Enlisted 22 March 1862 in Company I of 37th AL CSA and listed on muster roll as "Milton Barber"; Re-enlisted Feb 1863 at Vicksburg MS and appears on roster of Company I as "Alexander M. Barber"; Captured and signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 10 July 1863 (signing a single parole document as "Alexander M. Barber" yet the document itself is clearly made out in the name of "Milton Barber"); Paid $50 bounty on 29 Dec 1863; Signed various clothing receipts in the spring of 1864 as "A.M. Barber"; Paroled 1 May 1865 at Greensboro NC as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Company D, signing as "A.M. Barber"; According to personal statement of Alexander M. Barber, made to Census/Tax Assessor of Chambers County in 1907, Barber claimed he'd "... Served until Paroled Jones Burrow NC (read: Greensboro) ... "; Appears, as "A.M. Barber," on Post-war Record Roll created by Thomas J Griffin, former Captain of Co I, dated 28 June 1866 with notations: "Single, Farmer, Served to the end of the war. Residence LaFayette, Alabama" along with enlistment information (22 March 1862); Born 9 July 1844; Living in 1907 at Buffalo AL; Alabama Pension No. 25529 granted at Chambers Co - witnessed by D.M. Spense and W.W. Still (both Co I); Appears on Muster Roll of "Company 'I' 37th Regiment, Alabama Volunteers at LaFayette, Chambers County, Alabama, March 6, 1862" published in 31 July 1901 issue of The LaFayette Sun (LaFayette, Chambers Co AL) with Privates as "Barber, Alex M"; Post-war married Tabitha Jane Walton (1846-1924) and fathered six children; Buried at Sweet Home United Methodist Church Cem, Chambers Co AL - marker shows dates 9 July 1844-7 Jan 1916; The obituary of Milton Barber from the 12 January 1916 issue of The LaFayette Sun (LaFayette, Chambers County, AL) courtesy of Glenda Brack:
"Death of Mr. Milton Barber
            Mr. Milton Barber died at his residence near Chapel Hill last Friday and was buried at the Sweet Home Cemetery on Saturday. Rev. J. T. Self conducting the funeral services. Mr. Barber was 72 years of age, an old citizen highly respected by all who knew him. He leaves a widow and six children: Lovie, Brittain, and Rev. Olin Barber; Mrs. Pierce Yeargan, Misses Cornelia and Ethel Barber."

According to Brack, in the “Survey of Cemeteries in Chambers County, Alabama” there is a tombstone in the Sweet Home United Methodist Church Cemetery that reads: “Alexander M. Barber, July 9, 1844 – Jan. 7, 1916, Co. I, 37th Ala. Inf., C.S.A.” He is buried with several other members of the Barber Family.
NOTE: One Barber family member contends that Alexander M. Barber and Milton Barber were brothers to one another and not the same man; however, no supporting data has been provided to the editor to disprove that the names Alexander M. Barber, Alex M. Barber, A.M. Barber, and Milton Barber were not used interchangeably by a single individual.


Barclay, John
Private
Company B
Age at Enlistment: 33
Enlisted 15 March 1862 at Daviston AL in Captain L.P. Hamner’s Company of Volunteers (later Company B, 37th AL); Appears on Muster Roll of Company B dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; POW at Iuka-Corinth-Hatchie MS and paroled/exchanged 13 or 19 Oct 1862

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