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Graham, James
Private
Company E

Age at Enlistment: 54 (34?)
Enlisted 29 March 1862 at Woodville AL; Appears on Muster Roll of Co. E dated 2 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Presumably close relative of Samuel Graham and the younger James Graham (Co E) as both enlisted same date/location; Died in service of unknown cause on unknown date in 1862 and is and buried in Shongalo (Vaiden City) Confederate Cemetery Section,  Vaiden, Carroll County MS - marker inscribed "Graham, James / Pvt. Co E 37th Ala Inf CSA/  1828 – 1862" (34 years of age approx); (Miller cites age as 54 at time of enlistment - POSSIBLY MISREAD - but clearly two men named James Graham of different generations as another man of same name is listed as being 18 at enlistment as well)

Graham, James
Private
Company E

Age at Enlistment: 18
Enlisted 29 March 1862 at Woodville AL; Brother to Samuel Graham (Co. E)

Graham, Samuel
Private
Company E

Age at Enlistment: 20/21
Enlisted at Woodville AL 29 March 1862 at age 21; Appears on Muster Roll of Co. E dated 2 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Brother to James Graham (Co. E); Died circa 1871 in Atlanta GA and believed by descendants to be buried at Atlanta GA; His wife, Annie Anglin Graham, remarried Wiley E. Ford (Co. E, 3rd Florida Infantry).

Granberry, Benjamin F
Private
Company G

Age at Enlistment: 18
Enlisted 31 March 1862 at Cusseta AL; Appears on Muster Roll of Co. G dated 13 May 1862; POW at Iuka-Corinth-Hatchie on list dated 14 Oct 1862; Signed his parole as "Benj. F. Granberry" at Vicksburg on 10 July 1863; Appears on Pay Roll dated 31 Oct 1863 at Montgomery AL; POW at Atlanta 22 July 1864 and sent to Nashville TN, Louisville KY and on to Camp Chase OH; Paroled and transferred from Camp Chase OH to City Point VA for exchange on 2 March 1865; Born May 20, 1845; Died Mar 10, 1908; Buried at Fouke, Miller County, Arkansas

Granger, Ferny
4th Corporal
Company E

Age at Enlistment: 21
Enlisted 29 March 1862 at Woodville AL; Appears on Muster Roll dated 2 May 1862 at Auburn AL as 4th Corporal; Died on or about 22 July 1862 at Columbus MS of unknown cause (Disease assumed); Special Requisition No. 40 for his coffin dated 22 July 1862 at Columbus MS; Brother to John Willis Granger, Jr. and Whit Granger (all sons of John Willis Granger Sr); first cousin to Voltair T. Granger (son of Voltair Granger); likely close relative of John W. Granger (possibly son of Voltair Granger) all of Company E; unknown relationship to Washington T. Granger; Born 1837 (making age at enlistment is problematic and should be circa 25); Married to Harriett Pitts


Granger, John Wesley (James)
3rd Lieutenant-Brevet 2nd Lieutenant-1st Lieutenant
Company E

Age at Enlistment: 27
Enlisted 29 March 1862 at Woodville AL; Appears on Muster Roll of Co. E dated 2 May 1862 at Auburn AL as "2nd Lieutenant" (apparently Junior 2nd Lt); Succeeded John L. Stapleton as 2nd Lieutenant upon Stapleton’s capture at Iuka MS and subsequent death while POW; Succeeded Joseph R. Smith as 1st Lieutenant upon Smith’s resignation 27 July 1862 and discharge 29 July 1862 at Columbus MS; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 10 July 1863 as 1st Lieutenant; Tendered his resignation 21 March 1864 as 1st Lieutenant effective 5 Apr 1864; Granted Leave by Special Order 92/2 dated 3 Apr 1864; Paid $285.00 on 5 Apr 1864 at Dalton GA for 1 Jan - 5 Apr 1864 pay as 1st Lt; Possibly a close relation (possible first cousin) to John Willis Granger Jr., Ferny Granger and Whit Granger (all sons of John Willis Granger Sr); Possibly (as yet unproven) brother of Voltair T. Granger (son of Voltair Granger) all of Co. E; unknown relationship if any to Washington T. Granger also Co. E; Born 1835; Occupation: Physician (in East Florida); Married to Mary Howard 27 Dec 1866; Burial/gravemarker reported for a "James W. Granger / Lieutenant / Company E / 37th Alabama" born 29 Nov 1840 - died 31 July 1911 in Grangerburg, Houston County, AL and buried at Antioch Assembly of God in Houston County, AL

According to Civil War physician authority, Dr. Terry Hambrecht, Dr. John Wesley Granger was born in November 1835 in Georgia and received his M.D. from The Reform Medical College of Georgia, Macon, Ga., in 1859 and began his medical practice at Woodville, Henry County, Ala., in 1860, and as late as 1900 was still practicing medicine in Henry County, Ala., but does not appear in any medical directories dated 1903 or later; Learn about those who dedicated themselves to care for the sick and wounded throughout the war at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine.

Granger, John Willis, Jr.
Private
Company E

Age at Enlistment: 21
Enlisted 29 March 1862 at Woodville AL; Appears on Muster Roll of Co. E dated 2 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Signed his parole with X at Vicksburg MS; WIA and taken POW at Lookout Mountain TN on 24 Nov 1863 and sent to Nashville, Louisville and on to Rock Island Prison IL 1 Dec 1863 until transferred 20 March 1865 and exchanged; A "John Granger" of "Company A" age 59 and whose address was "P.O. Granger, Alabama" applied for Confederate Pension 2 Aug 1899 stating discharge 28 March 1865 (John Willis Granger, Jr. would have been 62 in 1899, so this is possibly the same man); Brother to Ferny Granger and Whit Granger (all sons of John Willis Granger Sr); first cousin to Voltair T. Granger (son of Voltair Granger); likely close relative of John/James W. Granger (possibly son of Voltair Granger) all of Co. E; unknown relationship if any to Washington T. Granger also of Co. E; Post-war Married to Elizabeth Pridgen in 1866 and therefore became brother-in-law to James L. Hill Pridgeon also Co. E; POSSIBLY THE "John Graneer" LISTED IN CO. E BY CARLISLE IN 1902; Buried in Friendship United Methodist Church Cemetery, Ashford, Houston County AL, marker information "John W. Grainger Pvt. Co. E. 37th Alabama CSA - b/ Nov 17, 1837 d/ Dec 16,1900 "

Granger, Voltier (Voltair) Thomas
Private
Company E

Age at Enlistment: 16
Enlisted 29 March 1862 at Woodville AL in Co. E of 37th AL CSA; Appears on Muster Roll of Company E dated 2 May 1862 at Auburn AL; (Later enlisted 9 June 1863 in Co G 2nd FL Cavalry); First cousin to John Willis Granger, Jr. , Ferny Granger and  Whit Granger (all sons of John Willis Granger Sr); likely close relative of John W. Granger (possibly a brother with both being sons of Voltair Granger) all of Co. E; unknown relationship if any to Washington T. Granger; Born 23 July 1844/45 - Died 22 July 1922; "Valter Thomas Granger" (same dates) buried in Antioch Assembly of God Church Cemetery at Houston County AL

Granger, Washington T
Private
Company E

Age at Enlistment: 22
Enlisted 29 March 1862 at Woodville AL; Appears on Muster Roll of Co. E dated 2 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Unknown relationship (if any) to other Grangers of Co. E - may be close relation, may be no relation

Granger, Whit
Private
Company E

Age at Enlistment: 23
Enlisted 29 March 1862 at Woodville AL; Appears on Muster Roll of Co. E dated 2 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Believed by family to have died in service 1865; Brother to John Willis Granger, Jr. and Ferny Granger (all sons of John Willis Granger Sr); first cousin to Voltair T. Granger (son of Voltair Granger); likely close relative of John W. Granger (possibly son of Voltair Granger) all of Co. E; unknown relationship if any to Washington T. Granger

Grant, H. Augustus J. (H.A.J.)
2nd Corporal
Company F

Age at Enlistment: 25
Enlisted 12 March 1862 at China Grove, Pike County AL; Appears on Muster Roll of Co. F dated 20 April 1862 at Pike County AL as 2nd Corporal; Appears on Muster Roll of Co. F dated 26 May 1862 at Auburn AL as 2nd Corporal; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 10 July 1863; Died in service of unknown cause at unknown place on or about 15 Sep 1863; His widow Sarah Matthews Grant signed the following on 4 Dec 1863: "State of Alabama, Pike County / I hereby certify that my husband died in the confederate service, and that I have received 25 lbs. of salt from the salt agent at Troy, all told / China Grove Beat, Dec 4, 1863 / (signed) Sarah M. Grant";  H.A.J. is H. Augustus J. Grant; H.A.J. is inscribed on his tombstone; Buried in the Old Salem Cemetery in Bullock County (originally Pike County) AL; 22 Jan 1837 - 15 Sep 1863; Nephew to Peola Fillmore Grant (Company F)

Grant, Peola Fillmore (sic P. D.)
2nd Sergeant-1st Sergeant
Company F

Age at Enlistment: 28
Enlisted 12 March 1862 at China Grove, Pike County AL; Appears on Muster Roll of Co. F dated 20 April 1862 at Pike County AL as 2nd Sergeant; Appears on Muster Roll of Co. F dated 26 May 1862 at Auburn AL as 2nd Sergeant; Appears on Pay Roll dated 31 Dec 1863 near Dalton GA as 1st Sergeant with notatin "At hospital sick"; Signed his parole at Vicksburg on 10 July 1863; Uncle to H.A.J. Grant (Co F); Post-War Removed to Texas in the late 1860s

Grant (Grout), Oscar D (sic D D)
Private (Drummer/Drum Major)
Company D

Enlisted 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Appears on Muster Roll of the Command (Company D) dated 13 May 1862 as "Drum Major"; Appears on Pay Roll dated 31 Oct 1863 at Montgomery AL with notation "Appointed Drummer" on 23 Oct 1863; Made a Personal Statement to Census Tax Assessor of Lee County AL in 1907 with date of enlistment as "1862/10/00" and "Drum Major" and discharged "1865"

Grantham, Andrew J
Private
Company C

Age at Enlistment: 24
Enlisted 31 March 1862 at Leon AL "For a Period of Three Years"; Appears on Muster Roll of Co. C dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; "Absent without leave" 12-27 June 1862 and brought back as deserter from Selma AL to Columbus MS under guard; Sentenced under 20th Article of War to 90 days hard labor under guard for desertion; KIA 21 May 1863 during Vicksburg siege; Claim for Deceased Soldier filed 7 Nov 1863 by May F. Grantham, widow, care of John Chain, Andalusia AL; POSSIBLY SAME MAN AS J. GRANTHAM ALSO OF CO. C (also KIA at Vicksburg)

Grantham, Barney
Private
Company F

Service in 37th AL CSA not confirmed by any other sources, but according to his Confederate Pension application, filed in Bullock County AL and dated 20 July 1899, he enlisted in 1862 at China Grove, Pike County AL (making his age at that time approx 42) and served until "Honorably Discharged" on 6 Nov 1864, application further notes "Unable to make a living by manual labor on account of old age and general debility. Age 79 years. P.O. Alabama, China Grove"

Grantham, Henry H
Private
Company F

Age at Enlistment: 20
Enlisted 25 April 1862 at China Grove, Pike County AL; Appears on Muster Roll dated 26 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Died in service on 12 Nov 1862 at Columbus MS of "fever"; Claim for deceased soldier filed 17 Feb 1863 by Polly A. Grantham, widow, care of B. Fitzpatrick, atty., Troy AL; Claim paid 26 July 1864

Grantham, J.
Private
Company C

KIA at Vicksburg MS 22 June 1863 according to List of Confederate Soldiers from Ala buried in Miss, Vicksburg, Record Book of J.Q. Arnold; Buried in unknown grave in Soldiers Rest plot of Cedar Hill (City) Cemetery, Vicksburg MS; HIGHLY LIKELY THIS IS SAME MAN AS A.J. (ANDREW J.) GRANTHAM OF CO. C (A.J. Grantham/Co C known KIA at Vicksburg)

Grantham, James M
Private
Company F

Age at Enlistment: 21/27
Enlisted 25 April 1862 at China Grove, Pike County AL; Appears on Muster roll of Co. F dated 26 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Died in service of unknown cause at unknown location/date (disease assumed); Claim for deceased soldier filed on 27 Jan 1864 by Kiziah Grantham, mother -- POSSIBLY SAME MAN RECORDED AS "JAMES GROATTEN" ALSO CO. F; Another source cites James M. Grantham (Co E) as son of Matthew and Martha Jane Morris of Dale County AL and is buried in Forest Hill Cemetery at Baton Rouge LA in the Confederate Rest

Grantham, Richard Lewis
Private
Company F

Age at Enlistment: 29
Enlisted 25 April 1862 at China Grove, Pike County AL; Appears on Muster Roll of Co. F dated 26 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Paid $22 for 1 July -31 Aug 1862 and signed his name to payroll; Died in service of unknown cause/date; Claim for deceased soldier filed on 27 Jan 1864 by S. Grantham, widow; (possibly same man as R L Grantham in E)

Granton, N H
Private
Company H

Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 10 July 1863


Gray, Joseph (James) (Jos/Jas?) M
4th Corporal-3rd Corporal
Company A

Age at Enlistment: 25
Enlisted 22 March 1862 at Auburn AL by J.F. Dowdell (ALSO Enlisted 22 March 1862 at Autauga County AL); Listed as 3rd Corporal on Muster Roll of Co. A dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; WIA at Corinth MS 3-5 Oct 1862 (grapeshot to the scalp and lost a lock of hair) - his wound recalled by Samuel Singletary in account published in WEEKLY ENTERPRISE of 22 May 1902:
"... Our boys moved steadily forward under a deadly fire right up to their work and some of our company were in the act of mounting the works when they fired a Napoleon gun in their faces, but in their hurry and eagerness to take the company they aimed the gun too low and the canister struck the works and went over their heads. One canister shot struck James M Gray on the head and cut out a lock of hair and he could not be made to take that position again during the war..."
Listed as "Deserter," captured 25 Nov 1863 at Jackson MS (the regiment was at Lookout Mountain TN) and sent to Rock Island Barracks where he joined U.S. service 14 Oct 1864; Record from his file in AL Archives includes reference to "Undated leter from Alabama Examiner of Public Accounts to Adjutant General's Office, Washington, DC requests information on whether record is 'Company Roll' or 'Prison Record' to be used as evidence in adjusting pension matters for Joseph M. Gray." Additional notes include: "Response ... dated 1913/05/16 from Adjutant General's Office, Washington DC to Examiner of Public Accounts, State of Alabama:
'The records show that Joseph M. Gray, Corporal, Company A, 37th Alabama Infantry, CSA, enlisted 1862/03/22; that he was Captured 1863/11/25 at Jackson, MS and sent to Rock Island Barracks IL where he enlisted and was mustered into service 1864/10/14 as a private of Company B, 3d US Volunteer Infantry to serve one year, and that he was mustered out of service with the company at Fort Leavenworth, KS, 1865/11/29 as a private."
Mentioned by Samuel Singletary in his description of the organization of Company A published in 17 Apr 1902 edition of WEEKLY ENTERPRISE: "... This completed the organization of the company except the appointment of non-commissioned officers, which the captain did soon after our arrival at Auburn which was as follows: ... James M Gray, 4th corporal ..."; Died 6 Feb 1899 and "James M Gray" a Corporal of Co A, buried in Sardis Cemetery, Hot Spring County, Arkansas


Gray, P (E)
Private
Company F

Age at Enlistment: 40
Enlisted 12 March 1862 at Pike County AL; Appears on Muster Roll of Co. F dated 20 April 1862 at Pike County AL - POSSIBLY SAME MAN AS "P. R. GREY" ALSO OF COMPANY F

Gray, W A
Private
Company G

Enlisted 1 July 1864 at Marietta GA by Lt. Upchurch; Paroled at Greensboro NC on 1 May 1865 as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co. G

Green, Edgar (sic Eaca) W
Private
Company B

Age at Enlistment: 17/18
Enlisted 8 May 1862 at Camp Johnson by Captain Hamner in Captain L.P. Hamner's Company of Volunteers "For Three Years Or The War"; Appears on Muster Roll of Captain Hamner's Company B dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; POW captured and paroled at Yazoo City MS on 21 May 1863; POW near Atlanta GA on 7 Aug 1864 (Utoy Creek) and sent to Louisville KY and on to Camp Chase OH; Sent to Point Lookout MD for exchange on 18 March 1865; Received at (USA) Wayside Hospital or (USA) General Hospital #9 at Richmond VA on 27 March 1865; Died in service on 5 Apr 1865 at General Hospital #9 at Richmond VA of chronic diarrhea: personal items were 1 pair of shoes and 1 blanket; 6'2" tall with brown eyes, brown hair; Born: Troup County GA; Buried in Oakwood Cemetery at Richmond VA

Green, Joel (Joseph) G
Private
Company B

Enlisted 22 April 1862 at Camp Johnson by Captain Hamner "For Three Years Or The War" in Captain L.P. Hamner’s Company of Volunteers; Appears on Muster Roll of Captain Hamner’s Company B dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL

Green, John
Private
Company Unknown

Enlisted 12 May 1862; WIA at Corinth MS 3-5 Oct 1862; Deserted 28 Dec 1864 and took the Oath of Allegiance at Nashville TN on 26 Jan 1865; Place of residence "Phila County PA"; Fair complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes 5’5" tall - no family

Green, Timothy
Private
Company K

Enlisted (Conscripted?) 12 or 15 Nov 1864 at Montgomery AL in Co. K of 37th AL CSA; Paroled at Greensboro NC on 1 May 1865 as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co. K; Made a Personal Statement to the Census Tax Assessor of Pike County AL in 1907 in which he stated that he "Continued until close of war; was surrendered at Greensboro NC."

Green, James E
Private
Company A

Age at Enlistment: 20
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


Greene (Green), Alexander A.
Lieutenant Colonel

Company B
Regimental Field & Staff

Enlisted 28 April 1861 at Tuskegee AL at age 26 for a one year as a Private in the "Tuskegee Zouaves" (Co B) 4th Regt (Law's) of Alabama Infantry where his duties included "Drilling Recruits" and was also noted on the Jan-Feb 1862 Muster Roll as absent on "Recruiting Service" and noted in the March-April 1862 roll as "Absent in Alabama without leave"; Married, Lawyer by occupation living at Lafayette AL (1860 Census of LaFayette, Chambers Co AL shows household of A.A. Greene, 26, Lawyer, with wife Augusta A., 21; son Willis F., 3; and daughter Martha A., 1 - the Jas F Dowdell household occurs on next pg of census); Apparently requested Dowdell's assistance in obtaining an officer's commission.  Dowdell ( a member of the Alabama Constitutional Convention of 1861) received a letter from  Greene's  regimental commander, Lt Col Evander Law of the 4th Alabama Infantry Regt dated 3 June 1861 at Harper's Ferry VA:
Hon. Jas. F. Dowdell
    At his own request, we have examined Mr. A.A. Greene on the subject of Tactics, and find him thoroughly conversant with the duties of an officer, and with the schools of the soldier, company and battalion. We combine from our knowledge of the man, and his military acquirements, that he would fill the position for which he is applying with credit in himself and profit in the service of the Confederate States.
    E.M. Law, Lt. Col. 4th Reg. Ala
    Chas S Scott, Major – 4th Regt Ala Vol
Dowdell, still a civilian at that time, included the above letter in one of his own dated 3 July 1861 to Confederate Secretary of War LP Walker,
"... Mr. Greene is a lawyer by profession, but has given a great deal of his attention to the study of military service. He is well educated, and has a strong intellect and I have no doubt would make a most excellent officer. ..."
Greene raised several companies combined with others raised by Dowdell to form the 37th AL Infantry CSA; Mentioned in diary of Joseph Henry Harris (Co I) entry of 13 May 1862, "… 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."; Mentioned in WEEKLY ENTERPRISE article "Formation of Company I" (published form of TJ Carlisle's wartime diary) from unknown date in 1902: :
"... it was agreed by a bare majority, to take up the line of march to Cusseta, where the company was to be mustered into service of the Confederate States by Major Alex A Greene ... Maj AA Greene came down and entered into an agreement with Col Dowdell to unite their companies and form a Regiment... On the 10th of May orders to organize a regiment were received. The election resulted in the choice of Hon J F Dowdell, Col; Maj A A Greene, Lt Col; Dr J W Amarine, Capt Co "K," Pike county Major...";
In a letter dated 30 May 1862, Alabama Governor John Gill Shorter wrote to General S. Cooper, Adjutant and Inspector General of the Confederate Army:
"From returns made to this Department of the election for field officers of the
37th Regiment Ala. Vols. Col. Jas. F. Dowdell Commanding, it appears that Private Alexander A. Green of Company B. Capt. E.J. Glass of the 4th Regiment Ala. Vols. was on the 13th inst. elected Lieut. Colonel of the first named Regiment and I have therefore to request his transfer from the Regiment to which he has heretofore belonged.

    I am Sir,
        Very Respectfully Yours
                Jno. Gill Shorter
                Gov of Alabama"

Greene named as member of Court Martial for Alonzo Wood (Co B) and excused from serving on Court after Wood objected to his presence:
"... in writing the following objection to Lt. Col. Alex Greene; because he has formed and expressed an opinion as to his (the prisoner) guilt or innocence, and consequently cannot stand impartial between the government and the prisoner. /signed/ Alonza Wood..." (Wood was acquitted of charges of falling asleep on guard duty by the Court
Mentioned in TJ Carlisle’s wartime diary which was later published on 7 Aug 1902 in this passage that, in context, appears to be from 19 Aug 1862:
"...On battalion this evening (19th) Col. Green gave the order to charge bayonets at double quick in line of battle, which resulted in great amusement to the boys..."
Greene was severely WIA at Iuka MS 18 Sep 1862; Granted leave of absence 24 Sep 1862 to convalesce at home from wounds at Iuka MS; Paroled in the field at Vicksburg MS as Lieutenant Colonel of the 37th AL Infantry CSA on 9 July 1863; WIA at Missionary Ridge TN on 25 Nov 1863; Mentioned in Lookout Mtn/Missionary Ridge After Action Report of Brig Gen John C. Moore dated 3 Dec 1863 near Dalton GA as Commanding 37th AL Infantry during those actions; Upon the resignation of Brig Gen Moore following the debacles and defeats at Chattanooga, Fifty-three Officers of the 37th, 40th and 42nd Alabama regiments submitted the following letter on behalf of Greene:
"Hd Qtrs Moore’s Brig Stewart’s Division
    Hood’s Corps Army of Tennessee,
    Feby 13th 1864.

S. Cooper,
    Adjt Genl.
        Sir
            We the undersigned Officers of Moore’s Brigade, having learned that a vacancy has occurred in this Brigade, by the resignation of Brg Genl J C Moore, also, that a recommendation has been gotten up for another party for the position, professing to represent the choice officers of this Brigade – would respectfully State that said recommendation was not presented to the Officers of the 37th Ala Regt and to but very few of the 42nd Ala Regt.

We would further State that certain parties have been seeking preferment for the last two years through political channels instead of attaining to it by merit as soldiers. While we would not object to serving under any veteran who has won his way to distinction by gallantry on the battlefield, we do object to being led by any man who seeks preferment by any outside influence or by any means than that of merit. We would present to his Excellency the President, Lieut Col Alex A Green, Cmdg the 37th Ala Regt as every way worthy and well qualified for the position of Brigadier General and very respectfully ask that he be appointed. Col Greene entered the service as a private in the 4th Ala Regt. and has won his way to his present position by gallantry and merit, and not by any outside influence. He is a strict disciplinarian and governs according to a strict sense of justice and his responsibility as an officer, without partiality, fear, or favor. These are some of the reasons why we prefer him to any one else.

We would further represent that Col Greene is now absent from the Command and knows nothing of the vacancy or of our action in the matter.

/signed/
WD McNeill Capt Co C 42nd Ala Regt
TC Mitchell Lt Co D 42nd Ala Regt
EE McWilliams 2nd Lt Co C 42nd Ala Reg
JG Cooper Jr 2nd Lt. Co C 42nd Ala Reg
(faded illegible signature)
Geo. S Lambert 2nd Lt (faded illegible unit)
RK Wells Capt Comdg Co B 42d
JA Williams 2nd Lt Co B 42 d
Burt Upchurch 2nd Lt Co B 42 d
WF Bell 2 Lieut, Comdg Co G 42 Ala
ML Richey 2 Lietu Co G 42 Ala
WW Rily 2 Lt Co (H) 42 Ala Regt
RB Rains 1st Lt Co K 42 Ala
J Davis 1st Lieu, Cmdg Co E 42
PD Bulger 2nd Lieut Co E 42
Thomas Gaillaryd 1st Lt & Adjt
Thos P. Preston Lieut Col, 42 Ala Regt
DW Rankin 2d Lt Co A 42
Jas A Gibson 2d Lt Co “D” 42 d Ala
OL McKinsey Lieut 2d Co D 42 d Ala
TJ Griffin Capt Co “I” 37th Ala Reg
TJ Carlisle 1st Lt “I” 37th Ala Reg
JT Hunter 2nd Lt “I” 37th Ala Reg
JT Brooks Jr2d Lt “I” 37th Ala Reg
JC Kendrick Capt Co “C” 37 Ala
JR Burnett 1st Lt. Co “C” 37 Ala
MB Kendrick 2d Lt. Co “C” 37 Ala
JA Kendrick Co “C” 37 Ala
WE Bradley Lt, Comdg Co A 37th Ala
JV Perryman Lt Co A 37th Ala
RL Phipps Lt Co “A” 37 Ala
Jas. H. Johnson Capt Co. “B” 37th
TB Richards Capt, Cmdg Co H 37 Ala
HV Reynolds Lieut Co H 37 Ala
EM Davis 2nd Lt Co D 37th Ala
RL Greene 2nd Lt Co D 37th Ala
C. Pennington Capt Co “F” 37th Ala
Jas M Leach Capt “K” 37th Ala
CE Evans 1st Lt Comdg Co “G” 37th Ala
PG Fredrick 2d Lt Co “G” 37th Ala
George W. Shealy 2nd Junior Co G 37
Benj. C. Flake Asst Surgn 37th Ala
JJ Padgett 1st Lieut Co D 37th Ala
WB Bingham 1st Lt. Co K 40th Ala Regt
SE Thomas 2d Lt Co “C” 40th Ala
GW Granger 1st Lieut, Comdg Co E 37th Ala Regt
EP Bledsoe 2nd Junior Lieut Co A 37th Ala Reg
JW Scarbrough, Brevt 2nd Lt Co “A” 37th Ala
CP Rogers A.Q.M., 37th Ala
John C Meadors, A C S Moore’s Brig
JG Greene 2d Lt. Co E 37th Ala Regt
Wm H Wheeler, Lt & Ord Offr Moore’s Brigade
Wm Polland, Adjutant

/endorsements/

HdQtrs Moore’s Brigade
    March 3/64
    Respectfully forwarded
        Jno. H Higley
        Col Cmdg

HdQtrs Stewarts Division
    March 4/64
        Respectfully forwarded disapproved,
        need merely to show that it is essential
        a suitable person be assigned, as soon
        as practicable, to the permanent command
        of this Brigade.
            Alex. P. Stewart
            Major Genl

I don’t know if any officer has been
recommended for the position or not.
Some one should be appointed.
    JB Hood
    Lt Genl

HdQtrs Dept Tenn
Dalton Ga
Mch 5 1864

Rec’d at HdQr Dept Tnn Mch 5/64

Respectfully forwarded under Par.
of G.O. No 28 of 1863
    J.E. Johnston
    General

HdQtrs Moore’s Brig
Stewarts Div Hoods Corps
Army Tenn. Feb 13/64

Alabama.
Officers of 37th & 42d Ala apply for Promotion of Col Alexr. A. Greene, Comdg 37 Ala to Brg Genl  vis Brig Genl Moore’s resignation. Col G. entered service as a private in 4th Ala & has won his way to present position by gallantry & good conduct. He is a strict disciplinarian without partiality, fear, or favor. Col G. is absent from the command & knows nothing of vacancy or this application
Forwarded & recommended essential that someone be appointed promptly.

File – The position has been filled by appn’t of Col Alpheus Baker – Rec’d HQ March 16/64

Lt Col Greene, Commanding 37th AL Infantry CSA in Baker’s Brigade (with 40th and 42nd AL) in Stewart’s Division of Army of Tennessee on 30 April 1864; Greene is mentioned as making a public profession of faith on 15 May 1864 following a speech/appeal by Hon. J.L. Curry (member of Confederate Congress) who stated:
"...This is neither the time nor place for a political speech. I feel that this is a solemn occasion in which the destiny of human souls for eternity is at stake. Then he gave a most stirring and earnest appeal for us all to become soldiers of the Cross, and closed by asking for volunteers to join the army of the Cross. About 100 came forward and gave their hands, among them was Col. Green of the 37 Ala. Reg. who was converted...";
WIA and Commanding 37th AL Infantry in Baker’s Brigade at Pickett’s Mill GA on 27 May 1864 and mentioned in Brigadier General Alpheus Baker’s After Action Report, towit
"...the enemy opened a heavy and destructive fire of artillery upon the left of my line, held by the Thirty-seventh Alabama Regiment, Lieutenant-Colonel Greene. 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..." further Baker states Greene is among wounded in this action: "... In this action the Thirty-seventh Alabama Regiment lost 50 men killed and wounded, among the latter their brave and skilful commander, Lieutenant-Colonel Greene... 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..." Greene and regiment mentioned in Major General A.P. Stewart’s After Action Report, "... During the 27th the Thirty-seventh Alabama, Lieutenant-Colonel Greene commanding, 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...";
Greene, Commanding 37th AL Infantry CSA in Baker’s Brigade (with 40th, 42nd and 54th AL) in Stewart’s Division of Army of Tennessee on 30 June 1864; Commanding 37th AL Infantry CSA in Baker’s Brigade (with 40th, 42nd and 54th AL) in Stewart’s Division of Army of Tennessee on 10 July 1864

Greene was Killed in Action on 22 July 1864 at Atlanta and his body not recovered, his death mentioned in Major General Henry D. Clayton’s After Action Report from the Battle of Atlanta GA:
"... In this engagement I lost many brave men and officers. Conspicuous among the latter were ... Lieutenant-Colonel Greene, Thirty-seventh Alabama, Baker’s brigade..."; His death was also noted in the Joseph Henry Harris of Oak Bowery AL diary entry of 24 July 1864 "... heard today that two from my old Regt. were killed near Atlanta. Col. Green and Lindsey Morgan...";
Mentioned by John Malcolm Culpepper in postwar article/interview circa 1912 (possibly from the Sulphur Springs TX Gazette) in which he described the following: "... I enlisted as a Confederate soldier in 1862. My regiment, 37th Alabama, was organized at Orbon (read Auburn), James F. Dowdal, Colonel, and Alec Greene, Lieutenant Colonel, of Lafayette, Alabama ..."; Pre-war attorney at Lafayette AL; From Chambers County AL; Born in Troup County GA; Signed his name "Alex A. Greene" on his Official Report of 2 June 1864 near Atlanta


Green (Greene), Joel ("Joe") G
2nd Lieutenant-Captain
Company E

Enlisted 6 Apr 1862; 2nd Lieutenant on 10 Nov 1862; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863; 1st Lieutenant on 6 Apr 1864; Captain on 6 Apr 1864; WIA at Atlanta GA 22 July 1864; Hospitalized 28 July 1864 near Atlanta; (Abbeville Herald includes mention of WIA near Atlanta 20 Aug 1864, but no action that time to support that, perhaps this is a hospital record they report); POW at LaGrange GA 17 Apr 1865, captured by 1st Division Cavalry Corp, MDM: "Retired from service."; Numerous pay records are on file; Succeeded Captain Jacob L. Skipper upon his resignation 11 Nov 1863 according to service record of Skipper; Mentioned by T.J. Carlisle "37th Alabama Survivors" editorial WEEKLY ENTERPRISE, 10 Apr 1902 as "Joe Green was living in Georgia when we last heard."

Green (Greene), Moses B
Captain
Company A

Age at Enlistment: 38
Enlisted 22 March 1862 at Auburn AL by J.F. Dowdell; Commissioned as Captain 12 March 1862; Listed as Captain on Muster Roll of Co, A dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; WIA, Injured by Slaton’s Horse at Iuka MS - incident recalled by Samuel Singletary in letter to the editor, T.J. Carlisle in 8 May 1902 edition of WEEKLY ENTERPRISE, relating his recollections of the Battle of Iuka: "... Capt M B Green and W R Kelly were badly hurt by Major Slaton’s runaway horse..."; Given leave of absence 24 Sep 1862 to convalesce at home from wounds at Iuka MS on 17-18 Sep 1862 ; WIA at Corinth MS 3-5 Oct 1862; Signed numerous documents in files; Mentioned by Samuel Singletary in his description of the organization of Company A published in 17 Apr 1902 edition of WEEKLY ENTERPRISE: "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... After supper it was announced that we would to into the elections of company officers and M B Green and W E Bradley were put in nomination for Captain. {illegible word/torn section} Bradley declined because Green had been most instrumental in raising the company and he was elected without opposition... There was but one incident that occurred on that day that is worth relating aside from some bad wash-outs which delayed us for sometime. / Capt Greene got off the train at one of the little stations and loitered around there till the train pulled out and left him. My attention being called to it, I looked down the road and saw the old fellow in a trot following us about a quarter {mile} behind. The train stopped and he came aboard and was with us to the end of the journey..." Appears on Pay Roll dated 30 April 1864 at Dalton GA; Temporarily in Command of the Regiment at Spanish Fort, Ala. (Mobile Bay defenses) as he wrote a letter, dated 28 Oct 1864, recommending Private James M. Ables (Co G) be appointed to the office of Regimental Ensign, and signed it "M.B. Green, Capt, Cmdg Regt"

Gregg, Jno. M
Private
Company F

Age at Enlistment: 22
Enlisted 12 March 1862 at Pike County AL; Appears on Muster Roll of Co, F dated 20 April 1862; POSSIBLY SAME MAN AS "J M GRIGGS" ALSO OF CO, F

Grey, P R
Private
Company F

Age at Enlistment: 48
Enlisted 3 April 1862 at Farmville AL; Appears on Muster Roll dated 26 May 1862 at Auburn AL - POSSIBLY SAME MAN AS "P. GRAY" ALSO OF CO, F

Grey, R T
Private
Company F

Listed among Privates in Muster Roll of Co. F published in 12 June 1902 WEEKLY ENTERPRISE; PROBABLY SAME MAN AS "P GRAY" ALSO OF COMPANY F

Grice (sic Guce/Gnce), John Jackson
Private
Company B

Age at Enlistment: 30
Enlisted 20 April 1862 by Captain Hamner at Camp Johnson in Captain L.P. Hamner’s Company of Volunteers "For 3 Years Or The War"; Appears on Muster Roll of Captain Hamner’s Co. B dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; WIA at Corinth MS 3-5 Oct 1862 and exchanged 13 Oct 1862; Signed his parole in the field at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863 as a Private of Co. B of the 37th AL Infantry CSA; Hospitalized in Ross Hospital at Mobile AL 28 Sep 1864-16 March 1865: Febris Intermittens (malaria)/Sent to General Hospital at Selma AL; Survived the war and removed to Texas; made postmaster of "Grice," Texas, in 1891; died 1907 in Broken Bow OK and is buried there.

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