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McNamee (McNamie), James M
Private
Company I

Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863; Served as clerk in Port Surgeon’s Office Vicksburg MS as extra duty from 20 March to 30 Apr 1863; Discharged at Dalton GA during Dec 1863 for unspecified reason; 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 LAFAYETTE SUN (LaFayette, Chambers Co AL) with Privates as "McNamie, Jas. M., discharged at Dalton, Ga., Dec. 1863"

McNeil (McNeal), John R
Private
Company E

Age at Enlistment: 19
Enlisted 9 Apr 1862 at Woodville AL; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS with X on 9 July 1863; Hospitalized in Fair Grounds Hospital No. 2 outside Atlanta GA on 23 Feb 1864

McNeil (McNeill), Gerard B
Private
Company B

"G.B. McNeil" appears as Private on undated roll of Co. B; POW 16 Dec 1864 near Nashville and sent to Louisville and on to Camp Douglas (Chicago IL)

McNeil (McNeill), William D
Captain - 42nd AL
Lieutenant Colonel - Consolidated 37th AL

Commanding 42nd AL CSA in Baker’s Brigade (with 37th, 40th and 54th AL) in Clayton’s Division of Lee’s Corps of the Army of Tennessee on 31 Aug 1864 at Atlanta; Served as Captain of Co. C of 42nd AL CSA, and made Lieutenant Colonel of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA (combining the 42nd & 37th AL CSA), date of commission 9 Apr 1865; Paroled at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 as a member of Field & Staff of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA in Brantley’s Brigade; From Wilcox County AL


McPherson, Benjamin Franklin ("Ben" / "Mc")
Private
Company I

Originally enlisted in Bandavouse’s 61st AL Infantry CSA at Tuskegee AL; Contracted malaria and recruited a substitute for that unit, Thompson Michel, whom he paid $3,600; Eight months later, by Executive Order he was back in Confederate Service at Camp Watts where he was detailed as blacksmith; Enlisted in 37th AL Co. I while at Camp Watts; Traveled to meet up with the regiment near Marietta, Cobb County GA; Reached regiment on Kennesaw Mountain;
The account of reaching the regiment was recalled in his memoir I MUST TELL: "... I will tell you about when we got to the Kenesaw Mountains ... it was raining some and I was tired so I ate my grub and lay down, I and Sam Bonner, under a bush. The sight that I saw chilled my blood. O God, a trainload of wounded men, all bloody, groaning and blood running out of the train, bullet holes through their clothing. O what a sight to behold. There had been a charge and a battle fought that night before and morning and they were going to the hospital at Atlanta, Ga... We made inquiry for Baker’s Brigade and we were told that he was on the northern extreme wing [of the Army]... We went on around... zigzag along and shells flying through the trees thick and the minie balls singing close to my ears. I thought every moment I would be killed... I will tell you it scared me nearly to death... Our Command was out of the ditch and out under the hill, so we reported, and there I met many of my acquaintances (from Lafayette). I thought my reception was not very pleasant to me, for there was both cavalry and infantry, and many of each that I knew, and they would come to me, 'Howdy Ben, I am so glad to see you here. My yes, I am so glad for you to come.' Well you see the Army was down on substituting. That was so... They soon gave me a musket and directly we both were called up to report at headquarters. We went, so we had to drag cannon on top of the mountain; so we went at it in a drizzle of rain. We got one up after midnight, but were not allowed to speak above a whisper when we got near the top of the mountain, so we went back after one more. / Now they were unlimbered, as they called it; that is, just the hind wheels with the cannon, it and the long coupling pole in place, but the front end lying on the ground. Two soldiers with a hand stick apeice to guide it backwards up the mountain. Well there was a cord as large as my leg fastened to the axle tree near the shoulder of the hubbow on each end of the axle tree and that cord may be one hundred yds. long, up the mountain, and men as thick as they could stand pulling on the ropes, so it was a slow go one ft. at a time, and to shun big rocks these men at the end of the coupling pole would shove. It went one way and then the other, so that is how they got the cannon up on top of the mountains. Our brigade got two up just as day began to dawn, so we went down, but not to sleep. The cannons I do not know how they got them up, but it was done for they contained the shells. That mountain was three miles west of Marietta, Georgia. I will tell you what I heard was said by our officers, that it was impossible for [U.S.A.] General [William T.] Sherman to elevate his cannon high enough to throw shells on top of the mountain... Well we made the mountain shake the next day, I think it was our men with them big guns poured it down on the Yanks. Well we held Kennesaw Mountain until after the 4th of July as well as I can remember... Seems to me that it was not long after the 4th of July that we had to retreat for he [Sherman] would flank [C.S.A. Gen. Joseph E.] Johnston’s Army and then we had to retreat, for I reckon he [Sherman] had 4 or 5 men to us one...";
Among 250 sick sent from Chattahoochee back to Atlanta by train (McPherson suffering from chronic diarrhea); Arrived at General Stout’s Distributing Office at Atlanta and released in the care of his cousin;
Furloughed from Empire Hospital (Atlanta) on 7 July 1864 - Furlough reads: "Office of Medical Director of Hospitals. / Atlanta, GA., July 7, 1864 / Under Special Field Orders No. 21, par I and II, Head-Quarters A.T., dated June 17th, 1864, a furlough of twenty (20) days is hereby granted to Priv. Benj. F. McPherson of Co. I, 37 Ala. Reg’t, Baker’s Bridgade, Stewart’s Division, Army Tenn., (an inmate of Empire Hosptial, at Atlanta to go to Hickory Flat in the State of Ala. / He will return to the above mentioned hospital on or before the expiration of this furlough (whether fit for field service or not) or be considered a deserter. He will report his arrival at Hickory Flat, and his departure to return for hospital to the Enrolling Officer on duty nearest that place. / Transportation asked to LaGrange on Ga. Railroad. / By Command of GENERAL JOHNSTON, (signed) Illeglible initials but surname appears to be "Story", Medical Director of Hospitals;
According to his memoir, McPherson returned home weighing 92 lbs.; Hospitalized for 9 days in Bragg’s Hospital at Newnan GA following furlough; Part of garrison at Spanish Fort on Mobile Bay AL;
Excerpt from his memoir: "... I think it was in September 1864... we went there (Spanish Fort) and stayed there until the last days of January 1865... We were ordered to Branchville (SC)... so we were ordered from Spanish Fort over to Mobile. I must tell you of this trip across the (Mobile) bay. It was 20 miles, 2 hours run, so while at Spanish Fort the boys had made I reckon a thousand blowing horns out of these big horned old Texas steers. Well I was one of the guard on board, and we were ordered to load our guns, and when the boat struck the wharf to jump ashore and to shoot the first that got off before they were ordered off. So when the boat got within 2 miles of the city the boys commenced to blow those horns. For God’s sake, I can’t tell you what happened; I never heard the like... you would have thought the world was coming to an end. My, the city was scared almost to death. We could look up the streets all full of people, all come down to see or learn what it meant... As soon as the boat struck the wharf we (guards) jumped off and before I could turn round the soldiers ran over us like sheep and were all over the city, and charged every cake shop, beer shop, wine, pies. Every place that had anything to eat or drink was sacked. They had done all of this stealing before you could say double eff. Well before night the city guard had them all in Hickock’s press. That was their prison house... Well there were mighty few men in camp that night...";
From Mobile, the regiment boarded the "Reindeer", a large boat bound for Montgomery. McPherson recalled the event: "... a 3 days and nights’ run, 600 miles. That night was a dreadful cold, windy time. To keep from freezing four of us boys went on top of the boat just behind the chimneys and kept warm. The boat was so crowded with soldiers and artillery that there was no chance to get to the furnace to warm..."; Part of an AWOL party of 16 that separated from 37th AL near Cusseta AL along with Sam Bonner expecting to rejoin the unit, only 8 did; Group of 8 was appropriated by the Confederate commander defending Hamburg TN for one month (culminating 14 March 1865) when McPherson was assigned to drive a wagon in Baker’s Brigade’s 1500 wagon train; Mentioned meeting Sam Bonner on the road, Bonner having been assigned to the blacksmith forge; Mentions "Mr Belcher" his mess mate (probably Starling V Belcher of 37th AL who was also likely one of the 8 AWOLs); Rejoined 37th AL near Hillsboro NC as teamster, he recalled: "... Up in the day we got by the railroad and I saw Johnson’s Army Infantry coming on the retreat from Virginia, and then my regiment. The boys hollered out 'Howdy Ben,' the first time that I had seen many of them since I left them at the depot in Montgomery, Ala., all making for Greensboro, North Carolina. So on we went, and by late in the evening we teamsters arrived there and I talked some with the boys that night...";
Paroled at Greensboro NC May 1865, his parole reads: "GREENSBORO’, NORTH CAROLINA. / May 1865. / In accordance with the terms of the Military Convention, entered into on the twenty sixth day of April, 1865, between General Joseph E. JOHNSTON, Commanding the Confederate Army, and Major General W. T. SHERMAN, Commanding the United States Army in North Carolina, B. McPherson Priv. Co "I" 37th Ala. Regt. Inft. has given his solemn obligation not to take up arms against the Government of the United States until properly relased from this obligation; and is permitted to return to his home, not to be disturbed by the United States authorities so long as he observe this obligation and obey the laws in force where he may reside. (signed) W. Edu Maleatt, Maj & Adjt., U.S.A., Special commissary (signed) M Parrish, Capt., C.S.A., Commanding";
Memoir mentions "...Captain Johnson whom I was under..." as having paid him a "Mexican dollar" as his final Confederate pay; He recalled his emotional homecoming in his memoir:
"...Now I turn to my gate. I expected to hear my old dog greet me but he did not. I thought where is my old dog, Tambo. Maybe he is dead, for I wanted to see if he would know me... went to the door, not a sound could I hear. I knocked on the door, and I heard my wife get up and she said, "Who is that?" I said it was me, so she opened the door, and O, how I did kiss and embrace her. Well there was a light struck and I asked how all were. She said all were well, so about this time some of the children awoke. It was 'Howdy Pa, Howdy Pa.' Now my heart was bursting with joy and my cup ran over, and I tumbled down onto a trundle bed where some of my children were lying, and I wept as a man never wept, and how long I cannot say..."; His memoir recalls "... Now my reader, you see there are many changes come, yes, I have often thought that I have passed through the fiery trials... and what little gold there was in me has been purified...";
Signed Amnesty Oath on 11 Sep 1865 at Chambers County AL, described on oath as having fair complexion, dark hair, blue eyes and being 5’8" tall; Postwar removed to Rusk County Texas; 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 LAFAYETTE SUN (LaFayette, Chambers Co AL) with Privates as "McPherson, Benj. F."; Listed on Muster Roll of Co. I published by Carlisle in 1902 WEEKLY ENTERPRISE (Enterprise AL); Born 9 Dec 1825 Pendleton District (now Anderson County) SC - died 17 July 1909 at Hallsville TX


McPherson, J T
Private
Company A

Enlisted Jan 1863; Paroled at Greensboro NC as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co. A

McPherson, James P
Private
Company I

No additional information currently available

Meadors (Meadows), Dixon H. L.
Private
Company G

Enlisted 24 March 1862 at Cusseta AL

Meadors (Meadows), Henry F
Private
Company G

Enlisted 24 March 1862 at Cusseta; Hospitalized in First Mississippi CSA Hospital 13 July 1863 and sent to the General Hospital on 14 July 1863; Hospitalized in Floyd House at Macon GA 29 Nov 1863 with Febris Intermittens, Quot. (malaria); Hospitalized in Ross Hospital at Mobile AL 5-28 Oct 1864 with Febris Remittens, Quot. (remittent malaria)

Meadors (Meadows), James H
Private
Company G

Enlisted 24 March 1862 at Cusseta; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863

Meadors (Meadows), Jesse Calvin
1st Sergeant
Company G

Enlisted 24 March 1862 at Cusseta; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863; Hospitalized in Foard Hospital (location?) 28 Nov 1863 - listed as "J.C. Meddows, Sg., Co C/G"; Marker for "Jesse Calvin Meadows / 1 SERG CO G 37 ALA INF / CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY / 1837 - 1924" along with second marker locate at Confederate Park Cemetery No. 2 (Confederate Soldiers Home) at Marbury, Chilton County AL

Meadors (Meadows), John C
Private
Company G & E

Enlisted 24 March 1862 at Cussetta: noted as "Revolunteered. Recruited by Captain Meadows" (reference to Captain Warner W. Meadows of Co. G); Paroled at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 as part of Consolidated 37th AL CSA Co. G; POSSIBLY SAME MAN OF SAME NAME LISTED AS "A.C.S.-ADJUTANT-CAPT" SEE THAT RECORD FOR ADDITIONAL DETAIL; One of two or three possible men of same initials "J.C. Meadows of Company G" buried in Confederate Park Cemetery No. 2 at Chilton County AL, with dates 1837-27 Feb 1924

Meadors (Meadows), John C
Assistant Commissary Sergeant-Adjutant-Captain
Regimental Field & Staff

Mentioned in "Formation of Company I" article of WEEKLY ENTERPRISE of unknown date "... On the 10th of May [1862] orders to organize a regiment were received… In a few days the following regimental staff was announced: ... J C Meadows — Adjutant ..."; POW & WIA at Iuka-Corinth-Hatchie and on list of POWs dated 13 Oct 1862 at Corinth MS; Adjutant ACS (Assistant Commissary Sergeant) at unknown date; Commissioned as Captain 13 May 1863; Signed his parole in the field at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863 as a Captain of the 37th AL Infantry CSA; Signed many requisitions; POSSIBLY SAME MAN AS PRIVATE IN COMPANIES G & E OF SAME NAME; One of two or three possible men of same initials "J.C. Meadows of Company G" buried in Confederate Park Cemetery No. 2 at Chilton County AL, with dates 1837-27 Feb 1924

Meadows, M V
Private
Company B

Appears as Private on undated roll of Co. B in Tallapoosa Co AL Archives

Meadors (Meadows), Thomas W
Private
Company G & E

Enlisted 10 May 1862 at Auburn AL; WIA at Corinth MS and on list of wounded released 13 Oct 1862; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 10 July 1863; Paroled at Greensboro NC on 1 May 1865 - SEE RECORD OF THOMAS J (W) MEADOWS ALSO COMPANY G AS RECORDS FOR TWO MEN APPEAR TO BE COMBINED

Meadors (Meadows), William J
Private
Company G

Enlisted 21 Apr 1862 at Auburn AL; "Rejected: Inguinal Hernia"; Signed with X

Meadows, B F
Private
Company G

Died in service of unknown cause at unknown location/date as effects of deceased soldier "turned over to QM CSA 1865 $26.00"

Meadows, Micajah (Mikeja) A
Private
Company E

Age at Enlistment: 22
Enlisted 29 March 1862 at Woodville AL; POW at Corinth MS and paroled 14 Oct 1862; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863 with X; Hospitalized in General Hospital No. 3 at High Point NC on 1 May 1865; Paroled at Greensboro NC Hospital 1 May 1865 as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co. E

Meadows, Richard
Private
Company G

Hospitalized in Vicksburg Hospital at Vicksburg MS; Died in service of unknown cause at Vicksburg MS 14 Jan 1863 (prior to siege); Buried in Grave No. 643 of Soldiers Rest plot of Cedar Hill (City) Cemetery, Vicksburg MS

Meadows, Richard
Private
Company E

Age at Enlistment:16
Enlisted 29 March 1862 at Woodville AL; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863 with X

Meadows, Thomas J (W)
Private
Company G

Enlisted 10 May 1862 in Company E of 37th AL CSA; POW at Lookout Mountain TN 24 Nov 1863 "Taken In Arms…" and sent to Nashville TN, Louisville KY and on to Rock Island Prison IL; BUT ALSO Paroled at Greensboro NC as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co. G (possibly two men of same name?) - SEE RECORD OF THOMAS W MEADORS ALSO CO. G AS RECORDS FOR TWO MEN APPEAR TO BE COMBINED; "Thomas J Meadows, Co. D" buried in unspecified location at Chambers County AL, 1845-1920


Meadows (Meadors), Warner W
Captain
Company G

Enlisted 24 March 1862 at Cusseta; Commissioned Captain 24 March 1862;
Mentioned in S.L. Burney memoir: ".... Sometime in May at the request of my neighbor, John Weaver, a noble, true man, I went with him to Auburn and joined Capt. Meadows company. This Co. was put in the 37th Alabama, Colonel James Dowdell Commanding...";
KIA at Corinth MS 4 Oct 1862, the circumstances of his death recalled by Samuel Singletary in 22 May 1902 account of the Battle of Corinth MS published in WEEKLY ENTERPRISE:
"... We moved out into the old field and up a long slant to the top of the hill where there stood an old farm house in plain view of the enemy’s works a couple of hundred yards away. Here Capt Meadows Co G, and the colonel of a Mississippi reg’t fell, the Captain shot in the bowels, and the Colonel’s leg shattered by a grape shot, who died that night from the effects of chloroform..."

Meadows , Willis V.
(sic Meadors, W.W.)
Private-2nd Sergeant
Company G


Enlisted 24 Apr 1862 at Cusseta; WIA at Vicksburg MS on 1 July 1863 – a Sharpshooter himself, he was shot in the eye through the "peephole" of his cast-iron metal shield – and survived; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 13 July 1863 while Hospitalized as a Private of Co. G of the 37th AL Infantry CSA; One of 611 sick and wounded POWs aboard the U.S. steamer Crescent delivered to Confederate authorities off Mobile Harbor AL on 4 Aug 1863; Hospitalized in Ross Hospital at Mobile AL with Febris Intermittens, Quot. (malaria) 18 Sep-13 Dec 1864; Paroled as a nurse or patient at Moore Hospital, commanded by Surgeon W.C. Cavenaugh, and surrendered at Citronelle AL by Lt Gen Richard Taylor 16 May 1865

Still living in 1921 and remarkably, according to this item that appeared in the 26 March 1921 edition of the New Holland Clarion (Lancaster County, Pa.), the Vicksburg projectile remained in Meadows' skull until it was finally expelled some 58 years later:

Old Veteran Coughs Up Bullet.

"Lanett, Ala. – W. V. Meadows, [78] years of age, of this place, veteran of the civil war, and shot in the eye at the battle of Vicksburg, July 1, 1863, coughed out the bullet and is in his usual good health, despite the fact that he had carried the slug weighing approximately one ounce in his head for fifty-eight years. Mr. Meadows was a member of Company G, thirty-seventh Alabama Infantry."

[New Holland Clarion clipping courtesy of Joel A. Rodgers]

An article further examining Meadows' remarkable story, including the fact that he eventually met and befriended former Union solider Peter Knapp, the man who shot him, appeared in the 11 Oct 2009 issue of the Mail Tribune (Medford, OR) and is posted here with permission of the author Bill Miller:
"Coughs Up Bullet: The unlikely sequel to a Civil War mystery"



Mears (Merers), Ebenezer C
Private
Company H & A

Enlisted 10 May 1862 at Clopton AL; Served as Nurse in General Hospital at Meridian MS 1-31 Dec 1862 and paid 25 cents per day extra duty for Nov 1862; Condemned for "subluxatio" (sic); Condemned for hospital service for rheumatism-chronic; (Subluxation: dislocation - abnormal displacement of one or more bones of a joint, or any organ from its natural position); Returned to service at some point, or died of disease as he died in service of unknown cause at Vicksburg MS 26 May 1863; Buried in unknown grave in Soldiers Rest plot of Cedar Hill (Vicksburg City) Cemetery, Vicksburg MS

Medlin, Richard H
Captain
Company E

Buried in Camp Ground Cemetery at Big Cove, Madison County AL, 20 Oct 1840-15 March 1909 - no other records for this man found, interesting as his rank is given as "Captain" of Company E

Meese (sic Neese), Jesse
Private
Company E

POW at Corinth MS 3-5 Oct 1862 forwarded to Columbus KY from Corinth MS 9 Oct 1862 on list dated 13 Oct 1862 as having been captured at Corinth MS; One of 539 POWs received aboard steamer Dacotah near Vicksburg on 18 Oct 1862 for exchange 8 Nov 1862; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863; Mss No. 1449 lists him as a Deserter on 10 Feb 1864; POW at Resaca GA on 15 May 1864 and sent to Nashville, Louisville and on to Alton IL Military Prison; While imprisoned, enlisted in U.S. Navy on 10 June 1864

Melton (Milton), George W
Private
Company H

Enlisted 18 Apr 1862 in Co. C of 42nd AL CSA; Paroled at Greensboro NC as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co. H


Mendheim, Isidore (Isador)
Private
Company A

Age at Enlistment: 30
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; Disability discharge granted 5 Aug 1862 at Columbus MS: rheumatism, "Hasn’t done any service in 3 months. I recommend his discharge. J.W. Oslin, Surgeon"; 5’3" tall with fresh complexion, blue eyes, light hair, Dentist by occupation; Born in Prussia (probably the "Russian" emigrant mentioned by C P Rodgers, Sr. in letter to editor T.J. Carlilse published in 5 June 1902 edition of The Weekly Enterprise, if so, he served as regimental tailor and was KIA at Missionary Ridge TN), that portion of Rodgers’ letter:
"...My Dear Comrade - I am very much obliged to you for sending me copies of the Weekly Enterprise containing articles relative to the gallant old 37th Alabama Regiment, composed as it was, of the yeomanry of Alabama. It was as fine a regiment as ever formed in line of battle or marched to the tune of Dixie. Out of 1100 men on its muster roll when it was formed, there were only two foreigners - one was a Jew from Henry county I think who soon got a substitute, and the other was a Russian who was our regimental tailor and made a good soldier and was killed at Missionary Ridge. When the 37th Alabama stacked their arms at Bentonville there were 300 men for duty..."

Meredith, W M
Private
Company F

Discharged 9 Jan 1864 at unknown location for unknown cause and paid that date; A "W.R. Meridith" witnessed the Confederate Pension application of Robt J Farnell/Farnel (Co. F); Witnessed the Alabama Confederate Pension application of Emma S. Baker, widow of Willoby Baker (Co. F); The following obituary of W M Meredith, appeared in the TROY MESSENGER, Troy AL, issue of Feb. 23, 1916:
"The death of W. M. Meredith, 72 YEARS OF AGE, occurred at China Grove at 6 p.m. on Monday following an illness of several weeks. Mr. Meredith was a prominent citizen of that section and was an ex-Confederate soldier. The burial occurred at Old Union cemetery above China Grove on Tuesday."


Merrell, B G
Private
Company C

Died in service of unknown cause at Vicksburg MS 10 June 1863; Buried in Grave 12 of Soldiers Rest plot of Cedar Hill (City) Cemetery, Vicksburg MS (LIKELY A SECOND RECORD FOR SAME MAN AS BEN G./J. MERRELL AS DATES OF DEATH AND NAMES ARE NEARLY IDENTICIAL)

Merrell,  Benjamin G ("Ben")
sic: Merell, B J
Private
Company C

Age at Enlistment: 18
Enlisted 24 March 1862 at Leon AL; KIA at Vicksburg MS 12 June 1863 (also listed as "died" at Vicksburg MS 14 June 1863); Buried in Grave 32 of Soldiers Rest plot of Cedar Hill (City) Cemetery, Vicksburg MS; Son of Henry Martin Merrill (Co C); Nephew to Benjamin Greenberry, William Reid and Thomas Lambden Merrill (all Co C); Cousin to Thomas Hezekiah (Co D), William John and Jacob Perry Merrill (both Co C); (POSSIBLY SAME MAN AS B.G. MERRELL [above] AS DATES OF DEATH AND NAMES ARE NEARLY IDENTICIAL)


Merrell (Merrill), G B
Private
Company C

PROBABLY Greenberry B Merrell [below]

Merrell (Merrill), Benjamin Greenberry
(also recorded as Greenberry/Greenbury/Green Berry/Greenberry B.)
Private
Company C

Age at Enlistment: 40

In the photo at right, a portion of a larger family portrait, Benjamin Greenberry Merrill and his oldest son Thomas Hezekiah Merrill, both later served in the 37th Alabama Infantry (photo circa 1854, courtesy of Janice Merrill Johnt)


Benjamin G. Merrill enlisted 24 March 1862 at Greenville; Disability discharge granted 26 July 1862 at Columbus MS - unfit for 60 days:
"Broken leg both tibia and ulna. Imperfect union. Can't be cured - he's 41 years old. J.W. Oslin, surgeon." (sic: the 'ulna' is a bone of the forearm - 'fibula' is actually the companion to the tibia in the leg)
Described as 5'9" tall with dark complexion, black eyes and dark hair and farmer by occupation; Died before 1893; Father to Thomas Hezekiah Merrill (Co D); Brother to William Reid, Henry Martin and Thomas Lambden Merrill (all Co C and sons of Jacob and Holland Merrill); Uncle to Ben G., William John and Jacob Perry Merrill (all Co C); Brother-in-law to Green B. Franklin (Co C); Buried in Leon Community Cemetery at Crenshaw County AL - photo of gravemarker courtesy of Janice Merrill Johnt in Burials section; (MOST LIKELY SAME MAN AS G.B. MERRELL" [above])


Merrell (Merrill), Henry Martin
2nd Lieutenant
Company C

Age at Enlistment: 38
Enlisted 24 March 1862 at Leon AL; Died of unnamed disease 7 July 1862 at Columbus MS; Claim for deceased soldier filed by John D. Chapman 16 Apr 1863; Brother to Benjamin Greenberry, William Reid and Thomas Lambden Merrill (all Co C and sons of Jacob and Holland Merrill); Father to Benjamin G. ("Ben") Merrill (Co C); Uncle to Thomas Hezekiah (Co D), William John and Jacob Perry Merrill (both Co C); Brother-in-law to Green B. Franklin (Co C)


Merrell (Merrill), Jacob Perry
Private
Company C

Age at Enlistment: 23
Enlisted 24 March 1862 at Leon AL; POW at Iuka-Corinth-Hatchie MS paroled at Corinth MS 14 Oct 1862; WIA in unknown action at unknown date; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863; POW at Missionary Ridge TN 25 Nov 1863 "Taken In Arms" and sent to Nashville TN, Louisville KY and on to Rock Island Prison IL; Possibly the "J.T. Merrill" who witnessed the Confederate Pension application of W.F. Bryan (Co. C); Possibly the "J.T. Merrill" who witnessed the Confederate Pension application of John D. Godwin (Co. C); Brother to William John Merrill (Co C); Nephew to Benjamin Greenberry, Henry Martin, William Reid and Thomas Lewis Merrill (all Co C); Cousin to Ben G. Merrill (Co C) and Thomas Hezekiah Merrill (Co D); Born 11 Sep 1838 - Died 6 April 1875; Buried in Leon Community Cemetery at Crenshaw County AL - photo of gravemarker courtesy of Janice Merrill Johnt in Burials section


Merrill, Thomas Hezekiah
Private
Company D

Enlisted (Conscripted?) 1 Sep 1864 at Leon AL; Paroled at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co. D; Son of Benjamin Greenberry Merrill (Co C), a photo of him with his father, circa 1854 appears above; Nephew to Thomas Lewis, Henry Martin and William Reid Merrill (all Co C); Cousin to Ben G., Jacob P. and William John Merrill (all Co C); Born 11 Oct 1847 - Died 14 April 1902 at Jefferson County AL


Merrell (Merrill), Thomas Lambden
Private
Company C & D

Age at Enlistment: 19
Enlisted 24 March 1862 at Greenville AL (also 2 Apr 1862) in Co. C of 37th AL CSA;
Mentioned in 24 Oct 1862 letter of Henry C. Bryan (Co C - see his record) dated at Waterford MS to his wife: "...  Some of them that was reported dead is been herd of ... Thomas Merrill came in this morning...";
Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863; Present at Lookout Mtn TN, Missionary Ridge (both Chattanooga TN vicinity), Atlanta campaign, Spanish Fort (Mobile Bay), Carolinas campaign (Bentonville vicinity) and "never wounded during his entire service"; Paroled at Greensboro NC as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co. D; Witnessed the Confederate Pension application of Marion J. Currington (Co. C); Post-war married Margaret Cameron (1866) and was among first county commissioners of Crenshaw County AL; Brother to Benjamin Greenberry, William Reid and Henry Martin Merrill (all Co C and sons of Jacob and Holland Merrill); Uncle to Ben G., William John and Jacob Perry Merrill (all Co C), and Thomas Hezekiah Merrill (Co D); Brother-in-law to Green B. Franklin (Co C); Buried in Leon Community Cemetery at Crenshaw County AL, 11 May 1842-19 Dec 1935 - photo above circa 1870, and an image of gravemarker both courtesy of Janice Merrill Johnt (second image in Burials section)

Merrell (Merrill), William John
Private
Company C

Age at Enlistment: 32
Enlisted 24 March 1862 at Greenville (also Leon) AL; Brother to Jacob Perry Merrill (Co. C); Nephew to Benjamin Greenberry, William Reid, Thomas Lambden and Henry Martin Merrill (all Co C and sons of Jacob and Holland Merrill); Cousin to Ben G. Merrill (Co C) and Thomas Hezekiah Merrill (Co D); Enlisted, but rejected for service and as a successful businessman, he hired a substitute and was therefore carried on rolls of Co. C; Joined 1st AL Cavalry, Co. F in 1864; Born 17 Feb 1830 - Died 14 Dec 1904; Buried in Leon Community Cemetery at Crenshaw County AL - photo of gravemarker courtesy of Janice Merrill Johnt in Burials section


Merrell (Merrill), William Reid
Private
Company C

Age at Enlistment: 22
Enlisted 24 March 1862 at Greenville; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863; Paroled at Montgomery AL 17 June 1865; Dark hair, hazel eyes, fair complexion and 5'8" tall; Brother to Benjamin Greenberry, Thomas Lambden and Henry Martin Merrill (all Co C and sons of Jacob and Holland Merrill); Uncle to Ben G., William John and Jacob Perry Merrill (all Co C) and Thomas Hezekiah Merrill (Co D); Brother-in-law to Green B. Franklin (Co C); Buried in Leon Community Cemetery at Crenshaw County AL - photo of gravemarker courtesy of Janice Merrill Johnt in Burials section


Merritt, Isac (James?)
Sergeant
Company I

Paroled 12 June 1865 at Montgomery AL; 6’5" tall with black hair, black eyes and dark complexion

Merritt(e), Samuel H
Private
Company E & A

Age at Enlistment: 16
Enlisted 9 Apr 1862 at Woodville AL; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863; Hospitalized  in Fair Grounds Hospital No. 2 outside Atlanta GA, transferred to Forsythe Hospital at Forsythe GA on 28 Feb 1864 and returned to duty 25 March 1864; Hospitalized in Ross Hospital at Mobile AL, Oct 14-16, 1864; Hospitalized again in Ross Hospital at Mobile AL, Oct 17-26, 1864; Returned to duty with Co A, 37th AL; Witnessed the Confederate Pension application of Ambrose Ham (Co. A); Buried in Collins Mill Cemetery at Jackson County AL, 1840-1911

Mersell, (Merrell?), Benjamin G
Private
Company C

PROBABLY same man as B G or B J Merrell

Messer, J A
Rank Unknown
Company A

Died in service 30 July 1864 (possibly of wounds at Atlanta/Ezra Church) and buired in Rose Hill Cemetery at Macon GA - LIKELY James Messer (Co. C) known WIA Feb 1864 (gunshot) and other Messers (all with "J" initial) survived until at least 1865

Messer, James
Private
Company C

WIA in unknown action (likely skirmishes at or near Buzzard's Roost in northern Georgia) and hospitalized in Covington Hospital (Covington GA?) on 22 Feb 1864 for "Vul. Sclo." (vulnus sclopet: gunshot wound) and furloughed 26 Feb 1864 - LIKELY the "J.A. Messer" buried at Rose Hill Cem., Macon GA

Messer, John D
Private
Company C

Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863; Paroled at Albany GA on 20 May 1865; Signed second parole at Montgomery AL 7 June 1865

Messer, John
Private
Company E

Age at Enlistment: 32
Enlisted 19 Apr 1862 at Columbia AL; Signed his parole with X at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863; WIA/POW at Lookout Mountain TN on 24 Nov 1863 (ALSO 25 Nov 1863 at Missionary Ridge TN); POW Hospitalized in (USA) General Hospital at Chattanooga TN on 25 Nov 1863 with gunshot wound in left forearm (amputated) flesh wound; Transferred 25 Jan 1864 to (USA) General Field Hospital and Exchanged on 14 Feb 1864; Reported at Post at Columbus GA in Feb 1865

Middlebrook(s), Elijah Edmund
Private
Company B & H

Age at Enlistment: ca 39
Enlisted 1 Sep 1863; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863; Hospitalized in Ocmulgee Hospital at Macon GA 21-24 June 1864 for "chronic bronchitis"; Paroled at Greensboro NC on 1 May 1865 as a member of Co. H of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA, and again at Montgomery AL on 7 June 1865; 5’-" tall with dark hair, blue eyes and a fair complexion, residence: Henry County AL; born 1823 in Newton County GA; Died 1906; married Martha Beatrice Moat (1822-1867) in Newton County GA

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