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Last update 25 Jan 2011

Slaton, Joseph H
Private-Sergeant
Company D

Age at Enlistment: 18
Enlisted 9 Apr 1862 at Auburn AL; Appears on Muster Roll of Company D dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS 10 July 1863; Hospitalized in Ross Hospital at Mobile AL 28-30 Sep 1864 with "Contusions"; Hospitalized in Ross Hospital at Mobile AL 17 Oct- 9 Nov 1864 with "Stomatitis" (inflammation of the mouth) and Febris Intermittens, Tert. (malaria)


Slaton, William Franklin
Captain-Major-Lieutenant Colonel
Company D/Regimental Field & Staff

Age at Enlistment: 31
 Previously served as 1st Lieutenant of the "Auburn Guards" at Pensacola FL as part of the defense of Ft. Barrancas; On 6 April 6 1862 his recruited company formally entered the Confederate Service at Auburn as Company D, 37th Alabama Infantry; Elected Captain to rank 6 Apr 1862; Enlisted 7 Apr 1862 at Auburn AL as Captain of Co. D, 37th AL Infantry CSA; Appears as Captain on Muster Roll of "Captain Slaton’s Company", Co. D, 37th Regiment of Alabama Volunteers, dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL as having enlisted April 9, 1862 "for three years or the war..." and as having been enlisted by Col. James F. Dowdell; Signed for coffin for Pvt. John Sweeney (Co. D) at Columbus MS 19 July 1862; Mentioned as "Major" in David Jackson Williams (Co. G) letter of 18 Aug 1862 at Saltillo MS; Promoted to Major 1 Sep 1862; WIA at Corinth MS (one source states he was shot from his horse) 3 or 5 Oct 1862, in his account of the action at Corinth published in the 22 May 1902 edition of the WEEKLY ENTERPRISE (Enterprise AL), Samuel Singletary (Co. A) recalled in part:

"... I suppose we had formed line of battle and were ready to move forward by 8 o’clock in the morning, Major Slaton and several others being wounded in the formation of the line ... Capt M B Green and W R Kelly were badly hurt by Major Slaton’s runaway horse ..."

Paid $130 on 14 Oct 1862 as Captain to 18 Aug 1862; Signed his parole in the field at Vicksburg MS 9 July 1863 as Major of the 37th AL Infantry CSA; Commanding Regiment as Major at Demopolis AL 19 Oct 1863 and wrote a letter of inquiry that date requesting clarification of his rank and standing:

"HdQrs 37th Ala Regt Ala Vols
Demopolis Ala Oct 19th 1863

S. Cooper, Adt Genl
Sir
A vacancy occurred in the Majority of the 37th Regt Ala Vols by reason of resignation of Major J P W Amerine in August 1862. I was examined, passed and assigned to duty as Major of the 37th Regt Ala Vols Sept 1st 1862 by order of Genl Price. Since which time I have been in the field serving in this capacity. The proper papers were sent to the West Dept at that time and have not been heard from. This letter of inquiry is written to ascertain whether or not my promotion was confirmed, and if so respectfully ask for a commission.
Very respectfully,
Your obedient servant
W F Slaton
Major Comdg 37th Regt Ala Vols."

Mentioned in memoirs of S.L. Burney (Co. G) circa 1916 as Commanding Moore’s Brigade Picket (in which Burney served) at Lookout Mountain TN 23-24 Nov 1863 (who also states POW status at Lookout Mountain TN); POW at Lookout Mountain TN 24 Nov 1863 (also Missionary Ridge TN) and noted as "Taken In Arms" and threatened with execution, (According to DuBois, he was accused by General Grant of having violated his parole, was tried by General Burbridge without being allowed to appear in his own defense, and was sentenced to be shot, but by the intervention of Hon. Benjamin H. Hill, his life was spared); Sent to prison at Johnson Island (an Officer Prison) in Lake Erie (off Sandusky OH) for duration of war, arriving there 1 Dec 1863 (According to DuBois, Major Slaton "... resumed his professorial duties, teaching fellow inmates and guards, white and black ... One pupil was William J. Samford. The future governor completed his education at Johnson’s Island and Major Slaton issued him a diploma written on foolscap paper..." NOTE: William James Samford served as Governor of Alabama 1900-1901/served in the 46th AL CSA and was imprisoned at Johnson’s Island); Brewer shows promotion to Lt Col at/after capture and notes capture at Lookout Mountain as well; Released at Sandusky OH on 29 May 1865 upon taking the Oath of Allegiance; 6’0" tall with dark complexion, black hair and hazel eyes; Age 34 at release; Mentioned in WEEKLY ENTERPRISE (Enterprise AL) article of 1902:

"In this week’s issue will be found muster roll of Co D. We all remember that Co D was a 'crack' company on the drill ground when we first met and was the pride of the regiment. Captain Slaton was truly a 'Martinet' in discipline and soon had his company well in hand." and "...The following are the only names that have been furnished us with postoffice address: Major W F Slaton, Atlanta...";

Also mentioned in 22 May 1902 edition of WEEKLY ENTERPRISE memoir of Battle of Corinth by Samuel Singletary (Co. A):

"... There was one incident I forgot to tell you about. On the second day out from Baldwin (MS) we stopped for some purpose- I don’t know what-any how, Major Slaton came to our company and read a dispatch stating that New Orleans had sunk and engulfed Butler and the Yankee army. Some of the boys were highly elated at the news, not thinking of the thousand of citizens that must have went up had it been true. While he was reading there was a distinct shock from an earthquake which caused him to stop reading and look around for the cause of the disturbance. I suppose it was to enthuse the boys and make them come up to the full measure of their duty in the battle that was to follow...";

Pre-war principal and founder of Young Men’s (Slaton’s) Academy at Oak Bowery AL in 1857 - school was merged into the East Alabama Male College (a predecessor of Auburn University) in 1859 where Slaton served as professor of mathematics and chemistry, as well as continuing his role as principal of the prep school; Slaton somehow came into possession of 37th Regimental Flag and reportedly retained it in his office safe where it remained until after his death; a grandson, John M. Slaton Jr. or Atlanta donated the flag to Auburn University circa 1961; Post-war Superintendent of Education in Atlanta GA; Born 6 March 1831 in Meriwether County GA to John Slaton and Nancy Harris; Raised in Autauga County on Slaton plantation west of Prattville; Credited among the founders and as a professor at East Alabama Male College at Auburn (now Auburn University); Post-war settled on a farm at Sandtown, (now Woodbury) GA; Though promoted to Lt. Col., he preferred the title of "Major"; Buried at Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta GA; His Obituary appeared in the ATLANTA CONSTITUTION on Thursday, 30 Nov 1916:

"Major Slaton saw service in a number of battles, notably Corinth, Lookout Mountain and Vicksburg. Once he was wounded. While engaged in the battle of Lookout Mountain he and 60 of his men, out of 600, were captured when they charged against superior numbers. He was sent to the federal prison camp at Johnsons Island, in Lake Eire where he remained a prisoner until the close of the war. As a prisoner he was taken before General Grant, charged with having broken his parole. He was acquitted. While still a prisoner of war he was made lieutenant colonel. Soon after his return south Major Slaton came to Georgia, and in 1870 was made principal of Sam Bailey college at Griffin. In 1874 he became principal of the Atlanta High School, and in January 1879, he was elected superintendent of the Atlanta School System. At the time he became superintendent of the city schools there were but eight schools and 2800 pupils, while in 1907, when he retired the school system claimed 325 teachers and 15,988 pupils. Major Slaton was survived by seven children, one of them the ex-governor of Georgia, John M. Slaton. Major Slaton was buried in Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta."



Slaton, William T (F)
Private-Sergeant Major
Company D

Age at Enlistment: 21
Enlisted 9 Apr 1862 at Auburn AL; Appears on Muster Roll of Company D dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL as Private; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863; Paroled at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co. D as Sergeant Major

Slaughter, Charles Judson
Rank Unknown
Company G

Born 22 Nov 1845 - Died 18 Apr 1917 and buried at Walnut Grove, Etowah Co., AL

Slaughter, Ezekiel T
Private
Company I

Enlisted 20 Apr 1862 at Lafayette AL; POW at Iuka-Corinth-Hatchie present at Corinth MS on list dated 13 Oct 1862, and signed as "Ezekiel T Slaughter"; WIA or sick as he signed his parole at Vicksburg MS in General Hospital No. 2 on 16 July 1863; Among 611 wounded/sick from Vicksburg who arrived at Mobile AL harbor via New Orleans LA aboard the steamer S.S. Crescent on 4 Aug 1863; POW at Lookout Mountain TN on 24 Nov 1863 and sent to Nashville, Louisville and on to Rock Island Prison IL; 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 County AL) with Privates as "Slaughter, Ezekiel T., captured on Lookout Mountain, Nov. 24, 1863"; Buried at Holley Cemetery, Tallapoosa County, AL - Row 3 - grave marker includes inscription "Co I, 37th Ala. Inf., CSA"

Slaughter, John M
Private
Company G

May be the brother "John Slaughter" said to have stopped long enough to pick up the mess kit of William G Slaughter (Co. D) who was KIA at Lookout Mountain/Missionary Ridge TN (mess kit remains in the hands of family)

Slaughter, Thomas J
Private
Company G

Paroled at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 (per Miller, does not appear in Pitts’ data)

Slaughter, William F
Private
Company G

Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS 10 July 1863; Died in service at unknown date and place of unknown cause; Claim for deceased solider filed 8 Feb 1865 by Marina Slaughter, widow - PROBABLY SAME MAN AS "WILLIAM G SLAUGHTER" CO. D

Slaughter, William G
Private
Company D

Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 10 July 1863; KIA at Lookout Mountain/Missionary Ridge TN, his brother "John" (possibly John M Slaughter of Co G) said to have stopped long enough to pick up his mess kit (still in the family) - PROBABLY SAME MAN AS "WILLIAM F SLAUGHTER" COMPANY G

Small, Uriah
Private
Company A

Age at Enlistment: 40
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

Smith, Allen J
Private
Company B

Enlisted 15 March 1862 at Daviston AL; WIA and POW at Corinth MS on 3 or 4 Oct 1862 on list dated 13 Oct 1862; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863; Paroled at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Company B

Smith, Archibald
1st Lieutenant
Company E

Possibly same man as Archibald W Smith, Private, also Company E

Smith, Archibald W ("Archie")
Private
Company E

Enlisted 25 March 1862 at Auburn AL; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 10 July 1863 with X; Hospitalized in General Hospital at Montgomery AL 1 Nov 1863; Paid $44 on 22 Jan 1864 for Sept - Dec 1863; "Detailed" (for what purpose?) by Special Order No. 19/7 dated 19 Jan 1864; WIA at New Hope Church GA on 25 May 1864 according to family genealogical information; Served as Nurse in Stout Hospital at Madison GA 23 June 1864; Signed his parole at Montgomery AL on 13 June 1865; 5’6" tall with light hair, blue eyes and light complexion; Buried at Lynn Haven Cemetery, Lynn Haven, Bay County FL - marker "Archie Smith / Co E / 37th Regt / Ala Inf / CSA 1842-1919" (Possibly same man as Archibald Smith, Lieutenant also of Company E)

Smith, Francis M
Private
Company A

Age at Enlistment: 15
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; WIA or sick at Vicksburg MS as he signed his parole there on 13 July 1863 with X while in City Hospital as a Private of Company A of the 37th AL Infantry CSA; Among 347 sent to Mobile AL from Vicksburg MS aboard the steamer H. Chouteau; Hospitalized in Ross Hospital at Mobile AL 3-11 Oct 1864 with Febris Remittens (malaria); Paroled at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co. A (Miller lists him as "T.M. Smith"; Witnessed the Confederate Pension of Seaborn B. Best (Co. A); Witnessed the Confederate Pension application fo Ambrose Ham (Co. A); Witnessed the Confederate Pension application of Mrs. C.E. Halstead, widow of Caleb O. Halstead (Co. A); Possibly the "F. D. Smith of Co. A" buried at Magnolia Cem., Mobile, Mobile Co., AL

Smith, George W
Private
Company H

Enlisted 18 March 1862 at Lawrenceville AL; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 10 July 1863 with X; Hospitalized in St Mary’s Hospital at LaGrange GA 9 Aug 1864 with acute diarrhea; Hospitalized in Ross Hospital at Mobile AL 19-28 Oct 1864 with Febris Intermittens, Quot. (malaria); Hospitalized as "one of sick and wounded" in General Hospital No. 10 at Salisbury NC, and paroled at Greensboro NC 2 May 1865

Smith, Henry Givens
Private
Company B

Age at Enlistment: ca 44
Enlisted 15 March 1862 at Daviston AL in Captain L.P. Hamner's Company of Volunteers which mustered on 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL as Company B of the 37th AL CSA; Family history and his pension shows his service for 9 months; Born in Chester County SC; Died 17 March 1893 in Roeder, Titus County TX and buried in Spring Hill Baptist Cemetery where he once served as minister; Appears on undated roll of Company B with notations "Former Indian Wars Soldier, born 1818, died 1893 in Texas"


Smith, Henry M
Private
Company H

Age at Enlistment: ca 20
Record for "Henry Smith, Pvt, Co. H" hospitalized in Fair Grounds Hospital No. 2 outside Atlanta GA on 25 Feb 1864 and returned to duty 27 Feb 1864; Buried in Lawrenceville Baptist Church cemetery, Henry County AL, marker inscribed "Henry M Smith / Private, Co. H, 37th Alabama Inf." born 7 May 1844 - died 28 May 1931; An "H.A. Smith" witnessed the Confederate Pension application of W.J. Havis (Co. E)

Smith, J W
Private
Company E

Signed with X for clothing on undated roll

Smith, J W (A W)
Private
Company E

Hospitalized in Stout Hospital at LaGrange GA during January and February, 1864

Smith, James J
Private-1st Lieutenant
Company G

Enlisted 24 March 1862 at Cusseta; "Jim Smith" is mentioned as being promoted to Orderly Sergeant for General Martin in letter by David Jackson Williams (G) dated 4 Sep 1862; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 10 July 1863; Promoted to 2nd Lieutenant 18 Apr 1864; Hospitalized in CSA Hospital No. 3 at Greensboro NC, having been admitted 1 Apr 1865; Paroled at Greensboro NC (in Hospital) 2 May 1865 as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co. G as 1st Lieutenant (noted as part of Brantley's Brigade at discharge); Mentioned as "Capt. J.J. Smith, at that time (referring to battle of Iuka MS) a Sergeant" in S.L. Burney's Letter to the Editor of the LAFAYETTE SUN (LaFayette, Chambers Co, AL) dated 4 July 1906 as living at Newnan GA

Smith, James M
Private
Company I

Enlisted 6 March 1862 at Lafayette AL; KIA at Corinth MS 5 Oct 1862; Claim for deceased soldier filed 19 Aug 1863 by Mary A. Smith, widow; 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 "Smith, Jas. M., killed at Corninth, Miss., Oct. 1863"

Smith, John M
Private
Company G

Enlisted 8 Apr 1862 at Loachapoka; WIA or sick at Vicksburg MS as he signed his parole there on 13 July 1862 while in City Hospital as a Private of Company G of the 37th AL Infantry CSA, and died at New Orleans LA 27 July 1863 while aboard U.S. steamer H. Chouteau en route to Mobile Bay AL; Buried 28 July 1863 at Cypress Grove Cem., No. 2, at New Orleans, Orleans Parish LA

Smith, John T
Private
Company K

Age at Enlistment: 19
Enlisted 17 March 1862; Muster call "J. T. Smith" 17 March 1862 signed by J. S. Austin; Muster call "John T. Smith" discharged 17 Dec 1862, Payment 18 Dec 1862, paid by G. P. Theobold, signed by G. E. Jones; Mentioned as KIA "at New Hope church" in 1902 letter of A.J. Bryan published in WEEKLY ENTERPRISE (Enterprise AL)

Smith, Jonathan B (A)
3rd Corporal
Company H

Enlisted 18 March 1862 at Lawrenceville AL; Died in service 25 Oct 1862 of diarrhea in hospital at Meridian MS

Smith, Joseph R
1st Lieutenant
Company E

Age at Enlistment: 41
Enlisted 29 March 1862 at Woodville AL; Resigned as 1st Lieutenant 27 July 1862 at Columbus MS and discharged for "long standing Dyspepsia" 29 July 1862 at Columbus MS; Jno. W. Granger succeeded him as 1st Lieutenant

Smith, Lawrence (Laurence), M.D.
Private
Company G

(unconfirmed) "Regimental Surgeon"
Age at Enlistment: 32
Enlisted 12 May 1862 at Auburn AL, and his name appears on a Muster Roll of Company G, 37th Alabama Volunteer Infantry Regiment of same date at Auburn, according to a card in the Alabama Department of Archives and History (no Compiled Service Records for this name on file at National Archives); According to a biography of his son, Robert Clanton Smith, that appeared in the 1921 History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography, Dr. Lawrence Smith served as "... surgeon of the 37th Alabama regiment ... " though no official documentation of this claim has yet surfaced; According to the 1921 entry, and confirmed by Dr. Terry Hambrecht, technical adviser to the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, Dr. Smith was born near Madison, Morgan County, Ga., about 1830, and graduated from the medical department of the University of Georgia receiving his M.D. there in 1852, furthermore, Dr. Smith practiced medicine after the war in Huguley's Mill, Ala., in 1880, and at Cusseta, Ala., by 1886 and 1890; The 23-year-old "Physician," Lawrence Smith, appears as the head of household in the 1860 US Census of Chambers County, Ala., residing at/near Cusseta. Learn about those who dedicated themselves to care for the sick and wounded throughout the war at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine.

 


Smith, Lemuel P
Private
Company I

Enlisted 24 Apr 1862 at Lafayette AL; Died of unknown cause (disease assumed) at Mobile AL on unknown date in June 1862 according to information 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) which lists him with Privates as "Smith, Lemuel P., died at Mobile, June 1862"; Born 16 Aug 1836 - Died 24 Jun 1862 and Buried in Confederate Rest, Magnolia Cemetery at Mobile AL

Smith, Littleton M
Private
Company B

Enlisted 15 March 1862 at Daviston AL; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863; POW at Cherokee County GA 22 Aug 1864 and sent to Louisville KY and on 25 Sep 1864 took the Oath to stay North of the Ohio River; at time of capture he was noted as 5’9" tall with light complexion, dark hair and blue eyes, at Louisville he was noted as 5’10" tall with light complexion, blue eyes and light hair; Residence: Cherokee County GA

Smith, N M
Private
Company G

Enlisted 20 May 1862 at Lafayette (also 20 May 1864) in Company E of 37th AL CSA; Paroled at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co. G

Smith, Needham (Needhan/Neeham) P
Private
Company H

Enlisted 18 March 1862 at Lawrenceville AL; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863; POW Captured at Chattanooga TN 24 Nov 1863 (Lookout Mountain TN) and sent to Louisville KY on 29 Nov 1863, then to Rock Island Prison IL arriving 31 Dec 1863; Transferred for exchange 20 March 1865 and received at Bouleware’s Wharf (James River VA) with 1080 men including 30 officers, arriving 27 March 1865; Buried in Mt. Zion Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery, near Lawrenceville, Henry County AL, marker information "Needham Smith Pvt. Co. H. 37th Alabama CSA - b/ 1817 d/ March 16 1913"

Smith, Seaborn (Seaborne) (Schon?)
Private
Company B

Age at Enlistment: 37
Enlisted 15 March 1862 at Daviston AL; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863; One record read as "Schon Smith, Pvt, Co B" hospitalized in LaGrange Hospital at LaGrange GA on 22 Dec 1863; 5’10" tall with fair complexion, gray eyes and black hair; Residence: Jasper County GA

Smith, T M
Private
Company C

Probably same man as F.M. (Francis M.) Smith of Company A

Smith, Thomas J
Private
Company G

Enlisted 24 March 1862 at Cusseta in Company E of 37th AL CSA; Served as Teamster and paid $.50 per month for extra duty (no dates); Hospitalized in Ross Hospital at Mobile AL 17 Oct 1864; Sent to General Hospital 25 Oct 1864; Paroled at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co. G

Smith, Thomas L
Private
Company I & H

Enlisted 6 March 1862 at Lafayette AL; Served as Teamster Oct 1862-Feb 1863, drove Regimental wagons; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 10 July 1863 with X; POW at Chattanooga TN (Lookout Mountain TN) on 24 Nov 1863 and sent to Nashville, Louisville and on to Rock Island Prison IL; WIA in unknown action (probably Lookout Mtn/Missionary Ridge 23-25 Nov 1863) and died 11 Feb 1864 of gunshot wound; one of two men named "Thomas Smith" of Company I possibly the "Tom Smith" mentioned in Joseph Henry Harris’ diary entry of May 6 1862: "Went to Auburn this morning to go in camps. Tom Smith went with me come back in evening got a furlough until Monday..."; 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 County AL) with Privates as "Smith, Thos. L., captured on Lookout Mountain, Nov. 24, 1863"

Smith, Thomas
Private
Company I

Enlisted 6 March 1862 at Lafayette AL; Second of two men named "Thomas Smith" of Company I possibly the "Tom Smith" mentioned in Joseph Henry Harris’ diary entry of May 6 1862: "Went to Auburn this morning to go in camps. Tom Smith went with me come back in evening got a furlough until Monday..."; 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 County AL) with Privates as "Smith, Thomas, transferred to Tobbins’s Battery, Jan. 1863"


Smith, W
Private
Company B

POW at Iuka-Corinth-Hatchie on list dated 13 Oct 1862 at Corinth MS; MIA at Lookout Mountain TN 24 Nov 1863

Among several members of Company B mentioned in letter of David M. Denney dated 24 Aug 1864 as being present in the trenches at Atlanta GA:

Mr. Carter [likely John C. Carter] is gone to the hospital. He was pretty sick when he left. I have not heard from him in some time. Billy Bishop has returned to the hospital. He has the mumps. Billy Smith has returned to the Command again. Tell Bop that Archy is all right [most likely a reference to Archibald Jennings]. Edney Foster the same [possible reference to family member of John T. Foster]. John & Willy Culpeper, John Danielly, Orderley Stricklin [First Sgt/"Orderly Sgt" Thomas J. Strickland], Jas. Robertson and in fact all the boys are in pretty good health. J J Fuller is rather porly.




Smith, Walton E
Private
Company D

Age at Enlistment: 39
Enlisted 9 Apr 1862 at Auburn AL; Appears on Muster Roll of Company D dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL

Smith, William J
Private
Company I

Enlisted 6 March 1862 at Lafayette AL; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863 with X; 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 County AL) with Privates as "Smith, Wm. J."

Snead, W W
Private
Company F

Furloughed for 30 days at General Hospital (Howard’s Grove) at Richmond VA on 10 March 1865

Snead (Sneed), John G
Private
Company H

Age at Enlistment: ca 27
Enlisted 8 Jan 1862 at Eufaula AL; Applied (date unknown) for Disability discharge (likely at Columbus MS in early summer 1862); Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 10 July 1862 with X; POW at Chattanooga TN (Lookout Mountain) on 24 Nov 1863 and sent to Nashville, Louisville and on to Rock Island Prison IL; Paroled at Albany GA 22 May 1865; 5’ 7-1/2" tall with dark complexion, black hair, blue eyes and farmer by occupation; age 27 at application for disability

Snead (Sneed), Joseph G
Private
Company H

Received a disability discharge (date unknown/location) "Rejected for disability" (unspecified)

Snead (Sneed), William H
Private
Company H & F

Age at Enlistment: 21
Enlisted 18 March 1862 at Lawrenceville AL; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 10 July 1863 with X; POW at Chattanooga TN (Lookout Mountain) on 24 Nov 1863 and sent to Nashville TN, Louisville KY and on to Rock Island Prison IL; Paroled at Rock Island Barracks on 16 May 1865; 5’6" tall with fresh complexion, dark hair, and gray eyes and age 24 at discharge; Residence: Barber (read Barbour) County AL; Paroled again at Albany GA on 23 May 1865


Snell, E J
Private
Company A

Signed his parole in the field at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863 as a Private of Company A of the 37th AL Infantry CSA; Faced a Court Martial by General Order No. 7/7 dated 26 Jan 1864; Signed for clothing issued in March 1864, and again on 22 April 1864, (most likely while encamped at Dalton, GA)


Snellings, William
Private
Company A

Enlisted 27 Apr 1861 (also 1862) in Company G of 54th AL CSA; paroled at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co. A

Solomon, J. Monroe
Private
Company C

Age at Enlistment: 30
Enlisted 24 March 1862 at Leon AL; Signed his parole at Vicksburg on 10 July 1863; POW 28 March 1863 (additional research needed, see Mss 1891); Described as 5’8" tall with dark hair, dark eyes and dark complexion; Paroled at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 (according to Miller, does not appear in Pitts’ data); Buried at Good Hope Church Cemetery, County Road 63, Covington County AL near Crenshaw County Line - marker inscribed "Monroe Solomon / Co. C / 37th Alabama Infantry"

Solomon, James H
Private
Company C & D

Age at Enlistment: 18
Enlisted 24 March 1862 at Leon AL in Company D of 37th AL CSA; paroled at Greensboro NC as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co. C

Solomon, William R
Rank Unknown
Company H

Gravemarker for "William R Solomon, Co. H, 37th Ala." located in Carroll Cemetery, State Road 10, near Blue Springs AL - no other record for this man’s service yet found

Sorrels, E S
Private
Company C

Age at Enlistment: 22
Enlisted 24 March 1862 at Leon AL; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 10 July 1863 with X; Paroled at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 (does not appear in Pitts’ data)

Sorrels, John B
Private
Company G

Enlisted 24 March 1862 at Cusseta; POW and WIA at Iuka MS 18-19 Sep 1862 and appears on list dated 14 Oct 1862 of those captured at Iuka-Corinth-Hatchie; Died in service while POW within U.S. lines of gunshot wound to thigh, and died of wounds (DOW) at Iuka MS 28 Sep 1862

South, Benjamin J
Private
Company B & C

Enlisted 15 March 1862 at Daviston AL in Company C of 37th AL CSA; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863; Hospitalized in Ocmulgee Hospital at Macon GA with diarrhea 3 June-25 July 1864; Paroled at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co. B; Residence: Tallapoosa County AL

South, Sterling
Private
Company B

Enlisted 23 Sep 1863; Hospitalized in Ladies Hospital at Montgomery AL 31 Oct 1863; Signed for clothing with X (undated); Applied for Confederate Pension No. S2233 in Giles County TN listing "37th Ala. Inf." as his unit; Appears on undated roll of Co. B

Spann, W F
Private
Company A

Served as Teamster 30 Sep 1862 to Oct 1863 and paid extra to drive regimental wagons; Signed his parole in the field at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863 as a Private of Company A of the 37th AL Infantry CSA; Served as Teamster 22 Apr 1864.

Spear, Thomas
Private
Company C

POW at Missionary Ridge TN on 25 Nov 1863 and sent to Nashville TN, Louisville KY and on to Rock Island Prison IL

Spears, Archibald  C ("Arch")
Rank Unknown (presumed to be a Private as he is also listed as "Musician")
Company F

Enlisted 10 Aug 1861 (record predated formation of 37th AL CSA); Listed as "Musician"; Paroled at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Company F

Spears, Henry W
Private
Company A

Age at Enlistment: 32
Enlisted 5 May 1862 at Abbeville AL by A.C. Gorden; Listed as Private on Muster Roll of Company A dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Served as Teamster Sep & Dec 1862 and Jan 1863; WIA or sick as he signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 13 July 1863 in City Hospital as a Private of Co. A of the 37th AL Infantry CSA, and is listed among sick or wounded aboard steamer H. Chouteau bound for Mobile AL via New Orleans LA; Died in service of unknown cause at unknown place/date; Claim for deceased soldier filed 14 Sep 1864 by R.A. Spears, widow

Spears, L
Private
Company A

Enlisted (Conscripted?) __ Oct 1864; paroled at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Company A

Speer (Speir), Alfred A
Private
Company I

Enlisted 28 Apr 1862 at Lafayette AL after serving 12 months in 7th AL Infantry Regiment CSA; 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 County AL) with Privates as "Speer, Alfred A."; Witnessed the Confederate Pension application of Mrs. B. H. (Lucey) Hammack, widow of Benjamin H. Hammack (Co. I); Relationship unproven, but possibly related in some manner to Joseph Jarrell (Co. I) as his wife’s name known to be Mary Palestine Spiers - see Jarrell’s record


Spence, David M ("Dave")
Private
Company I / (Brigade Clerk)

Enlisted 28 Apr 1862 at Lafayette AL after serving 12 months in 7th AL Infantry Regiment CSA; Detailed to guard/transport deserters with Lt TJ Carlisle to Tupelo MS 28 June 1862 and Mentioned in 24 July 1902 edition of Weekly Enterprise (Enterprise, Ala.) by T.J. Carlisle based on Carlisle's wartime diary:

"... June 28th [1862], at four o'clock, I was ordered to report to Colonel Blunt, Civil and Military Governor, for the purpose of taking charge of two soldiers (John and Miller 16th Ala. Regiment,) with orders to carry them to their command, for they were reported absent without leave. Their command was at Tupelo. Richard Boyd and David M. Spence were detailed, at my request, to go as guards to take the deserters. We left in cars for Tupelo about four o'clock. We always enjoyed an opportunity of getting on a trip of any kind. It was a relief to get rid of the din and smoke of the camp. ..."

; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863; Mentioned by Carlisle in the 22 May 1902 edition of WEEKLY ENTERPRISE (Enterprise AL) editorial:

"... Sergt A J Bryant, Co K, has written two communications; Sergt S M Singletary, Co A, three; David Majors, Co C, two; W W Still, Co I, one; and D M Spence, Co I, one...";

Mentioned by C.P. Rodgers, Sr. in letter to the editor, T.J. Carlisle, describing a recent Confederate reunion at Dallas TX published in 5 June 1902 edition of WEEKLY ENTERPRISE:

"... I met Moore of Co I, and Dave Spence of Co I, both being in Texas. Who does not remember genial Dave Spence of the adjutant’s office who was always ready to do a favor? They answered my questions just like many persons write their letters ... 'I am well and doing well and hope these few lines will find you enjoying same blessings.' ...";

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 County AL) with Privates as "Spence, David M., appointed Clerk Brigade Subsistence Dept."; Witnessed the Confederate Pension Application of Alexander Barber (Co I); Witnessed the Confederate Pension Application of Mattie Burke, widow of Solomon G. Burke (Co I)



Spence, Eli
Private
Company I

Died in service during March 1863 of unknown cause (disease assumed) while at home following discharge; 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 County AL) with Privates as "Spence, Eli, discharged and died at home March 1863"

Spence, John P. K.
Private-Corporal
Company I & D

Age at Enlistment: ca 19
Enlisted 28 March 1862 at Lafayette AL; Detailed to Saltillo MS for Ordnance 22 Aug 1862; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 10 July 1863; WIA at Lookout Mountain TN (wound to top of shoulder and breaking collar bone); Present during Atlanta campaign; Paroled at Greensboro NC as part of Consolidated 37th AL CSA Company I as Corporal; Member of Regimental Color Guard at Greensboro NC; Born 27 Oct 1843 in Kershaw Dist SC; 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 County AL) with Privates as "Spence, John P.K., appointed Corp’l Sept. 1863"; Post-war journalist/owner of both the CHAMBERS TRIBUNE (with Andrew Jackson Richards, Company I & D) and the GREENSBORO HERALD (Greensboro GA), Served as tax assessor for Pickens County AL 1880-82; Became a Presbyterian minister in 1882

Sperlin, E
5th Sergeant
Company F

Enlisted 12 March 1862 at Pike County AL; Died in service 4 Jun 1862 at Auburn AL of brain fever; Claim for deceased soldier filed 25 Oct 1862 by Bird Fitzpatrick, atty and paid 24 Dec 1863 for $70.90

Spirous, Jasper
Private
Company F

Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 10 July 1863


Spratling, William P
Private
Company I

Enlisted 22 Apr 1862 at Lafayette AL; Mentioned in article published in 1 May 1902 WEEKLY ENTERPRISE (Enterprise AL) as having "Employed a substitute and left for home" on 3 Sep 1862 from Columbus MS;  another WEEKLY ENTERPRISE, 7 Aug 1902, contains the following passage from T.J. Carlisle's wartime diary:

"...Wm. P. Spratling put in substitute Sept. 3, 1862 ... It is now about 12 o’clock at night and nearly all the boys are up writing and sending money home by B.F. Spratling, who will leave to-morrow morning for Chambers county, Alabama...";

Hired (first name unknown) Tomlin to serve as his substitute; Witnessed the Confederate Pension application of Annie A. Gunter, widow of Isham Gunter (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 LaFayette Sun (LaFayette, Chambers County AL) with Privates as "Spratling, Wm. P., put in substitute Aug. 1862"; Died 16 Sep 1913 and buried in Family Cem., near Oak Bowery, Chambers Co., AL



Stalvy, John
Private
Company B

Hospitalized in Ross Hospital at Mobile AL 28 Sep-15 Oct 1864 with Febris Intermittens, Tert. (malaria) and signed for clothing while there with X

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