Vann - Wilkins
 
 
Last update 17 Feb 2014

Vann, G W (I V)
Private
Assistant Commissary Sergeant
Quartermaster Sergeant
Master Sergeant
Company F

WIA or sick during siege of Vicksburg MS as he is paroled there while in Hospital No. 2 as a Quartermaster Sergeant of 37th AL Infantry CSA

Vann (Van) (Vaughn?), John H
Private
Company A

Age at Enlistment: 24
Enlisted 14 Apr 1862 at Abbeville AL by H.E. Owens; Listed as Private on Muster Roll of Company A dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Died in service 26 July 1862 at Columbus MS of unknown cause (disease assumed as his death predates any enemy actions by the regiment)

Varner, Kinchin M
Private
Company G

Listed on Muster Roll of Company G published in 19 June 1902 WEEKLY ENTERPRISE, Enterprise AL


Vaughan, James W
2nd Corporal
Company A

Age at Enlistment: 45
Enlisted 12 March 1862 at Abbeville AL (also 22 March 1862 at Auburn by J.F. Dowdell); Listed as 2nd Corporal on Muster Roll of Company A dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Disability Discharge granted on 2 March 1863 at age 46: "Unfit for duty 60 days. Chronic Rheumatism"; Hospitalized in Ross Hospital at Mobile AL 28 Sep - 15 Oct 1864 and furloughed for 30 days; Described as 5’10" tall with dark complexion, blue eyes, dark hair and farmer by occupation; Mentioned by Samuel Singletary (Co. A) in his description of the organization of Company A published in 17 Apr 1902 edition of WEEKLY ENTERPRISE (Enterprise AL):
"... 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 W Vaughn, 2d corporal ..."


Veal, A J
Drum Major
Regimental Field & Staff

Paroled at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 (according to Miller. Name does not appear in Pitts’ data)

Veal, John O
Private
Company F

Hospitalized in Thomaston Post Hospital at Barnesville GA 12 June 1864 with "Diarrhoea"

Vernon, John M
Private
Company G

Age at Enlistment: 26
Enlisted 24 Apr 1862 at Auburn AL; Disability discharge applied for 26 July 1862/granted 30 July 1862 at Columbus MS: "Unfit for duty 40 days - Consumption (read tuberculosis) - the disease is hereditary. He cannot be cured. "; Described as 5’6" tall with dark complexion, black eyes and black hair; Farmer by occupation and age 26 at discharge

Vickers, Thomas
Private
Company E

Died in service at Columbus MS on unknown date of unknown cause (disease assumed based on early date of claim); Claim for deceased soldier filed 16 July 1862 by Lamanda Vickers

Vineyard, John M
Private
Company D

Age at Enlistment: 30
Enlisted 9 Apr 1862 at Auburn AL; Appears on Muster Roll of Company D dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Served as Nurse in General Hospital at Durant MS 12 Sep 1862; Served as Nurse in General Hospital at Castilian Springs MS for Dec 1862 and paid $7.75 for extra duty; Hospitalized in Floyd House and Ocmulgee Hospital at Macon GA for "Asthma" 30 May 1864; Hospitalized for "Asthma" and returned to duty 19 Dec 1864 at Ocmulgee Hospital at Macon GA; Hospitalized for "Ascites" (1901 Medical Definition of "Dropsy: Hydrops, an accumulation of fluid in any part of the body, specifically; Dropsy of Belly: Ascites") on 16 Apr 1865 and returned to duty 29 Apr 1865 at Ocmulgee Hospital at Macon GA; POW at Macon GA 30 Apr 1865

Wade, Isreal
Private
Company G

Enlisted 1862 in Company G of 37th Alabama Regiment of Volunteer Infantry; POW captured near Atlanta GA ON 22 July 1864 and sent to Louisville KY 30 July 1864 and transferred to Camp Chase OH; On 2 March 1865 transferred to City Point VA for exchange, but did not make it home

Walker, Cyrus C
Private
Company H

Enlisted 14 May 1862 in Company I of 42nd AL CSA; paroled at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co. H

Walker, E W
Private
Company E

Enlisted 31 Dec 1864 at Auburn AL; paroled at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Company E; Post-war removed to Hopkins County TX; Buried in Sulphur Springs City Cemetery, Sulphur Springs, Hopkins County, TX - no dates on marker

Walker, G W
Private
Company E

Age: 27 in 1865
POW at Citronelle AL 4 May 1865 and paroled 13 June 1865 at Mobile AL; Described as 5’11" tall with dark complexion, dark eyes and black hair; Age 27 at parole; Residence: Clarke County AL

Walker, William R
4th Corporal
Company D

Age at Enlistment: 28
Enlisted 9 Apr 1862 at Auburn AL; Appears on Muster Roll of Company D dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL as 4th Corporal; Signed for his pay 25 Sep 1863 at Selma AL in the amount of $26; Detailed by Special Order 290/8 dated 7 Dec 1864 as "Carpenter" for Selma AL Arsenal

Walkins, Martin M
Private
Company K

Died in service of unknown cause at unknown location/date; Claim for deceased soldier filed 16 March 1863 by Susan J. Walkins

Wall, Absolom (Absolem)
Private
Company C & D

Age at Enlistment: ca 33
Enlisted 1 Nov 1863 at Leon AL in Company C of 37th AL CSA; Hospitalized in Forsythe Hospital at Forsythe GA on 1 Dec 1863 (POSSIBLY WIA at Lookout Mountain/Missionary Ridge TN 23-25 Nov 1863) and furloughed 31 Dec 1863; Paroled at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 as Private of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co. D; Buried in Liberty Cemetery at Cypress, Franklin County, Texas - photo of gravemarker courtesy of Janice Merrill Johnt in Burials section shows date of birth as 25 April 1846 and death 7 Nov 1876 with mention of "Co C 37th Alabama Infantry"

Wall, Gideon
Private
Company C

Age at Enlistment: 27
Enlisted 24 March 1862 at Leon AL; Died in service of unknown cause at Vicksburg MS 17 June 1863; Buried in Grave No. 51 of Soldiers Rest plot of Cedar Hill (City) Cemetery, Vicksburg MS - photo of gravemarker courtesy of Janice Merrill Johnt in Burials section; Claim for deceased soldier filed 31 Oct 1864 by Nancy Wall, widow

Wall, Nathaniel
Private
Company C

Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 10 July 1863 with X

Wall, Thomas
Private
Company C

Age at Enlistment: 36
Enlisted 24 March 1862 at Greenville (also Leon); Disability discharge applied for 26 July 1862/granted 30 July 1862 at Columbus MS: "Ingenial (Inguinal) Hernia. The opening is very large. He cannot be cured."; Described as 5’7" tall with red complexion, grey eyes, light hair and farmer by occupation

Wallace, James T
Private
Company G

Enlisted 17 March 1862 in Company B of 42nd AL CSA; paroled at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co. G

Waller, L J
Rank Unknown
Company Unknown

Died in service while hospitalized (French's Division Hospital?) at Shelby Springs, AL and buried at Shelby Springs Confederate Cem, Shelby Co AL – Surname “Waller” appears in Company D and G

Waller (Wallis?), T S
Private
Company G

Paroled at Meridian MS 10 May 1865 MOST PROBABLY SAME MAN AS "THOMAS G WALLER, COMPANY D"

Waller, Thomas G
Private
Company D

Age at Enlistment: 22
Enlisted 9 Apr 1862 at Auburn AL; Appears on Muster Roll of Company D dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Hospitalized in General Hospital at Lauderdale Springs MS to 30 Sep 1862 with "chronic bronchitis"; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 10 July 1863; Paroled at Meridian MS 10 May 1865 POSSIBLY SAME MAN AS "T S WALLER, COMPANY G"

Wallis (Wallace?), H T
1st Lieutenant
Company C

Paroled at Meridian MS 10 May 1865


Walton, William F (T) (P)
Private-3rd Corporal-2nd Corporal
Company I & D

Age at Enlistment: 21
Enlisted 18 March 1862 at Lawrenceville AL; Appears as "Walton, William P." on Muster Roll of Company D dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL as 2nd Corporal; Hospitalized in General Hospital (Branch) at Marion MS on 31 Aug 1862 and furloughed 23 Nov 1862 and had not returned by 8 Feb 1863; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS 10 July 1863 as "William F. Walton" (shown above); Died in service 15 Dec 1863 of unknown cause at unknown place; Claim for deceased soldier filed 16 Feb 1864 by Manning Walton, father; 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) as "4th Corp’l - Wm. F. Walton, discharged, received again, and died at Dalton, Ga., Dec. 1863"; Mentioned in "Formation of Company I" article of WEEKLY ENTERPRISE (Enterprise AL) of unknown date in 1902


Walton (Walston), John
Private
Company I & D

Enlisted 6 March 1862 at Lafayette AL; MIA at Iuka 3-5 Oct 1862; On list of POWs at Iuka-Corinth-Hatchie MS dated 14 Oct 1862; Paid $22 on 276 Nov 1862 at Columbus MS for Sep and Oct 1862; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 10 July 1863; Hospitalized in Ross Hospital at Mobile Al 19 Oct - 10 Nov 1864 with Febris Remittens (malaria); Hospitalized in Ross Hospital at Mobile AL 16-29 Nov 1864 with acute diarrhea; Paroled at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co. I as "Walston"; 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 "Walston, John"

Ward, John A
Private
Company H

Died in service 20 Oct 1862 of typhoid fever at unknown location

Ward, John W
Private
Company H

Enlisted 18 March 1862 at Lawrenceville AL; Hospitalized in General Hospital at Lauderdale Springs MS 8 Feb 1862; Hospitalized in General Hospital (Branch) at Marion MS on 31 Aug 1862; ALSO Hospitalized in General Hospital at Lauderdale Springs MS on 31 Aug - 10 Dec 1862; Hospitalized in General Hospital at Lauderdale Springs MS 22 Apr 1863 and noted as "Never been paid."

Ward, R G (Richard)
Private
Company K

Age at Enlistment: 25
Enlisted 17 March 1862; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS 10 July 1863 with X; "Richard Ward" mentioned as KIA "on retreat to Atlanta (in 1864)" in 1902 letter of A.J. Bryan published in 1902 WEEKLY ENTERPRISE (Enterprise AL); Married to Susan ("Sookie") Stewart at Pike County AL

Warlick, Pinkney L (S)
Private
Company G & E

Enlisted 24 March 1862 at Cusseta; POW at Iuka-Corinth-Hatchie MS on list dated 13 Oct 1862 at Corinth MS; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 10 July 1863; Served as "Blacksmith" for Dec 1863 and for Apr, May & June 1864 in GA; Paroled at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Company G

Waters, Charles
Private
Company I

Enlisted in Company A of 42nd AL CSA; paroled at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co. I

Waters, Jeremiah (Jerimiah)
Private
Company C

Enlisted 24 March 1862 at Leon AL; Died in service of unknown cause (disease assumed) as "James R. Barnett, Lt., Commanding Company C," signed for his coffin at Columbus MS 17 July 1862

Watford, John
Private
Company E

Age at Enlistment: 24
Enlisted 29 March 1862 at Woodville AL; Paid $39.23 on 5 Aug 1862; POW at Iuka-Corinth-Hatchie MS on list dated 14 Oct 1862 at Corinth MS

Watkins, Martin
Rank Unknown
Company K

Mentioned as "died of smallpox" (date/location not specified) by A.J. Bryan in letter to editor T.J. Carlisle published in 19 June 1902 edition of WEEKLY ENTERPRISE (Enterprise AL)

Watkins, Wiley F
Private
Company K

Age at Enlistment: 21
Enlisted 17 March 1862 (also 27 March); POW at Iuka-Corinth-Hatchie on list dated 14 Oct 1862 at Corinth MS; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 10 July 1863 with X; Paroled at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 as part of Consolidated 37th AL CSA Company K


Watkins (Wadkins), Jacob W (J C)
Private
Company K

Enlisted 1 Sep 1863 in Company K of 37th AL CSA; Paroled at Greensboro NC Hospital 1 May 1865 as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co. K; Mentioned in letter of C.P. Rodgers, Sr. published in 5 June 1902 WEEKLY ENTERPRISE (Enterprise AL):
"... I went to Dallas, Texas, to the re-union, via N O & H R R, and when I stepped aboard the cars at Letohatchie I was agreeably surprised to meet - Blackman, John Moore, J C Watkins and M W Carroll, of Co K, from Troy, Ala. They were all comrades, looked well and filled the bill of lading 'because they were in good order and well conditioned.' I had not seen them since they were at Spanish Fort, and on our way to Mobile I could see the old Fort across the bay and I thought of the grand times the boys had there, how I used to let them have the boats to go fishing and how they always remembered me with the fish, and do you remember how the boys shook with the chills? Why, if I could have got them all together at the same time on one hill, I could have had a very respectable earthquake...";
A "J C Watkins" witnessed the Confederate Pension application of A. Campbell (Co. K) - POSSIBILITY OF SECOND MAN, "J.C. WATKINS" IS SUGGESTED, BUT NO SERVICE RECORDS YET FOUND FOR THIS NAME; Jacob W. Watkins born 20 May 1845 at Oglethorpe, Macon Co GA; Died 5 June 1911 and buried at Spring Hill Cem, Pike Co AL


Watson, John
Private
Company I

Paid $22 on 26 Nov 1862 for Sep and Oct 1862

Watson, Thomas
Private
Company A

Enlisted 8 Apr 1864; paroled at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co. A

Watson, William
Sergeant
Company F

POW at Missionary Ridge TN on 25 Nov 1863 and sent to Nashville TN, Louisville KY and on to Rock Island Prison IL; Left Rock Island IL on 17 Jan 1864; Hospitalized in CSA Hospital at Richmond VA for chronic diarrhea, admitted 28 Feb 1865; Hospitalized in General Hospital at Howard’s Grove (Richmond) VA with dysentery, admitted 2 March 1865 with "Debilitas" (abnormal and general weakness, chronic wasting); Furloughed 6 March 1865 for 30 days; Hospitalized in Jackson Hospital at Richmond VA 14 March 1865 and furloughed for 30 days

Watts, Benjamin F
1st Corporal
Company H

Enlisted 26 Apr 1862 in Company C of 42nd AL CSA; Paroled in the field at Vicksburg MS as a Sergeant of Co. C of the 42nd AL CSA; Paroled at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co. H

Weathers, Henry M
Private
Company H

Enlisted 9 May 1862 in Company G of 42nd AL CSA; paroled at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co. H


Weaver, John F
Private-Corporal
Company G & E

Enlisted 10 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Mentioned in memoirs of S.L. Burney circa 1913:
".... Sometime in May (1862) 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...";
POW at Iuka-Corinth-Hatchie paroled at Bolivar TN 13 Oct 1862; Hospitalized in French’s Division Hospital at Enterprise MS 28 Feb - 30 June 1863; Served as Corporal in Company G; Served as Videt Picket at Missionary Ridge; Paroled at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co. G; Witnessed the Confederate Pension application of Henry Davis (Co. G); Witnessed the Confederate Pension application of Mrs. M.J. Kent, widow of Richard J. Kent (Co. G); Weaver wrote to Mrs Maria Harmon, widow of John Harmon (Co. G):
" ... River View Ala
March 26/(18)91
Mrs. Maria Harmon

Madam
I was very much surprised this evening with a letter from you as I hant heard from you since the war. I think I can give you the information you want.

John R. Harmon was in Co G 37 Ala Regment Bakers Brigade and was kild in the Battle of New Hope Church Ga in the campain from Dalton to Atlanta in 64. I was in 10 feet of John when he was kild. I dont no of but 2 other men in the neighborhood that was in my company and that is Sill Burny & Henry Davis but I can refur you to others if nessary.

Fix up your papers and send them on & we will sign them

John F. Weaver

Direct your Letters to River View Ala ... "



Weaver, Larkin
Private
Company D

WIA or sick at Vicksburg MS as he signed his parole there on 13 July 1863 while in Hospital No. 2 as a Private of Company D of the 37th AL Infantry CSA, and is among 611 "sick and wounded prisoners of war" aboard the steamer S.S. Crescent bound for Mobile Harbor via New Orleans, arriving at Mobile AL 4 Aug 1863

Weaver, Moses (Morris) T
Private
Company E

Enlisted (Conscripted?) 10 March 1864 at West Point GA; Hospitalized in Ocmulgee Hospital at Macon GA on 21 June 1864 with acute diarrhea and "rubeola" (German measles); Furloughed from Ocmulgee Hospital at Macon GA for 30 days on 23 July 1864; Hospitalized in Ocmulgee Hospital at Macon GA 21-23 Aug 1864 with chronic bronchitis; Paroled at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Company G

Weaver, W M
Adjutant
Regimental Field & Staff

Date of commission as Adjutant 9 Apr 1865; Paroled at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 as "Adjutant" (does not appear in Pitts’ data)

Webb, T J
Private
Company C

Age at Enlistment: 27
Enlisted 31 March 1862 at Leon AL; Disability Discharge: 26 July 1862 at Columbus MS: "Unfit for duty 60 days: Consumption" (tuberculosis); Described as 6’2" tall with dark complexion, black eyes, black hair and farmer by occupation, age 28 at discharge

Weems, William J (I)
1st Lieutenant
Company H

Age at Enlistment: 24
Enlisted 18 March 1862 at Lawrenceville AL; Report of Examining Board on his case: "Rejected." (Additional research needed: see personal papers of Moses B. Greene of Company A, 37th AL CSA); Assigned to Dog River Factory (Munitions Factory) at Mobile AL 5 June 1862; Tendered resignation 6 Aug 1862 effective 8 June 1862; Resignation accepted 10 March 1863; Leave Special Order No. 10 granted 7 Aug 1862; Replaced by George W Stubbs (also of Co H); Buried in Abbeville City Cemetery, Abbeville, Henry County AL, marker: "William I Weems Pvt. Co. H. 37th Alabama CSA - b/ Nov 8 1834 d/ Feb 25 1889"

Welch, Edmund (Edmun) G
Private
Company B

Enlisted 15 March 1862 at Daviston AL; KIA at Vicksburg MS 21 June 1863; Buried in Grave 72 of Soldiers Rest plot of Cedar Hill (City) Cemetery, Vicksburg MS - photo of gravemarker courtesy of Janice Merrill Johnt in Burials section; Claim for deceased soldier filed 21 March 1864 by William A. Welch, atty; A "Mr. Welch" is mentioned in T.J. Strickland’s letter of 28 Apr 1864 as expected to soon arrive at the regiment’s camp at Dalton GA

Welch, John
Private
Company F

Enlisted 10 Aug 1861 (record from other than 37th AL CSA); Paroled at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Company F

Welch (Weelch), William
Private
Company C

POW & WIA at Corinth MS, and appears on list of "...Paroled prisoners, wounded and nurses delivered him at Iuka, MS to Surgeon J.B. Bond, C.S. Army on account of his government; captured at battle of Corinth October 3 and 4th, 1862..."

Wells, Benjamin F
4th Sergeant
Company G

Enlisted 30 Aug 1862 at Columbus MS in Company B of 42nd AL CSA; Paroled in the field at Vicksburg MS as a Private of Co. B of the 42nd AL CSA; Paroled at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co. G as 4th Sergeant

Wells, David E
Private
Company D

Enlisted 6 July 1861 at Leon AL (record predates formation of 37th AL CSA); Paroled at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Company D


Wells, Levi T
3rd Corporal-Sergeant
Company C

Age at Enlistment: 20
Enlisted 24 March 1862 at Leon AL; Mentioned as having deserted in 24 Oct 1862 letter dated at Waterford MS from Henry C Bryan (Co C) to his wife:
"... I said that I had no news to write but I have some bad news to write to you. L T Wells, Fr Taylor, B Harrison has deserted or they have left. They left last Sunday morning we have not herd from them since. I never hated any thing so bad in my life as I did that. I did not think that of him you may see him before you get this. I do not no. If he comes home I want you to write to me and let me no why he did act as he has.";
Wells signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863; Hospitalized in Floyd House at Macon GA 14 Oct 1864 with "gunshot wound in upper third of right femur"; Paroled at Montgomery AL 15 June 1865; 5'10" tall with dark hair, dark eyes and dark complexion; Buried at Good Hope Church Cem., Covington Co AL, his grave marker refers to him as "Elder L.T. Wells" - photo of gravemarker courtesy of Janice Merrill Johnt in Burials section

Wells' Obituary from the Crenshaw County News of March 12,1908, courtesy of Janice Johnt:
"J. Riley Odem killed Levi T. Wells near Searight on the 5th [March 1908]. The facts as detailed to the News were; Wells who was a primitive Baptist preacher come to Odem's place and while talking with him, attacked him with a walking stick, striking Odem with it. Odem was at the wood pile and retaliated by striking Wells with a piece of stove wood. Wells there upon started away and going a few hundred yards fell near a Negro cabin and in a few hours died. Sheriff Tatum and deputy Baxter went to Searight arrested Odem and placed him in jail where he now awaits the action of the grand jury."


Wgyron, Unknown / (W. Grymes?)
Private
Company K

Died in service of unknown cause at Vicksburg MS 30 May 1863; "Wgyron (no first name)" reportedly buried in unknown grave in Soldiers Rest plot of Cedar Hill (Vicksburg City) Cemetery, Vicksburg MS - POSSIBLY MISREAD BY EARLIER TRANSCRIPTIONIST - "WGYRON" MAKES NO SENSE - ODD LETTER COMBINATION FOR AN ENGLISH-LANGUAGE SURNAME - POTENTIALLY THIS ENTRY IS OF "WYNNES (JAMES)" ALSO CO K -- A KNOWN KIA AT VICKSBURG WHO DOES NOT APPEAR IN THE BURIAL ROLL THAT SERVES AS THE SOURCE OF "WGYRON" -- ANOTHER RECORD ATTRIBUTES THIS SAME ENTRY TO BE "W. GYRAM" BUT THAT IS ALSO UNLIKELY, BUT RAISES THE POSSIBILITY THAT THIS IS A TRANSCRIPTIONIST’S ERROR FOR "W. GRYMES" ALSO COMPANY K AND ALSO WHO DIED IN SERVICE -- A CAREFUL INSPECTION OF THE ORIGINAL RECORD IS LIKELY THE ONLY SOLUTION

Whatley, Gibson F (Felix?)
Private
Company B

Age at Enlistment: ca 29
Enlisted 22 Apr 1862 at Daviston AL; Disability Discharge 26 July 1862 at Columbus MS: "Hereditary consumption (Tuberculosis) has disease in active form, cannot be cured."; 6’0" tall with fair complexion, dark eyes, dark hair and farmer by occupation; 29 years old at discharge; Born: Troupe County GA; A "Felix Whatley" witnessed the Confederate Pension application of W.T. Brown (Co. H); "Felix Whatley" also witnessed the Confederate Pension application of J.B. King (Co. H); "G.F. Whatley" witnessed the Confederate Pension applicaiton of Mrs. T.M. Floyd, widow of Thomas M. Floyd (Co. B)

Whatley, James M
Rank Unknown
Company D

Age at Enlistment: ca 36
One of two men of similar names (related or otherwise) who served in Company D; Born 1826-Died 1888 and buried at Dadeville Cem., Tallapoosa Co., AL

Whatley, James Monroe
Private
Company D & E

Age at Enlistment: ca 21
Second of two men of similar names who served in Company D; Enlisted (Conscripted?) 15 Apr 1864 at Auburn AL in Co. E of 37th AL CSA; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 10 July 1863; Paroled at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co. D; born 9 May 1843 in Macon County AL - died 20 March 1913 in Lee County AL


Wheeler, Robert
Private-Corporal
Company I

Enlisted 22 Apr 1862 in Company D of 37th AL CSA; Paroled at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co. I; Appears on Muster Roll of "Company ’I’ 37th Regiment, Alabama Volunteers at LaFayette, Chambers County, Alabama, March 6, 1862" published in 31 July 1901 issue of The LaFayette Sun (LaFayette, Chambers County AL) with Privates as "Wheeler, Robert, appointed Corporal Co. I, 37th Ala."; Born 4 Nov 1844-Died 25 Oct 1913 at Stroud, Ala., and buried at Old Union Cemetery (no additional information on its location), two notices of his death appeared in The LaFayette Sun during November 1913, both appear below courtesy of Glenda Brack:
From the November 12, 1913 issue of The LaFayette Sun:
Robt. J. Wheeler Dead
             There died at his home at Stroud Saturday Oct. 25th, Mr.  Robt. J. Wheeler, one of Chambers oldest and most highly respected citizens. This late mention of his death is due to the fact that no notice of it had been sent to us and we had not heard of it till within the past few days. Mr. Wheeler was an old Confederate soldier, enlisting from Chambers County. He was faithful as a soldier and came out of the war with a clean record. His comrades speak of him as a fearless defender of the cause. He left seven children, three in Texas and four in Alabama. At the time of his death, Mr. Wheeler was 70 years of age. The burial took place at the old Union Cemetery. A more extended notice of his life will likely appear later.

From the November 19, 1913 issue of The LaFayette Sun:
In Memory of Robert Wheeler
             Robert Wheeler was born near LaFayette, Nov. 4th, 1844, and died at Stroud, Oct. 17, 1913. He served with valor and honor throughout the Civil War in Co. I, 37th Ala. Regiment. On the 3rd Sunday in October, 1869 he married Miss Callie Johnson. Seven children were born to them – five sons and two daughters. In 1866 he joined the Missionary Baptist Church at Antioch or Rock Spring, but in 1869 or 70 he moved his membership to Bethel. He was a faithful Christian, ever at church on meeting days and always doing every duty connected with the church.
             In his death the State has lost a worthy citizen, the community is deprived of a good friend and neighbor, and the church is bereaved of a pure soul that has returned it its Maker.
             May the Lord comfort and bless his sorrowing family.
                          J. W. Grady, Geo. H. Burkes, Church Committee

Whisenhant, Nicholas Paul
Rank Unknown
Company K

Born 1822-Died 1908 and buried in Bold Spring Cem., Livingston Co TX


Whitby (Whitbey), Thomas Porter
Private
Company D

Age at Enlistment: 17
Enlisted 9 Apr 1862 at Auburn AL; Appears on Muster Roll of Company D dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Hospitalized in General Hospital at Marion MS 30 June 1863; According to a personal memoir published in the Memorial Record of Alabama (Brant & Fuller, 1893), he claimed he was wounded three times, "but never disabled" (unspecified actions); Paroled at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 as a member of Company D of the CONSOLIDATED 37th ALABAMA INFANTRY CSA.

Pre-war Whitby had attended the East Alabama Male College (now Auburn University) and returned to the college after the war to complete his studies (his former commanding officer, Col. James F. Dowdell, retired, was then college president);

According to a post-war personal memoir, he stated that he was present in the actions at Iuka, Corinth, Hatchie Creek, Vicksburg (Jan 1863), Fort Pemberton, the Vicksburg siege (May-July 1863) all in Mississippi, also present at Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge in Tennessee, and in Georgia at Dalton, Rocky Face Ridge, and the Atlanta campaign, as well as at Bentonville, North Carolina.

Interestingly, an item in the Auburn University Archives is a list, likely penned by Whitby himself, dated March 1866, showing the dues-paying members of the Auburn, Ala., Base Ball Club (shown at right) Whitby had personally organized. His name appears tenth on the list.

Whitby is mentioned as living at Selma, AL, in an undated 1902 article in The Weekly Enterprise (Enterprise, Chambers County, AL): "In this week's issue will be found muster roll of Co D... The following are the only names that have been furnished us with postoffice address:... T P Whitby, Selma..."

A biographical sketch, published during Whitby's lifetime, is excerpted here in its entirety from Memorial Record of Alabama, Vol I., Brant & Fuller, 1893, Personal Memoirs of Dallas County (Alabama), pp 927-928:

"... THOMAS PORTER WHITBY, D.D.S., a leading practitioner of dental surgery of the state of Alabama, was born at Fayetteville, Fayette county, Ga., February 24, 1845. His father, Rev. Thomas H. Whitby, was a native of South Carolina, in which state he was reared, educated and married. His wife, E.M. Porter, was born in South Carolina, and died in Georgia in 1856. She was the mother of six children, and after her death, Rev. Mr. Whitby removed to Alabama, where he married, for a second wife, a Mrs. E.M. Gunn, by whom he had one child. While he was a farmer by occupation throughout his life, he is also a minister of the Methodist Episcopal church, south. In this church he was well known as an able minister and a devout, pious man. He remained in connection with the Alabama conference of the Methodist Episcopal church, south, until his death, which occurred in October, 1870, when fifty-nine years of age. Dr. Thomas P. Whitby was raised in Auburn, Ala., and was educated in the East Alabama Male college, and was in attendance there when the Civil war came on. In January, 1862, he enlisted as a private soldier in company D, Thirty-seventh Alabama infantry, with which regiment he remained as a private soldier until the end of the war, surrendering with Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, at Greensboro, in 1865. In every skirmish or battle in which his command was engaged, Dr. Whitby participated. He was in the battles of Iuka, Corinth, Hatchet Creek [sic, read: 'Hatchie'], Vicksburg, in January, 1863; Fort Pemberton, siege of Vicksburg, Lookout Mountain, Missionary Ridge, Dalton, Rocky Face Ridge, the other battles down to Atlanta; and so on down to the last great battle, at Bentonville, N.C. He was three times wounded, but never disabled. After the war Dr. Whitby again attended the East Alabama Male college, at Auburn, for one year, and then began the study of dental surgery under a private preceptor, who was then a practitioner at Auburn. In 1887 he was located at Wetumpka, Elmore county, engaged in the practice of his chosen profession. He remained here until January, 1888, when he located at Selma, Ala., and has since then been located at his place. While at Wetumpka he acquired the reputation of being a first-class dentist, and became prominent in the state, and became a member of the Alabama state board of dental examiners, of which he is still a member, and is its secretary at the present time. He is a member of the Alabama State Dental association, and has been its president. On February 24, 1870, he married Miss Eliza J. Campbell, of Wetumpka, where she was born and reared, being educated at the Female college at Tuskegee. Dr. and Mrs. Whitby have eight children. Mrs. Whitby is a member of the Presbyterian church, while Dr. Whitby is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, south. He is a royal arch Mason, has filled the most important offices in his lodge, and is now past master. He is also a member of the Odd Fellows and has passed all the chairs. His practice in dentistry is such that he may be safely considered a leading practitioner. Dr. Whitby sustains the reputation of being a perfect gentleman, a respectable citizen, and a faithful Christian. ..."

Post-war, Whitby studied dentistry which he later practiced in Auburn, Wetumpka and Selma, Alabama. (See also biography of Thomas Porter Whitby, DDS - Auburn University Special Collections) An advertisement of his dental practice declares, "Dentistry! Both operative and mechanical, Cheaper than New York Prices!" (shown at left); Whitby was born 24 Feb 1845-died 16 Aug 1922 and is buried in Wetumpka City Cem., Wetumpka, Autauga Co. AL

The undated post-war image of Thomas P. Whitby, DDS (above at left), the advertisement and an image of his grave marker in Burials section all courtesy of Jessica C. Butler


White, James D
Private
Company D

Age at Enlistment: 22
Enlisted 9 Apr 1862 at Auburn AL; Appears on Muster Roll of Company D dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Paid $22 and signed payroll on 30 May 1863; POW captured and paroled by U.S. Forces at Yazoo City MS on 21 May 1863; Hospitalized in General Hospital at Montgomery AL 15 Dec 1863; Hospitalized in Bemiss Hospital at Opelika 7 Dec 1864 with Febris Intermittens, Quot. (malaria); Described as 5’ 5" tall with grey eyes, black hair and born: Chambers County AL; Age 22 at Yazoo City capture

White, John B
Private
Company E

Age at Enlistment: 18
Enlisted 29 March 1862 at Woodville AL; Served as Ambulance Driver from Nov 1862 to Sep 1863 and paid $7.50 per month for extra duty; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863 with X; Hospitalized in Ross Hospital at Mobile AL 17-26 Oct 1864 with Febris Intermittens, Quot. (malaria); As the only known member of Company E of surname White, he is probably the man mentioned parenthetically by T.J. Carlisle "37th Alabama Survivors" editorial WEEKLY ENTERPRISE (Enterprise AL), 10 Apr 1902: "Don’t know where White (the ambulance boy) of Co E is."

Whitehurst, Jesse
Rank Unknown
Company H

Service in 37th AL unconfirmed

Whittington, John T
Private
Company K

Age at Enlistment: 18
POW at Iuka-Corinth-Hatchie MS on list dated 13 Oct 1862 at Corinth MS; Signed his parole at Vicksburg MS on 10 July 1863 with X; POW near Atlanta 7 Aug 1864 (Utoy Creek GA) and sent to Nashville TN, Louisville KY and on to Camp Chase OH; Sent for exchange 18 March 1865 to Point Lookout MD; One of 1088 POWs including 30 officers at Bouleware’s Wharf (James River VA) 27 March 1865; According to family source, Brenda Majors McAllister, John T Whittington is a son of William Whittington (also Co K)

Whittington, William
Rank Unknown
Company K

Mentioned as KIA at Iuka MS (19-20 Sep 1862) by A.J. Bryan in letter to editor T.J. Carlisle published in 19 June 1902 edition of WEEKLY ENTERPRISE (Enterprise AL) – no documentation of his death at Iuka found in NARA records; According to family source, Brenda Majors McAllister, William Whittington was KIA at "Second Corinth" 3 Oct 1862, and is the father of John T Whittington (also Co K)

Wickers, Thomas
Private
Company E

Listed as Private in muster roll of Company E published in 1902 WEEKLY ENTERPRISE (Enterprise AL)

Wiley (Wily) (Miley?), John
Private
Company F

Enlisted 25 March 1862 at Farriorville (Pike County) AL; disability Discharge 30 July 1862 at Columbus MS: "Unfit for duty 60 days — old age" (51 years old at time); Paid $68.35 at discharge for "4 months 6 days plus clothing." 6’4" tall with light complexion, blue eyes, gray hair and farmer by occupation; born: Anderson District SC

Wilkerson, William E. M.
Private
Company I

Enlisted 28 Apr 1862 at Lafayette AL; Died in service 22 Nov 1862 at Montgomery AL of Dysentery; 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 LAFAYEETE SUN (LaFayette, Chambers County AL) with Privates as "Wilkerson, Wm. E.M., died on way home, on furlough"

Wilkins, J W
Private
Company A

Enlisted 14 Oct 1861 (record predates formation of 37th AL CSA); paroled at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 as part of CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Company A

CONTINUE next Williams - Wooddy or RETURN to BIOGRAPHIES or to HOME PAGE

 

37th Alabama Regiment of Volunteer Infantry CSA
2300 Cottondale Lane Little Rock, AR 72202
cculpepper@aristotle.net

© Copyright 2007 C.C. (Chip) Culpepper