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July 13 2013

Logan Confederate Service

2nd Alabama Cavalry Regiment

The Second Alabama Cavalry Regiment was organized at Montgomery on 1 May 1862. It proceeded to West Florida and operated there about ten months, engaging in several skirmishes. Ordered to north Mississippi, the regiment was placed with Gen’l Ruggles. It then lost 8 men in a skirmish at Mud Creek. It was then placed in Gen’l Ferguson’s Brigade and operated in the Tennessee Valley, taking part in numerous skirmishes. The 2nd fought Union Grierson at Okalona with a loss of about 70 men killed and wounded; then it harassed Union Gen’l William T. Sherman on his march to and from Mississippi.

Joining Gen’l Wheeler, the 2nd performed hazarduous duty on the flank of the army in the Dalton-Atlanta campaign, losing a number of men in the battle on the 22nd of July at Atlanta. Having accompanied Gen’l John Bell Hood to Rome, the 2nd then fell on Sherman’s rear and skirmished almost daily with some losses. The regiment tracked Sherman to Greensboro, NC, then escorted President Jefferson Davis to Georgia. At Forsyth, in that state, the regiment surrendered its arms, about 450 men.

Field and staff officers: Cols. Fountain W. Hunter (Montgomery; relieved); Richard Gordon Earle (Calhoun; KIA, Kingston, GA); John N. Carpenter (Greene); Lt. Cols. James Cunningham (Monroe; resigned); John P. West (Shelby; resigned); J. N. Carpenter (promoted); Josiah J. Pegues (Tuscaloosa; wounded, Nickajack); Majors Mathew R. Marks (Montgomery; relieved); J. N. Carpenter (promoted); J. J. Pegues (promoted); Richard W. Carter (Butler); and Adjutant James M. Bullock (Greene).

History: Harriet Fitts Ryan. “The letters of Harden Perkins Cochrane, 1862-1864,” in Alabama Review, VII (1954), pp.277-294; VIII (1955), pp.55-70, 143-152, 219-228, and 277-290.

James Manuel Logan

Company G, 2d Regiment of Alabama Cavalry

  • Enlisted March 26, 1862 in Coosa County, Alabama by William P. Ashley. Supplied his own horse at a value of $200.
  • Captured and Paroled at Headquarters, Sixteenth Army Corps, Montgomery, Alabama, May 24, 1865.

46th Alabama Infantry Regiment

The 46th Alabama Infantry was organized at Loachapoka, Alabama, on 20 May 1862. It recruited men from the counties of Blount, Coosa, Henry, Macon, Montgomery, Pike, and Randolph. Shortly after, it was sent to East Tennessee and had casualties in the fight at Tazewell. The regiment was in the march into Kentucky, in Gen’l Carter L. Stevenson’s Division, but it did no fighting. When the Army returned to Tennessee, the 46th was placed in Gen’l Thomas H. Taylor’s Brigade with the 20th, 23rd, 30th, and 31st Alabama, under Gen’l Edward D. Tracy. In December, with all of Stevenson’s Division, the regiment was sent to Mississippi. In the battle of Port Gibson, where its brigadier fell, the regiment suffered severely. A few days later, it was engaged at Baker’s Creek (Champion’s Hill), again with many casualties, and where half of the regiment was captured, including the field officers. The remainder were besieged in Vicksburg and were captured with the fortress. Losses there were 15 k and 45 w. Exchanged and then eorganized at Demopolis, AL, with Gen’l Edmund Pettus in command of the brigade, the 46th rejoined the Army of Tennessee. It lost considerably at Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge and made winter quarters at Dalton, GA, with an effective force of 367 men and 266 arms. It was engaged at Crow’s Valley, with several casualties, and it was involved in almost constant fighting from Dalton to Atlanta. At Jonesboro, it suffered many casualties. Then, marching with Gen’l John Bell Hood into Tennessee, it was one of the three regiments that made the brilliant fight at Columbia, where its losses were considerable. The 46th lost several k and w at Nashville, and quite a number were captured. It was the rear guard on the retreat and was complimented by Gen’l Hood in special orders for its services then. Transferred to North Carolina, the 46th was engaged at Kinston and Bentonville, with severe loss in the latter. The regiment was consolidated with the 23rd and 31st Alabama regiments, 9 April 1865, at Smithfield, NC, with J. B. Bibb of Montgomery as colonel, (Col. Woods was transferred to the 19th Alabama), Osceola Kyle as lt. col, and J. T. Hester of Montgomery as major. The 46th, now designated the 23rd Alabama, was surrendered at Salisbury by Major George E. Brewer, who had commanded it for two years, with no more than 75 men. Field and staff officers: Col. Michael L. Woods (Montgomery; captured at Baker’s Creek); Lt. Col. Osceola Kyle (Coosa; captured at Baker’s Creek); Major James M. Handley (Randolph; captured at Baker’s Creek); and Adjutants William S. Turner (Montbomery; resigned); Thomas Riggs (Dallas; KIA, Baker’s Creek); Lt. House (Coosa; acting; KIA, Vicksburg); A. J. Brooks (Coosa; wounded, Kennesaw); Lt. George McFarland (acting; KIA, Jonesboro)

Francis M. Finch

Company C, 46th Regiment of Alabama Infantry

  • Elected as 4th Sergeant upon formation in Coosa County, Alabama


Hilliard’s Legion

Hilliard’s Legion was organized with three infantry, one artillery, and one cavalry battalion, consisting of about 3,000 men, at Montgomery, 25 June 1862. The 5th Cavalry Battalion transferred to the 10th Confederate Cavalry Regiment on 30 Dec 1862. The Legion was broken up and divided as the 59th and 60th Alabama Infantry Regiments, and the 23rd Sharpshooters Battalion, 25 November 1863. The first commander was Col. Henry Washington Hilliard (1808-1892, a North Carolina lawyer and Alabama legislator), and the field officers were: Cols. A. H. Bradford and Jack Thorington. Additional information can be found in Lewellyn Shaver / A History of the 60th Alabama Regiment, Gracie’s Alabama Brigade.

2nd Battalion, Hilliard’s Legion The 2nd Infantry Battalion was organized with six companies at Montgomery on 25 June 62. It was consolidated with the 4th Artillery Battalion and designated as the 59th Infantry Regiment at Charleston, TN, 25 Nov., ’63. Its field officers were Col. Bolling Hall, jr., and Major William T. Stubblefield. The unit’s assignments were as for the 1st Battalion except that for the period Dec. 62-March 63 the unit was assigned to Gracie’s Brigade, Dept. of East Tennessee. The Battalion fought at Chicamauga (19-20 Sept., 63) and the Siege of Chattanooga (Sept.-Nov 63).


59th Alabama Infantry Regiment

The 59th Alabama Infantry Regiment was formed by the consolidation of the Second and Fourth Battalions of Hilliard’s Legion. The Legion was organized at Montgomery, 25 June 1862, and consisted of five battalions , one of which was mounted, and being detached in a short time thereafter, became part of the Tenth Confederate Regiment. The Second Battalion, six companies, was commanded by Lt. Col. Bolling Hall of Autauga and Major W. Stubblefield of Coosa; the Fourth Battalion was commanded by major John D. McLennan of Barbour. The Legion proceeded to East Tennessee, nearly 3000 strong, under its commander, Col. Hilliard of Montgomery. Proceeding to Cumberland Gap, it was part of the force that besieged that position. In October, the Legion was a part of the force that occupied Kentucky, a fatiguing march. It passed the winter and summer following in East Tennessee, during which time Col. Jack Thorington of Montgomery (First Battalion) succeeded Col. Hillards, and in April 1863 it was attached to Gen’l Gracie’s Brigade. The Legion was in the Battle of Chickamauga where it lost more than half its number; the flag of the Second Battalion, for example, had 81 bullet holes. Moving into East Tennessee, Col. Thorington having resigned, the Legion was divided into the 59th and 60th Alabama Regiments, and 23rd Battalion, at Charleston, 25 Nov 1863. The 59th was in the investment of Knoxville and the fights at Dandridge and Bean’s Station, with some casualties, especially at the latter. In April 1864, the regiment reached Richmond and shortly after took part in the battle of Drewry’s Bluff and the fight with Sheridan. From June until the March following, the 59th was in the trenches of Petersburg or in the numerous conflicts on the flank and rear of the army, losing a number at Hatcher’s Run and White Oaks Road. As part of Gordon’s Corps, Bushrod Johnston’s Division, the regiment was engaged at Appomattox and there surrendered.

Field and Staff Officers: Col. Bolling Hall, jr. (Autauga; wounded, Chickamauga, Drewry’s Bluff); Lt. Cols. John D. McLennan (Barbour; KIA, Drewry’s Bluff); George W. Huguley (Chambers); Majors George W. Huguley (promoted); Lewis H. Crumpler (Coosa); and Adjutant Crenshaw Hall (Autauga; wounded, Drewry’s Bluff)

Captains, and counties from which the companies came:

  • Randolph: John C. Hendrix (died in service); S. E. A. Reaves (wounded, Drewry’s Bluff)
  • Autauga: John F. Wise (resigned); John E. Hall (wounded, Petersburg)
  • Tallapoosa: J. W. Dillard (died in service); John Porter
  • Pike: E. L. McIntyre (resigned); John C. Henley
  • Dale: W. H. Stuckey; W. J. Peacock
  • Coosa: Lewis H. Crumpler (promoted); W. R. Davie
  • Barbour: James Lang (wounded, twice)
  • Butler: J. R. Glasgow (resigned); Louis Harrell (resigned); H. H.. Rutledge (KIA, Drewry’s Bluff); Zach Daniel (KIA, Hatcher’s Run)
  • Butler: R. F. Manly (wounded, Drewry’s Bluff, Hatcher’s Run (and captured))
  • Coosa: W. D. Walden (KIA, Chickamauga); R. H. Gulledge

History: James Heath Barrow / Word from Camp Pollard, C.S.A. (West Point, GA : Davidson, 1978)

John Logan

2d Battalion, Hilliard’s Legion

Company C, 59th Regiment of Alabama Infantry

  • Enlisted May 5, 1862, Rockford, Coosa County, Alabama, by Captain Stubblefield.

  • Appointed to 3rd Corporal June 1863

  • Wounded and sent to hospital on May 10, 1864. Sent to Chimborazo Hospital, Richmond, Va.

  • Furloughed from Chimborazo Hospital on September 2, 1864

  • Note: The remainder of these records were illegible.

James A. Cranford

2d Battalion, Hilliard’s Legion

Company C, 59th Regiment of Alabama Infantry

  • Entered service with 2nd Battalion Hilliard’s Legion (later 59th Alabama Infantry) in 1862

  • Died at the Division Hospital, Fair Ground #2, Atlanta, GA October 1863


63rd Alabama Infantry Regiment

The 63rd Alabama Infantry Regiment was organized at Fort Blakely in July 1864 with men who were nearly all conscripted from various parts of the state (excepting men in Co.’s “A” and “B” and the officers, who were mostly veterans) and who had been designated the 2nd Regiment of Reserves. The regiment remained in the defenses of Mobile until ordered to Spanish Fort, three days before it was invested in March 1865. It was, with the 62nd Alabama, a part of Gen’l Thomas’ brigade, and it lost several killed and wounded during the first six days’ operations at Spanish Fort. Relieved and sent to Fort Blakely, the 63rd arrived there in time to endure the siege. After some loss, the regiment was captured with the fortress, 9 April 1865, about 300 in number. They were exchanged just prior to the surrender of the Department of Alabama, Mississippi and East Louisiana, 4 May 1865.

Field officers: Cols. Oland S. Rice (until reorganized); and Junius A. Law (Macon, captured at Blakeley); Lt. Cols. Junius A. Law (promoted); and John H. Echols (Macon, captured at Blakely); Majors John H. Echols (promoted); and I. W. Suttle (Coosa, captured at Spanish Fort).

Isaac Logan

63d Regiment of Alabama Infantry

  • Less than 17 years old when he entered service.
June 30 2013

George Washington Haile–CSA

Civil War Service Record

George Washington “Jolly” Haile
Company A, 11th Regiment Tennessee Infantry

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This company was known at various times as Captain White’s Company, Company G and Company A, 11th Regiment Tennessee Infantry.

The 11th Regiment Tennessee Infantry was organized for State service June 1, 1861, transferred to the service of the Confederate States in August, 1861, and re-organized in March, 1863. It was temporarily consolidated with the 29th Regiment Tennessee Infantry and formed the 11th and 29th Regiment Tennessee Infantry (Consolidated) in latter part of 1864.

About April 9, 1865 the 11th, 12th, 13th, 29th, 47th, 50th, 51st, 53d, and 154th Regiments of Tennessee Infantry were consolidated and formed the 2d Consolidated Regiment Tennessee Infantry, which was paroled at Greensboro, N.C., May 2, 1865.

  • George Washington ‘Jolly’ Haile enlisted November 15, 1862 at Lenoir Station, Tennessee. He was from Humphrey’s County and was enlisted by Lt Col Gordon for a period of two years.

  • He was reported as “Left sick at the battle of Murfreesboro”, 31 December 1863.

  • Battle of Murfreesboro

  • Listed as Present and 19 years of age at Camp near Shelbyville, TN, May 6, 1863.

  • Battle of Chickamauga

  • Battle of Missionary Ridge

  • Listed as “Absent, missing since the battle of Missionary Ridge, November 25, 1863”

  • Appears on a Roll of Prisoners of War, captured by forces under Major General Thomas at the times and places opposite their respective names, forwarded to Capt S. E. Jones, Provost Marshal at Louisville, Ky, December 6, 1863.

  • Appears on a register of Prisoners of War, Department of the Cumberland. When Captured: November 25, 1863, Battle of Mission Ridge. Forwarded to Louisville, Ky, December 7, 1863 for exchange.

  • He was transferred to the Prisoner of War camp at Rock Island Barracks, Ill, arriving December 9, 1863.

  • He was transferred for exchange to Nashville, TN on March 6, 1865.

  • Listed as a ‘deserter’ on April 12, 1865.

  • Names appears as signature and sworn to before William H. Bracken, 1st Lieut and Asst. Provost Marshal General, Department of Cumberland, Nashville, Tenn on April 29, 1865.

June 13 2013

Leonard Travis Cranford – CSA

12th Regiment of Alabama Infantry

Civil War Service Record

L. T. (Trav) Cranford actually had two enlistment’s in the 12th Alabama. The first started in March 12, 1862. He enlisted at Coosa County, Alabama to serve 3 years and was paid a bounty of $50.00. It indicates he was born in Perry County, Alabama, in October of 1862 he was 22 years old, 5 feet 11 inches tall and his occupation was a farmer.

  • Yorktown Siege – April – May 1862

He entered the Chimborazo Hospital No 3, Richmond, VA on April 17, 1862 and was transferred to the C.S.A. General Hospital, Farmville, VA on May 22, 1862.

  • Williamsburg – May 5, 1862
  • Seven Pines – May 31-June 1, 1862
  • Gaines’ Mill – June 21, 1862
  • Malvern Hill – July 1, 1862
  • South Mountain – September 14, 1862
  • Antietam – September 14, 1862

He was discharged with a Certificate of Disability for Discharge on October 3, 1862. Discharge recorded viewed below. His condition was pulmonary hemorrhage following measles.

  • Fredericksburg – December 13, 1862

He enlisted again on February 15, 1863 at Adams Store, Alabama for the period of the War.

  • Chancellorsville – May 1-4, 1863
  • NOTE: During the march to Gettysburg, Gen Rodes Brigade, including the 12th Alabama, lead the vanguard. They pushed as far north as Carlisle Barracks. The northernmost point reached by the Confederate Army. They then turned back to join Gen Lee at Gettysburg.
  • Gettysburg – July 1-3, 1863
  • The Wilderness – May 5-6, 1864
  • Spotsylvania Court House – May 8-21, 1864
  • North Anna – May 23-26, 1864
  • Cold Harbor – June 1-3, 1864
  • Lynchburg Campaign – June 1864
  • Monocacy – July 9, 1864
  • Winchester – September 19, 1864 – wounded, left thigh
  • Fisher’s Hill – September 22, 1864
  • Cedar Creek – October 19, 1864
  • Petersburg Siege – December 1864 – April 1865

Wounded on April 2, 1865 at the Battle of Petersburg, VA. Admitted to the General Hospital, Howard’s Grove, Richmond, VA. There he was captured after the surrender at Appomatox and transferred via US Steamer Mary Powell to the Point Lookout, MD hospital. He is listed there on the Roll of Prisoner of War, May 12, 1865.

  • Appomotax Court House – April 9, 1865

On July 19, 1865 he took the Oath of Allegiance and was transferred to Jackson Hospital, Richmond, VA on July 21, 1865. He was discharged in September 1865.

May 13 2013

Civil War Ancestors

There is no other legend quite like the Confederate fighting man. He reached the end of his haunted road long ago. He fought for a star-crossed cause and in the end he was beaten, but as he carried his slashed red battle flag into the dusky twilight of the Lost Cause he marched straight into a legend that will live as long as the American people care to remember anything about the American past.

–Bruce Canton

No symbol or reference in these pages to the old South or the War Between the States is meant to offend anyone. Nor is this site meant to be an examination for the causes and reasons for that war. Whatever motivated men from the South to fight was a product of their age and times. Most fought in defense of their families and homes because a Northern army had invaded what they considered to be their country. This is simply meant to be the historical record of those men. The uncommon bravery of men on both sides of that horrible conflict should not be forgotten, regardless of their motivation to fight.

Alabama

Cranford, Leonard Travis

  • Co B, 12th Alabama Infantry, Rode’s Brigade (Battle’s Brigade), D.H. Hill’s Division (Rodes Division), Stonewall Jackson’s Corps (II Corps, Richard S. Ewell, Commanding), Army of Northern Virginia, Gen Robert E. Lee, Commanding

  • Coosa County, AL, served 4 years, discharged once for illness, enlisted again and was wounded twice (Winchester and Petersburg), migrated to AR after war

Cranford, James A.

Finch, Francis M.

Logan, James

Logan, Isaac

Logan, John

Arkansas

Jackson, Hirum T

  • Co A, 10th Arkansas Infantry, Bowen’s Brigade, Hardee’s Corps, Army of Tennessee

  • Pearson, AR, wounded at Shiloh, furloughed, never returned

Jackson, B. F.

  • Co A, 10th Arkansas Infantry,, Bowen’s Brigade, Hardee’s Corps, Army of Tennessee

  • Pearson, AR, furloughed with brother Hirum, returned to Witt’s 10th AR Cavalry

Ward, H. L.

  • Floyd’s Arkansas Infantry

  • AR, In 1890 provided my grandfather Martin a plce to live after he left home at about 15 years old.

North Carolina

Martin, George W.

  • Co C, 38th Regiment of North Carolina Infantry, Pender’s Brigade (Scale’s Brigade). A.P. Hill’s Light Division (Wilcox Division), Stonewall Jackson’s Corps (III Corps, A.P. Hill, Commanding), Army of Northern Virginia, Gen Robert E. Lee, Commanding

  • Conscripted in Gaston County, NC.  Captured and released near the end of the war.

Kever, Jacob A

  • Co F, 37th NC Infantry, Branch’s Brigade (Lane’s Brigade), A.P. Hill’s Light Division (Wilcox Division), Stonewall Jackson’s Corps, (III Corps, A.P. Hill, Commanding), Army of Northern Virginia, Gen Robert E. Lee, Commanding

  • Alexander County, NC, migrated to AR after war

Norton, Sidney

Norton, William Alexander

  • Co G, 38th Regiment of North Carolina Infantry, Pender’s Brigade (Scale’s Brigade), A.P. Hill’s Light Division (Wilcox Division), Stonewall Jackson’s Corps (III Corps, A.P. Hill, Commanding), Army of Northern Virginia, Gen Robert E. Lee, Commanding

  • Enrolled in November 21, 1861 as Private. Promoted to Corporal April 18, 1862. Promoted to 3rd Sergeant September 13, 1862. Appears on the Roll of Honor December 20, 1862. Alexander County, NC, Wounded 5-5-1864 at Wilderness, VA, died of wounds 5-8-1864

Sharp, James F

  • Co G, 38th Regiment of North Carolina Infantry, Pender’s Brigade (Scale’s Brigade), A.P. Hill’s Light Division (Wilcox Division), Stonewall Jackson’s Corps (III Corps, A.P. Hill, Commanding), Army of Northern Virginia, Gen Robert E. Lee, Commanding

  • NC, migrated to AR after CW

Tennessee

Haile, George Washington