June 30 2013

George Washington Haile–CSA


Civil War Service Record

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


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.

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Posted June 30, 2013 by Tom Martin in category "Ancestors", "Civil War", "Genealogy", "Haile", "Military / War


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