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Georgia Volunteers for the War with Mexico

The admission of Texas into the Union was the immediate and obvious cause of the war between the United States and Mexico, but a desire to extend the national boundaries was undoubtedly a factor which influenced the American people to welcome a fight with their hostile neighbors on the South. Furthermore, acts of cruelty credited to the Mexicans in the Texan War for Independence, linked with the apparent lack of bravery and chivalry of the Mexican General Santa Anna, caused American opinion, according to editorial comment, to brand all Mexicans as persons of indescribable evil who should be wiped out.1 It was determined by the President and his Cabinet that the force of 50,000 volunteers to be called should be “assigned to each state and territory in the Union so as to make each feel an interest in the war.”2 Of this number 20,000 were to be called out for immediate service. These were taken “from the Western and Southwestern States,” which included Texas, Arkansas, Illinois, Missouri, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, and Georgia. The remaining 30,000 “to be organized in the other states and territories and held in readiness subject to the call of the Government.”3 Instead of retaining control of the organization and officering of the regiments, the Government intrusted this work to the state, and, as a rule, the men chose their own officers. Generals were to be taken from the militia, although they would be under no obligation to serve more than three months and might withdraw in the midst of a campaign. And there were no provisions for filling vacancies resulting from death...

Georgia Light Infantry – Columbus Muscogee County Georgia

J. S. CALHOUN, Captain. E. R. GOULDING, 1st Lieutenant. H. C. ANDERSON, 2d Lieutenant. W. B. PHILLIPS, 1st Sergeant. ASA B. HOXIE, 2d Sergeant. W. T. SMITH, 3d Sergeant. M. H. BLANDFORD, 4th Sergeant. R. R. HOWARD, 1st Corporal. A. SCOTT, 2d Corporal. TH. REYNOLDS, 3d Corporal. GEO. LINDSAY, 4th Corporal. Privates E. C. Allen Lucius A. G. Allen James Arledge Charles J. Barrow Leonidas T. Belk William Blankenship George W. Bronson Zachariah Boothe Amor Boyd Frederic E. Brooking Jesse S. Bryan Calvin Bryant Young G. Burke Lewis Chandler Cicero J. Clarke David S. Cooper Joseph Crepps James T. Cunningham John R. Cushing Stephen Daniels Richard Delanay Absalom M. Dennis Nathan B. Duke James F. H. Ellington John H. Ellis William Forsyth Bryant Farmer William Farmer Peter F. Farrar Michael Fitzpatrick Thomas R. Flournoy Richard Fox Albert L. Garrard Thomas Gilbert Obadiah B. R. Graham Jackson M. Greenhow Sidney Grigg James R. Hanson Upton S. Heath William M. James John G. Jones James E. Johnson William Kelley Joseph Kelley James Kellogg John Law Robert D. Lee James Love Alexander Lowther John R. Moore William Myrick Duncan H. Nix Henry C. Overton Henry S. Orr Andrew J. Pickens William V. Porter Lincoln Preble John W. Park Jesse B. Reeves Granville L. Robinett Joseph T. Robison James T. Rogers William M. Rogers Lucius C. Saunders Samuel Hedge Samuel B. Spencer Lindsay Showse Thomas B. Teate J. Thaddeus Thoxlpson Micajah W. Thweatty William H. Trawick James S. Wells Francis H. Whithurst Charles R. Wiggins William Wilton Thomas R. Wilson Gilbe C. J. Wright Lawrence A. Wright Musicians William McCullough James M....

Canton Volunteers – Canton Cherokee County Georgia

K. GRAMLING, Captain. A. KEATH, 1st Lieutenant. W. F. MULLENS, 2d Lieutenant. W. G. GRAMLING, 1st Sergeant. S. J. COOK, 2d Sergeant. D. F. DANIEL, 3d Sergeant. N. F. STRAIN, 4th Sergeant. JOHN G. RHODES, 1st Corporal. ALLEN MOODY, 2d Corporal. ROBT. S. KNOX, 3d Corporal. JOSHUA HUGHES, 4th Corporal. Privates William T. Archer George F. Amos Alfred H. Burns Alexander F. Burns Daniel H. Bird Elijah W. Bond John M. Bond Joseph B. Cook William S. Cook John B. Cook Alfred Cook Ludy Cothren Chesley C. Curtis Wm. M. Camp Isaac W. Carpenter Lewis A. Carpenter David P. Copeland Thomas E. Dickerson Benjamin Dean James A. Delaney Alexander M. Delaney Stephen P. Ellis John T. Dickerson John W. Finchen Richard M. Gramling Henry J. Galt. Nehemiah J. Garrison Elisha Hillhonse Samuel W. Hillhonse Joseph Heard John O. Hobson Nathaniel M. Harris Christopher Hullett John C. Hatiley Luther R. Henley Isham Jordan George W. Keith George W. Lawhorne John B. Lawson Sanford Lovers John Lusk William Lusk Zimmerman Lawhorne Henry M. Long James M. Long Levi Lancaster Joshua McConnel John C. Maddox Jesse E. Machen Samuel McConnel James McMahan Samuel G. Mathis Christenbury Phillips James O. Phillips John A. Roberts Samuel M. Rice Albert Rodgers John A. Roark William A. Rivers Ray Manning William W. Rich Isaac L. Scago Benjamin F. Strain Henderson Simeraly John B. Sutherland Robert Spriggs William H. Treadway William Thompson Isham Tyler Jesse Tyler John B. Thompson George W. Williams Beverley Wadkins William S. Wood John L. Wood Samuel L. White Benjamin Wofford Musicians Anderson W. Turner Greenbury...

Kenesaw Rangers – Marietta Cobb County Georgia

A. NELSON, Captain. JAS. M. DOBBS, 1st Lieutenant. W. J. MANAHAN, 2d Lieutenant J. H. MEHAFFEY, 1St Sergeant. H. TROTTER, 2d Sergeant. ANDREW B. REED, 3d Sergeant. JOSERP H. WINTERS, 4th Sergeant. S. M. ANDERSON, 1st Corporal. WM. D. NEAL, 2d Corporal. WM. D. GRAY, 3d Corporal. WM. H. CRAFT, 4th Corporal. Privates W. A. Appling Cicero H. Allen T. J. Boyce A. M Boyd. W. W. Brown Jesse Blackburn Thomas A. Burroughs John I. Bennett J. B. Burton Ephraim Bishop Daniel R. Bruce William Buse L. D. Buse John E. Conger E. W. C. Champion James J. Crawford J. N. Carter Green Copeland John A. Cox John Dunwoodie Jr. William F. Davenport Thomas Dillon John D. S. Foote James C. N. Foote C. C. Farris W. H. Goodwin Washington Green Hugh Gray John Gray W. D. Gann Andrew P. Guess W. P. Guess J. O. Hackett J. H. Hand W. J. Haines J. B. Haden Cicero C. Hammock William H. Head George Hodge Nicholas Hunt Samuel Hawkins Caleb Higgins J. M. Jordan Josiah Jordan B. D. Jordan Thomas R. Johnsop David P. Kendrick Andrew J. Lafoy John B. Lindley John Merrett John C. McConnell John McConnell John McAdams J. N. Miller William H. Miller J. M. McGuire W. H. McCuchin John McGuffe Chandler McGuffe Bedney F. McDonald James W. Mann L. P. McCarthur Elisha N. Knight Thomas A. Owens L. G. W. Phillips William M. C. Parnell William H. Pope Solomon L. Rice Isaac W. Robinson Benjamin H. Smith A. L. Siler Abner Sweat Lewis Sedeth Joel Shead Thomas Shivers Richard H. Shaddix John Tillor John R. Winters...

Fannin Avengers – Pike County Georgia

H. J. SARGENT Captain. G. D. ALEXANDER, 1st Lieutenant. H. B. HOLLIDAY, 2d Lieutenant. F. M. ISON, 1st Sergeant. G. D. JOHNSON, 2d Sergeant. WILLIAM F. MOORE, 3d Sergeant. ROBT. LATTIMER, 4th Sergeant. ALEX. 0. REED, 1st Corporal. T. D. PERTODY, 2d Corporal JOS. JOHNSON, 3d Corporal BENJ. F. INGRAHAM, 4th Corporal Privates Jonathan Allen Thomas R. Arnold William Aycock William E. Beall John H. Baker Osborn Brewer Cicero L. Brown George D. Boutwell John I. Belcher Thomas Burks Robert I. Bedell William D. Bailey David AI. Crenshaw Nathaniel L. Collins William T. Crawford Alfred Carpenter Henry F. Carpenter Henry Coker John W. Crow Wm. W. Campbell George Dugan Frederick Dickens Wm. Deloaeh Jesse N. Davis Ruffin Durham Thomas Dye John B. Folds James A. Green Archibald Gibbes Henderson Gibbs James R. George Eliphalet Hatton Wm. R. Head Thomas I. Ison Anthony Ivy Benjamin F. Jones Samuel A. Kennedy John T. Leggett Andrew J. Low John W. Lake Burrell Lawrence Hilliard I. Legg Andrew Lendberg Drury Lewis John Millen Dawson Millborn John G. Morgan Hugh C. McGehee Joseph B. Matthews Gerardin I. Ogilsby Sterling C. Pritchard John C. Pryor William I. Perry Wm. L. Prescott John T. Reid David R. Ross Wm. T. Ready John C. Smith Robert Shaws Joseph H. Shivers James W. Spencer John Stewart Benjamin Shinn Robert W. Terry Henry I. Tidd John W. Turner Thomas I. Tramel John Thompson John Treanor Nathaniel Waller Joseph Watkins Samuel Weems H. N. White Robert H. Woods Thomas I. Warren John H. Wiles Freeman I. Waller Thomas Waller William Winn Williamson B. Williams Musicians Henry McAllister William S....

Crawford Guards – Moscogee County Georgia

JOAN JONES, Captain. R. G. MITCHELL, 1st Lieutenant. J. S. DISMUKES, 2d Lieutenant. T. SCHOONMAKER, 1st Sergeant. H. S. TISDALE, 2d Sergeant. A. M. SAULS, 3d Sergeant. D. A. WINN, 4th Sergeant.. JOHN MAY, 1st Corporal. JOHN LOCHABY, 2d Corporal. JAS. B. WELLS, 3d Corporal. N. J. PEABODY, 4th Corporal. Privates Matthew Allen William Barbarce Charles L. Bass J. R. Beck Tryon Best A. Blake Wesley R. Bradford Joshua Canter Thomas Carter Edmond Christian Reuben T. Clayborne Richard C. Clarke Daniel Crane W. G. Cunningham John H. Davis John C. Davis W. C. H. Doyle David B. Edwards Theophilus Fowler George W. Farrar Samuel D. Gamble William B. Garratt Calvin Going John Hancock Sterling E. Hannah John R. Hall Richard W. Hinton Robert H. Hood Matthew A. Hubert David Huson Joseph T. Hyde Cader C. Knowles Moses Land Arthur Lawrence John Leigh John Magner Elijah Martin Patrick McCabe John R. McCorkle Hezekiah McGraw William Misenheimer William Moody Martin Mooney James Moran Andrew L. Mott Patrick O’Haire Gustavus A. Palmer William B. Parker Joseph Perdue James Pettitt Elbert Presly Mitchell Ralston Harvey Rice Thomas R. Robinson Milton Rose Thomas J. Salter Christopher Salvo Allen W. Sanders William Slaught Abner Smith Thomas J. Stockton John Sullivan Coleman B. Tait Samuel L. Taylor William H. Tillotson John F. Turner James Welden Thomas White Uriah Williams T. H. Wooten Musicians William M. Champion Joseph T....

Sumter County Volunteers – Americus Georgia

J. A. S. TURNER, Captain. 0. C. HORNE, 1st Lieutenant. J. COTTLE, 2d Lieutenant. S. P. WOODWARD, 1st Sergeant. N. N. THOMPSON, 2d Sergeant. L. T. TAYLOR, 3d Sergeant. G. HUGHES, 4th Sergeant. H. EDWARDS, 1st Corporal. C. H. COTTLE, 2d Corporal. M. S. THOMPSON, 3d Corporal. W. A. ELKINS, 4th Corporal. Privates Jeremiah B. Ansley Thomas J. Aiken James T. Ballard Joshua Boyd Salathiel Buckner John Burgess Abner B. Conner William J. Connier Norman Carmichael Elias Clarke John Clarke William B. Chandler John M. Cauthen Uriah Collpm William Champion George W. Compton Shadrick Crawford Daniel J. Derrizeaux George Derrizeaux Franklin Duvan Jacob Duckworth Richard O. Echolls James Fudge William Goodson John B. Gibson William K. Gilmore Robert R. Golding Charles Graham James H. Hefting William Hardy John H. Horne John W. Haugabook John A. Hunter Sylvester Hewitt Hugh G. Ivy Bradford Johnston Jeremiah Jackson William P. Jourdan James Jackson James Lewis Rasco Lepsey John G. McDonald Joseph McMath Jacob McNair John J. Murphy Jefferson Morris John Morris Jefferson Montgomery Milus F. Noland Jacob Newman Albert Peddy Joshua Richards James Richards Samuel Smith Abram R. Smith Daniel Smith James R. Smith John D. Smith Wesley A. Smith Henry J. Smith Albert Sorrell Oliver N. Stewart James Seahorn Franklin Singleton Norban T. Taylor James J. Tompkins John Taylor David Turner Albert T. White George M. Welda Barton P. Wright William Walker Joel Walker James Zachary Musicians John McDonald Richard...

Macon Guards

ISAAC HOLMES, Captain. E. L. SHELTON, 1st Lieutenant. E. S. RODGERS, 2d Lieutenant WM. D. GRIFFIN, 1st Sergeant. J. B. CUMMING, 2d Sergeant J. A. McGREGOR, 3d Sergeant P. J. SHANNON, 4th Sergeant. A. B. ROSS, 1st Corporal. EDWIN HARRIS, 2d Corporal THOS. E. ORCUTT, 3d Corporal R. T. McGREGOR, 4th Corporal Privates James A. Abbott Wilson J. Aderhold Edmund Barnard James W. Beasley Orran W. Buffington Edward Curd Peter W. Clayton William J. Cumming Rufus Cook William Carter John W. Cooper John Cleesby James Carson John R. Candler William Davis Isaac Domingos John L. Fells William English James E. Flint Elijah Foster Alfred T. Franklin Alexander II. Franklin Charles E. Flanders Simon W. Freeman George .A. Grimes Lewis Gee Solomon Groce Richard Head Elliott Higgins William Hughes Alexander Hammersley Andrew W. S. Harris William A. Harris Alexander H. Hawkins Simeon Horton William S. Johnston William Kennedy D. G. Kennedy William King William L. King John T. Lamar Wilson Logue A. D. Logan John Loughridge John H. Lane Allen J. McGraw John McGowan Seaborn Moore James Martin Alfred B. McKee William W. Munson Robert E. Macarthy Thomas McNeely Sanford Moore Robert Melton Sanford F. Miniard Thomas J. McCrary Thomas J. Moody A. A. Park William Robinson Alexander Reynolds William M. Ralston Alexander R. Ralston David A. Ralston Caleb W. Rembert Marcus Roberts Albert L. Ross Thomas Shirty Sebastian Shaw Robert Snead William Spratt Robert H. Tindall John S. Tilliston Gilbert E. Thigpen Claiborne Vaughan William W. Woodall William Walker Edward N. Wood Franklin W. Wright Robert T. Walker Timothy D. Wood William M....

Jasper Greens – Savannah Georgia

J. MCMANON, Captain. G. CURLETTE, 1st Lieutenant. D. O’CONNER, 2d Lieutenant JNO. DEVAVY, 1st Sergeant. M. CAREY, 2d Sergeant. P. MARTIN, 3d Sergeant. LEO. WYLLY, 4th Sergeant. M. FERRY, lst Corporal. P. TIERNEY, 2d Corporal. T. BOURSE, 3d Corporal. OWEN RIELLY, 4th Corporal. Privates. William Bandy W. D. Burke P. Bossu Francis Camfield James Chalmers P. Clark Patrick Cody John Coffee William Coffee James Coulihan Elijah Condon Joseph Davis Dennis Desmond Michael Downy Michael Duggan Francis Dutzmer Charles Farrelly Thomas Fenton David Fountain James Fleeting James Flynn William P. Fielding James Feely Patrick Gerrin Moses Gleason O. B. Hall Michael Hoar Timothy Howard R. M. Howard E. W. Irwin John Keegin Humphrey Leary W. S. Levi David Lynch Michael Lynch L. Mahony Henry Marony John Makin Bryan Morris Jas. McFeehilly H. V. Morel John Mcldrum William Murray Michael Murphy Daniel Murphy Hugh Murtagh Henry Nagle Dan Nickels M. M. Payne George Perminger Thomas Pidgeon John Regan Francis Reeves R. Richardson J. Rinehart B. Rodebuck R. M. Robertson J. D. Ryan Thomas Ryan John Sanderlin Michael Shea Peter Suzmell David Stokes C. F. E. Smith R. L. S. Smith Patrick Shiels Patrick Tidings Daniel F. Towles J. W. Warden James Waters Michael Weldon John Whaling James Waters Jr. Jacob Zimmerman Musicians William Gatehouse George Gatehouse...

Richmond Blues – Augusta Georgia

D. W. DILL, Captain. J. PHINIZY, 1st Lieutenant. A. H. MCLAWES, 2d Lieutenant. W. PHILLIPS, 1st Sergeant. D. D. MCMURPHY, 2d Sergeant. R. H. RINGGOLD, 3d Sergeant. J. F. GLOVER, 4th Sergeant. S. JOHNSON, 1st Corporal. H. BAKER, 2d Corporal. A. PHILLIP, 3d Corporal. G. GORDON, 4th Corporal. Privates. Francis Agnew Benjamin Ansley William Archy R. H. Bush John Bradey R. D. Bridges John Batly J. W. Berry P. Barret J. M. Brown John ‘PV. Conklin James Callahan F. C. Cattinet Joseph M. Collins Washington Collins Milton Cawley Timothy Crawley John C. Colo Patrick Cole M. M. Copeland N. M. Drummond William Dye Matthew Doyle C. Donovan M. Dolon Willq,in Darby William Dickson John Evans Thomas Farrell Alfred Guthrie Thomas Guideron John Griffin Michael Gaffney T. Gallagher James Hickey William S. Hawthorne E. H. Holliday T. Haley James M Jennings A. J. Knox T. Little William Larkin James Lamar James Lynch John P. McKenzie Thomas McPherson Briton Mims Andrew Michell Terrance McGuire Robert Musgrove John F. Markee W. Medlar R. W. Murray T. McCabe Martin O’Riley William Oaks William Pardue F. D. Pettagrew Bernard Rowe F. E. Roathe J. Ridde L A. G. Roberts James J. R. Roper J. E. Richardson James Riley Matetsew Smith George Shannon J. D. Salmons Lewis Sumner Willis Seay Thomas Tobin J. W. Taylor Lewis Vanzandt Jas. Wolfing Samuel Wilcox William Wiivox J. S. Wright W. Williamson V. W. Watkins George W. Wheeler Musician J. J. Hubbard M....
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