Company D, 17th Regiment Muster Roll

Georgia Volunteer Infantry

Decatur County, Georgia

Decatur Guards

The Decatur Guards was organized in Decatur County, Ga. and left Bainbridge Aug. 13, 1861, to enter the Confederate States Army. The company arrived at Atlanta, Ga. Aug. 15, 1861, where the 17th Ga. Regiment was organized with Henry L. Benning as Colonel, and became Co. D, of this regiment. The regiment was mustered into the Confederate service at Lynchburg, Va. Aug. 31, 1861.

There are no rolls of this company on file in Washington, D. C. prior to Jan. 1863.

 

Prepared by: Denise Kirkland Smiley, July 08, 1999

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Anderson, William H.

Private Aug. 15, 1861. Died of disease Dec. 24, 1861.

 

Barton, John J.

Enlisted as a private in Co. A, 59th Regt. Ga. Inf. May 3, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 17th Regt. Ga. Inf., in exchange for J. T. Rich, Mar. 31, 1864. Admitted to Floyd House & Ocmulgee Hospitals at Macon, Ga., complaint "Cripple," Nov. 1863. Captured at Cold Harbor, Va. June 1, 1864. Released at Elmira, N. Y. June 16, 1865.

 

Benning, S. J.

Private Aug. 15, 1861. Appointed Sergeant Major Sept. 1861. Elected 2d Lieutenant of Co. C, 1st Regt. Ga. Regulars Sept. 18, 1861. Appointed Captain and A. A. G. July 4, 1863. Surrendered, Appomattox, Va. Apr. 9, 1865.

 

Bentley, M. G.

Private. Surrendered, Appornattox, Va. Apr. 9, 1865.

 

Blansett, Henry S. (or Blausett)

Private Aug. 13, 1861. Killed at Wilderness, Va. May 6, 1864.

 

Blansett, James R. (Blausett)

Private Mar. 4, 1862. Died of chronic diarrhoea at Danville, Va. Sept. 12, 1862.

 

Blansett, William C. (or Blausett)

Private Mar. 4, 1862. Captured near Rogersville, Tenn. Dec. 13, 1863. Sent to Camp Chase, 0. Jan. 1, 1864. No later record.

 

Bolen, Sion E.

Private Aug. 13, 1861. Died of disease June 7, 1862.

 

Boutwell, Jackson

Private Aug. 13, 1861. Admitted to Chimborazo Hospital #4, at Richmond, Va. Aug. 12, 1862. Died, complications from typhoid fever, Aug. 24, 1862.

 

Boyett, W. T.

Private Mar. 4, 1862. Admitted to Chimborazo Hospital #4, at Richmond, Va. May 12, 1862. Returned to duty June 20, 1862. Transferred to Co. A, 59th Regt. Ga. Inf., in exchange for H. K. Jones, May 23, 1863.

 

Brown, Edward

Private Aug. 13, 1861. Died of disease in Richmond, Va. hospital June 2, 1862.

 

Bryan, Rufus P.

Private Mar. 4, 1862. Died of disease in Chimborazo Hospital at Richmond, Va. Oct. 26, 1862.

 

Burkett, Eli W.

2d Sergeant Aug. 13, 1861. Wounded at Deep Bottom, Va. Aug. 16, 1864. Surrendered, Tallahassee, Fla. May 10, 1865. (Born in England June 25, 1842.)

 

Burkett, Jesse C.

Private Aug. 13, 1861. Appointed 3d Corporal Jan. 20, 1863; 4th Sergeant July 2, 1863. Killed at Chickamauga, Ga. Sept. 19, 1863.

 

Campbell, Charles Geddes

Captain Aug. 13, 1861. Resigned, disability, Jan. 12, 1863. Elected Captain of Campbell's Independent Company Georgia Siege Artillery Mar. 7, 1863. Paroled, St. Mark's, Fla. May 12, 1865.

 

Chester, Abel M.

Private Aug. 13, 1861. Appointed 2d Corporal Sept. 19, 1863. Paroled at Farmville, Va. Apr. 11-21, 1865.

 

Chester, Alfred M.

Private Mar. 4, 1862. Wounded at Chickamauga, Ga. Sept. 20, 1863. Appointed 3d Corporal May 1864. Wounded in right leg, necessitating amputation above knee, at Farmville, Va. Apr. 7, 1865.

 

Clay, Charles H.

Private Aug. 13, 1861. Died of disease in Virginia Dec. 1, 1861. Buried in Hollywood Cemetery at Richmond, Va.

 

Dalton, Eli C.

Private Aug. 13, 1861. Roll for Feb. 28, 1865, last on file, shows him absent, furloughed from hospital for 60 days July 21, 1864. No later record.

 

Danielly, J. M.

Private Aug. 13, 1861. Died of disease in Virginia Dec. 1, 1861. Buried in Confederate Cemetery at Lynchburg, Va. No. 3, 3d Line, Lot 170: Remarks: "Jan. 20, 1862, Colledge."

 

Dean, Levi

Private Aug. 13, 1861. Wounded at Gettysburg, Pa. July 2, 1863. Died of wounds July 4, 1863.

 

Dollar, Rayford M.

Private Mar. 4, 1862. Captured at Malvern Hill, Va. Aug. 5, 1862. Exchanged at Aikenís Landing, Va. Nov. 10, 1862. Wounded at Gettysburg, Pa. July 2, 1863. Died of wounds at Staunton, Va. Aug. 23, 1863. Buried there in Thornrose Cemetery.

 

Donaldson, James H. (or Donalson)

Private Aug. 13, 1861. Wounded at Wilderness, Va. May 6, 1864. Died of wounds in General Hospital #1, at Lynchburg, Va. June 5, 1864. Buried there in Confederate Cemetery. No. 2, 4th Line, Lot 193óBurtonís-Candlerís.

 

Durham, C. W.

Private Mar. 31, 1864. Surrendered, Appomattox, Va. Apr. 9, 1865.

 

Emanuel, David

Private Aug. 13, 1861. Wounded at Wilderness, Va. May 6, 1864. Surrendered, Appomattox, Va. Apr. 9, 1865.

 

Emanuel, Hilliard M.

lst Corporal Aug. 13, 1861. Appointed Musician Feb. 1, 1862. Elected Jr. 2d Lieutenant Jan. 30, 1863; Ensign Jan. 20, 1863; 1st Lieutenant Aug. 15, 1863. Wounded in right arm at Chickamauga, Ga. Sept. 20, 1863; in left arm at Wilderness, Va. May 6, 1864; in foot at New Market Road, Va. Oct. 7, 1864. Commanding company at surrender at Appomattox, Va. Apr. 9, 1865. (Born in Georgia in 1844.)

 

Emanuel, William

Private Apr. 8, 1862. Died of pneumonia at Richmond, Va. Jan. 1, 1863.

 

Evans, Benjamin Franklin

Private Mar. 4, 1862. Wounded and disabled at Chickamauga, Ga. Sept. 19, 1863. Assigned to duty hunting deserters under Capt. Hyde. Surrendered, Tallahassee, Fla. May 10, 1865. Died at Bainbridge, Ga. Dec. 1932. Buried there in Cedar Grove Cemetery Dec. 14, 1932.

 

Evans, William

4th Sergeant Aug. 13, 1861. Killed at Gettysburg, Pa. July 2, 1863.

 

Faircloth, Allen

Private Aug. 13, 1861. Admitted to Moore Hospital, General Hospital #1, at Danville, Va. with fever Dec. 28, 1861. Died Jan. 3, 1862.

 

Gainous, Abram

Private Aug. 13, 1861. Killed at Petersburg, Va. June 19, 1864.

 

Gainous, Berry G. (or Benjamin G.)

Private Aug. 13, 1861. Killed at 2d Manassas, Va. Aug. 30, 1862.

 

Gainous, Henry G.

Private Aug. 13, 1861. Captured at Malvern Hill, Va. Aug. 5, 1862. Exchanged at Aikenís Landing, Va. Nov. 10, 1862. Wounded at Wilderness, Va. May 6, 1864. Appointed Corporal Nov. 1864. Surrendered, Appomattox, Va. Apr. 9, 1865. (Born in Georgia in 1834.)

 

George, Berry A.

Private Apr. 16, 1862. Discharged, disability, Aug. 2, 1862.

 

George, Edward

3d Corporal Aug. 13, 1861. Killed at 2d Manassas, Va. Aug. 30, 1862.

 

Hair, James C. (or Haire)

3d Sergeant Aug. 13, 1861. Wounded and disabled at Chickamauga, Ga. Sept. 19, 1863. Roll for Feb. 28, 1865, last on file, shows him in Quincy, Fla. hospital, wounded. No later record.

 

Hammett, Cidney J. (or Sidney J.)

Private Aug. 13, 1861. Roll for Feb. 28, 1865, last on file, shows him in White Sulphur Springs, Va. hospital. No later record.

 

Harrell, Gabriel

Private Aug. 13, 1861. Captured at Malvern Hill, Va. Aug. 5, 1862. Exchanged at Aikenís Landing, Va. Nov. 10, 1862. Appointed 4th Corporal Jan. 20, 1863. Died of disease while home on furlough Nov. 24, 1863.

 

Harrison, J. C.

2d Lieutenant Aug. 13, 1861. Died of typhoid fever Dec. 9, 1861.

 

Hauck, Josiah (or Houck)

Private Apr. 26, 1864. Wounded at Spotsylvania, Va. May 12, 1864. Roll for Feb. 28, 1865, last on file, shows him on wounded furlough. No later record.

 

Higdon, Robert

Private Aug. 13, 1861. Appointed 4th Corporal Sept. 25, 1861. Died of disease Nov. 22, 1861.

 

Hill, Ferdinand

Private Aug. 13, 1861. Killed at Wilderness, Va. May 6, 1864.

 

Hill, Reuben

Private Aug. 13, 1861. Surrendered, Appomattox, Va. Apr. 9, 1865.

 

Holliday, John D.

Private Aug. 13, 1861. Wounded at Gettysburg, Pa. July 2, 1863. Died of wounds in Medical College Hospital at Atlanta, Ga. Oct. 26, 1863. Buried there in Oakland Cemetery.

 

Hopson, John S.

5th Sergeant Aug. 13, 1861. Elected Jr. 2d Lieutenant May 21, 1862; 2d Lieutenant Jan. 20, 1863. Resigned, on account of ill health, May 11, 1863. Died at Leesburg, Fla. Buried at Quitman, Ga.

 

Hukins, James M.

Private Aug. 13, 1861. Killed at Petersburg, Va. July 15, 1864.

 

Jernigan, Daniel S.

Private Aug. 13, 1861. Died of disease Jan. 13, 1862.

 

Johnson, Andrew J.

Private Aug. 13, 1861. Admitted to Chimborazo Hospital #2, at Richmond, Va. with typhoid fever Mar. 14, 1862, and died there Mar. 17, 1862.

 

Johnson, George G.

Private Apr. 9, 1862. Died of disease Jan. 28, 1864.

 

Johnson, George W.

Private Mar. 29, 1862. Died of disease in Richmond, Va. hospital Aug. 11, 1862.

 

Johnson, Jesse A.

Private Mar. 4, 1862. Captured at Fort Harrison, Va. Sept. 29, 1864. Exchanged at James River, Va. Mar. 17, 1865. Surrendered, Quincy, Fla. May 11, 1865, and paroled there May 23, 1865.

 

Johnson, Moses

Private Mar. 21, 1862. Died of disease Aug. 11, 1862.

 

Johnson, Moses W.

Private Aug. 13, 1861. Wounded in foot at 2d Manassas, Va. Aug. 30, 1862. Captured at Goodeís Bridge, Va. Apr. 6, 1865. Released at Point Lookout, Md. June 28, 1865. (Born in Georgia in 1841.)

 

Johnson, Owen H.

Private Aug. 13, 1861. Killed at 2d Manassas, Va. Aug. 30, 1862.

 

Jones, Hiram

Enlisted as a private in Co. H, 7th Regt. Ga. State Troops Nov. 16, 1861. Mustered out Apr. 29, 1862. Enlisted as a private in Co. A, 59th Regt. Ga. Inf. May 3, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 17th Regt. Ga. Inf., in exchange for John R. Swain, May 23, 1863. Wounded through shoulder at Chickamauga, Ga. Sept. 20, 1863. Surrendered, Appomattox, Va. Apr. 9, 1865.

 

Jones, John A. J.

Private Aug. 13, 1861. Died of disease at Richmond, Va. Dec. 17, 1861.

 

Kelly, Andrew J.

Private Aug. 13, 1861. Wounded in face at Gettysburg, Pa. July 2, 1863; Petersburg, Va. July 1864; Deep Bottom, Va. Aug. 16, 1864. Surrendered, Appomattox, Va. Apr. 9, 1865.

 

King, Henry

4th Corporal Aug. 13, 1861. Discharged Sept. 1861.

 

Knight, W. K.

Private 1863. Surrendered, Tallahassee, Fla. May 10, 1865. Paroled, Bainbridge, Ga. May 20, 1865.

 

Lewis, Edward

Private Aug. 13, 1861. Died of disease Dec. 2, 1861.

 

Lewis, John M.

Private Aug. 13, 1861. Appointed 2d Corporal May 31, 1862; 4th Sergeant Sept. 19, 1863. Killed at Deep Bottom, Va. Aug. 16, 1864.

 

Lewis, William Henry

Private Aug. 13, 1861. Died of disease at Camp Johnson near Centreville, Va. Oct. 29, 1861.

 

Lewis, W. M.

Enlisted as a private in Co. A, 59th Regt. Ga. Inf. May 3, 1862. Transferred to Co. D, 17th Regt. Ga. Inf., in exchange for Francis W. Wilder, May 23, 1863. Wounded in breast, foot, and arm, at Gettysburg, Pa. July 2, 1863. Died of wounds July 19, 1863.

 

Lunn, Stephen M.

Private Aug. 13, 1861. Killed at Chickamauga, Ga. Sept. 19, 1863.

 

Martin, John E.

Private Aug. 13, 1861. Admitted to Chimborazo Hospital #3, at Richmond, Va. with typhoid fever in 1861. Transferred to 1st Ga. Hospital at Richmond, Va. Nov. 12, 1861. Discharged Dec. 25, 1861.

 

Martin, John Henry

lst Sergeant Aug. 13, 1861. Wounded at 2d Manassas, Va. Aug. 30. 1862. Elected 1st Lieutenant Jan. 20, 1862; Captain Aug. 15, 1863. Severely wounded at Chickamauga, Ga. Sept. 19, 1863; Wilderness, Va. May 6, 1864. On duty near Danville, Va. close of war. Paroled, Thomasville, Ga. May 20, 1865.

 

Maxwell, Thomas

Private Aug. 13, 1861. Died of disease in General Hospital at Farmville, Va. Apr. 3, 1862.

 

Maxwell, Thomas J.

Private Aug. 13, 1861. Discharged, disability, Dec. 17, 1861. Enlisted as a private in Co. A, 59th Regt. Ga. Inf. Sept. 1862. Died in Richmond, Va. hospital Jan. 5, 1863.

 

McCarty, James A.

Private Aug. 13, 1861. Appointed 4th Corporal Nov. 22, 1861; 5th Sergeant Jan. 20, 1863. Died of hemorrhage of lung at Knoxville, Tenn. Jan. 16, 1864.

 

McCarty, John N.

Private Aug. 13, 1861. Captured at Dandridge, Tenn. Jan. 17, 1864. Exchanged at Rock Island, Ill. Mar. 2, 1865. No later record.

 

McKenzie, Alfred D.

2d Corporal Aug. 13, 1861. Appointed 5th Sergeant May 21, 1862; 1st Sergeant Jan. 20, 1863. Wounded at Gettysburg, Pa. July 2, 1863. Died of wounds July 3, 1863.

 

McNair, James M.

Private Mar. 4, 1862. Died of disease in Winchester, Va. hospital Oct. 14, 1862.

 

McNair, John T.

Private Aug. 13, 1861. Appointed Corporal Jan. 1862. Wounded at 2d Manassas, Va. Aug. 30, 1862. Died of wounds at Warrenton, Va. Sept. 22, 1862.

 

Messer, George W.

Private Aug. 13, 1861. Wounded in hip at 2d Manassas, Va. Aug. 30, 1862. Surrendered, Appomattox, Va. Apr. 9, 1865.

 

Messer, Harvey B. (or Henry B.)

Private Mar. 4, 1862. Wounded at 2d Manassas, Va. Aug. 30, 1862. Died of wounds at Richmond, Va. Nov. 26, 1862.

 

Nelson, Joseph

Private Aug. 13, 1861. Appointed 1st Corporal July 3, 1863. Surrendered, Appomattox, Va. Apr. 9, 1865.

 

Oates, Hugh L.

Private Aug. 13, 1861. Died of disease Jan. 30, 1862.

 

Owens, Daniel B.

Private Aug. 13, 1861. Wounded at Chickamauga, Ga. Sept. 20, 1863. Surrendered, Appomattox, Va. Apr. 9, 1865.

 

Parks, Virgil A. S.

1st Lieutenant Aug. 13, 1861. Elected Captain Jan. 20, 1863. Killed at Gettysburg, Pa. July 2, 1863.

 

Parks, William M.

Enlisted as a private in Co. E, 8th Regt. Ga. Inf. May 14, 1861. Transferred to Co. D, 17th Regt. Ga. Inf. May 21, 1863.

 

Parrott, John W. N.

Private Mar. 29, 1862. Appointed Corporal in 1864. Surrendered, Appomattox, Va. Apr. 9, 1865.

 

Pate, Henry Harrison

Private Aug. 13, 1861. Admitted to General Hospital #1, at Danville, Va. with fever, Dec. 28, 1861. Sent to General Hospital at ĎRichmond, Va. and died there Jan. 16, 1862.

 

Perry, Calvin R.

Private Aug. 13, 1861. Appointed 1st Corporal Jan. 30, 1863; 1st Sergeant July 3, 1863. Wounded in breast at Deep Bottom, Va. Aug. 16, 1864. Surrendered, Appomattox, Va. Apr. 9, 1865.

 

Perry, James Washington

Private Aug. 13, 1861. Wounded in eye, resulting in loss of sight, at Sharpsburg, Md. Sept. 17, 1862. Paroled, Burkeville, Va. Apr. 14-17, 1865.

 

Rehberg, Henry (or Rehburg)

Private Aug. 13, 1861. Died of disease in Richmond, Va. hospital Aug. 12, 1862.

 

Reynolds, John B.

Private Aug. 13, 1861. Captured at Gettysburg, Pa. July 5, 1863. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Government at Point Lookout, Md., released and enlisted in U. S. Army, Feb. 1, 1864.

 

Reynolds, John D.

Private Aug. 13, 1861. Died of disease Jan. 12, 1862.

 

Rich, David A.

Private Aug. 13, 1861. Sent to hospital Aug. 1, 1862. Died of fever in Chimborazo Hospital #1, at Richmond, Va. Aug. 17, 1862.

 

Rich, John T.

Private Mar. 31, 1864. Transferred to Co. A, 59th Regt. Ga. Inf., in exchange for John J. Barton, Mar. 31, 1864. Died at Charlottesville, Va. May 1, 1864.

 

Rigsby, James R.

Private Aug. 13, 1861. Died of typhoid fever in General Hospital at Front Royal, Va. Nov. 23, 1861.

 

Sutton, Francis

Private Aug. 13, 1861. Discharged on account of rheumatism and general debility, at Centreville, Va., Nov. 20, 1861.

 

Swain, John R.

Private Aug. 13, 1861. Transferred to Co. A, 59th Regt. Ga. Inf., in exchange for Hiram Jones, May 23, 1863. Wounded and captured at Gettysburg, Pa. July 2, 1863. Paroled at DeCamp General Hospital, Davidís Island, N. Y. Harbor, Sept. 1863. Exchanged at City Point, Va. Sept. 8, 1863. Captured at Reamís Station, Va. Aug. 25, 1864. Exchanged at Point Lookout, Md. Mar. 16, 1865. Paroled, Bainbridge, Ga. May 20, 1865.

 

Swain, Joseph J.

Private Aug. 13, 1861. Killed at Gettysburg, Pa. July 2, 1863.

 

Swicord, James S.

Private Apr. 9, 1862. Surrendered, Appomattox, Va. Apr. 9, 1865.

 

Swicord, W. D.

Private Aug. 13, 1861. Discharged Nov. 1862.

 

Tew, Lace M. (or Lathey M.)

Private Aug. 13, 1861. Discharged in 1861. Enlisted as a private in Co. A, 59th Regt. Ga. Inf. May 3, 1862. Surrendered, Appomattox, Va. Apr. 9, 1865.

 

Thomas, William

Private Aug. 13, 1861. Wounded at Chickamauga, Ga. Sept. 19, 1863. On detail in Jackson Hospital at Richmond, Va. Feb. 28, 1865. Surrendered, Tallahassee, Fla. May 10, 1865. Paroled, Bainbridge, Ga. May 20, 1865.

 

Thornton, William M.

Private Aug. 13, 1861. Surrendered, Appomattox, Va. Apr. 9, 1865.

 

Trulock, William

Private Aug. 13, 1861. Died of disease Dec. 4, 1861.

 

Watson, Calvin

Artificer Aug. 15, 1861. Wounded at Wilderness, Va. May 6, 1864. Died of wounds at Petersburg, Va. May 9, 1864.

 

Whiddon, Dempsey

Private Aug. 13, 1861. Captured and paroled at Warrenton, Va. Sept. 29, 1862. No later record.

 

White, Robert B.

Private Aug. 13, 1861. Admitted to Chimhorazo Hospital #3, at Richmond, Va. with pneumonia Oct. 29, 1861. Transferred to General Hospital at Richmond, Va. Nov. 11, 1861, and died there Dec. 6, 1861.

 

White, William S.

Private Aug. 13, 1861. Wounded at Wilderness, Va. May 6, 1863. Surrendered, Appomattox, Va. Apr. 9, 1865.

 

Wilder, Francis W.

Private Aug. 13, 1861. Transferred to Co A, 59th Regt. Ga. Inf., in exchange for W. M. Lewis, May 23, 1863. Wounded at Gettysburg, Pa. July 3, 1863, and captured there July 5, 1863. Paroled at Fort Delaware, Del. Sept. 28, 1864. Transferred to AikeníS Landing, Va. for exchange Oct. 1864. Received at Varina, Va. Oct. 5, 1864. Roll for Feb. 28, 1865, last on file, shows him absent, sick.

 

Wilkinson, John L.

Private Aug. 13, 1861. Appointed Color Corporal Mar. 1863. Wounded at Gettysburg, Pa. July 2, 1863, and captured there July 3, 1863. Died at Fort Delaware, Del. Oct. 15, 1863.

 

Wilmot, Daniel H.

Jr. 2d Lieutenant Aug. 13, 1861. Elected 2d Lieutenant May 21, 1862; Captain of Co. A, Jan. 8, 1863. Surrendered, Appomattox, Va. Apr. 9, 1865. Died in Cairo, Ga. in 1882.

 

Wright, John N.

Private Aug. 13, 1861. Died of disease at Albany, Ga. Dec. 24, 1861.

 

Yates, James

Private Apr. 15, 1862. Discharged from General Hospital at Farmville, Va., on account of chronic rheumatism, Oct. 9, 1862.

 

Yawn, Augustus (Gus)

Private. Admitted to General Hospital at Orange Court House, Va. Apr. 1, 1862, and died of fever Apr. 3, 1862.

 

Yawn, J. B.

Private Aug. 13, 1861. Admitted to Farmville, Va. hospital Apr. 3, 1862, and died there of disease Apr. 7, 1862.

 

Yearta, George W.

Private Aug. 13, 1861. Appointed Corporal July 1863; 5th Sergeant May 1864; 4th Sergeant Nov. 1864. Wounded, date and place not given. Surrendered, Appomattox, Va. Apr. 9, 1865.