Company I, 31st Regiment Muster Roll

Georgia Volunteer Infantry

Decatur County, Georgia

Arnett Rifles

Prepared by: Bill Moore Email: zebsdad@lvdi.net, August 08, 1999

 

This company was organized at Bainbridge, Ga. November 11, 1861. Was ordered to report to Camp Wilson near Savannah, Ga., November 21, 1861. Marched from Valley of Virginia near Winchester to Fredericksburg, Va., arriving there December 1, 1862. Engaged in battle of Fredericksburg, December 13, 1862. Left Fredericksburg for Culpeper Court House, Va., May 4, 1863, and arrived there June 5, 1863; from thence to Winchester, where they engaged in battle; thence to Wrightsville, Pa., and back to York, where they arrived August 10, 1863. Engaged in the battle of the Wilderness May 5, and 6, 1864, and the battle of Spotsylvania on the 8, 10, 12 and 19 of May 1864, leaving there May 22, 1864; thence to Hanover Junction and to Mechanicsville and engaged in battle June 2, 1864. Moved near Cold Harbor June 8, 1864; left there on the 13 and marched near Charlottesville, Va., and took the train for Lynchburg, arriving there on the 17, and on the 18 fortified and made ready for the enemy. On the 19 followed the retreating foe toward Salem, Va., arriving there June 21, 1864; from thence to Staunton and Martinsburg, arriving on July 2. On July 4, cross the river into Maryland, and were engaged in the battles of Monocacy, Washington, Snicker's Gap and Winchester. On July 24, was engaged at Newtown and again at Winchester on July 17, 1864.

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Abbott, James Augustus

Private November 11, 1861. Died in Charlottesville, Va. hospital January 3, 1863. Buried there in Confederate Cemetery.

 

Acree, William Augustus

Private November 11, 1861. Appointed 2d Sergeant May 13, 1862; 1st Sergeant October 1, 1862; Elected Jr. 2d Lieutenant December 13, 1862; 2d Lieutenant February 7, 1863. Killed at Marye's Heights, Va. May 3, 1863.

 

Arline, Andrew T.

Private November 11, 1861. Appointed Corporal. Killed at Cold Harbor, Va. June 27, 1862. Arline, Benjamin A. private February 20, 1862 . Discharged, disability, May 16, 1862 . Enlisted as a private in Co. A, 59th Regt. Ga. Inf. September 6, 1862. Surrendered, Appomattox, Va. April 9, 1865.

 

Arline, John K.

Private May 3, 1862 . Appointed 3d Corporal in 1863. Captured at Spotsylvania, Va. May 12, 1864. Exchanged March 7, 1865. Paroled at Bainbridge, Ga. May 20, 1865.

 

Arline, Whitfield

Private November 11, 1861. Discharged, disability, in 1862.

 

Arnett, Samuel W.

Enlisted as a private in Co. G, 1st Regiment Ga. Inf. (Ramsey's), March 18,1861. Mustered out at Augusta, Ga. March 18, 1862. Enlisted as a private in Co. I, 3lst Regiment Ga. Inf. May 3, 1862. Discharged December 4, 1862. Appointed 1st Corporal of Co. G, 64th Regiment Ga. Inf. September 1863; Ordnance Sergeant. Wounded at Crater, near Petersburg, Va., July 30, 1864. Roll for October 1864, last on file, shows him present. No later record.

 

Arnett, S. A.

Private November 11, 1861. Wounded at Cold Harbor, Va. June 27,1862.

 

Askew, C. C.

Private December 2, 1861. Discharged at hospital December 20, 1862.

 

Averett, Benjamin F.

Private November 11, 1861. Killed at Sharpsburg, Md. September 17, 1862.

 

Barbree, John S. (or Barberee)

Enlisted as a private in Co. K, 1st Regiment, 1st Brigade, Ga. State Troops October 8, 1861. Mustered out April 8,1862. Enlisted as a private in Co. I, 3lst Regiment Ga. Inf. May 4, 1862. Union prisoner of war records show he was captured at Gettysburg, Pa. July 5, 1863, and died at Fort Delaware, Del. September 19, 1863. Other records show he was living at Brinson, Ga. after war closed. Barfield, Benjamin F. Private December 2, 1861. Wounded in 1864. At home on wounded furlough August 31, 1864. Pension records show he was on extended sick furlough at Danville, Va. close of war. (Resident of Ga. since 1872.)

 

Bell, Augustus J.

lst Lieutenant November 11, 1861 . Relieved from duty by Conscript Act May 13, 1862.

 

Bell, John A.

3d Corporal November 11, 1861. Retired May 13, 1862. Enlisted as a private in 1862. Wounded at Kernstown, Va. July 23, 1864. Admitted to C.S.A. General Hospital at Charlottesville, Va., wounded in right arm, September 1, 1864. Returned to duty September 28, 1864. Surrendered, Appomattox, Va. April 9, 1866.

 

Bellette, Charles H. (or Billett)

Enlisted as a private in Co. I, 24th Regiment Ga. Inf. August 24, 1861. Transferred to Co. I, 3lst Regiment Ga. Inf. May 1, 1863. Killed at Spotsylvania, Va. May 13, 1864.

 

Bellette, Theodore N. (or Billett)

Private November 11, 1861. Captured at Frederick, Md. September 12, 1862. Exchanged at Aiken's Landing, Va. November 10, 1862. Surrendered, Appomattox, Va. April 9, 1865.

 

Bowie, Daniel

Musician November 11, 1861. Transferred to Regimental Band June 1, 1863. Killed near Winchester, Va. September 19, 1864.

 

Bradwell, I. Gordon

Private November 11, 1861. Surrendered, Appomattox, Va. April 9, 1865.

 

Bruton, William J.

*Jr. 2d Lieutenant December 6, 1861. Discharged on account of hernia May 20,1862. * - Dates conflict.

 

Burk, Simeon

Private December 20, 1861. Discharged at Beaulieu near Savannah, Ga. May 15,1862.

 

Burkhalter, Milledge G.

Private May 4, 1862. Captured at Spotsylvania, Va. May 12, 1864. Paroled at Fort Delaware, Del. February 1865. Received at Boulware & Cox's Wharves James River, Va. for exchange, March 10-12,1865.

 

Butts, Judson A.

Private November 13,1861. Elected 1st Lieutenant March 13, 1862. Appointed Surgeon October 29, 1862. Captured at Gettysburg, Pa. July 5,1863. Paroled at Fort Henry, Md. and sent to City Point, Va. for exchange, November 21, 1863. Surrendered, Appomattox, Va. April 9, 1865.

 

Cassine, Carlos Maximiliano

Musician November 11, 1861. Discharged, over-age, from General Hospital at Farmville, Va. November 20, 1862. Appears also as Cassinie and Cassini.

 

Coleman, H. W. H.

2d Corporal November 11, 1861. Furloughed for 10 days from May 26, 1862. No later record.

 

Compton, Charles M.

Private November 11, 1861. Appointed 4th Sergeant May 13, 1862; 2d Sergeant December 13, 1862. Elected Jr. 2d Lieutenant February 7, 1863. Wounded at Wilderness, Va. May 6, 1864. Captured at Winchester, Va. September 19, 1864. Released at Fort Delaware, Del. June 17, 1865.

 

Cone, Alfred

Private December 22,1861. Appointed 1st Corporal May 13, 1862; 4th Sergeant February 17, 1863. Captured at Frederick, Md. July 10, 1864. Transferred from Fort McHenry, Md. to Point Lookout, Md. February 15-20, 1865. Paroled at Thomasville, Ga. May 19, 1865. Died in Thomas County, Ga. July 14, 1912.

 

Cooper, David T.

Private May 3, 1862. Captured at Winchester, Va. September 19, 1864. Exchanged March 15, 1865. Paroled at Bainbridge, Ga. May 20, 1865.

 

Cooper, John W.

Private November 11, 1861. Killed at Sharpsburg, Md. September 17, 1862.

 

Curboe, John

Private December 2, 1861. Discharged, over-age, November 11, 1862.

 

Dean, James W. (or Deen)

Private December 17, 1861. Died in General Hospital #2, at Lynchburg, Va. October 22,1862. Buried there in Confederate Cemetery. No. 1, 2d Line, Lot 182- Miller's Factory.

 

Donathan, Jacob

Private May 23, 1864. Captured at Winchester, Va. September 19, 1864. Released at Point Lookout, Md. May 13, 1865.

 

Draffin, Leonidas C.

Private December 20, 1861. Wounded at Cold Harbor, Va. June 27, 1862. Surrendered, Appomattox, Va. April 9,1865. Died in Grady County, Ga. September 30,1917.

 

Ellis, John D.

Private November 11, 1861. Captured at Gettysburg, Pa. July 4,1863. Transferred to City Point, Va. for exchange November 17, 1863. Captured at Harrisonburg, Va. September 25,1864. Paroled at Tallahassee, Fla. May 17,1865.

 

Floyd, James B.

2d Lieutenant November 11, 1861. Resigned September 15, 1862.

 

Green, H. R.

Private December 17,1861. Paroled at Augusta, Ga. May 19,1865.

 

Gremmer, William Llewellyn

Private November 11, 1861. Died at Savannah, Ga. March 31,1862. Buried in Oak City Cemetery at Bainbridge, Ga.

 

Griffin, Isaac B.

Private November 11,1861. Transferred to Captain Dunham's Company Milton Light Artillery (Florida), May 16, 1862. Paroled at Tallahassee, Fla. May 20, 1865.

 

Griffin, Leven B. (or Levin B.)

Private February 20,1862. Transferred to Captain Dunham's Company Milton Light Artillery (Florida), May 12, 1862. Paroled at Tallahassee, Fla. May 18, 1865.

 

Gurley, Calvin

Private January 18, 1862. Killed at Fort Steadman, Va. March 25, 1865.

 

Haendl, Albert

Private November 11,1861. Captured and paroled in 1862. Died at Richmond, Va. in 1862 or 1863. Appears also as Hindle and Hundle.

 

Hagan, Noah H. (or Hagin)

Private December 2,1861. Appointed 5th Corporal May 13,1862. Supposed to have died in Virginia in 1862.

 

Harper, J. F.

Private November 11, 1861. Captured at Winchester, Va. September 19, 1864. Exchanged March 15, 1865. Paroled at Tallahassee, Fla. May 18, 1865.

 

Harrison, William T.

Private May 3, 1862. Wounded at Fredericksburg, Va. December 13, 1862. Died of wounds December 18, 1862.

 

Hines, James T.

Private February 20, 1862. Transferred to Captain Dunham's Company Milton Light Artillery (Florida), May 16, 1862. Appears last on roll for December 31,1862.

 

Holt, Lewis

Private December 2, 1861. Discharged, disability, at Beaulieu near Savannah, Ga. May 3,1862.

 

Johnson, Emory

1st. Sergeant November 11, 1861. Transferred to Captain Dunham's Company Milton Light Artillery (Florida), May 16,1862. Appears last on roll for December 31, 1862.

 

Jones, Thomas

Private April 4, 1862. Killed at Sharpsburg, Md. September 17, 1862.

 

Jones, Zora B. (or Ezra B.)

Private May 3, 1862. Died of chronic diarrhea in Danville, Va. hospital October 12, 1862.

 

Kelley, J. Fount

Private December 20, 1861. Appointed 5th Sergeant May 13, 1862; 3d Sergeant December 13, 1862. Wounded in left arm, necessitating amputation above elbow, at Fredericksburg, Va. December 13, 1862. Paroled at Bainbridge, Ga. May 20, 1865.

 

Knight, John J. (Jack)

Private February 25, 1862. Wounded in leg, necessitating amputation, and captured at Winchester, Va. September 19, 1864. Released at Point Lookout, Md. June 5, 1865.

 

Lee, Joseph Thomas

Private December 17, 1861. Captured at Spotsylvania, Va. May 20, 1864. Died at Point Lookout, Md. June 24,1864.

 

Lewis, George W.

Captain November 11, 1861. Wounded at Fredericksburg, Va. December 13, 1862. Captured at Wilderness or Spotsylvania, Va. May 10, 1864. Released at Fort Delaware, Del. June 16, 1865.

 

Lewis, James M.

Enlisted as a private in Co. G, 1st Regiment Ga. Inf. (Ramsey's), March 18, 1861. Mustered out at Augusta, Ga. March 18, 1862. Enlisted as a private in Co. I, 3lst Regiment Ga. Inf. May 13, 1862. Elected 2d Lieutenant June 25, 1862. Wounded at Spotsylvania, Va. May 12, 1864. Retired to Invalid Corps February 27, 1865. Paroled at Thomasville, Ga. May 18, 1865.

 

Lindsey, John

Private November 11, 1861. Captured at Spotsylvania, Va. May 12, 1864. Exchanged. Paroled at Bainbridge, Ga. May 20, 1865.

 

Lovett, F. M.

Private April 26,1862. Wounded in 1862. Died of wounds in Richmond, Va. hospital December 27, 28 or 30, 1862. Buried there in Hollywood Cemetery.

 

Lovett, Shepherd

Private December 2, 1861. Died at Savannah, Ga. May 2 or 3, 1862.

 

Martin, Jeremiah (or Jernah)

Private December 2, 1861. Appears last on roll for December 31, 1861.

 

McCorkle, William

Private February 9, 1862. Discharged, over age, November 11, 1862.

 

McNair, Daniel J. G.

4th Corporal November 11, 1861. Appointed 1st Sergeant May 13, 1862. Elected Jr. 2d Lieutenant October 1, 1862. Captured at Fredericksburg, Va. December 13, 1862. Exchanged December 17, 1862. Elected 1st Lieutenant February 1863. Surrendered, Appomattox, Va. April 9, 1865.

 

Moore, Green B.

Private November 11, 1861. Wounded at Cold Harbor, Va. June 27, 1862. Discharged, under-age, November 26, 1863.

 

Moore, Owen

1st. Corporal November 11, 1861. Wounded at Cold Harbor, Va. June 27, 1862. Died of wounds in General Hospital #2, at Lynchburg, Va. September 22, 1862. "Was packed up and sent to Bainbridge, Ga. Christian's."

 

Oliver, Francis M.

Private November 11, 1861. Appears last on roll for December 31, 1861.

 

Phillips, Eli S.

Private February 25, 1862. Permanently disabled in 1863. Roll dated August 31,1864, shows him "at home permanently disabled."

 

Pope, Alexander A.

Private February 25, 1862. Paroled at Thomasville, Ga. May 24, 1865.

 

Pope, James C.

See Co. C.

 

Pope, John

Private February 25, 1862. Wounded in 1863. Appointed 2d Corporal in 1863. Wounded in thighs near Kernstown, Va. July 24, 1864. Died of wounds in General Hospital at Winchester, Va. July 29, 1864.

 

Pope, Zedekiah

Private November 11, 1861. Discharged at Beaulieu near Savannah, Ga. May 15, 1862.

 

Portervint, James (or Portervient)

Private May 13, 1862. Roll dated June 30, 1863, bears remark: "Deserted and since dead."

 

Ricks, John M.

Private May 13, 1862. Appointed 2d Corporal May 13, 1862; 6th Sergeant February 1863. Wounded and disabled at Spotsylvania, Va. May 12, 1864. Paroled at Albany, Ga. May 10, 1866.

 

Ricks, Richard

Private October 1, 1862. Sick in hospital June 1863. No later record.

 

Russell, Rolin A.

*Jr. 2d Lieutenant Nov 11,1861. Resigned stating he was only 17 years of age and desired to finish his military education, February 5, 1862. * - Dates conflict.

 

Sapp, Eli

Private May 3, 1862. Captured and paroled in 1862. Captured at Gettysburg, Pa. July 2, 1863. Died of smallpox at Fort Delaware, Del. January 15, 1864.

 

Sapp, James J.

Private May 3,1862. Elected Jr. 2d Lieutenant May 13, 1862. Reduced to ranks November 29, 1862. Dropped as a deserter February 1, 1863.

 

Sauserman, Joseph H. (or Sasserman)

Private November 11, 1861. Appointed 3d Corporal May 13, 1862; 1st Sergeant December 13, 1862. Reduced to ranks on account of disability February 1863.

 

Shaw, Augustus M.

Private April 4, 1862. Died at Richmond Va. July 22, 1862.

 

Sheppard, John D.

Private November 11, 1861. Appointed Musician. Captured at South Mountain, Md. July 4,1863. Paroled at Fort McHenry, Md. and transferred to Fort Delaware, Del. July 9, 1863. Forwarded to Point Lookout, Md. October 1863 where he took oath of allegiance to U. S. Govt. under name of Henry D. Sheppard and was released January 21, or 31, 1864.

 

Spooner, Adam

Private May 13, 1862. Captured at Spotsylvania, Va. May 12, 1864. Paroled at Fort Delaware, Del. February 1865. Received at Boulware & Cox's Wharves, James River Va. March 10-12, 1865. Paroled at Tallahassee, Fla. May 17, 1865.

 

Stewart, Hugh L.

3d Sergeant November 11, 1861. Elected 2d Lieutenant May 13, 1862. Resigned on account of phthisis, and was discharged from General Hospital at Charlottesville, Va., October 8, or 20, 1862.

 

Sutton, Nathaniel G.

Private December 2, 1861. Captured in 1864. Killed in Virginia.

 

Swann, George B.

2d Sergeant November 11, 1861. Discharged, disability, at Richmond, Va. July 7, 1862.

 

Swearengin, William E.

Private November 11, 1861. In hospital August 31, 1864. No later record.

 

Taylor, William Dempsey

Private November 11, 1861. Surrendered, Appomattox, Va. April 9, 1865.

 

Tew, James

Private December 2, 1861. Died at Savannah, Ga. in 1861.

 

Thomas, Joseph H.

Private November 11 1861. Wounded at Marye's Heights, Va. May 3, 1863. Sick in hospital August 31, 1864. Paroled at Bainbridge, Ga. May 20, 1865.

 

Thomas, Milton M.

Private May 3, 1862. Surrendered, Appomattox, Va. April 9, 1865.

 

Thomas, William Milton

Private November 11, 1861. Appointed 4th Corporal May 13, 1862; 2d Corporal February 1863; 1st Corporal May 1863. Sick in hospital June 1863. Died in Virginia.

 

Towers, J. A

4th Sergeant November 11, 1861. Furloughed for 12 days from March 30,1862. Discharged, over-age.

 

Thursby, John W.

Private November 11, 1861. Appointed 3d Corporal February 17, 1863; 2d Sergeant May 1863. Surrendered Appomattox, Va. April 9, 1865.

 

Waters, Solomon A.

Private November 11, 1861. Wounded at Cold Harbor, Va. June 27, 1862. Died of wounds in Chimborazo Hospital at Richmond, Va. July 19, 1862.

 

Whigham, J. S.

Private May 3, 1862. Appointed 4th Corporal February 17, 1863; 3d Corporal May 3, 1863; lst Corporal December 1863. Wounded and captured at Monocacy, Md. July 10, 1864. Paroled at Point Lookout, Md. in 1864. Received at Venus Point, Savannah River, Ga. for exchange, November 15, 1864. Surrendered, Appomattox, Va. April 9, 1865.

 

Whitaker, Jeptha M.

Private December 2, 1861. Wounded at Winchester, Va. September 19, 1864. Pension records show he was at home on wounded furlough close of war.

 

Whitaker, W. Joshua

Private December 2, 1861. Died in Lynchburg, Va. hospital November 26, 1862. Buried there in Confederate Cemetery. No. 10, 3d Line, Lot 122-Ferguson's.

 

White, Samuel C.

Private November 11, 1861. Paroled at Lynchburg, Va. April 14, 1865. (Born in Decatur County, Ga. April 5, 1842.)

 

Williams, James E.

Private November 11, 1861. Discharged, disability, at Camp Phillips near Savannah, Ga. May 14, 1862.

 

Wilson, Henry

Private October 1, 1862. Detailed in hospital at Richmond, Va. in 1863. Pension records show he was at home on sick furlough close of war. (Born in Houston County, Ga. May 25, 1832.)

 

Windsor, James A.

Private January 18, 1862. Appointed 4th Corporal May 3, 1863. Wounded at Marye's Heights, Va. May 4, 1863; Monocacy, Md. July 9, 1864. Captured at Fort Steadman, Va. March 25, 1865. Paroled at Point Lookout, Md. June 30, 1865. Admitted to U.S.A. General Hospital at Point Lookout, Md. July 2, 1865 , and died of chronic diarrhea July 12, 1865.

 

Windsor, Reuben J.

Private January 18, 1862. Captured and paroled in 1862. Killed at Winchester, Va. July 24, 1864.

 

Worn, Stokely Charles

Private November 11, 1861. Discharged, disability, in 1861. Enlisted as a private in Co. K, 2d Regiment Ga. Cavalry March 10, 1862. Roll for December 31, 1864, last on file, shows him on retired list. Paroled, Tallahassee, Fla. May 13, 1865. Died February 3, 1891. Buried in private burial ground at Bainbridge, Ga.

 

Worn, W. T.

Private November 11, 1861. Appointed 3d Corporal May 13, 1862; 1st Corporal December 13, 1862; 5th Sergeant February 17, 1863; 1st Sergeant May 1863. Wounded in 1864. Admitted to General Hospital #9, at Richmond, Va., wounded, January 9, 1864, and left hospital January 10, 1864. Wounded at Wilderness, Va. May 6, 1864. Surrendered, Appomattox, Va. April 9,1865.

 

Wylly, Hugh

Private November 11, 1861. Died at Savannah, Ga. in 1861.

 

Yawn, Augustus A.

Private May 4, 1862. Died in Lynchburg, Va. hospital July 13, 1864. Buried there in Confederate Cemetery. No. 7, 3d Line, Lot 194-Camp Davis.

 

Yawn, H. J.

Private May 4, 1862. Captured at Richmond, Va. April 3, 1865. Released at Newport News, Va. June 25, 1865.

 

Yawn, John

Private February 25, 1862. Captured at Spotsylvania, Va. May 12,1864. Paroled at Fort Delaware, Del. February 1865. Received at James River, Va. for exchange, March 10-12, 1865. Pension records shows he was at home on furlough close of war. (Born in Ga. in 1839. Died at Climax, Ga. January 18, 1927.)

 

Yawn, Patrick

Private April 1, 1864. Wounded at Monocacy, Md. July 9, 1864. Wounded and permanently disabled at Winchester, Va. September 19, 1864. Paroled at Bainbridge, Ga. May 20, 1865.