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(great-great grandfather)

James Earl Tomlin

Captured Gettysburg

Company K "Luxapalila Guards" 26th Alabama Infantry


Born December 19, 1835 in Fayette County, Alabama and enlisted October 3, 1861 as private.  Served as Ordinance Sgt. in early 1862.  Captured at Chancellorsville on May 3, 1863 and then exchanged on May 10.  Wounded with gunshot wound to groin at Gettysburg and captured in Field Hospital on July 5, 1863.  Sent to DeCamp Hospital on David's Island, New York Harbor.  Exchanged on on August 24, 1863.  Given 20 day furlough on September 7, 1863.  Returned and was present at Andersonville.  Signed oath and was paroled in Columbus, Mississippi on May 2, 1865 with residence listed as Big Pond, Alabama.  Resided in Millport when he applied for pension in Lamar County, Alabama and still resided in Kennedy in 1921 Census.

The 26th Alabama was organized at Tuscumbia in the summer of 1861, and soon after went to Virginia. It was in camp of instruction at Richmond during the fall and winter, and in March 1862 was moved to Yorktown, and placed in the brigade of Gen. Rains of Tennessee. It was under fire there for six weeks, with few casualties. Gen. Jos. E. Johnston led the regiment into position at Williamsburg, where its loss was inconsiderable. At Richmond it was placed in the brigade of Gen. Rodes of Tuskaloosa - shortly after re-organized so as to embrace the Third, Fifth, Sixth, Twelfth, and Twenty-sixth Alabama regiments - and lost 22 per cent of its numbers in casualties at Seven Pines. The Twenty-sixth was also hotly engaged at Gaines' Mill, Frazier's Farm, and Malvern Hill, emerging from the effects of those terrible struggles with only 300 of the 600 with which it entered, the others having gone down in the carnage of battle. The regiment was in the van of the army as it moved over the Potomac and fought at Boonsboro and Sharpsburg, losing in those two battles 10 killed and 45 wounded. Having wintered on the Rappahannock, the Twenty-sixth was present at Fredericksburg. In the grand advance of Jackson's corps at Chancellorsville - Col. O'Neal leading the brigade - the regiment lost very heavily, but its colors floated at the front. It then moved into Pennsylvania, and took part in the battle of Gettysburg, with a loss of 7 killed, 58 wounded, and 65 missing. Retiring with the army into Virginia, the Twenty-sixth skirmished at Kelly's Ford and Mine Run. During the winter, the Alabama legislature petitioned to have the regiment sent home to recruit its thinned ranks, and it remained a short time at Pollard. Ordered to Dalton in the spring of 1864, it was placed in Cantey's brigade, and lost gradually but largely in the almost incessant battle from Dalton to Atlanta. Having marched with Gen. Hood into Tennessee, the regiment was badly cut up at Nashville, and only a remnant surrendered at Greensboro, North Carolina, to which place it had been transferred with the forces.

1SG Bergemann R

(great uncle)

Reuben Kelly

K.I.A. Wilderness

Company C 2nd Battalion 12th U.S. Infantry

The 12th U.S. Infantry Regiment was organized by direction of the President and confirmed by Act of Congress July 29, 1861. Attached to Sykes' Reserve Brigade, Army of the Potomac. It lost during service 8 Officers and 118 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 190 Enlisted men by disease. Total 319. 
SERVICE.--Moved to the Virginia Peninsula March, 1862. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Battles of Mechanicsville June 26; Gaines' Mill June 27; Turkey Bridge June 30; Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison's Landing until August 16. Movement to Fortress Monroe, thence to Centerville August 16-28. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 28-September 2. Battles of Groveton August 29; Bull Run August 30. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Battle of Antietam September 16-17. Shepherdstown Ford September 19-20. At Sharpsburg, Md., until October 29. Kearneysville and Shepherdstown October 16-17. Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 29-November 19. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee July 5-24. Moved to New York August 16-19. (Cos. "F" and "H," 2nd Battalion, in N.Y. riots July, 1863.) Duty at New York until September 14. Rejoined army at Culpeper, Va., September 22. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Rapidan Campaign, battles of the Wilderness, May 5-7; Spotsylvania Court House May 8-21; North Anna River May 22-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Bethesda Church June 1-3. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16 to November 2. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30 (Reserve). Weldon Railroad August 18-21. Poplar Springs Church, Peeble's Farm, September 29-October 2. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. Moved to New York November 2-6. 1st Battalion on duty at Elmira, N.Y., and 2nd Battalion at Fort Hamilton. N.Y. Harbor, until July, 1865.


(great-great-great grandfather)

William A. Harris

Captured Gettysburg

Company E "Richmond Boys" 38th North Carolina Infantry

Organized for twelve months service January 17, 1862 at Camp Mangum near Raleigh. Two days later the regiment was transferred to Confederate Service. April '63 this unit was reorganized to serve for the duration of the war. Colonel William J. Hoke was the original commanding officer. The 38th spent a period in Pender's Brigade which became Alfred Scales' Brigade upon the Army of Northern Virginia's reorganization prior to Gettysburg. One of the units involved in the day 3 assault upon Cemetary Ridge, the 38th North Carolina had approx 40 men answering roll call after that battle, led by a 2nd Lieutenant.
Service Record of the 38th North Carolina Infantry

NORTH ANNA- MAY 22-26 1864
HATCHERS RUN FEB. 5 - 7 1865

Elisha Harris

(great-great-great uncle)

K.I.A. Bristoe Station

Company F 44th North Carolina Infantry

Organized near the state capitol of Raleigh on March 28, 1862 at Camp Mangum.

This regiment was originally brigaded with the 47th and 52nd North Carolina Infantry. Eventually, 2 more regiments would join the original three, the 11th and 26th North Carolina  under a new commanding officer, James Pettigrew.

Engaged in the unsuccessful effort to retake New Bern, NC. Assigned to detached duty in Va. Along with a detachment of Public Guard troops the 44th served as escort for the funeral procession of Stonewall Jackson in Richmond May 1863. Was not present at Gettysburg (on detached duty guarding seven bridges and river fords from Milford to the South Anna river). Early August 1863 saw the brigade reunited and now being led by William Kirkland. The 44th North Carolina took losses at Bristoe Station of 23 killed and 63 wounded, including Kirkland. Brigade command devovled temporarily upon Colonel George Singletary of the 44th. Wintered near Orange Court House Virginia 1863-1864. Engaged in the majority of the remaining campaigns in the Eastern Theatre. In reserve during the assault on the "Mule Shoe" at Spotsylvania. In July '64 the 44th's brigade received its final commander, William McCrae of the 15th NC. Present throughout the siege at Petersburg. Engaged in rear guard action at Farmville, Va on April 7th, 1865, just prior to the surrender at Appomattox. 82 members of the 44th NC were present to receive paroles on April 12.

General Breckinridge

(great grandfather)

Ebenezer Fiscus

Born Owen County, Indiana June 22, 1840

Company A 59th Indiana Volunteer Infantry

Organized at Gosport and Indianapolis, Indiana February 11, 1862. The first Regiment to report to General Pope for duty with the Army of Mississippi. Attached to 1st Brigade 2nd Division, Army of Mississippi. The 59th Indiana Regiment lost during service, 1 Officer and 36 Enlisted men killed and
mortally wounded and 229 Enlisted men by disease. Total 266.

SERVICE.--Siege operations against New Madrid, Mo., March 3-14, 1862.
Siege and capture of Island No. 10, Mississippi River, March 15-April 8.
Expedition to Fort Pillow, Tenn., April 13-17. Moved to Hamburg
Landing, Tenn., April 18-22. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April
29-May 30. Pursuit to Booneville May 30-June 12. Duty at Clear Creek till
August 6, and at Jacinto till September 18. March to Iuka, Miss.,
September 18-20. Battle of Corinth October 3-4, Pursuit to Ripley October
5-12. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign. Operations on Mississippi
Central Railroad November 2, 1862, to January 10, 1863. Reconnoissance
from LaGrange November 8-9, 1862. Duty at Memphis January 12 to February
24, 1863. Yazoo Pass Expedition by Moon Lake, Yazoo Pass and Coldwater
and Tallahatchie Rivers February 24-April 8. Operations against Fort
Pemberton and Greenwood March 13-April 5. Moved to Milliken's Bend, La.,
April 13. Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30.
Battle of Port Gibson May 1 (Reserve). Jones' Cross Roads and Willow
Springs May 3. Battles of Raymond May 12; Jackson May 14; Champion's Hill
May 16. Siege of Vicksburg May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19
and 22. Surrender of Vicksburg July 4. Duty there till September 13.
Movement to Memphis, Tenn., thence march to Chattanooga, Tenn., September
13-November 20. Operations on Memphis & Charleston Railroad in Alabama
October 20-29. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Tunnel Hill
November 23-25. Mission Ridge November 25. Pursuit to Graysville
November 26-27. Duty at Bridgeport and Huntsville, Ala., December 18, 1863,
to June 22, 1864. <dy_1142> Reenlisted January 1, 1864. Guard Bridge at
Etowah River July 13-August 26. Ordered to Chattanooga, Tenn., August
26. Pursuit of Wheeler August 27-31. Duty at Chattanooga till September
21, and at Etowah River till November 12. March to the sea November
15-December 10. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the
Carolinas January to April, 1865. Salkehatchie Swamp, S.C., February 2-5. South
Edisto River February 9. North Edisto River February 12-13. Columbia
February 16-17, Battle of Bentonville, N. C., March 19-21. Occupation of
Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of
Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his
army. March to Washington, D.C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19.
Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June, and there mustered out
July 17, 1865.

General McMaster

(great-great-great grandfather)

Schuyler Rue Jr.

36th Illinois Infantry

NOVEMBER 1-9, 1861.--Expedition from Rolla, Mo., against Freeman's Forces.
MARCH 6-8, 1862.--Battle of Pea Ridge, or Elkhorn Tavern, Ark.
OCTOBER 3--12, 1862.--Battle of Corinth, Miss., and pursuit of the Confederate forces
OCTOBER 8, 1862.--Battle of Perryville, or Chaplin Hills, Ky.
DECEMBER 26, 1862-JANUARY 5, 1863.--The Stone's River or Murfreesborough, Tenn., Campaign.
AUGUST 16-SEPTEMBER 22, 1863.--The Chickamauga Campaign.
NOVEMBER 23-27, 1863.--The Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign.
NOVEMBER 25 --Mission Ridge
MAY 1-SEPTEMBER 8, 1864.--The Atlanta (Georgia) Campaign.
Present, also, at Corinth; Hoover's Gap; Rocky Face Ridge; New Hope Church; Peach Tree Creek; Jonesboro; Lovejoy's Station; Spring Hill, Resaca, Ga, & Adairsville, Ga...
He was discharged in Atlanta on the twenty fouth day of September, 1864

Thomas R. McMaster

(great-great-great uncle)

25th Texas Cavalry (3rd Texas Lancers)

Enlisted as a private and was discharged with the rank of Captain.
 25th Cavalry Regiment, also called 3rd Texas Lancers, was organized by C.C. Gillespie early in 1862. The unit was soon dismounted and ordered to Arkansas. Here it was captured in January 1863 at Arkansas Post. After the exchange the regiment was consolidated with the 17th, 18th, and 24th Texas Cavalry Regiments (dismounted) and was placed in Deshler's, J.A. Smith's, and Granbury's Brigade, Army of Tennessee. This command fought with the from Chickamauga to Atlanta, moved with Hood to Tennessee, and saw action in North Carolina. The 25th was organized with about 900 men and had 552 in action at Arkansas Post. At Chickamauga the 17th/18th/24th/25th suffered 200 casualties and in December1863 numbered 690 men and 520 arms. Only a remnant surrendered on April 26, 1865. The field officers were Colonel Clayton C. Gillespie, Lieutenant Colonel William M. Neyland, and Majors Joseph N. Dark and Edward B. Pickett.


(great-great grandfather)

William H. Maitland

Company E 10th New York Heavy Artillery

Organized by consolidation of 4th, 5th and 7th Battalions of the Black River Artillery December 31, 1862. Companies "A," "B," "C," "D," "E," "F," "G" and "M" were originally organized at Sackett's Harbor, N.Y., and mustered in September 11, 1862.

SERVICE.--Garrison duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C., until May, 1864. Ordered to Join Army of the Potomac in the field May 27. Cold Harbor, Va., June 5-12. Before Petersburg June 15-19. Siege of Petersburg June 16 to August 15. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30 (Reserve). Moved to Washington, D.C., August 15, and duty there until September 27. Ordered to the Shenandoah Valley September 27. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. Duty in the Shenandoah Valley until December. Moved to Washington, D.C., thence to Bermuda Hundred, Va., and duty in the Defenses at that point until March, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2. Duty in the Dept. of Virginia until June. Mustered out at Petersburg, Va., June 23, 1865. Recruits transferred to 6th New York Heavy Artillery.

Regiment lost during service 47 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 218 Enlisted men by disease. Total 267.


(great-great uncle)

Louis Sullivan

Company F "Pearl River Guards" 39th Mississippi Infantry

The Pearl River Guards of Simpson County were organized March 20, 1862 at Westville. The 39th Mississippi enlisted for three years or the duration of the war and was organized at Jackson May 13, 1862. Winchester Bledsoe Shelby was elected Colonel. Ordered to Vicksburg in June 1862. Engaged at Corinth in October '62 where the 39th's brigade suffered casualties of 21 killed, 76 wounded and 71 missing. Mid 1863 saw the 39th involved in defending Port Hudson, Louisiana and it surrendered with the garrison on July 8, 1863. May 1864 saw the 39th under the command of Lt. Colonel William Ross at Resaca as Sherman advanced through Georgia. The regiments colors were lost at Allatoona Pass October 5, 1864 and they suffered 11 killed, 24 wounded and 77 missing. Present at Franklin, Tennessee December 30, 1864. The last service of the regiment was in the defense of fortifications east of Mobile Alabama. The final action being at Blakeley on April 9, 1865, The 39th Mississippi was paroled after Richard Taylor surrendered at Citronelle, Alabama on May 4, 1865.