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Nance, Almond Lewis, b. Oct. 17, 1841 in GA; Univ. of GA class of 1862 matriculate; enl. April 24, 1861; pvt.; sick at Warm Springs Oct. 1, 1861; adm. to Gen. Hosp. near Petersburg March 8, 1862; ret. to duty March 29, 1862; adm. to Jackson Hosp June 1, 1864 with dysenteria; ret. to duty June 14, 1864; drew clothing Dec. 31, 1864; m. Mary M. Camp Dec. 20, 1866 in Hall Co., GA; medical doctor in Brandon, Walton Co., GA in 1890; lived at Gainesville, GA in 1898; d. July 31, 1918 in Hall Co., GA; buried in Alta Vista Cem., Gainesville. (14; 16; 20; 34; 55; 56; 146; 169)

Neese, Peter N., enl. April 26, 1861 in Co. K, 3rd Regt. GA Vol. Inf.; pvt.; transf. Nov. 29, 1862 to the Troup Artillery; pvt.; died of variola (small pox) Jan. 17, 1863 at Hanover Jct. Hosp., VA. (10; 14; 34; 174)

George J. Newton (on left) Newton, George Jordan, b. March 4, 1839 in GA; elected 1st Corp. July 1860 in the Oconee Cav.; elected 1st Sgt. in the Troup Artillery Jan. 2, 1861; elected Jr. 2nd Lt. June 18, 1862; d. Feb. 18, 1863 in Athens of pneumonia while on furl.; buried in Oconee Hill Cem., Athens, GA. His sister, Helen, married Capt. H.H. Carlton in 1867. (14; 31; 56; 160)

 

O’Farrell, John, b. c. 1818; native of Ireland; lived in Athens; enl. April 31, 1861; pvt.; described as being an old fat Irishman by James F. Dillard; assigned duty as artificer in 1861; disch. April 29, 1862 at reorganization because he was over age. (14; 106; 133; 172)

Oliver, Charles James, b. May 1, 1831, in Warwick, England; came to U. S. at age three; spent his early boyhood in Brooklyn, NY, Plainfield and Patterson, NJ; came south with his parents at age nine; lived in Athens, GA; became a Methodist minister shortly before the war; enl. Aug. 6, 1862; pvt.; chaplain of Troup Artillery; slight wound to face July 3, 1863 at Gettysburg; with a letter of recommendation by Lt. C.W. Motes, applied to Sect. of War James A. Seddon March 25, 1864 while at Raccoon Ford for Chaplain of Cabell’s Arty. Bttn.; appt’d. Chaplain of Cabell’s Bttn. Sept. 12, 1864; served as Chaplain with the battalion for the rest of the war; minister in Burke Co. in 1866; minister in Savannah in 1867; moved to Atlanta in 1868; 1st m. Nannie Ameila; served as missionary in several other areas of the state and assisted in building several churches; 2nd married Francis Towns Shropshire Jan. 26, 1870 in Floyd Co.; interior decorator and contractor; d. March 2, 1911 in East Point, GA; buried in Oconee Hill Cem., Athens, GA. (14; 20; 26 [17/494]; 31; 34; 180; 188; 201; 253)

Palmer, Jesse A. (H.), enl. March 1, 1862; pvt.; detailed as teamster of the Ord. Dept. Cabell’s Arty. Bttn. Feb. 1864; adm. to Jackson Hosp. July 6, 1864 with Febrois Int.; d. July 24, 1864 at Jackson Hosp., Richmond, VA; buried in Hollywood Cem., Richmond, VA. (14; 34; 36)

Parks, John A., b. c. 1821 in GA; lived in Athens; m. Amanda M. ___; overseer; enl. April 24, 1861; pvt.; d. Aug. 14, 1861 of typhoid fever at Huntersville, VA; buried in Huntersville Aug. 15, 1861. (14; 56; 133; 179)

Patman, Augustus "Gus" C., b. c. 1824 in GA; m. Margaret Barber Jan. 26, 1843 in Clarke Co.; merchant in Athens; enl. April 24, 1861; pvt.; disch. April 29, 1862 due to being over age; enl. Sept. 1, 1863 as 1st Lt. in Co. I, 66th Regt. GA Vol. Inf.; shot in head July 20, 1864 near Jonesboro, GA; entered Ocmulgee Hosp., Macon, Ga. July 25, 1864. (9; 14; 56; 66; 103; 133; 158; 172)

Patrick, John H., born c. 1841; from Carnesville, GA; nephew of L.C. Cooper; enl. April 24, 1861; pvt.; disch. end of 1861 due to sickness. After returning home, John organized at least three companies for the war. He went to Texas shortly after the war, got into a scuffle over a carbine May 1875 and was killed. He was buried in Huntsville, TX. (14; 129; 133; 172; 265; 270; 281)

Pendergrass, Appling Hilliard, b. Sept. 14, 1839 in GA; m. Hattie Ophelia Wright July 1, 1858 in Russell Co., AL; enl. May 12, 1862; pvt.; adm. to Jackson Hosp. Aug. 18, 1864 with diarrhea; furl. Aug. 25, 1864 for 30 days; drew clothing Dec. 31, 1864; farmer; lived in Jackson Co., GA in 1890; lived at Milner, GA in 1898; received a pension for invalid soldiers in Jackson Co. in 1902 & 1907; the family moved to Sumter Co., AL about 1907; d. Nov. 3, 1913 as a result of a fall from his horse; buried in Chestnut Grove Presbyterian Ch. Cem., seven miles south of York, Hwy. 17, Sumter Co., AL. (14; 16; 20; 34; 48; 49; 153)

Perryman, Robert J., b. Nov. 25, 1845; enl. May 12, 1862; pvt.; detailed as teamster Feb. & March 1864; surrendered & paroled at Augusta, GA May 21, 1865; he lived in Atlanta in 1890; d. Feb. 2, 1902;buried in the Lightsey Family Cem., River Bend below West Blocton, Bibb Co., AL. His wife, Sallie, filed for a widow’s pension July 10, 1909 in Bibb Co., AL. (14; 16; 34; 203; 205; 206)

Pittman, James Edward LaFayette, b. Oct. 3, 1838; bro. to R.W.T. & W.P. Pittman; enl. April 24, 1861; pvt.; adm. to Chimborazo Hosp. #3 Dec. 14, 1861 with typhoid fever; ret. to duty Dec. 24, 1861; adm. to Chimborazo Hosp. #3 May 14, 1862; ret. to duty May 26, 1862; appt’d. Corp. Nov. 15, 1862; furl. Feb. 1864; drew clothing Dec. 31, 1864; m. Mary Eliza Strickland Dec. 15, 1867; lived in Athens, GA in 1890; d. Nov. 17, 1910; buried in the Pittman Family Cem., #38, 383rd Georgia Militia Dist., Madison Co., GA. (14; 16; 23; 34; 164)

Pittman, Robert Willis Taylor, b. Dec. 9, 1834; bro. to J.E.L. & W.P. Pittman; m. Francis Evelina Octavia Strickland Feb. 12, 1857; enl. March 1, 1862; pvt.; wounded Sept. 17, 1862 at Sharpsburg; home on furl. Oct. 11, 1862-Aug. 30, 1863; furl. Feb. 1864; detailed to duty with the Reserve Ord. Train; paroled at Appomattox CH April 9, 1865; lived in Athens, GA in 1890; d. March 16, 1910 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Thomas H. Barrett, Athens, GA; buried in the Center Methodist Ch. Cem., Center, Jackson Co., GA. (14; 16; 24; 34; 141; 157; 164)

Pittman, William Jackson, b. April 15, 1820; m. Cynthia Potts, Dec. 7, 1845; enl. in Co. A, 16th Regt. GA Vol. Inf. July 11, 1861; 1st Lt.; resigned disability July 20, 1862; enl. July 17, 1863 in the Troup Artillery; pvt.; received sick furl. at hosp. near Winchester Nov. 1862; detailed in Reserve Ord. Train Feb. 1864; adm. to Jackson Hosp. July 25, 1864 with debilitas; furl. Aug. 5, 1864 for 60 days; on duty with QM & Ord. Dept of the Arty. Ord. Train 1st Army Corps when paroled at Appomattox CH April 9, 1865; member of the Masonic order; surveyor of Madison Co. for many years; d. Aug. 18, 1885; buried in the Pittman Family Cem., #38, 383rd GA Militia Dist., Madison Co., GA. (14; 19; 27; 34; 157; 164)

Pittman, William Preston, b. June 30, 1843; bro. to J.E.L. & R.W.T. Pittman; enl. Sept. 5, 1861 in Co. D, Cobb’s Legion Inf. Bttn.; pvt.; transf. June 1862 to the Troup Artillery; pvt.; adm. to Howard’s Grove Hosp. Oct. 18, 1862 with varacocile; sick furl. Oct. 23, 1862 for 40 days; furl. Feb. 1864; adm. to Jackson Hosp. Sept. 1, 1864 with Feb. Int.; sick furl. Sept. 1, 1864 for 30 days; on duty with QM & Ord. Dept of the Arty. Ord. Train 1st Army Corps when paroled at Appomattox CH April 9, 1865; d. Oct. 19, 1867 of yellow fever; buried in Elmwood Cem., Memphis, TN. (14; 16; 63; 157; 164; 272)

Pledger, Anderson James, b. c. 1840 in GA; house carpenter; enl. April 24, 1861; pvt.; wounded in the knee May 3, 1863 at Fredericksburg; captured April 3, 1865 at Amelia CH, VA and taken to Libby Prison, Richmond April 10, 1865, then to Newport News April 23, 1865; d. prior to 1890 in Athens, GA. (14; 16; 34; 56; 172)

Alexander F. Pope Pope, Alexander Franklin, b. June 5, 1829 in GA; grad. of Franklin Col. (Univ. of GA) in 1849; m. Mary E. Ward; elected 2nd Lt. Jan. 2, 1861; enl. April 24, 1861; drill officer; resigned at reorganization April 29, 1862; appt’d. Capt. and Chief of Ord., Dept. of Mid. FL under Gen. Howell Cobb Dec. 19, 1863; lived in Oglethorpe Co. in 1890; farmer and legislator; d. Feb. 24, 1910; buried in Oconee Hill Cem., Athens, Clarke Co., GA. (14; 16; 31; 169; 188)

 

Porter, Edward "Edwin" W., b. 1834 in Madison Co., GA; m. Elizabeth Hamilton, Feb. 3, 1858 in Clarke Co., GA; enl. April 24, 1861; pvt.; slight wound to face July 3, 1863 at Gettysburg; furl. Feb. 1864; served entire war; lived in Athens in 1890; Bailiff in Judge Evans Court; d. Dec. 1894 in Athens, GA. (14; 16; 30; 34; 66; 172)

Porter, Elisha Judson, from Hall Co., GA; enl. Aug. 24, 1861 in Co. I, 24th Regt. GA Vol. Inf.; pvt.; transf. Oct. 1, 1862 to the Troup Artillery; pvt.; thumb amputated due to severe burn when failing to use a thumb stall May 3, 1863; slight wound to leg July 3, 1863 at Gettysburg; killed May 10, 1864 (his head was knocked off by a piece of shell) at Spotsylvania CH and buried on the battlefield; re-interred in Spotsylvania CH Confederate Cem., Spotsylvania Co., VA. (10; 14; 19; 34) Ck Hall Co. records

Pridgeon, Ruel K., b. Oct. 14, 1831 in Coweta Co., GA; bro. to W.T. Pridgeon; carpenter; enl. April 24, 1861; 4th Sgt.; appt’d. artificer May 17, 1862; drew clothing Dec. 31, 1864; m. Francis Wallace; lived with his son William in Atlanta in 1870; lived in Athens in 1890-1910; entered the Old Soldiers’ Home of GA, Atlanta July 30, 1910; d. Sept. 11, 1911 in the hosp.; buried in Boggs Chapel Methodist Cem., Jefferson River Rd., Clarke Co., GA. (1; 5; 14; 16; 30; 35; 50; 66; 107; 244; 256)

Pridgeon, Ward Taylor, b. May 15, 1847 in GA; bro. to R.K. Pridgeon; enl. May 10, 1864; pvt.; later appt’d. Sgt.; on duty with QM & Ord. Dept of the Arty. Ord. Train 1st Army Corps when paroled at Appomattox CH April 9, 1865; m. Lenora Price Aug. 1, 1875 in Fayette Co., GA; lived in TX in 1890; d. Aug. 6, 1911; buried in the Shady Grove Ch. of Christ Cem., Upshur Co., TX. (1; 14; 16; 34; 157; 200; 256)

Reese, Anderson Watkins, b. Jan. 1835 in Pendleton, SC; grad. of Franklin Col. (Univ. of GA) in 1852; part owner and editor of the Athens Southern Banner newspaper for two years before the war; enl. April 24, 1861; pvt.; appt’d. Sgt. Maj. May 11, 1863; transf. to Co. M, 1st GA Regulars July 24, 1863; appt’d. 2nd Lt; surrendered April 26, 1865 in Greensboro, NC; moved from Athens to Macon in 1867; m. Viola Ross November 11, 1868; purchased The Journal and Messenger newspaper in 1869, and became the editor and manager; served the Democratic Party as a delegate in Washington D. C. for many years and wrote many political articles for the Macon newspaper; d. Nov. 19, 1912 in an Atlanta Sanitarium; buried in Riverside Cem., Macon, GA. (10; 14; 34; 38; 39; 57; 58; 73; 169)

Richards, Thomas Shelton, b. Jan. 1, 1841 in Elbert Co., GA; farmer; enl. July 17, 1861; pvt.; wounded in the hand at Fredericksburg May 3, 1863; adm. to Camp Winder Hosp. May 9, 1863 with acute diarrhea; furl. June 23, 1863 for 30 days; teamster Dec. 1864; paroled at Lincolnton, NC; factory worker; lived in Athens, GA in 1890; d. Jan. 2, 1917 in Athens; buried in an unmarked grave in Oconee Hill Cem., Athens, GA. He was the last survivor of the Troup Artillery in Athens. (10; 14; 16; 30; 31; 32; 34; 56)

Richardson, Edgar "Bonner", b. 1838; lived in Watkinsville, Oconee Co., GA; bro. to R.B. Richardson; enl. April 24, 1861; pvt.; appt’d. Corp. June 20, 1862; stunned by the explosion of a shell July 3, 1863 at Gettysburg; appt’d. Sgt. Aug. 1864; served entire war; lived in Corpus Christi, TX in 1869; lived in TX in 1890; buried in the Watkinsville City Cem., Oconee Co., GA next to E.C. Thomas. (11; 16; 34; 56; 122; 244; 246)

Richardson, Robert Billups, b. in 1842 and lived in Watkinsville, GA; bro. to E. Richardson; enl. Nov. 11, 1862; pvt.; d. Aug. 2, 1863 of typhoid fever at the home of Mr. George Marshall, Culpeper CH, VA; buried in the Marshall Family Cem. below Culpeper CH, VA. (11; 14; 34; 56; 139)

Rickels, John, b. Sept. 19, 1840 in Blount Co., AL; enl. Feb. 1, 1864; pvt.; adm. to Jackson Hosp. June 5, 1864 with Int. Febrois/diarrhea; transf. to Camp Winder Hosp. June 28, 1864; served bal. of war; farmer in Jackson Co., GA; moved to AL in 1898; returned to GA in 1901; d. Sept. 27, 1911 in Jackson Co.; buried in Ebenezer Methodist Ch. Cem., Jackson Co., GA. (14; 16; 49; 64)

Robertson, Elisha A., b. Oct. 9, 1834 in Habersham Co., GA; bro. to V.L. Robertson; clerk in Athens in 1851; enl. March 1, 1862; pvt.; broke a leg in a railroad accident Feb. 1863 at Orange CH, VA; appt’d. QM Sgt. May 12, 1863; detailed to the QM Dept. in Sept. 1863; adm. to Jackson Hosp. Aug. 5, 1864 with bileous fever; served bal. of war; paroled at Clarksville, GA; lived in Atlanta after the war and had a successful business career; 1st m. Missouri Jackson in 1867; 2nd m. Ida Wood Dec. 2, 1903 in Atlanta; d. June 30, 1911 in Atlanta. (1; 14; 20; 34; 56; 87; 90; 91; 109)

 

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