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Varner, John, transf. to Troup Artillery July 13, 1862 from possibly the Macbeth Lt. Arty (SC), Jeter’s Co.; pvt.; transf. to unknown Oct. 13, 1862. It is believed he died in Paris, Lamar Co., TX. in 1908 or 1909. (34)

Vincent, Isaac "Ike", b. 1832 in Clarke Co.; day laborer; enl. April 24, 1861; pvt.; chopped his right foot while cutting wood in Camp Lawton, Savannah, GA; disch. June 21, 1861; enl. Co. A, 23rd GA Bttn. (Cook’s Bttn.) Aug. 1864; served bal. of war; farmer and teamster; lived in Jackson Co., GA. in 1890; d. April 4, 1901; buried in Oconee Hill Cem., Athens, GA. (14; 16; 30; 31; 172)

Vincent, Obediah, b. c. 1831 in GA; day laborer; enl. April 24, 1861; pvt.; appt’d. teamster Nov 1861; also ambulance driver; furl. Jan. 24-Feb. 16, 1864; served entire war as teamster; lived in Clarke Co. in 1868; lived in Athens, GA. in 1890. (14; 16; 34; 56; 96; 172)

Waddell, John Oliver, b. Dec. 3, 1841 in Greene Co., GA; his grandfather, Dr. Moses Waddel, was Chancellor of Franklin Col. (Univ. of GA) 1819-1829; dropped out of the Univ. of GA to join the Troup Artillery but received his diploma at the first commencement after the war; enl. April 24, 1861; pvt.; shortly afterwards appt’d. Lance Corp. and sect. of company. The Hon. Alexander H. Stephens in a letter to Judah P. Benjamin, Sect. of War, recommended him for lieutenancy in the 1st GA Regulars dated Jan. 9, 1862, it was unconfirmed; appt’d. Sgt. June 20, 1862; severely wounded Sept. 14, 1862 at Crampton’s Gap; captured and paroled at Aiken’s Landing Oct. 12, 1862; ret. home to recuperate; ret. to duty Jan. 20, 1863; wounded (ankle broken) May 3, 1863 at Fredericksburg; The next week he transf. to the 20th Regt. GA Vol. Inf.; appt’d. 1st Lt. and Adj. of the 20th Regt. GA Vol. Inf. June 26, 1863 and confirmed Jan. 13, 1864 by Gen. Robert E. Lee; wounded at Gettysburg July 2, 1863; m. Ella Clifton Peek Sept. 2, 1863 while on wounded furl.; wounded (fractured left arm) May 6, 1864 at the battle of the Wilderness; wounded in the instep Aug. 16, 1864 at Richmond; prom. to Asst. A. & I. Gen., with rank of Maj. just before the surrender; paroled April 9, 1865 at Appomattox CH, VA; planter in Polk Co., GA after the war; worked for the Dept. of Agriculture in Atlanta, GA in 1890; president of the GA State Ag. Soc. for six years; lived at Aragon, Polk Co., GA Jan. 13, 1902; elected commander of the N. GA Brig. United Confederate Vets. in 1911; d. Sept. 29, 1913; buried in Greenwood Cem., Cedartown, Polk Co., GA. (14; 16; 20; 87; 105; 157; 169; 188; 245)

Ware, Edward Hull, "Paddy," b. c. 1846 in GA, bro. to W.J. Ware; Univ. of GA Class of 1863 matriculate; enl. March 1, 1862; pvt.; adm. to Jackson Hosp. Aug. 18, 1864 with diarrhea feb.; ret. to duty Sept. 21, 1864; drew clothing Dec. 31, 1864; m. Mrs. Harriet M. Nickelson; lived in Athens; d. in 1879; most likely buried in Oconee Hill Cem. (14; 16; 34; 56; 169)

Ware, William J., b. c. 1837 in GA; bro. to E.H. Ware; enl. March 1, 1862; pvt.; disch. July 29, 1862. (34; 56) (Wm. Jasper Ware pension rejected in Wilbarger Co., TX)

White, James W., b. Jan. 29, 1820 at Abbeville, SC; enl. Aug. 1, 1863; pvt.; furl. Jan. 1-Feb. 29, 1864; adm. to Jackson Hosp. June 15, 1864 with Febrois Cont’d.; ret. to duty June 23, 1864; adm. to Gen. Hosp. #9 June 26, 1864; trans. to Winder Hosp. June 27, 1864; sick furl. to Athens Sept. 3, 1864; served bal. of war; d. Nov. 21, 1901 in Athens; buried in Oconee Hill Cem. in an unmarked grave. He is son-in-law of David Aldrin McDonald. (14; 31; 34; 133; 295) See if married Julia D. Ashton. If so, UGA class of 1858 matriculate & Capt. Ga. State Troops. (169)

White, William Franklin, b. 1834 in SC; m. Mary Ann Jackson Dec. 9, 1859 in Hart Co.; lived in Gwinnett Co. in 1861; enl. May 12, 1862; pvt.; det. as blacksmith June 30, 1863; absent, det. as blacksmith in Ord. Dept. of Cabell’s Arty. Bttn. Feb. 1864; adm. to Jackson Hosp. Sept. 11, 1864 with Febrois Remit.; ret. to duty Sept. 21, 1864; served bal. of war; moved to TX in 1871; lived on an Indian reserve in 1886. (14; 34; 133; 142; 276)

Whitman, Samuel P., enl. July 18, 1862; pvt.; by S.O. No. 64/21, March 17, 1863, A. & I.G. Off., detailed to work on the GA RR in Augusta, GA; engineer for the GA RR in Augusta, GA after the war; last appears in the 1892-93 Augusta City Directory. (14; 34; 115; 202)

Wilkerson, Harvey Columbus, b. c. 1840 in NC; from Clarke Co.; enl. May 6, 1861; pvt.; severely wounded July 1, 1862 at Malvern Hill; sent to Athens on furl.; disch. Jan. 8, 1864; enl. Feb. 1, 1864 in Lumpkin’s Co. GA Arty.; paroled May 1, 1865 at Greensboro, NC; d. prior to 1890; most likely is buried in Oconee Hill Cemetery. (14; 16; 34; 120; 172; 261)

Wilkins, Alwyn Grant, b. Feb. 20, 1843 in Liberty Co., GA where he lived until 1860; enl. April 24, 1861; pvt.; Nov. 1862 detailed to the Signal Corps under Gen. McLaws and served in that division until Jan. 27, 1864; detailed in the War Dept. in Richmond where he was assigned to the Signal Service. From Richmond he went to NC where he organized a Signal Corps for Gen. R. F. Hoke and served under that officer until after the battle of Drewry’s Bluff. He was then sent as signal officer aboard the Old Dominion, and later to the Evelyn, the vessel that carried the last cargo of government cotton out of Wilmington, NC to Nassau. Still in the signal service he went to Galveston, TX, thence to Cuba on board the Evelyn, reaching Cuba just after the assassination of Pres. Lincoln. From Cuba he went to Halifax, Nova Scotia, entering the civil engineering corps of the U.S. Govt., and remaining there until Oct. 1867 when he came to Atlanta. In Atlanta he was with the GA RR until late 1868 when he went into business for himself, specializing in bridge construction at the old Atlanta rolling mill until its destruction by fire in 1881; m. Julia S. Abercrombie Jan. 18, 1871; organized and owned the firms of Wilkins-Post & Co. and Atlanta Bridge & Axle Co; associated with many bridge and construction projects in Atlanta; member of the Masonic Order and lived in Atlanta; d. Dec. 15, 1917; buried in Oakland Cem., Atlanta. (14; 20; 26 [21/347]; 31; 34)

Williams, George C., b. March 27, 1836, d. Oct. 15, 1906, buried in Liberty Hill Cemetery, Acworth, GA. shoemaker; enl. April 24, 1861; pvt.; drew clothing Dec. 31, 1864; lived at Ringold, GA in 1890; lived in Acworth, GA in 1906. (14; 16; 34; 37; 56, 288) 

Williams, James J., b. Oct. 26, 1823; step-father of F.M. & W.T. Doster and H.T. Bouchelle; m. Sarah ___; enl. Feb. 10, 1863; pvt.; detailed as teamster and ambulance driver Feb. 1864; adm. to Jackson Hosp. Sept. 6, 1864 with Febrois Remit.; ret. to duty Oct. 5, 1864; lived in Clarke Co. in 1890; d. May 9, 1903 at his home near Athens; buried in the Williams Family Cem. behind the New Covenant Worship Ch., Newton Bridge Rd., Clarke Co., GA. (14; 16; 29; 34; 244; 268)

Williams, Jesse Clarence, b. c. 1840 in GA; m. Mary J. Benton; enl. May 1, 1861; pvt.; appt’d. teamster in Cobb’s Legion Jan. 1862; appt’d. teamster July 1862; wounded in right shoulder May 3, 1863 at Fredericksburg, VA; stabbed by W.H.P. Jones Sept. 8, 1863; sick furl. Feb. 1864; wounded in camp near Appomattox CH near the end of the war; parol. at Appomattox CH April 9, 1865; on list with the command of Brig. Gen. George T. Anderson; lived in Jefferson, Jackson Co., GA in 1890; last received a pension in 1901 in Jackson Co.; entered the Old Soldiers’ Home in Atlanta March 11, 1901; died there in April 1902; buried in the Brown Family Cem. #4, Georgia Militia Dist. 253, near Nicholson, GA. (14; 16; 34; 48; 49; 157) ck both Hall Co. & Jackson Co. marriage records

Williams, Thomas "Thomps" Dempsey, b. Feb. 23, 1838; enl. April 24, 1861; pvt.; drew clothing Dec. 31, 1864; printer in Athens, GA in 1890; d. Oct. 16, 1891; buried in Oconee Hill Cem., Athens, GA. (10; 14; 16; 31; 34)

Winfrey, Henry L., b. c. 1844; cousin to J.O. Winfrey; enl. May 12, 1862; pvt.; furl. May 1-June 8, 1864; adm. to Jackson Hosp. Aug. 20, 1864 with Febrois (sic) Int. (intermittent fever) because he was so distraught over his cousin’s desertion; rec’d. 30 day furl. Aug. 25, 1864; drew clothing Dec. 31, 1864; described as a "high minded noble little fellow" by Edgar Richardson; d. prior to 1890. (14; 16; 34; 128)

Winfrey, James Oscar, b. March 4, 1847; cousin to H.L. Winfrey; lived in Floyd Co., GA in 1860; enl. Oct. 5, 1863 in Gartrell’s Co. GA Cav., Rome, GA; by S.O. No. 67/6, March 21, 1864, transf. to Co. E, 8th Regt. GA Vol. Inf.; five days later, March 26, 1864, reported AWOL; enl. May 3, 1864 in the Troup Artillery; pvt.; deserted to the enemy from camp near Petersburg on or about Aug. 14, 1864; captured by Federal troops at Bermuda Hundred and transf. to the Nashville, TN prison; m. Sarah Virginia Shugart May 25, 1867 in Rome, GA; machinist & peddler; d. Feb. 3, 1924; buried in East View (old Oakland) Cem., Hwy. 20, Rome, GA. (34; 128; 250; 252)

Winn, Crawford A., b. c. 1843 in GA; enl. March 4, 1862 in Co. C, 44th Regt. GA Vol. Inf.; pvt.; transf. July 18, 1862 to the Troup Artillery; pvt.; furl. Feb. 1964; drew clothing Dec. 31, 1864; m. Elizabeth Mary Salisbury Sept. 5, 1867 in Arkansas Co., AR; farmer in AR County, AR township in 1870 & 1880; d. in AR prior to 1890. (14; 16; 34; 56; 216; 217)

Winn, Henry F., b. March 13, 1841; shoemaker; enl. April 24, 1861; pvt.; appt’d. Corp. Nov. 15, 1862; served entire war; lived in Watkinsville, GA in 1890 & 1898; d. Sept. 20, 1926; buried in Watkinsville City Cem. (14; 20; 34; 51; 121; 130)

York, James C., enl. May 12, 1862; pvt.; d. July 29, 1862 of disease; buried in Hollywood Cem., Richmond, VA. It is believed that John Marion & James C. York were brothers and sons of Jeremiah York of Rabun Co., GA. (10; 14; 36; 54)

York, John Marion, b. April 1828 in Rabun Co., GA; m. Rachel Jones Nov. 20, 1851; bro.-in-law to V.H. LaPrade; enl. May 12, 1862; pvt.; adm. to Chimborazo #5 Hosp. Sept. 25, 1862 with debility from fever; transf. to Hugenot Springs Hosp. Oct. 19, 1862; adm. to Gen. Hosp. Charlottesville, VA June 17, 1863 with debilitas; furl. July 25, 1863; drew clothing Dec. 31, 1864; Rabun Co. School Supt. in 1882; clerk at Persimmon Baptist Ch. in 1898; lived in Rabun Co., GA in 1900; d. April 3, 1906; buried in the Tiger Cem. in Tiger, GA. (14; 16; 38; 54; 72)

 

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